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Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual: 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 come out with extreme force which may result in personal injury.

Warning: To prevent personal injury, wear safety glasses when centerpunching and drilling the shock absorber. Use care not to puncture the shock absorber tube with the centerpunch.

  1. Make an indentation 10 mm (0.4 in) from the bottom (4) of the tube  (3) using a centerpunch.
  2. Clamp the shock absorber in a vise horizontally with the shock absorber rod (1) completely extended.
  3. Drill a hole in the shock absorber at the centerpunch (4) using a 5 mm (3/16 in) drill bit. Gas or a gas/oil mixture will exhaust when the drill bit penetrates the shock absorber. Use shop towels in order to contain the escaping oil.
  4. Make an indentation in the middle (2) of the tube (3) with a centerpunch.
  5. Drill a second hole in the shock absorber at the centerpunch (2) using a 5 mm (3/16 in) drill bit. Oil will exhaust when the drill bit penetrates the shock absorber. Use shop towels in order to contain the escaping oil.
  6. Remove the shock absorber from the vise. Hold the shock absorber over a drain pan horizontally with the holes down. Move the rod (1) in and out of the tube (3) to completely drain the oil from the shock absorber.
Shock Absorber 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 ...

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 ...

Other materials:

Metric Fasteners
This vehicle provides fastener dimensions using the metric system. Most metric fasteners are approximate in diameter to equivalent English fasteners. Make replacements using fasteners of the same nominal diameter, thread pitch, and strength. A number marking identifies the OE metric fastener ...

Instrument Panel
Instrument Panel Overview 1. Exterior Lamp Controls Front Fog Lamps Instrument Panel Illumination Control 2. Air Vents 3. Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer Turn Signal Lever. Driver Information Center (DIC) Buttons. 4. Instrument Cluster 5. Driver Information Center (DIC) 6. Steering Wheel ...

Front Fender Replacement
Preliminary Procedure Remove the front bumper fascia. Refer to Front  Bumper Fascia Replacement Remove front bumper fascia guide. Refer to Front Bumper Fascia Replacement Remove the wheelhouse liner. Refer to Front Wheelhouse Liner Replacement Remove the headlamp. Refer to H ...

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