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Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Tires and Wheels Description and Operation (Equipment)

Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual / Chassis / Wheels/Tires / Wheels / Tires and Wheels Description and Operation (Equipment)

GM Recommended Tire Balancer

Hunter RF33 Road Force balancer or equivalent with the following options:

  • Auto Clamp – allows for centering repeatability and prevent damage to the wheel.
  • Wheel Lift – helps prevent wheel damage and assists in the accuracy of the placement to the collet.
  • Laser System for Weight Placement – for highly accurate weight placement and to verify the morning calibration procedure.
  • Integrated Printer – to document the RFV results and VIN for each tire and wheel assembly.
  • 20-2472-1 GM Collet and Flange Plate Kit – 11 degree short collets offer better centering and reduce protrusion into chrome-clad wheels, which interferes with proper seating. Flange plates further protect the wheel by placing the mounting pressure at the tapered lug holes.
  • Specific Software – co-developed with GM.

    Note:

    This equipment is recommended to increase repeatability and reduce variation of the assembled product.

Equipment Maintenance
  • Spindle shaft and hub face should be cleaned at regular intervals.
  • Do not lube the hub face.
  • Mounting cones, collets and other mounting devices, should be cleaned, lubed and inspected for burs.

    Note:

    Machine must be calibrated regularly.

Wheel Weight Cutter

3M wheel weights are made of a unique, flexible and conformable material. Precision cut length weights improve wheel balance and vehicle ride quality.

Tire Changer / Mounter

GM Recommended Hunter TCA34W Auto 34 Leverless Tire Changer, including the following options:

  • Wheel Lift
  • RP6-G1000A87 Flange Plate Kit for Tire Changer

    Note:

    The Auto34 is capable of exercising both of the tire beads at once to ensure proper seating, and offer the greatest amount of torque. The wheel lift and leverless design minimizes damage to both tire and wheels.

Tires and Wheels Description and Operation
There are two types of tire and wheel balancing: static and dynamic. Static balance is the equal distribution of weight around the wheel. Assemblies that are statically unbalanced cause a bouncing ...

Tires and Wheels Description and Operation (Tire Identification)
Identification Accessory and warranty replacement must use TPC spec tires. An outboard orientation stripe is added to the tread surface, with an offset toward the outboard tire fa ...

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Doing Your Own Service Work
Warning It can be dangerous to work on your vehicle if you do not have the proper knowledge, service manual, tools, or parts. Always follow owner manual procedures and consult the service manual for your vehicle before doing any service work. If doing some of your own service work, use the pro ...

Adhesive Installation of Liftgate Windows
Warning: Refer to Glass and Sheet Metal Handling Warning. Use a urethane adhesive systems which meet GM Specification GM?€‰3651G. Remove all mounds or loose pieces of urethane adhesive from the pinchweld area. If the original window is being reused, remove all but approxi ...

Caster Description
Caster is the tilting of the uppermost point of the steering axis either forward or backward, when viewed from the side of the vehicle. A backward tilt is positive (+) and a forward tilt is negative (−). Caster influences directional control of the steering but does not a ...

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