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Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual: Strut Assembly Replacement

Special Tools

CH 49375 Wrench

For equivalent regional tools, refer to Special Tools.

Removal Procedure

  1. Raise and the vehicle. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle.
  2. Remove the tire and wheel assembly. Refer to Tire and Wheel Removal and Installation.

  1. Separate the brake hose (1) from the shock absorber.

  1. Remove the steering knuckle nuts and bolts (1).

  1. Remove the stabilizer shaft link nut (1) from the front strut.
  2. Lower the vehicle.
  3. Open the hood.

  1. Remove the upper strut mount nut (1), use the CH 49375 wrench .
  2. Remove the strut mounting plate (2).
  3. Separate the front strut from the knuckle.
  4. Remove the front strut assembly from the vehicle.
  5. For servicing the individual strut components, refer to Strut, Strut Component, or Spring Replacement.

Installation Procedure

  1. Install the front strut assembly.

Caution: Refer to Fastener Caution in the Preface section.

  1. Install the strut mounting plate (2).
  2. Install the upper strut mount nut (1), using the CH 49375 wrench and tighten to 45 Nm (34 lb ft).

  1. Insert the front strut in the knuckle.
  2. Install the steering knuckle nuts and bolts (1) and tighten to 90 Nm (66 lb ft) +60-70 degrees.

Install the stabilizer shaft link nut (1) and tighten  to 65 Nm (48 lb

Install the stabilizer shaft link nut (1) and tighten  to 65 Nm (48 lb ft).

  1. Install the brake hose (1) to the strut.
  2. Install the front tire and wheel assembly. Refer to Tire and Wheel Removal and Installation.
  3. Lower the vehicle.
  4. Check the front end alignment specifications. Refer to Wheel Alignment Specifications.
Wheel Stud Replacement
Special Tools CH-43631 Ball Joint Remover For equivalent regional tools, refer to Special Tools. Removal Procedure Raise and suitably support the vehicle. Refer to Lifting  and Jacking ...

Shock Absorber Disposal
Warning: Use the proper eye protection when drilling to prevent metal chips from causing physical injury. Clamp the strut in a vise horizontally with the rod ( 1) completely extended. D ...

Other materials:

Heated Oxygen and Oxygen Sensor Caution
Caution: Do not remove the pigtail from either the heated oxygen sensor (HO2S) or the oxygen sensor (O2S). Removing the pigtail or the connector will affect sensor operation. Handle the oxygen sensor carefully. Do not drop the HO2S. Keep the in-line electrical connector and the louvered end fr ...

Steering Wheel and Column Description and Operation
The steering wheel and column has 4 primary functions: Vehicle steering Vehicle security Driver convenience Driver safety Vehicle Steering The steering wheel is the first link between the driver and the vehicle. The steering wheel is fastened to a steering shaft within the column. A ...

Fuel
Use of the recommended fuel is an important part of the proper maintenance of this vehicle. To help keep the engine clean and maintain optimum vehicle performance, we recommend the use of gasoline advertised as TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline. Look for the TOP TIER label on the fuel pump to ensure ...

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