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Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Strut, Strut Component, or Spring Replacement

Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual / Chassis / Suspension / Strut, Strut Component, or Spring Replacement

Disassembly Procedure
  1. Remove the strut assembly from the vehicle. Refer to Strut Assembly Removal and Installation.


  2. Note:

    The spring is compressed when the strut moves freely.

  3. Install the strut assembly (2) in a suitable spring compressor (1) and compress the front spring.

  4. Use a suitable bit (1) and socket (2) to loosen the front suspension strut mount nut.
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  6. Slowly loosen the spring compressor (2) to remove the front suspension strut components to be serviced.

  7. Remove the front suspension strut mount assembly (1), front spring insulator (2), front spring (3), front suspension strut bumper (4) and the front strut (5) from the spring compressor.
Assembly Procedure

    Install the front suspension strut (5), front suspension strut bumper (4),
  1. Install the front suspension strut (5), front suspension strut bumper (4), front spring (3), front spring insulator (2) and the front suspension strut mount assembly (1) in the spring compressor.
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  3. Use the spring compressor (1) to compress the front spring (2).
  4. Install the front suspension strut mount nut and tighten as much as possible by hand.

  5. Caution:

    Refer to Fastener Caution.

  6. Use a suitable bit (1) and socket (2) to tighten the front suspension strut mount nut to 65 Y (48 lb ft)

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  7. Remove the strut assembly from the spring compressor.
  8. Install the strut assembly. Refer to Strut Assembly Removal and Installation.
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