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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 ...

Other materials:

Removal Procedure
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 Negative Cable Disconnection and Connection. Remove the front side door. Refer t ...

Environmental Fallout (Acid Rain)
Caution: Refer to Clearcoat/Ultraviolet Screeners Caution in the Preface section. Note: Always refer to the manufacturer's packaged instructions for the detailed procedures of materials used for compounding and/or polishing. Since the severity of the condition varies from area to area, proper ...

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 ...

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