Chevrolet Chevette/1000 1976-1988 Repair Guide

Shock Absorber

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION





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Fig. Fig. 1Front shock absorber mounting



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Fig. Fig. 2Use a pair of locking pliers to hold the upper stem ...



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Fig. Fig. 3... then remove the nut, upper retainer and grommet



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Fig. Fig. 4After raising the vehicle, unfasten the bolt from the lower end of the shock absorber and remove the shock from the vehicle

  1. Hold the shock absorber upper stem and remove the nut, upper retainer, and rubber grommet.
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  3. Raise the car.
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  5. Remove the bolt from the lower end of the shock absorber and remove the shock absorber.
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To install:

  1. With the lower retainer and rubber grommet in position, extend the shock absorber stem and install the stem through the wheelhouse opening.
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  3. Install and tighten the lower bolt to 35-50 ft. lbs.
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  5. Lower the car.
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  7. Install the upper grommet, retainer, and nut to the shock absorber stem.
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  9. Hold the shock absorber upper stem and tighten the nut to 60-120 in. lbs.
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The required torque is produced by running the nut to the unthreaded part of the stud.

 
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