Equinox 2005-2007, Torrent 2006-07

Trailing Arm

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Removal & Installation



  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  3. Remove the trailing arm bracket to body bolts.
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  5. Remove the trailing arm bushing to bracket nut and bolt.
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  7. Remove the park brake cable clip from the trailing arm.
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  9. Remove the trailing arm to knuckle bolts.

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    Fig. Trailing arm-to-knuckle bolts

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  11. Remove the trailing arm.
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To install:

  1. Install the trailing arm to the knuckle. Tighten the bolts to 81 ft. lbs. (110 Nm).
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  3. Position the trailing arm bracket to the trailing arm.
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  5. Loosely install the trailing arm bushing to bracket nut and bolt.
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  7. Push upward on the trailing arm and loosely install the front bolt.
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  9. Use a drift to align the remaining bolts. Tighten the trailing arm bracket to body bolts to 81 ft. lbs. (110 Nm).
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  11. Tighten the trailing arm bushing to bracket nut and bolt. Tighten the bolt to 118 ft. lbs. (160 Nm).
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  13. Install the park brake cable clip. Tighten the bolt to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
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  15. Lower the vehicle.
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