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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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Engine Oil Life System
When to Change Engine Oil   This vehicle has a computer system that indicates when to change the engine oil and filter. This is based on a combination of factors which include engine revolutions, engine temperature, and miles driven. Based on driving conditions, the mileage at which an oil ...

Seat Adjustment
WARNING You can lose control of the vehicle if you try to adjust a driver seat while the vehicle is moving. Adjust the driver seat only when the vehicle is not moving. To adjust a manual seat: 1. Pull the handle at the front of the seat. 2. Slide the seat to the desired position and release ...

Installation Procedure
Cut the front hinge pillar body 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 ...

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