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Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Stabilizer Shaft Replacement

Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual / Chassis / Suspension / Stabilizer Shaft Replacement

Removal Procedure
  1. Remove the intermediate steering shaft lower bolt. Refer to Intermediate Steering Shaft Replacement.
  2. Raise and support the vehicle. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle.
  3. Remove the tire and wheel assembly. Refer to Tire and Wheel Removal and Installation.
  4. Remove the front wheelhouse inner liner front extension. Refer to Front Wheelhouse Liner Inner Front Extension Replacement.
  5. Remove the front bumper impact bar lower bracket. Refer to Front Bumper Impact Bar Lower Bracket Replacement.
  6. Remove the stabilizer shaft links from the stabilizer shaft. Refer to Stabilizer Shaft Link Replacement.
  7. Remove the lower control arm ball joint bolt and nut from the steering knuckle. Refer to Lower Control Arm Replacement.
  8. Disconnect the steering linkage tie rod end from the steering knuckle. Refer to Steering Linkage Outer Tie Rod Replacement.
  9. Remove the transmission rear mount to bracket retaining bolt. Refer to Transmission Mount Bracket Replacement - Rear.


  10. Remove the exhaust pipe insulators (1).

  11. Release the front suspension frame front bolts about 10 mm.
  12. Usingf a suitable support, support the crossmember area of the cradle.
  13. Note:

    It is not necessary to remove the front bumper facia in this procedure.

  14. Using a suitable support, lower the front suspension frame (1) about 500 mm enough to gain access to the stabilizer shaft insulator bolts and to remove the stabilizer shaft. Refer to Drivetrain and Front Suspension Frame Replacement


  15. Remove the stabilizer shaft insulator bolts (1).

  16. Note:

    It maybe necessary to maneuver the front stabilizer shaft in such away as to remove it from the front suspension frame.

  17. Remove the front stabilizer shaft (1) from the front suspension frame.
Installation Procedure

    Position the front stabilizer shaft (1) in the front suspension frame.
  1. Position the front stabilizer shaft (1) in the front suspension frame.

  2. Caution:

    Refer to Fastener Caution.

  3. Install the front stabilizer shaft insulator bolts (1) and tighten to 22 Y (16 lb ft).



  4. Lift the front suspension frame (1) into the proper position and tighten the front suspension frame bolts. Refer to Drivetrain and Front Suspension Frame Replacement.
  5. Install the transmission rear mount to bracket retaining bolt. Refer to Transmission Mount Bracket Replacement - Rear
  6. Connect the steering linkage tie rod end from the steering knuckle. Refer to Steering Linkage Outer Tie Rod Replacement
  7. Install the lower control arm ball joint to steering knuckle bolts. Refer to Lower Control Arm Replacement.
  8. Install the stabilizer shaft link to the stabilizer shaft. Refer to Stabilizer Shaft Link Replacement.


  9. Install the exhaust pipe insulators (1).
  10. Install the front bumper impact bar lower bracket. Refer to Front Bumper Impact Bar Lower Bracket Replacement.
  11. Install the front wheelhouse inner liner front extension. Refer to Front Wheelhouse Liner Inner Front Extension Replacement.
  12. Install the tire and wheel assembly. Refer to Tire and Wheel Removal and Installation.
  13. Remove the support and lower the vehicle.
  14. Install the intermediate steering shaft lower bolt. Refer to Intermediate Steering Shaft Replacement.
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