The Ford Taurus as an immediate sensation when it burst onto the scene in 1986.10. Road test the vehicle to verify the steering and handling. Arrange to have a professional check the alignment.
Remove the Stabilizer Bar and Link
1. Lift the vehicle on a frame or buttress it with jacks positioned remain the subframe rather than on the front state arms. Disconnect the battery ground and then isolate it so that it cannot build unintentional contact with the terminal.
2. Convenience 8mm closed point and 18mm open-end wrenches. Grip elsewhere the stabilizer bar link-to-stabilizer bar follower, the strut devotee and the link. Dispose of the nuts as they are removed.
3. Shift the gear off the subframe after bewitching away the steering gear-to-subframe nuts. Discard the nuts. Position an fresh allot of jacks under the front subgrame.
4. Loosen and remove the rear subframe-to-frame bolts. Discard the bolts. Lower the subframe in computation to arrive the stabilizer bar brackets.
5. Part away the U-bracket bolts and dispose of them. Remove the stablizer bar from the vehicle. Part alarm not to grasp the function steering cable on the stabilizer as it is career removed.
Install the Stabilizer Bar and Link
6. Clean the stabilizer bar and examine it closely for wear, cracks or other damage. Install the new stabilizer bar and related components in the reverse order of their removal. Use new bolts, nuts and fasteners in all cases.
7. Torque the U-bracket to subframe bolts to 23 to 29 foot pounds. Torque the subframe-to-steering gear to 85 to 100 foot pounds. Torque the stabilizer bar to-stabilizer bar link to 35 to 48 foot pounds.
8. Use an appropriate lubricant to coat the inside of the new insulator before installing them to the stabilizer bar. Be sure to use a lubricant that is compatible with the rubber coating on the insulators.
9. Lower the vehicle. Reconnect the negative battery cable to the terminal and tighten the bolts.
Aerodynamic styling, a front speck minus the grille and an beautiful figure caught America's eye. The comfortable cabin offered lots of extent and a considerate pattern, which coupled with extensive pricing, specious Taurus Ford's top-seller after the antecedent year on the bazaar. Replacing the stabilizer link is an intermediate do-it-yourself replacement project.