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Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual: Shock Absorber Disposal

Warning: Use the proper eye protection when drilling to prevent metal chips from causing physical injury.

  1. Clamp the strut in a vise horizontally with the rod ( 1) completely extended.
  2. Drill a hole in the strut at the center of the end cap (3) using a 5 mm (3/16 in) drill bit. Gas or a gas/oil mixture will exhaust when the drill bit penetrates the strut. Use shop towels in order to contain the escaping oil.
  3. Remove the strut from the vise.
  4. Hold the strut over a drain pan vertically with the hole down.
  5. Move the rod (1) in and out of the tube (2) to completely drain the oil from the strut.
Strut Assembly Replacement
Special Tools CH 49375 Wrench For equivalent regional tools, refer to Special Tools. Removal Procedure Raise and the vehicle. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle. Remove the tire and whe ...

Strut, Strut Component, or Spring Replacement
Special Tools CH-6068 Spring Tensioner Device CH-6066 Holding Device For equivalent regional tools, refer to Special Tools. Disassembly Procedure Remove the strut assembly. Refer &n ...

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Strut Assembly Replacement
Special Tools CH 49375 Wrench For equivalent regional tools, refer to Special Tools. Removal Procedure Raise and the vehicle. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle. Remove the tire and wheel assembly. Refer to Tire and Wheel Removal and Installation. Separate the brake hose ...

High Strength Low Alloy Steel
This information provides repair recommendations and general guidelines for steel classified as High Strength Low Alloy Steel, also known as HSLA. This type of steel normally has a tensile strength range from 300-700 MPa. General Motors recommends the following when repairing or replacing th ...

Stationary Window Waterleak Repair
Note: If any water enters the vehicle interior up to the level of the carpet or higher and soaks the carpet, the sensing and diagnostic module (SDM) and the SDM harness connector may need to be replaced. The SDM could be activated when powered, which could cause deployment of the air bag(s) an ...

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