GM Lumina/Grand Prix/Cutlass Supreme/Regal 1988-1996

Frame Assembly

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1 and 2

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Fig. Fig. 1: Exploded view of the frame assembly-4 cylinder engine



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Fig. Fig. 2: Exploded view of the frame assembly-V6 engine

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable and remove the air cleaner assembly.
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  3. Install the engine support fixture J28467-A.
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  5. Raise the vehicle and support with jackstands.
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  7. Position jackstands under the engine for support.
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  9. Remove the front wheel assemblies.
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  11. Disconnect the intermediate shaft from the steering gear stub shaft.
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  13. Remove the power steering hose bracket from the frame.
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  15. Remove the steering gear from the frame and support.
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  17. Remove the lower ball joints from the lower control arms.
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  19. Disconnect the engine and transaxle mounts.
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  21. Support the frame assembly and remove the frame-to-body mounting bolts.
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  23. Remove the frame assembly with the lower control arms and stabilizer shaft attached. Work the frame downward toward the rear of the vehicle.
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  25. Remove all loose frame hardware from the body.
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To install:
  1. Lubricate the frame insulators with rubber lubricant before installation.
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  3. Install the lower and upper insulators, retainers and spacers.
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  5. Install the transaxle mounting bracket, lower control arms and stabilizer shaft, if removed.
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  7. With an assistant, position the frame to the body, and hand-tighten the retaining bolts.
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  9. Align the frame-to-body by inserting two 0.74 in. (19mm) x 8.0 in. (203mm) long pins in the alignment holes on the right side of the frame.
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  11. Tighten the frame-to-body retaining bolts to 103 ft. lbs. (140 Nm).
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  13. Reconnect the engine and transaxle mounts.
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  15. Install the lower ball joints and steering gear.
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  17. Install the hoses and brackets.
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  19. Install the intermediate shaft-to-steering stub shaft.
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  21. Install the front wheels.
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  23. Lower the vehicle and remove the engine support fixture.
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  25. Install the air cleaner and connect the negative battery cable.
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  27. Have a qualified alignment technician check the front end alignment.
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