Aveo 2004-2005

Shock Absorbers

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Removal & Installation




NOTE
Remove only one shock at a time. Do not suspend the rear axle by the brake hoses only.

  1. Remove the upper shock absorber-to-body bolts.
  2.  
  3. Raise and support the vehicle under the rear axle.
  4.  
  5. Remove the lower shock-to-axle bolts.
  6.  
  7. Remove the shock absorber.
  8.  

To install:

  1. Attach the shock absorber to the axle and install the bolt.
  2.  
  3. Lower the vehicle and guide the shock into the upper mounting location and install the bolts.
  4.  
  5. Tighten the lower shock bolt to 52 ft. lbs. (70 Nm), and the upper bolt to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
  6.  


NOTE
Remove only one shock at a time. Do not suspend the rear axle by the brake hoses only.

  1. Remove the upper shock absorber-to-body bolts.
  2.  
  3. Raise and support the vehicle under the rear axle.
  4.  
  5. Remove the lower shock-to-axle bolts.
  6.  
  7. Remove the shock absorber.
  8.  

To install:

  1. Attach the shock absorber to the axle and install the bolt.
  2.  
  3. Lower the vehicle and guide the shock into the upper mounting location and install the bolts.
  4.  
  5. Tighten the lower shock bolt to 52 ft. lbs. (70 Nm), and the upper bolt to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
  6.  

 
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