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Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Rear Suspension Description and Operation

Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual / Chassis / Suspension / Rear Suspension Description and Operation

This vehicle has a beam rear suspension system consisting of the following components:

Axle Assembly

The axle assembly attaches to the underbody through a rubber bushing and bracket located at the front of each integral trailing arm. The brackets are bolted to the underbody side rails. The axle structure itself maintains the geometrical relationship of the wheels relative to the centerline of the body.

Rear camber and tow are not adjustable. Replace any damaged suspension components as necessary.

Coil Spring

The coil springs support the weight of the vehicle in the rear. Rubber insulators isolate the coil spring at the upper and lower spring seat.

Shock Absorber

The shock absorbers are connected to the rear axle and the vehicle underbody. The shock absorbers are non-adjustable and non-refillable. Service of the shocks requires replacement of the shock assembly.

Wheel Bearing/Hub Assembly

A single hub and bearing assembly is bolted to both ends of the rear axle assembly. The hub and bearing assembly is a sealed unit that eliminates the need for wheel bearing adjustment or periodic maintenance.

Although the rear suspension components are lubricated for life and require no routine lubrication, they should be inspected periodically for damage and wear.

Rear Axle Replacement
Removal Procedure Raise and support the vehicle. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle. Remove the tires and wheel assembly. Refer to Tire and Wheel Removal and Installation ...

Special Tools
Illustration Tool Number/ Description CH-24319-B CH-43631 J-24319-B J-43631 Ball Joint Remover ...

Other materials:

Selecting the Right Engine Oil
Selecting the right engine oil depends on both the proper oil specification and viscosity grade. See Recommended Fluids and Lubricants. Specification Use and ask for licensed engine oils with the dexos1® approved certification mark. Engine oils meeting the requirements for the vehicle should ...

Throttle Body Assembly Installation
Install a NEW throttle body seal. Install the throttle body (1). Caution: Refer to Fastener Caution. Install the 4 throttle body bolts (2) and tighten to  8 Y (71 lb in). ...

Synchronizers Cleaning and Inspection
Note: When servicing the synchronizers, retain them in the order that they are removed. Mark the parts to ensure the correct position for inspection and assembly. Clean all the synchronizer parts in a suitable cleaning solvent and air dry all the parts. Inspect the 1 ...

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