Solstice 2006-2008, Sky 2007-2008

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. Remove the tire and wheel.
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  7. Remove the shock module from the vehicle.
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  9. Install the shock module into the spring compressor.
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  11. Mark the upper control arm assembly and insulator for proper installation.

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    Fig. Shock module mounted in spring compressor

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  13. Turn the spring compressor forcing screw until the coil spring is compressed.
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  15. Remove the shock absorber upper retaining nut.
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  17. Remove the shock absorber from the shock module.
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  19. Loosen the compressor forcing screw until the upper mounting plate and the coil spring may be removed.
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  21. Remove the upper control arm bracket assembly, the insulator, and the coil spring from the spring compressor.
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To install:


NOTE
Ensure the alignment pins in the upper control arm bracket are orientated 90 degrees with the shock absorber lower mounting holes.

  1. Install the coil spring, the insulator, the upper control arm bracket assembly, and the shock absorber to the spring compressor, aligning all marks made in disassembly procedure.
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  3. Turn the spring compressor forcing screw until the coil spring is compressed.
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  5. Install the shock absorber retaining nut and tighten to 31 ft. lbs. (42 Nm).

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    Fig. Shock absorber retaining nut

  6.  
  7. Remove the shock module from the spring compressor.
  8.  
  9. Install the shock module to the vehicle.
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  11. Install the tire and wheel.
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  13. Lower the vehicle.
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  15. Check wheel alignment.
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