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Ford Fusion: Front Suspension / Front Stabilizer Bar Bushing. Removal and Installation

Ford Fusion 2013–2020 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 N, position it on a hoist.
    Refer to: Jacking and Lifting - Overview (100-02 Jacking and Lifting, Description and Operation).
  1. If equipped.
    Remove the 11 screws and 2 clips and remove the front under body shield.
Ford Fusion. Front Stabilizer Bar Bushing. Removal and Installation
  1. If equipped.
    Remove the 2 screws and remove the underbody shield.
Ford Fusion. Front Stabilizer Bar Bushing. Removal and Installation
  1. If equipped.
    Remove the retainers and shields as needed.
Ford Fusion. Front Stabilizer Bar Bushing. Removal and Installation
  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.

    On both sides.
    Remove and discard the stabilizer bar link lower nut and position aside the stabilizer bar link.
    Torque: 85 lb.ft (115 Nm)
Ford Fusion. Front Stabilizer Bar Bushing. Removal and Installation
  1. On both sides.
    Remove and discard the front stabilizer bar bracket bolts.
    Torque: 122 lb.ft (165 Nm)
Ford Fusion. Front Stabilizer Bar Bushing. Removal and Installation
  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.
Ford Fusion. Front Stabilizer Bar Bushing. Removal and Installation
  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.

    Remove the front stabilizer bar bushing brackets and the front stabilizer bar bushings.
Ford Fusion. Front Stabilizer Bar Bushing. Removal and Installation

Installation

  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.

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