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Lincoln Nautilus: Front Suspension / Front Stabilizer Bar Bushing. Removal and Installation

Lincoln Nautilus 2018-2023 Service Manual / Chassis / Suspension / Front Suspension / Front Stabilizer Bar Bushing. Removal and Installation

Removal

NOTICE: Suspension fasteners are critical parts that affect the performance of vital components and systems. Failure of these fasteners may result in major service expense. Use the same or equivalent parts if replacement is necessary. Do not use a replacement part of lesser quality or substitute design. Tighten fasteners as specified.

NOTE: Removal steps in this procedure may contain installation details.

  1. With the vehicle in NEUTRAL, position it on a hoist.
    Refer to: Jacking and Lifting - Overview (100-02 Jacking and Lifting, Description and Operation).
  1. If equipped.
    Remove the retainers and the under body shield.
  1. If equipped.
    Remove the retainers and the dual under body shields.
  1. If equipped.
    Remove the retainers and the center under body shield.
  1. If equipped.
    Remove the retainers and the floor pan under body shields.
  1. On both sides.
    1. NOTE: The stabilizer bar links are designed with low friction ball joints that have a low breakaway torque.

      NOTE: Use the hex-holding feature to prevent the ball stud from turning while removing or installing the stabilizer bar link nut.

      Remove and discard the front stabilizer bar link lower nut.
      Torque: 85 lb.ft (115 Nm)
    1. Position the front stabilizer bar link aside.
  1. On both sides.
    Remove and discard the front stabilizer bar bracket bolts.
    Torque: 122 lb.ft (165 Nm)
  1. NOTE: The front stabilizer bar must be positioned towards the rear of the vehicle to gain access to the front stabilizer bar bushings.

    Move the front stabilizer bar towards the rear of the vehicle.
  1. NOTICE: Do not use any lubrication on the stabilizer bar or the bushings or damage to the bushings may occur.

    NOTE: Stabilizer bar bushings must be installed with slits facing the rear of the vehicle.

    On both sides.
    Remove the front stabilizer bar bushing brackets and the front stabilizer bar bushings.

Installation

  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.

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