GM Malibu/Cutlass 1997-2000

Trailing Arm

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



  1. Raise and safely support the rear of the vehicle securely on jackstands.
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  3. Remove the trailing arm-to-knuckle bolt, washer and bushing.
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Fig. Remove the trailing arm-to-knuckle bolt, washer, and bushing

  1. Remove the trailing arm-to-body bolt.
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Fig. Remove the trailing arm to body nut (5) bolt (2). Gently pry between the mount (1) and the trailing arm end (4) while pulling down on the trailing arm

  1. Remove the trailing arm from the body.
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To install:

  1. Install the trailing arm-to-knuckle bolt, washer, and bushing. Hand-tighten the bolt.
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  3. Connect the trailing arm to the body and install the bolt. Tighten as follows:
    1. Tighten the trailing arm-to-body bolt to 48 ft. lbs. (65 Nm) plus an additional 120° rotation.
    2.  
    3. Tighten the knuckle bolt to 51 ft. lbs. (69 Nm).
    4.  

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  5. Lower the vehicle.
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