Malibu, Malibu MAXX 2006-2008

Trailing Arm

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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. Remove the tire and wheel.

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    Fig. Remove the trailing arm bracket to body bolts

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  7. Remove the trailing arm bracket to body bolts.

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    Fig. Remove the trailing arm to knuckle through bolt

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  9. Remove the trailing arm to knuckle through bolt.
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  11. Disconnect the parking brake cable from the trailing arm.
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  13. Remove the trailing arm from the vehicle.

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    Fig. Remove the trailing arm to bracket bolt and nut

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  15. Remove the trailing arm to bracket bolt and nut.
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  17. Remove the trailing arm from the bracket.
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To Assemble:

  1. Assemble the trailing arm and bracket, and tighten the trailing arm to bracket through bolt to 44 ft. lbs. (60 Nm) plus 60 degrees.
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  3. Position the trailing arm to the vehicle.
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  5. Install the trailing arm to knuckle bolts, and tighten the bolts to 133 ft. lbs. (180 Nm).
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  7. Connect the parking brake cable to the trailing arm.
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  9. Install the trailing arm bracket to body bolts, and tighten the bracket to body bolts to 66 ft. lbs. (90 Nm) plus 30 degrees plus an additional 15 degrees.
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  11. Install the tire and wheel.
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  13. Lower the vehicle.
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