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Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Shock Absorber Disposal

Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual / Chassis / Suspension / Shock Absorber Disposal

Warning:

Use the proper eye protection when drilling to prevent metal chips from causing physical injury.


    Clamp the strut in a vise horizontally with the rod (1) completely extended.
  1. Clamp the strut in a vise horizontally with the rod (1) completely extended.
  2. Drill a hole in the strut at the center of the end cap (3) using a 5 mm (3/16 in) drill bit. Gas or a gas/oil mixture will exhaust when the drill bit penetrates the strut. Use shop towels in order to contain the escaping oil.
  3. Remove the strut from the vise.
  4. Hold the strut over a drain pan vertically with the hole down.
  5. Move the rod (1) in and out of the tube (2) to completely drain the oil from the strut.
Strut, Strut Component, or Spring Replacement
Disassembly Procedure Remove the strut assembly from the vehicle. Refer to Strut Assembly Removal and Installation. Note: The spring is compressed when the strut move ...

Shock Absorber Replacement
Shock Absorber Replacement Callout Component Name Preliminary Procedure Raise and support the vehicle. Refer to Lifting and Jacking ...

Other materials:

Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
Warning Storing a jack, a tire, or other equipment in the passenger compartment of the vehicle could cause injury. In a sudden stop or collision, loose equipment could strike someone. Store all these in the proper place. Storing the Flat Tire and Tools 1. Return the jack and tools to their or ...

Wheels and Trim—Aluminum or Chrome
Use a soft, clean cloth with mild soap and water to clean the wheels. After rinsing thoroughly with clean water, dry with a soft, clean towel. A wax may then be applied. Caution Chrome wheels and other chrome trim may be damaged if the vehicle is not washed after driving on roads that have bee ...

Cruise Control Description and Operation
Cruise control is a speed control system that maintains a desired vehicle speed under normal driving conditions at speeds above 40 km/h (25 mph). Steep grades may cause variations in the selected vehicle speeds. The following are the main components of the Cruise Control System: ...

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