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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
Cut the front compartment front rail 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 porti ...

Steering Wheel Inflatable Restraint Module Replacement
Removal Procedure Warning: When carrying a live inflator module, make sure the bag opening is pointed away from you. This minimizes the chance of injury in the case of an accidental deployment. Never carry the inflator module by the wires. Never carry the inflator module by the connector on t ...

Removal Procedure
Warning: Refer to Approved Equipment for Collision Repair Warning in the Preface section. Warning: Refer to Glass and Sheet Metal Handling Warning in the Preface section. Disable the SIR System. Refer to SIR Disabling and Enabling. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Refer to Battery N ...

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