Chevrolet Citation/Omega/Phoenix/Skylark 1980-1985 Repair Guide



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Fig. Fig. 1 View of the rear axle and suspension components

Rear suspension consists of a solid rear axle tube containing an integral, welded-in stabilizer bar, coil springs, shock absorbers, a lateral track bar, and trailing arms. The trailing arms (control arms) are welded to the axle, and pivot at the frame. Fore and aft movement is controlled by the trailing arms; lateral movement is controlled by the track bar. A permanently lubricated and sealed hub and bearing assembly is bolted to each end of the axle tube; it is a non-adjustable unit which must be replaced as an assembly if defective.