MonteCarlo 2000

Trailing Arms

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Removal & Installation



The trailing arms are the inverted U-shape arms that go from the rear suspension knuckle back to a body mount bracket.



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Fig. View of the rear trailing arms, which run from the rear wheel knuckles to an underbody bracket

  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  3. Detach the ABS electrical harness.
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  5. Disconnect the trailing arm from the knuckle.
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  7. Remove the trailing arm bracket-to-body bolts.
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  9. Disconnect the trailing arm from the bracket.
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  11. Remove the trailing arm from the vehicle.
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To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal process. Use the following torque specifications:
    1. Tighten the bracket bolt to 77 ft. lbs. (105 Nm).
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    3. Tighten the trailing arm bracket-to-body bolts to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
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    5. Tighten the trailing arm-to-knuckle nut to 192 ft. lbs. (260 Nm).
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