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Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual: Shock Absorber Disposal

Warning: Use the proper eye protection when drilling to prevent metal chips from causing physical injury.

  1. Clamp the strut in a vise horizontally with the rod ( 1) completely extended.
  2. Drill a hole in the strut at the center of the end cap (3) using a 5 mm (3/16 in) drill bit. Gas or a gas/oil mixture will exhaust when the drill bit penetrates the strut. Use shop towels in order to contain the escaping oil.
  3. Remove the strut from the vise.
  4. Hold the strut over a drain pan vertically with the hole down.
  5. Move the rod (1) in and out of the tube (2) to completely drain the oil from the strut.
Strut Assembly Replacement
Special Tools CH 49375 Wrench For equivalent regional tools, refer to Special Tools. Removal Procedure Raise and the vehicle. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle. Remove the tire and whe ...

Strut, Strut Component, or Spring Replacement
Special Tools CH-6068 Spring Tensioner Device CH-6066 Holding Device For equivalent regional tools, refer to Special Tools. Disassembly Procedure Remove the strut assembly. Refer &n ...

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Winter Tires
This vehicle was not, originally, equipped with winter tires. Winter tires are designed for increased traction on snow and ice-covered roads. Consider installing winter tires on the vehicle if frequent driving on snow or ice-covered roads is expected. See your dealer for details regarding wint ...

All-Season Tires
This vehicle may come with all-season tires. These tires are designed to provide good overall performance on most road surfaces and weather conditions. Original equipment tires designed to GM's specific tire performance criteria have a TPC specification code molded onto the sidewall. Origi ...

Front Side Door Upper Hinge and Lower Hinge Replacement
Preliminary Procedure Remove the front wheelhouse liner. Refer to Front Wheelhouse Liner Replacement. Remove the front fender insulator. Refer to Front Fender Insulator Replacement. Remove the front side door. Refer to Front Side Door Replacement. Front Side Door Hinge Bolt ( ...

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