Equinox 2005-2007, Torrent 2006-07

Coil Springs

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Removal & Installation



  1. Raise and support the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Remove the tire and wheel.
    NOTE
    Hold the link with a wrench during nut removal.

  4.  
  5. Remove the stabilizer link to lower control arm nut.
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  7. Remove the trailing arm bracket to underbody bolts.
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  9. Place a screw-type jackstand under the lower control arm.
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  11. Using the jackstand, compress the coil spring.
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  13. Remove the lower shock bolt.
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  15. Loosen the lower control arm to support frame bolt.
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  17. Remove the lower control arm to knuckle nut and bolt.
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  19. Slowly lower the control arm in order to unload the coil spring.
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  21. Remove the coil spring.
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To install:

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Fig. Fully seat the top and bottom coil spring insulators to the spring

  1. Fully seat the top and bottom coil spring insulators to the spring.
    NOTE
    Spray silicon lubricant on the insulators to aid in installation. Ensure that part number identification tape located on the coil spring is oriented outboard of the vehicle and at the top of the spring.

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  3. Position the spring with the rubber insulators into the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Use a screw-type jackstand to compress the spring.
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  7. Install the knuckle to the lower control arm. Tighten the lower control arm to knuckle bolt to 118 ft. lbs. (160 Nm).
  8.  
  9. Tighten the lower control arm to support nut and bolt. Tighten the bolt to 81 ft. lbs. (110 Nm).
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  11. Install the shock to the lower control arm. Tighten the lower shock bolt to 81 ft. lbs. (110 Nm).
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  13. Remove the jackstand.
    NOTE
    Hold the link with a wrench during nut installation.

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  15. Install the stabilizer link to the lower control arm. Tighten the nut to 11 ft. lbs. (15 Nm).
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  17. Push the trailing arm upward to align the front bracket to body bolt.
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  19. Use a drift to aid in bracket alignment and install the remaining bolts. Tighten the bracket to body bolts to 81 ft. lbs. (110 Nm).
  20.  
  21. Install the tire and wheel.
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  23. Lower the vehicle.
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  25. Check the rear alignment.
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