Opel Insignia Owners & Service Manuals

Opel Insignia: Repair Instructions

Rear Wheel Bearing and Hub Replacement (AWD)

Removal Procedure

1. Remove the rear tire and wheel assembly.

2. Rear Wheel Speed Sensor - Remove.

3. Rear Wheel Drive Shaft@Rear Wheel Bearing and Hub Assembly - Separate.

  • Rear Wheel Drive Shaft Replacement - Left Side
  • Rear Wheel Drive Shaft Replacement - Right Side

4.

Rear Suspension

Rear Brake Rotor(1) - Remove.

5.

Rear Suspension

Rear Wheel Hub Bolt(1) - Remove[3x].

6.

Rear Suspension

Rear Wheel Bearing and Hub Assembly(1) - Remove.

Installation Procedure

NOTE: Avoid applying grease to any other machined surface, holes, or threads.

Ensure the drain channel at the bottom of the bore is not blocked with grease or debris.

1. Apply grease evenly and ensure complete coverage to the knuckle bearing pilot bore only.

2. Prepare the rear wheel hub bolts for installation as follows:

  1. Remove all traces of the adhesive patches from the rear wheel hub bolts.
  2. Clean the threads of the rear wheel hub bolts with denatured alcohol.
  3. Apply thread locking adhesive to the rear wheel hub bolts.
  4. Ensure there are no gaps in the thread locking adhesive along the length of the filled area of the threads on the bolt shafts.

3.

Rear Suspension

Rear Wheel Bearing and Hub Assembly(1) - Install.

4.

Rear Suspension

CAUTION: Refer to Fastener Caution.

5. Rear Wheel Hub Bolt(1) - Install and tighten[3x]

  1. First Pass: 100 N.m (74 lb ft)
  2. Final Pass: (15-30 degrees)

6.

Rear Suspension

Rear Brake Rotor(1) - Install.

7. Rear Wheel Drive Shaft@Rear Wheel Bearing and Hub Assembly - Install.

  • Rear Wheel Drive Shaft Replacement - Left Side
  • Rear Wheel Drive Shaft Replacement - Right Side

8. Rear Wheel Speed Sensor - Install.

9. Install the rear tire and wheel assembly.

10. Remove the support and lower the vehicle.

REAR WHEEL BEARING AND HUB REPLACEMENT (FWD)

Removal Procedure

1. Raise and support the vehicle.

2. Remove the rear tire and wheel assembly.

3. Rear Wheel Speed Sensor - Remove.

4.

Rear Suspension

Rear Brake Rotor(1) - Remove.

5.

Rear Suspension

Rear Wheel Hub Bolt(1) - Remove[3x].

6.

Rear Suspension

Rear Wheel Bearing and Hub Assembly(1) - Remove.

Installation Procedure

NOTE: Avoid applying grease to any other machined surface, holes, or threads.

Ensure the drain channel at the bottom of the bore is not blocked with grease or debris.

1. Apply grease evenly and ensure complete coverage to the knuckle bearing pilot bore only.

2. Prepare the rear wheel hub bolts for installation as follows:

  1. Remove all traces of the adhesive patches from the rear wheel hub bolts.
  2. Clean the threads of the rear wheel hub bolts with denatured alcohol.
  3. Apply thread locking adhesive to the rear wheel hub bolts.
  4. Ensure there are no gaps in the thread locking adhesive along the length of the filled are of the threads on the bolt shafts.

3.

Rear Suspension

Rear Wheel Bearing and Hub Assembly(1) - Install.

4.

Rear Suspension

CAUTION: Refer to Fastener Caution.

Rear Wheel Hub Bolt(1) - Install and tighten[3x].

  1. First Pass: 100 N.m (74 lb ft)
  2. Final Pass: (15 - 30 degrees)

5.

Rear Suspension

Rear Brake Rotor(1) - Install.

