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How to Replace S197 Mustang Panhard Bar | 2005-14 Mustang

Created by Taylor Ward
Last Updated 9/23/2021

Replacing the panhard bar is a common practice when lowering your S197 Mustang. LMR shows you how to replace the panhard bar on your 2005-2014 Mustang.

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How to Replace S197 Mustang Panhard Bar | 05-14 Mustang - How to Replace S197 Mustang Panhard Bar | 05-14 Mustang

In this article, LMR goes over a quick breakdown of removing and installing the Panhard Bar for all 2005-2014 S197 Mustangs. Replacing the Panhard Bar is a common practice in the Mustang community. This article will give you the proper knowledge of taking the old worn-out unit to either upgrade or go back in with a stock replacement.

In the shop we will be working on Jay's 2012 GT500. This car is nearing 200,000 miles, so it is past due to upgrade and inspect core suspension components. Overall this one should take you roughly 30 minutes to complete.

Tools Needed

  • Lift or a jack and a set of jack stands
  • Complete socket set
  • 3/8" or 1/2" impact
  • Breaker bar
  • Assorted pry bars

S197 Mustang Panhard Bar Replacment Steps

  1. To begin, place the car on a lift or jack stands and get it as high as possible.
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  3. Locate the Panhard bar on the rear end and remove the 18mm bolt on the driverside of the car first.
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  5. Once this is free, you can remove the other 18mm bolt on the passenger side.
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  7. Both of these bolts will be equipped with a speed nut on each end, so there is no need for a wrench on the backside to remove these. Now you can fully remove the panhard bar.
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  9. Take this time to inspect your chassis and associated bushings to see if anything needs to be replaced.
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  11. At this time, the removal will be complete and you can choose to go back in with a factory replacement or upgraded panhard bar to stiffen up your chassis. The installation will be the reverse of removal and adjustments will depend on your particular setup.
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After installing your new panhard bar, one thing to look out for is interference between the bar and differential cover. This can happen from time to time due to the many different aftermarket options that are available. If you run into this issue check out our panhard bar relocation bracket

We hope that this article has helped you and you have a better understanding of how to replace the Panhard Bar for your S197 Mustang.


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Published on 2021-07-07
In this video from LMR, we break down how to replace the panhard bar on 2005-2014 S197 Mustangs. Replacing the panhard bar is a common practice when lowering your S197 Mustang. This video gives you the needed knowledge of removing your old worn-out unit to either upgrade or reinstall with a stock replacement.

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How To Adjust 05-14 Panhard Bar: https://youtu.be/BLZyoDGX8qw

0:00 | Intro
0:31 | Tools Needed
0:39 | Lift Vehicle & Locate Panhard Bar
0:45 | Remove 18mm Bolt From The Driver's Side First Then The Passenger Side
0:58 | Remove The Panhard Bar
1:01 | Inspect Area For Any Additional Replacements
1:14 | Reverse Removal Steps
1:42 | Final Thoughts

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