Mustang Ford Front Sway Bar End Link (2005-2010) Installation Instructions

Tools Required:
  • Jack & Jack Stands
  • Impact/Torque Wrench
  • 18mm Deep Well Socket
  • 18mm Open End/Box Wrench
  • 8mm Open End/Box Wrench
Install Difficulty:
  • Moderate
  • Moderate Project
Mustang Ford Front Sway Bar End Link Install Image
Mustang Ford Front Sway Bar End Link Install Image
1. To start the installation of your new Mustang Ford 8R3Z-5K483-A Sway Bar End Link, make sure you have the emergency brake set.
2. Using your jack, raise the front of the car and rest it on jack stands, making sure to follow the directions provided for your particular Mustang by Ford.
3. Remove the wheel on the side of the car that will be worked on. If you do not have an impact wrench, it might help to break the Mustang lug nuts loose before raising the car.
4. Turn the Mustang steering wheel away from the side you are working on (i.e. turn the wheel all the way to the right if you are working on the driver side or left if you are working on the passenger side).
5. Using a floor jack, support the Mustang front lower control arm and spindle.
Mustang Ford Front Sway Bar End Link Install Image
6. Remove the sway bar upper end link nut with an 18mm deep well socket. To do this, an impact gun can be used. However, if an impact gun is unavailable, hold the stud in place with an 8mm wrench and remove the nut with an 18mm open ended wrench.
Mustang Ford Front Sway Bar End Link Install Image
7. Remove the lower end link nut on the Mustang front sway bar with an 18mm wrench. Hold the stud in place with an 8mm wrench. Due to their location, an impact wrench probably won't fit.
Mustang Ford Front Sway Bar End Link Install Image
8. Slide the sway bar end link out and away from the bracket to remove it. You may need to adjust the floor jack to relieve any tension on the sway bar end link so you can remove it.
Mustang Ford Front Sway Bar End Link Install Image
9. Slide new Mustang sway bar end link into the brackets. The upper stud will point outward and the lower stud will point inward.
Mustang Ford Front Sway Bar End Link Install Image
10. Loosely thread both the upper and lower nuts onto the end link studs.
11. Using an 18mm wrench, hold the upper stud in place. Use an impact wrench with the 18mm socket to tighten the nut to 85 ft/lbs.
Mustang Ford Front Sway Bar End Link Install Image
12. Using an 8mm wrench, hold the lower stud in place. Use an 18mm open ended wrench to tighten the nut to 85 ft/lbs.
Mustang Ford Front Sway Bar End Link Install Image
13. Remove the floor jack from under the Mustang front lower control arm.
14. Re-torque the upper and lower nuts.
15. Reinstall the Mustang wheel.
16. If you purchased two Mustang sway bar end links, repeat this process on the other side.
17. To finish up the installation of your new Mustang Ford Sway Bar End Link, lower the car and go for a test drive to make sure everything is installed correctly.