*Disclaimer* - I am not liable for anything you do to your car. This is just a basic walkthrough.
I took the pics with my HTC EVO 4G LTE from Sprint. End of shameless plug lol.
Also, I did this like a week ago so some of my details (such as sizes of wrenchs) may be off. If you have a 14 or 17mm (the only two sizes I can remember using), you should be all set.
Task: Change The Front and Rear Stabilizer Link
Time: Took me about 10-15 minutes per side. It's pretty easy as long as you don't have any issues with rust, etc.
- 14MM or 17MM socket/wrenches (1 socket and 1 wrench or 2 wrenches - see explanation above - details are hazy since I did this a week before doing the HowTo)
- Front Stabilizer Links - I got mine from Advance Auto Parts and it was part numbers 101-6418 and 101-6417. Both are made by Beck Arnley.
- Rear Stabilizer Links - part numbers 101-5687 and 101-5273 from Beck Arnley.
- Optional - Anti-Seize
1) Put your car securely up on jack stands. In my case, I have a lift, so it's much easier.
2) Take off the tire. You will see this:
3) Now, look under the car near the wheel area and you should see the stabilizer link. It looks like this:
4) Take your wrench and put it on the back side of the bolt to hold that nut steady. Take your other wrench or socket and undo the main nut. Pop the link out and go to the other one.
5) Installation is reverse of removal. I highly suggest putting anti-seize on the new stabilizer links thread.
The rear stabilizer link looks like this (sorry for the bad picture, accidentally deleted my better one).