6. Rear Wheel Speed Sensor - Install.

7. Install the tire and wheel assembly.

8. Remove the support and lower the vehicle.

Knuckle Replacement (FWD)

Removal Procedure

1. Remove the rear tire and wheel assembly.

2. Rear Brake Caliper Bracket - Remove.

3. Rear Brake Rotor - Remove.

4. Rear Brake Shield - Remove.

5. Rear Wheel Bearing and Hub Assembly - Remove.

6.

Rear Suspension

Rear Suspension Upper Control Arm Outer Nut(1) - Remove.

7. Rear Suspension Upper Control Arm Outer Bolt(2) - Remove.

8.

Rear Suspension

Rear Suspension Adjust Link Nut(1) - Remove.

9. Rear Suspension Adjust Link Outer Bolt(1) - Remove.

10. Support the lower control arm.

11.

Rear Suspension

Rear Suspension Lower Control Arm Outer Nut(1) - Remove.

12. Rear Suspension Lower Control Arm Outer Bolt(2) - Remove.

13.

Rear Suspension

Lower the rear suspension lower control arm (1) to provide clearance for the rear suspension trailing arm bolt.

14. Rear Suspension Trailing Arm Bolt(2) - Remove[2x] - Trailing Arm Replacement.

15.

Rear Suspension

Rear Knuckle(1) - Remove.

Installation Procedure

1.

Rear Suspension

Rear Knuckle(1) - Install.

2.

Rear Suspension

Rear Suspension Trailing Arm Bolt(2) - Install[2x].

3.

Rear Suspension

Raise the rear suspension lower control arm (1) back into position. 4.

Rear Suspension

Rear Suspension Lower Control Arm Outer Bolt(2) - Install.

5. Rear Suspension Lower Control Arm Outer Nut(1) - Install.

6. Remove the support from the rear suspension lower control arm.

7.

Rear Suspension

Rear Suspension Adjust Link Outer Bolt(2) - Install.

8. Rear Suspension Adjust Link Nut(1) - Install.

9.

Rear Suspension

Rear Suspension Upper Control Arm Outer Bolt(2) - Install.

10. Rear Suspension Upper Control Arm Outer Nut(1) - Install.

11. Rear Wheel Bearing and Hub Assembly - Install.

12. Rear Brake Shield - Install.

13. Rear Brake Rotor - Install.

14. Rear Brake Caliper Bracket - Install.

15. Install the rear tire and wheel assembly.

KNUCKLE REPLACEMENT (AWD)

Removal Procedure

1. Raise and support the vehicle.

2. Remove the rear tire and wheel assembly.

3.

Rear Suspension

Rear Brake Rotor (1) - Remove.

4. Rear Wheel Speed Sensor@Rear Suspension Knuckle - Remove.

5.

Rear Suspension

Rear Wheel Bearing and Hub Assembly(1) - Remove.

6.

Rear Suspension

Rear Brake Shield(1) - Remove.

7.

Rear Suspension

Rear Stabilizer Shaft Link(1)@Rear Suspension Knuckle - Separate.

8.

Rear Suspension

Rear Suspension Adjust Link(1) @Rear Suspension Knuckle - Separate.

9.

Rear Suspension

Rear Suspension Lower Trailing Link(1)@Rear Suspension Knuckle - Separate.

10.

Rear Suspension

Rear Suspension Upper Trailing Link(1)@Rear Suspension Knuckle - Separate.

11.

Rear Suspension

Rear Suspension Lower Control Arm(1)@Rear Suspension Knuckle - Separate.

12.

Rear Suspension

Rear Suspension Upper Lateral Link(1)@Rear Suspension Knuckle - Separate.

13.

Rear Suspension

Rear Suspension Knuckle(1) - Remove.

Installation Procedure

1.

Rear Suspension

NOTE: Prior to assembly it is recommended to reposition the rear suspension knuckle bushing to aid during installation.

