PT Cruiser 2006-2007

Coil Springs


Removal & Installation

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Both rear wheels
    The Watts link bell crank from the center of the axle
    The sway bar cushion retainers
    The sway bar from the rear axle and place a jack under the rear axle
    The shock absorber and lower the jack
    The coil springs and rubber isolators

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    Fig. Exploded view of the rear suspension



To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    The rubber isolator on each end of the coil spring and wrap the finger around the coil
    The coil springs on top of the axle spring perches and make certain that the upper coils end near the outboard sides of the vehicle and not at 180 degrees of that location
    The coil springs into the spring mounting brackets
    The washer and nut on the lower mounting bolts and torque the bolts to 65 ft. lbs. (88 Nm)
    The lower end of the sway bar retainers in the slots at the back of the axle
    The mounting bolt through the cushion retainer and torque to 45 ft. lbs. (61 Nm)
    The Watts link bell crank to the center of the axle and torque the bolts to 110 ft. lbs. (149 Nm)
    The Rear wheels