SERVICE MANUAL
  Applies to: Hyundai Coupe/Tiburon 1998-2001
GROUP
Suspension System Front Suspension System
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COMPONENTS 
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REMOVAL 
  1. Disconnect the tie rod end ball joint from the knuckle using special tool.

    NOTE
    Be sure to tie a cord to the special tool and to nearby part for safety.
  1. Remove the stabilizer bar link self locking nut.

  1. Remove the stabilizer bar mounting bracket.

  1. Remove the steering gear box assembly.(Refer to the GROUP STEERING SYSTEM.)

  1. Remove the stabilizer bar through the access opening.

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INSPECTION 
  1. Check all parts for cracks, damage and wear.

  1. Check the stabilizer link ball joint rotation starting torque.

    1. If there is a crack in the dust cover, replace it adding grease.
    1. Shake the stabilizer link ball joint stud several times.
    1. Mount the self-locking nut on the ball joint, and then measure the ball joint starting torque.
      TORQUE SPECIFICATION
      Standard value 1.7-3.2 Nm ( 17-32 kg·cm, 15-27 lb·ft )
    1. If the starting torque exceeds the upper limit of standard value, replace the stabilizer link.
    1. Even if the starting torque is below the lower limit of the standard value, the ball joint may be reused unless it has drag and excessive play.
INSTALLATION
  1. Install the bushing onto the stabilizer bar.

  1. Align the upper and lower fixtures with the bushing. Make sure the projections are secured in the space between the fixtures.

  1. Using the access opening, temporarily tighten the bushing fixtures then position the opposite side bushing.

  1. Install the steering gear box assembly.

  1. Tighten the stabilizer bar mounting bracket bolts.

  1. Tighten the stabilizer bar link mounting self locking nut.

  1. Connect the tie rod end ball joint to the knuckle.