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Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Piston and Connecting Rod Disassemble

Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual / Powertrain / Engine / Engine Block / Cylinder Block / Piston and Connecting Rod Disassemble

  1. Remove the piston with connection rod. Refer to Piston, Connecting Rod, and Bearing Removal.


  2. Note:

    Note installation position of the piston in respect of the connection rod.

  3. Detach the piston from the connection rod.
  4. Note:

    Do not damage the bore.

  5. Remove the retainer (1) from the piston eye.
  6. Press the piston pin out of the piston.

  7. Remove the piston rings, using piston ring pliers (1).

    Remove oil carbon from the groove with a split piston ring, filed to a wedge-shape.


  8. Measure the piston ring gap.

  • Check piston ring vertical play with a feeler gauge (1) in the piston ring groove.

    Permissible vertical play:

    Permissible vertical play:

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