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Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual: Rear Spring Insulator Replacement

Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual / Suspension / Rear Suspension / Rear Spring Insulator Replacement

Removal Procedure

  1. Raise and suitably support the vehicle. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle.
  2. Support the rear axle with a tall jack stand near the shock absorber.
  3. Remove the lower shock bolt. Refer to Shock Absorber Replacement.
  4. Using the tall jack stands, slowly lower the rear axle in order to remove tension from the rear springs.

  1. Remove the spring (1).

  1. Remove the lower and upper rear spring insulators (1, 2).

Installation Procedure

Note: The rear springs are indexed with the colored tag

Note: The rear springs are indexed with the colored tag toward the rear of the vehicle. No up/down or side to side orientation is required.

  1. Install the lower and upper rear spring insulators (1, 2).

  1. Install the spring (1) with the spring tag toward the rear of the vehicle, making sure the lower rear is seated into the lower spring seat.
  2. Using the jack stands, raise the rear axle in order to  compress the rear springs.
  3. Install the lower shock absorber bolts. Refer to Shock Absorber Replacement.
  4. Lower the vehicle.
Shock Absorber Disposal
Warning: Gas charged shock absorbers contain high pressure gas. Do not remove the snap ring from inside the top of the tube. If the snap ring is removed, the contents of the shock absorber will com ...

Rear Spring Replacement
Removal Procedure Raise and suitably support the vehicle. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle. Support the rear axle with a tall jack stand near the shock absorber. Remove the lower sh ...

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Installation Procedure
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