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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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Traction Control System (TCS)/StabiliTrak Light
The StabiliTrak or Traction Control System (TCS) indicator/warning light comes on briefly when the engine is started. If the light does not come on, have the vehicle serviced by your dealer. If the system is working normally, the indicator light turns off. If the light is on and not flashing, ...

Installation Procedure
Drill 8 mm (5/16 in) for plug welding along the edges of the front compartment upper side rail as noted  from the original panel. Clean and prepare the attaching surfaces for welding. Position the front compartment upper side rail on the vehicle. Verify the fit of the fr ...

Frame and Underbody
Specifications Engine Shield Replacement Preliminary Procedure Raise and support the vehicle. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle. Engine Shield Bolt (Qty: 4) Caution: Refer to Fastener Caution in the Preface section. Tighten 40 Nm (30 lb ft) Engine Shield Front Comp ...

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