CTS 2006-2007, CTS-V 2005-2007, DTS 2006-2007

Trailing Arm

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Raise and support the vehicle.
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  5. Remove the tire and wheel.
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  7. Support the lower control arm with a suitable jack.
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  9. Remove the brake pipe bracket retaining nuts.
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  11. Remove the brake pipe bracket from the mounting studs.
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  13. Remove the lower control arm to the knuckle mounting bolt.
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  15. Remove the trailing arm to the knuckle mounting nut and bolt.
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  17. Support the frame with a suitable jack.
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  19. Remove the front bolts from the rear frame.
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  21. Lower and support the front of the rear frame.
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  23. Remove the trailing arm to the rear frame mounting bolt and nut.
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  25. Remove the trailing arm.
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To install:

  1. Install the trailing arm.
  2.  
  3. Install the trailing arm to the frame mounting bolt and nut and tighten to 66 ft. lbs. (90 Nm).
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  5. Remove the support from the frame and raise the frame into position.
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  7. Install the front bolts in the rear frame and tighten to 195 ft. lbs. (265 Nm).
  8.  
  9. Install the trailing arm to the knuckle mounting bolt and nut and tighten to 129 ft. lbs. (175 Nm).
  10.  
  11. Install the brake pipe bracket to the mounting studs.
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  13. Install the brake pipe bracket retaining nuts and tighten to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
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  15. Connect the lower control arm to the knuckle.
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  17. Install the lower control arm to the knuckle mounting bolt and tighten to 129 ft. lbs. (175 Nm).
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  19. Install the tire and wheel.
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  21. Lower the vehicle.
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