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Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual: Stabilizer Shaft Replacement

Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual / Suspension / Front Suspension / Stabilizer Shaft Replacement

Special Tools

For equivalent regional tools, refer to Special Tools.

Removal Procedure

  1. Turn the front wheels to the straight forward position and secure the steering   wheel from moving.

  1. Remove the 2 lower steering intermediate shaft bolts (1).
  2. Remove the steering intermediate shaft from the steering gear.
  3. Raise and support the vehicle. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle.
  4. Remove the tire and wheel assemblies. Refer to Tire and Wheel Removal and Installation.
  5. Remove the front compartment insulator, if equipped. Refer to Front Compartment Insulator Replacement.
  6. Remove the exhaust flexible pipe. Refer to Exhaust Flexible Pipe Replacement.

  1. Remove lower stabilizer link shaft nut (2) on both sides.
  2. Remove stabilizer link shaft (1) from stabilizer shaft.
  3. Remove stabilizer link shaft (1) from stabilizer.

  1. Remove 4 fasteners (1) of engine side cover on both sides.

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  1. Remove 4 fasteners (1) of front en 12. gine compartment cover.

  1. Remove the front (1) and the rear (2) transmission mount bracket bolts.

  1. Remove and DISCARD 2 rear suspension frame bolts (2).

Remove rear frame reinforcements (1).

  1. Position and set hydraulic lifter in connection with CH-904 frame and CH-49289-50 adapter (2) onto suspension frame (1). Pull away front engine compartment cover slightly..
  2. Lower  suspension frame max. 55 mm.

  1. Remove the 4 front stabilizer shaft insulator clam bolts (1).
  2. Remove the stabilizer shaft.

Installation Procedure

  1. Install the stabilizer shaft.

Caution: Refer to Fastener Caution in the Preface section.

  1. Install the 4 front stabilizer shaft insulator clam bolts (1) and tighten to 22 Nm (17 lb ft) plus 30 degrees.

  1. Move out the positioning pins (1) of CH 49289 adapter .

  1. Raise the frame (1) carefully, 4. using CH 49289 adapter (2).

Note: Note: Do NOT reuse old bolts

Note: Note: Do NOT reuse old bolts

  1. Install the 2 frame reinforcements (1).
  2. Install the 2 NEW frame rear bolts (2) and tighten to 160 Nm (119 lb ft).

  1. Install the front transmission mount bolt (1) and tighten to 58 Nm (43 lb ft).
  2. Install the rear transmission mount bracket bolt (2) and tighten to 100 Nm (74 lb ft).

  1. Install and tighten 4 fasteners (1) of engine side cover on both sides.

  1. Install and tighten the 4 fasteners (1) of front engine compartment cover.
  2. Install the front compartment insulator, if equipped Front Compartment Insulator Replacement.
  3. Install the exhaust flexible pipe. Refer to Exhaust Flexible Pipe Replacement.

  1. Install and tighten lower stabilizer link shaft nut (2) on both sides to 35 Nm (26 lb ft).
  2. Lower the vehicle.
  3. Install the tire and wheel assemblies. Refer to Tire and Wheel Removal and Installation.
Front Suspension
Specifications Front Suspension Components Drivetrain and Front Suspension Frame Front Stabilizer Shaft Drivetrain and Front Suspension Frame Rear Insulator Front Stabilizer Shaft L ...

Stabilizer Shaft Link Replacement
Preliminary Procedure Raise and support the vehicle. Refer to Lifting   and Jacking the Vehicle. Remove the front tire and wheel assemblies. Refer to Tire and Wheel Removal a ...

Other materials:

Ignition Positions (Key Access)
The ignition switch has four different positions. Notice: Using a tool to force the key to turn in the ignition could cause damage to the switch or break the key. Use the correct key, make sure it is all the way in, and turn it only with your hand. If the key cannot be turned by hand, see yo ...

Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
This vehicle may have a Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS). The TPMS is designed to warn the driver when a low tire pressure condition exists. TPMS sensors are mounted onto each tire and wheel assembly, excluding the spare tire and wheel assembly. The TPMS sensors monitor the air pressure in t ...

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 ...

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