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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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Installation Procedure
Create 8 x 14 mm (5/16 x 15/16 in) slots for MIG-Brazing along the edges of the drivetrain and front suspension frame front support as noted from the original panel. Clean and prepare the attaching  surfaces for brazing. Position the drivetrain and front suspension frame ...

Installation Procedure
Apply structural adhesive on the flanges of the front side door inner panel where the front side door outer panel bears on. Align the front side door outer panel. Verify the fit of the front side door outer panel. Clamp the front side door outer  panel into position. Pre-f ...

Exterior Care
Washing the Vehicle To preserve the vehicle's finish, wash it often and out of direct sunlight. Notice: Do not use petroleum-based, acidic, or abrasive cleaning agents as they can damage the vehicle's paint, metal, or plastic parts. If damage occurs, it would not be covered by the vehic ...

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