Aveo 2006-2007

Suspension Crossmember

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Removal & Installation



  1. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Power steering fluid
     
    Front wheels
     
    Lower control arm ball joint and stabilizer bar link nut
     
    Tie rod end ball joint
     
    Engine mounting reaction rod bolts.
     
    Steering gear feed and return lines
     
    Steering column intermediate shaft lower joint
     
    Crossmember mounting bolts and crossmember.
     

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  3. If the crossmember is being replaced, remove the stabilizer bar, steering gear and control arm from the crossmember.

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    Fig. Removing engine reaction rod bolts



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    Fig. Removing front suspension crossmember

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To install:

  1. If removed, install the stabilizer bar, steering gear and control arm to the crossmember.
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  3. Install the crossmember and tighten the bolts to 111 ft. lbs. (150 Nm)
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  5. Install or connect the following:

    Intermediate shaft lower joint
     
    Power steering lines
     
    Engine reaction rod bolts and tighten the bolts to 44 ft. lbs. (60 Nm)
     
    Tie rod end ball joint
     
    Lower control arm ball joint and stabilizer bar link nut
     
    Front wheels
     
    Power steering fluid
     

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