Cavalier, Sunfire 2001-2005

Shock Absorbers

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
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  3. Open the deck lid and position the carpet out of the way.
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  5. Raise and safely support the rear axle with jack stands.
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  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Wheel
     
    Upper mounting bolts
     
    Lower mounting bolt
     
    Shock absorber
     

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To install:

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Fig. Exploded view of the rear shock mounting

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Shock
     
    Lower mounting bolt. Torque it to 51 ft. lbs. (70 Nm).
     
    Upper mounting bolts. Torque them to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
     
    Wheel
     
    Rear compartment carpet
     

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  3. Road test the vehicle.
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