HHR 2006-2008

Coil Springs

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Raise and support the vehicle.
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  5. Support the rear axle with tall jack stands near each rear shock absorber.
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  7. Remove the U-clips from the rear brake hose brackets at the rear axle.
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  9. Remove the lower shock bolts.
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  11. Using the tall jack stands, slowly lower the rear axle in order to remove tension from the rear springs.
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  13. Remove the spring.
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  15. Remove the upper spring seat/jounce bumper from the spring, while leaving the lower spring seat on the axle.
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To install:


NOTE
The rear springs are indexed with the colored tag toward the rear of the vehicle. No up/down or side to side orientation is required.

  1. Install the upper spring seat/jounce bumper on the spring.
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  3. Install the spring with the spring tag toward the rear of the vehicle, making sure the lower coil is seated into the lower spring seat.
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  5. Using the jack stands, raise the rear axle in order to compress the rear springs.
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  7. Install the lower shock absorber bolts.
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  9. Reposition the rear brake hoses in the axle brackets.
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  11. Install the U-clips to secure the brake hoses.
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  13. Lower the vehicle.
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