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Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual: Strut, Strut Component, or Spring Replacement

Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual / Suspension / Front Suspension / Strut, Strut Component, or Spring Replacement

Special Tools

For equivalent regional tools, refer to Special Tools.

Disassembly Procedure

  1. Remove the strut assembly. Refer   to Strut Assembly Replacement.

  1. Install the strut to the CH-6066 holder (5).
  2. Tension spring (4), using CH-6068 tensioner to remove the spring tension from the upper strut mount.
  3. Remove the strut nut (2).
  4. Remove the strut mount insulator washer (3).

  1. Remove the front spring strut components:

6.1. Remove the strut mount insulator assembly (2). Inspect for damage and replace as necessary.

6.2. Remove the strut mount bearing assembly (3). Inspect for damage and replace as necessary.

6.3. Remove the bumper (4). Inspect for damage and replace as necessary.

6.4. Remove the insulator (5). Inspect for damage and replace as necessary.

6.5. Remove the spring (6) with CH-6068 tensioner (1).

6.6. Remove the spring tension using the CH-6068 tensioner . Inspect for damage and replace as necessary.

6.7. Remove the strut (7) from CH-6066 holder (8).

  1. Remove the lower insulator (1). Inspect for damage  and replace as necessary

Assembly Procedure

  1. Install the lower insulator (1).

  1. Install the spring strut components:

2.1. Install the strut (7) to the CH-6066 holder (8).

2.2. Install the spring (6) to the CH-6068 tensioner (1), compress spring to remove the spring tension.

2.3. Install the spring (6) to the strut (7).

2.4. Install the insulator (5) to the strut (7).

2.5. Install the bumper (4) to the strut (7).

2.6. Install the strut mount bearing (3) to the strut (7).

2.7. Install the mount insulator assembly (2) to the strut (7).

  1. Install the strut mount insulator washer (3).

Caution: Refer to Fastener Caution in the Preface section.

  1. Install the strut nut (2) to the strut shaft and tighten to 70 Nm (52 lb ft).
  2. Remove the CH-6068 tensioner (1) from the spring (4).
  3. Remove the front strut from CH-6066 holder (5).
  4. Install the strut assembly. Refer to Strut Assembly Replacement.
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 ...

Front Suspension Description and Operation
The front suspension has 2 primary purposes: Isolate the driver from irregularities in the road surface. Define the ride and handling characteristics of the vehicle. The front suspension abso ...

Other materials:

Shock Absorber Replacement
Removal Procedure Raise and suitably support the vehicle. Refer to Lifting  and Jacking the Vehicle. Remove the tire and wheel assembly. Refer to Tire and Wheel Removal and Installation. Support the rear axle with a tall jack stand near the shock absorber. Remove the upp ...

Removal Procedure
Support the radiator and condenser from above using the  condenser tabs on each side. Remove the lower steering intermediate shaft bolt (1). Raise the vehicle on a hoist. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle. Remove the tire and wheel assemblies. Refer to Tire and Wheel Remov ...

Problems with Route Guidance
Inappropriate route guidance can occur under one or more of the following conditions:   The turn was not made on the road indicated. Route guidance might not be available when using automatic rerouting for the next right or left turn. The route might not be changed when using automati ...

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