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Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual: Rear Spring 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 upper spring seat/jounce bumper (1) from the spring, while leaving the lower spring seat on the axle.

Installation Procedure

  1. Install the upper spring seat/jounce bumper (1) on the spring.

  1. Install the spring (1) making sure the lower coil 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.
Rear Spring Insulator 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 ...

Rear Axle Replacement
Special Tools EN 45059 Torque Angle Sensor Kit For equivalent regional tools, refer to Special Tools. Removal Procedure Raise and suitably support the vehicle. Refer to Lifting   and ...

Other materials:

Hood
To open the hood: 1. Pull up on the hood release handle. It is located inside the vehicle to the left of the steering column. 2. Go to the front of the vehicle and push the secondary hood release handle toward the driver side of the vehicle. 3. Lift the hood and release the hood prop fr ...

Installation Procedure
Cut the rear side rail in corresponding locations to fit the remaining original panel. The sectioning joint should be trimmed to allow a gap of one-and-one-half-times the metal thickness at the sectioning joint. Create a 50 mm (2 in) backing plate from the unused portion of the serv ...

Steering Gear Replacement (Hydraulic Power Steering)
Special Tools EN 45059 Torque Angle Sensor Kit For equivalent regional tools, refer to Special Tools. Removal Procedure Turn the front wheels to the straight forward position and secure the steering  wheel from moving. Remove the lower steering intermediate shaft bolt (1). ...

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