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Rear anti-roll bar and links Estate models) - removal and refitting
Suspension and steering systems / Rear anti-roll bar and links Estate models) - removal and refitting


Removal
1 Chock the front wheels, then jack up the rear of the vehicle and support it on axle stands. Remove both rear wheels.

2 Unscrew the nuts, and remove the washers and bushes securing the anti-roll bar links to the rear lower arms (see illustrations).

20.2A Mounting nut (arrowed) and rubber bush securing the rear anti-roll bar
20.2A Mounting nut (arrowed) and rubber bush securing the rear anti-roll bar link to the rear lower arm

20.2B View of the anti-roll bar link nut through the rear lower arm
20.2B View of the anti-roll bar link nut through the rear lower arm

3 Using a Torx key, unscrew the bolts securing the anti-roll bar mounting clamps to the rear suspension crossmember; release the clamps, and withdraw the anti-roll bar from under the vehicle (see illustration).

20.3 Anti-roll bar mounting clamp on the rear suspension crossmember
20.3 Anti-roll bar mounting clamp on the rear suspension crossmember

4 Examine the rubber bushes for the mounting clamps and links, and if necessary renew them. The links are available individually.

Refitting
5 Locate the anti-roll bar on the rear crossmember, then refit the clamps and tighten the bolts to the specified torque.

6 Refit the anti-roll bar links to the rear lower arms, together with the bushes and washers.

Tighten the nuts to the specified torque, while holding the actual links stationary in their central position.

7 Refit the rear wheels, and lower the vehicle to the ground.


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