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Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual: Stabilizer Shaft Replacement

Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual / Suspension / Front Suspension / Stabilizer Shaft Replacement

Special Tools

For equivalent regional tools, refer to Special Tools.

Removal Procedure

  1. Turn the front wheels to the straight forward position and secure the steering   wheel from moving.

  1. Remove the 2 lower steering intermediate shaft bolts (1).
  2. Remove the steering intermediate shaft from the steering gear.
  3. Raise and support the vehicle. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle.
  4. Remove the tire and wheel assemblies. Refer to Tire and Wheel Removal and Installation.
  5. Remove the front compartment insulator, if equipped. Refer to Front Compartment Insulator Replacement.
  6. Remove the exhaust flexible pipe. Refer to Exhaust Flexible Pipe Replacement.

  1. Remove lower stabilizer link shaft nut (2) on both sides.
  2. Remove stabilizer link shaft (1) from stabilizer shaft.
  3. Remove stabilizer link shaft (1) from stabilizer.

  1. Remove 4 fasteners (1) of engine side cover on both sides.

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  1. Remove 4 fasteners (1) of front en 12. gine compartment cover.

  1. Remove the front (1) and the rear (2) transmission mount bracket bolts.

  1. Remove and DISCARD 2 rear suspension frame bolts (2).

Remove rear frame reinforcements (1).

  1. Position and set hydraulic lifter in connection with CH-904 frame and CH-49289-50 adapter (2) onto suspension frame (1). Pull away front engine compartment cover slightly..
  2. Lower  suspension frame max. 55 mm.

  1. Remove the 4 front stabilizer shaft insulator clam bolts (1).
  2. Remove the stabilizer shaft.

Installation Procedure

  1. Install the stabilizer shaft.

Caution: Refer to Fastener Caution in the Preface section.

  1. Install the 4 front stabilizer shaft insulator clam bolts (1) and tighten to 22 Nm (17 lb ft) plus 30 degrees.

  1. Move out the positioning pins (1) of CH 49289 adapter .

  1. Raise the frame (1) carefully, 4. using CH 49289 adapter (2).

Note: Note: Do NOT reuse old bolts

Note: Note: Do NOT reuse old bolts

  1. Install the 2 frame reinforcements (1).
  2. Install the 2 NEW frame rear bolts (2) and tighten to 160 Nm (119 lb ft).

  1. Install the front transmission mount bolt (1) and tighten to 58 Nm (43 lb ft).
  2. Install the rear transmission mount bracket bolt (2) and tighten to 100 Nm (74 lb ft).

  1. Install and tighten 4 fasteners (1) of engine side cover on both sides.

  1. Install and tighten the 4 fasteners (1) of front engine compartment cover.
  2. Install the front compartment insulator, if equipped Front Compartment Insulator Replacement.
  3. Install the exhaust flexible pipe. Refer to Exhaust Flexible Pipe Replacement.

  1. Install and tighten lower stabilizer link shaft nut (2) on both sides to 35 Nm (26 lb ft).
  2. Lower the vehicle.
  3. Install the tire and wheel assemblies. Refer to Tire and Wheel Removal and Installation.
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