How to Change Cadillac Sway Bar Link | Stabilizer Link

Vehicle:   Cadillac
Difficulty: ⚫⚫⚪⚪⚪
DIY Cost:
Est. Time: 1-2 hours

In this guide, you will find instructions on how to change sway bar (stabilizer bar) links on Cadillac vehicles.

Changing the sway bar link on a Cadillac is an easy job that can be completed in about two hours.

To change Cadillac sway bar links, you will need a few basic tools. Instructions are the same for passenger and driver side sway bar link.


  • Clunking noise
  • Rattling from the front end
  • Loose suspension
  • Poor handling

What you will need


  1. Jack up your Cadillac. Set the parking brake.tie rod replacement guide
  2. Remove the front wheel. Place a jack stand under the vehicle to support it. 
  3. Locate the sway bar link that you need to replace. Cadillac vehicle Sway bar link replacement diy
  4. Remove the 16mm bolt that connects the stabilizer bar to the upper control arm. In certain Cadillac models, the sway bar link may be bolted to the strut.  Cadillac ATS, CTS, XTS, CT6, XT5, Escalade, SRX, DTS, STS, BLS, XLR Sway Bar Link Location
  5. Remove the nut that secures the sway bar link to the front strut.
  6. Remove the lower nut that secures the sway bar link to the sway bar.
  7. Install the new sway bar and torque the nuts according to the manufacturer's specification. 

Front wheel alignment is not required if you are only replacing the sway bar links.

By  YOUCANIC Automotive Experts

Published on: Friday, April 6, 2018.
Updated on: Wednesday, December 30, 2020



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My sway bar links I think may be defective. My cadillac CTS is making clunking noise for last 6 months.