Chevrolet Chevette/1000 1976-1988 Repair Guide

Shock Absorber

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION





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Fig. Fig. 1Rear shock absorber mounting



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Fig. Fig. 2Unfasten the shock absorber lower bolt



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Fig. Fig. 3Remove the lower shock absorber nut ...



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Fig. Fig. 4... then remove the grommet and remove the shock absorber from the vehicle

  1. Raise the car.
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  3. Support the rear axle.
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  5. Remove the shock absorber upper attaching nut and lower attaching bolt and nut, and remove the shock absorber.
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To install:

  1. Install the retainer and the rubber grommet onto the shock absorber.
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  3. Place the shock absorber into its installed position and install and tighten the upper retaining nut to 7 ft. lbs.
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  5. Install the lower shock absorber nut and bolt and tighten to 33 ft. lbs.
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  7. Remove the rear axle supports and lower the car.
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