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Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual: Shock Absorber Replacement

Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual / Suspension / Rear Suspension / Shock Absorber Replacement

Removal Procedure

  1. Raise and suitably support the vehicle. Refer to Lifting  and Jacking the Vehicle.
  2. Remove the tire and wheel assembly. Refer to Tire and Wheel Removal and Installation.
  3. Support the rear axle with a tall jack stand near the shock absorber.

  1. Remove the upper shock absorber bolts (1).

  1. Remove the lower shock absorber bolt (1).

Installation Procedure

  1. Position the shock absorber to the vehicle.

Caution: Refer to Fastener Caution in the Preface section.

  1. Install NEW upper shock absorber bolts (1) and tighten to 100 Nm (74 lb in).

  1. Install NEW lower shock absorber bolt (1) and tighten  to 150 Nm (111 lb ft) + 60.
  2. Remove the jack stand.
  3. Install the rear tire and wheel assembly. Refer to Tire and Wheel Removal and Installation.
  4. Lower the vehicle.
Rear Axle Bushing Replacement
Special Tools CH 6616 Hydraulic Hand Pump CH 6615-10 Hydraulic Cylinder CH-48377-1 Chisel CH-49233 Adapter CH 906-42 Adapter For equivalent regional tools. Refer to Special Tools Remov ...

Shock Absorber Disposal
Warning: Gas charged shock absorbers contain high pressure gas. Do not remove the snap ring from inside the top of the tube. If the snap ring is removed, the contents of the shock absorber will com ...

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Variable Effort Steering System Description and Operation
The Variable Effort Steering (VES) system or MAGNASTEER varies the amount of effort required to steer the vehicle as vehicle speed changes. At low speeds, the system provides minimal steering effort for easy turning and parking maneuvers. Steering effort is increased at higher speeds to provi ...

Driver Information Center (DIC)
The DIC display is in the center of the instrument cluster. It shows the status of many vehicle systems. The controls for the DIC are on the turn signal lever. 1. SET/CLR: Press to set, or press and hold to clear, the menu item displayed. 2. / : Use the thumbwheel to scroll through the it ...

Rear Compartment Lid Emblem/Nameplate Replacement (Cruze - Right Side)
Rear Compartment Lid Emblem Assembly Caution: Refer to Exterior Trim Emblem Removal Caution in the Preface section. Procedure The part and surface should be 21C (70F) prior to installation. The vehicle should remain 21C (70F) for one hour after assembly to allow adhesive to deve ...

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