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Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual: Shock Absorber Replacement

Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual / Suspension / Rear Suspension / Shock Absorber Replacement

Removal Procedure

  1. Raise and suitably support the vehicle. Refer to Lifting  and Jacking the Vehicle.
  2. Remove the tire and wheel assembly. Refer to Tire and Wheel Removal and Installation.
  3. Support the rear axle with a tall jack stand near the shock absorber.

  1. Remove the upper shock absorber bolts (1).

  1. Remove the lower shock absorber bolt (1).

Installation Procedure

  1. Position the shock absorber to the vehicle.

Caution: Refer to Fastener Caution in the Preface section.

  1. Install NEW upper shock absorber bolts (1) and tighten to 100 Nm (74 lb in).

  1. Install NEW lower shock absorber bolt (1) and tighten  to 150 Nm (111 lb ft) + 60.
  2. Remove the jack stand.
  3. Install the rear tire and wheel assembly. Refer to Tire and Wheel Removal and Installation.
  4. Lower the vehicle.
Rear Axle Bushing Replacement
Special Tools CH 6616 Hydraulic Hand Pump CH 6615-10 Hydraulic Cylinder CH-48377-1 Chisel CH-49233 Adapter CH 906-42 Adapter For equivalent regional tools. Refer to Special Tools Remov ...

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 com ...

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Brakes
This vehicle has front disc brakes and could have rear drum brakes or rear disc brakes. Disc brake pads have built-in wear indicators that make a high-pitched warning sound when the brake pads are worn and new pads are needed. The sound can come and go or be heard all the time the vehicle is m ...

Windows
WARNING Never leave a child, a helpless adult, or a pet alone in a vehicle, especially with the windows closed in warm or hot weather. They can be overcome by the extreme heat and suffer permanent injuries or even death from heat stroke. The vehicle aerodynamics are designed to improve fuel ...

Drunk Driving
Death and injury associated with drinking and driving is a global tragedy. WARNING Drinking and then driving is very dangerous. Your reflexes, perceptions, attentiveness, and judgment can be affected by even a small amount of alcohol. You can have a serious or even fatal collision if you d ...

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