GM Corvette 1984-1996 Repair Guide

Transverse Spring

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1, 2 and 3

  1. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
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  3. Remove 1 wheel and tire assembly from the vehicle.
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Do not use corrosive cleaning agents, engine degreasers or solvents near the fiberglass rear spring or extensive damage could occur to the spring assembly.

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Fig. Fig. 1: View of the center of the rear spring, including the anchor plate



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Fig. Fig. 2: View of the stabilizer bar (1), axle tie rod (2) and rear spring (3)



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Fig. Fig. 3: View of the spring bolt (1) and insulators (2)

  1. For 1990-96 vehicles, install tool J-33432 or equivalent spring compressor, onto the rear transverse spring, then compress the spring.
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See Figures 4, 5 and 6

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Fig. Fig. 4: Removal of the rear transverse spring requires the use of a spring compressor on 1990-96 vehicles

  1. Remove the cotter pins, retaining nuts, insulators and spring bolts attaching the spring to the knuckles.
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