Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
MINI Hatchback (R50, R53) One, MINI Hatchback (R50, R53) Cooper, MINI Hatchback (R50, R53) Cooper S View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change front anti roll bar link / front drop link on MINI COOPER 1 (R50, R53)

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Tools
Replacement: anti roll bar links – Mini R50, R53. Tools you might need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Copper grease
Drive socket # 16
Combination spanner #16
HEX bit No.H6
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Wheel chock
AUTODOC recommends:
  • Replace the stabiliser links on Mini R50, R53 in pairs.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for both stabiliser links on the same axle.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: anti roll bar links – Mini R50, R53. Take the following steps:
  1. Step 1
    How to change Anti Roll Bar Links on Mini R53 2001 - free PDF and video manuals
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  2. Step 2
    How to replace MINI Hatchback (R50, R53) 1.6 Cooper 2002 Anti Roll Bar Links - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  3. Step 3
    Mini R53 1.6 One 2003 Anti Roll Bar Links replacement: free workshop manuals
    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
  4. Step 4
    Changing Anti Roll Bar Links on MINI Hatchback (R50, R53) 1.4 D One 2004 by yourself
    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. Mini R50, R53
  5. Step 5
    How to remove MINI MINI 1.4 One D 2005 Anti Roll Bar Links - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Remove the wheel.
  6. Step 6
    How to replace Anti Roll Bar Links on MINI Hatchback (R50, R53) 2006: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Disconnect the wiring and the brake hose from the bracket on the shock strut.
  7. Step 7
    How hard is it to do yourself: Anti Roll Bar Links replacement on Mini R53 1.6 John Cooper Works 2001 - download illustrated guide
    Clean the stabiliser link fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  8. Step 8
    Need to know how to renew Anti Roll Bar Links on MINI MINI 2002? This free workshop manual will help you to do it yourself
    Unscrew the fastener connecting the stabilizer link to the shock strut. Use a combination spanner #16. Use HEX No.H6. Use a ratchet wrench.
  9. Step 9
    Changing of Anti Roll Bar Links on Mini R53 2003 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Unscrew the fastener connecting the stabilizer link to the stabilizer bar. Use a combination spanner #16. Use HEX No.H6. Use a ratchet wrench.
  10. Step 10
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    Remove the stabilizer rod.
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