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Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual: Rear Suspension Description and Operation

Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual / Suspension / Rear Suspension / Rear Suspension Description and Operation

This vehicle has a semi-independent twist-beam rear suspension system consisting of the following components:

Axle Assembly

The axle assembly (1) attaches to the underbody through a rubber bushing and

The axle assembly (1) attaches to the underbody through a rubber bushing and bracket located at the front of each integral trailing arm.

The brackets are attached to the underbody side rails with bolts (2). The axle structure itself maintains the geometrical relationship of the wheels relative to the centerline of the body.

Special Tools and Equipment

Tires and Wheels

Wheel Stud Replacement
Removal Procedure Raise and suitably support the vehicle. Refer to Lifting  and Jacking the Vehicle. Remove the tire and wheel assembly. Refer to Tire and Wheel Removal and Installati ...

Tires and Wheels
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Other materials:

Installation Procedure
Drill 8 mm (5/16 in) for plug welding along the edges of the rear inner wheelhouse as noted from the original panel. Note: If the location of the original plug weld holes can not be determined, space the plug weld holes every 40 mm (1½ in). Clean and prepare the attaching & ...

Wheel Stud Replacement
Special Tools CH-43631 Ball Joint Remover For equivalent regional tools, refer to Special Tools. Removal Procedure Raise and suitably support the vehicle. Refer to Lifting  and Jacking the Vehicle. Remove the tire and wheel assembly. Refer to Tire and Wheel Removal and Installati ...

Removal Procedure
Warning: Refer to Approved Equipment for Collision Repair Warning in the Preface section. Warning: Refer to Collision Sectioning Warning in the Preface section. Warning: Refer to Glass and Sheet Metal Handling Warning in the Preface section. Disable the SIR System. Refer to SIR  Dis ...

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