ION 2006-2007

Front Suspension


The front suspension consists of 4 major components: MacPherson struts, lower control arms, steering knuckle assemblies and the stabilizer or sway bar. Strut towers located in the wheel wells locate the upper ends of the MacPherson struts. The lower end of the strut is attached to the steering knuckle and the control arm. The control arm provides side-to-side stability, while body lean on turns is controlled by a sway bar that connects to both lower control arms. The strut assembly, which consists of a coil spring and a strut, provides both functions that a spring and a shock absorber would.

The front suspension components are lubricated for life and require no routine greasing or lubrication. However, they should be periodically checked for damage or wear.