Opel Insignia Owners & Service Manuals

Opel Insignia: Description and Operation

REAR SUSPENSION DESCRIPTION AND OPERATION

The rear suspension system on this vehicle is of the independent link type. Rear suspension adjustment is achieved through adjustable toe links and lower control arms. The rear coil springs are retained between the body and the lower control arm. Rubber insulators isolate the coil spring at both top and bottom. The rear suspension consists of 2 shock absorbers attached to the lower control arm and the reinforced body areas.

The rear suspension system performs the following functions:

  • Maintains the relationship of the rear axle to the body
  • Controls the torque reaction on acceleration and braking

The suspension system consists of the following components:

  • Support assembly
  • Coil springs and insulators
  • Stabilizer shaft, insulators and stabilizer links
  • Toe adjust links
  • Upper lateral links
  • Lower control arms
  • Trailing arms
  • Knuckles
  • Wheel bearing/hub
  • Shock absorbers

SPECIAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT

SPECIAL TOOLS

CH-43631

J-43631

Ball Joint Remover

Rear Suspension

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     Diagnostic Information and Procedures

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     Starting and Operating

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     Instrument Panel

    Instrument Panel Overview Air Vents Turn and Lane-Change Signals Instrument Cluster Driver Information Center (DIC) Display Windshield Wiper/Washer Hazard Warning Flashers Light Sensor Infotainment Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control Dual Automatic Climate Control System

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