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How to Replace Sway Bar Links 2004-12 Chevy Malibu

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Okay, friends. Before we get started, the first thing that I want to mention is you want to be safe. So, have hand protection and eye protection. The next thing we're going to talk about is safely raising and supporting the vehicle so the suspension is hanging. So, come right underneath here. This is where you're going to support the vehicle in the front. Now, with the front of the vehicle safely raised and supported, we're going to remove all five of our 19-millimeter lug nuts. Remove your wheel.

First, what I like to do is remove the sway bar link from the front strut. So, I'm going to use some locking pliers, come from the backside right here and just try to hold onto the stud so it can't spin. All right. Let's get this off of here. Okay. Now that we have the sway bar link off of here, we need to go over to the other side of the vehicle and remove the sway bar link from the strut as well. That way there, we can move the sway bar up and down as needed to get to that mounting nut. There it is, friends.

Okay, friends. Now it's going to be time to put it in our brand new front sway bar link. One thing I like to mention is it's always a great idea to do these as a pair. And if that's the case, now's the time to do it. So, let's go ahead and put this in starting with the bottom. Now, I'm going to use my 17-millimeter wrench to hold the stud from spinning, and then we'll snug it up. If you were to try to torque this you'd want to torque it to 48 foot-pounds. It's going to be very difficult to torque because as you try to twist, it's going to want to lift up on the bar. If you try to put the bar inside here, obviously, you're not gonna be able to get to it. So, 48 foot-pounds, if you can do it. Let's get the sway bar link connected to the strut. Let's torque this to 48 foot-pounds. We're going to go ahead and put the wheel on here. We'll start all the lug nuts, we'll snug them up and then we'll torque them to 100 foot-pounds. Torqued.

2006 - 2012  Chevrolet  Malibu
2005 - 2010  Pontiac  G6
2007 - 2009  Saturn  Aura
2004 - 2005  Chevrolet  Malibu
2003 - 2007  Saturn  Ion
2009 - 2012  Chevrolet  Malibu
2008 - 2008  Chevrolet  Malibu
2005 - 2010  Chevrolet  Cobalt
2007 - 2010  Pontiac  G5
2005 - 2006  Pontiac  Pursuit
2006 - 2011  Chevrolet  HHR
2004 - 2012  Chevrolet  Malibu
2005 - 2007  Saturn  Ion
2007 - 2009  Pontiac  G5
2008 - 2010  Pontiac  G6
2005 - 2007  Pontiac  G6
2006 - 2007  Chevrolet  HHR
2006 - 2010  Chevrolet  Cobalt
2006 - 2006  Pontiac  Pursuit
2008 - 2011  Chevrolet  HHR
2008 - 2012  Chevrolet  Malibu
2006 - 2007  Chevrolet  Malibu

06-10 Cobalt; 07-09 G5; 06-11 HHR (w FE3) Front Steer & Suspension Kit (6pc)

Chevrolet Pontiac Front Steering & Suspension Kit 6 Piece Set TRQ PSA52481

This part replaces:

  • OE # 15787556
  • Moog K620897
  • OE # 22664783
  • Moog K620898
  • Hollander 512-00451L
  • Moog ES800030
  • OE # 15220347
  • Dorman 521-026
  • Hollander 512-00450R
  • OE # 15140337
  • OE # 15787555
  • Moog K80252
  • Dorman 521-025
  • OE # 20784686
  • Moog RK620897
  • Moog RK620898

Part Details

  • Kit Includes: (2) Front Sway Bar Links
  • Kit Includes: (2) Front Lower Control Arms with Ball Joints
  • Kit Includes: (2) Front Outer Tie Rods
  • Quantity: 6 Piece Set
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