Install a suitable socket (2) that is slightly smaller than the outside diameter of the rear suspension knuckle bushing (1).

2. Install a suitable socket (3) that is larger than the outside diameter of the rear suspension knuckle bushing on the opposite side of the rear suspension knuckle (6).

3. Install a suitable bolt (4) and nut (5).

4.

Rear Suspension

Ensure that the socket (1) is larger than the rear suspension knuckle bushing and sits flush against the rear suspension knuckle (2).

5.

Rear Suspension

Rotate the nut (1) forcing the socket (2) and the rear suspension knuckle bushing (3) flush with the rear suspension knuckle (4).

6.

Rear Suspension

Rear Suspension Knuckle(1) - Install.

7.

Rear Suspension

Rear Suspension Upper Lateral Link(1)@Rear Suspension Knuckle - Install.

8.

Rear Suspension

Rear Suspension Lower Control Arm(1)@Rear Suspension Knuckle - Install.

9.

Rear Suspension

Rear Suspension Upper Trailing Link(1)@Rear Suspension Knuckle - Install.

10.

Rear Suspension

Rear Suspension Lower Trailing Link(1)@Rear Suspension Knuckle - Install.

11.

Rear Suspension

Rear Suspension Adjust Link(1) @Rear Suspension Knuckle - Install.

12.

Rear Suspension

Rear Stabilizer Shaft Link(1)@Rear Suspension Knuckle - Install.

13.

Rear Suspension

Rear Brake Shield(1) - Install.

14.

Rear Suspension

Rear Wheel Bearing and Hub Assembly(1) - Install.

15. Rear Wheel Speed Sensor@Rear Suspension Knuckle - Install.

16.

Rear Suspension

Rear Brake Rotor(1) - Install.

17. Install the rear tire and wheel assembly.

18. Remove the support and lower the vehicle.

Stabilizer Shaft Replacement (FWD)

Removal Procedure

1. Raise and support the vehicle.

2.

Rear Suspension

Rear Stabilizer Shaft Link Nut(1)@Right Side - Remove.

3. Rear Stabilizer Shaft Link Bolt(2)@Right Side - Remove and DISCARD.

4.

Rear Suspension

Rear Stabilizer Shaft Link Nut(1)@Left Side - Remove.

5. Rear Stabilizer Shaft Link Bolt(2)@Left Side - Remove and DISCARD.

6.

Rear Suspension

Rear Stabilizer Shaft Insulator Clamp Bolt(1) - Remove[4x].

7.

Rear Suspension

Rear Stabilizer Shaft(1) - Remove.

Installation Procedure

1.

Rear Suspension

Rear Stabilizer Shaft(1) - Install.

2.

Rear Suspension

CAUTION: Refer to Fastener Caution.

Rear Stabilizer Shaft Insulator Clamp Bolt(1) - Install and tighten[4x] 58 N.m (43 lb ft).

3.

Rear Suspension

CAUTION: This vehicle is equipped with torque-to-yield or single use fasteners. Install a NEW torque-to-yield or single use fastener when installing this component.

Failure to replace the torque-to-yield or single use fastener could cause damage to the vehicle or component.

NOTE: Ensure that there are no gaps in the threadlocker along the length of the filled area of the threads on the shaft. Allow the threadlocker to cure approximately 10 minutes before installation of the nut.

Apply GM specified threadlocker or industry equivalent to the rear stabilizer shaft link bolt threads.

4. Rear Stabilizer Shaft Link Bolt(2)@Left Side - Install a NEW bolt.

5. Rear Stabilizer Shaft Link Nut(1)@Left Side - Install.

Tighten the Bolt

  1. First Pass: 58 N.m (43 lb ft)
  2. Final Pass: (45-60 degrees)

6.

Rear Suspension

NOTE: Ensure that there are no gaps in the threadlocker along the length of the filled area of the threads on the shaft. Allow the threadlocker to cure approximately 10 minutes before installation of the nut.

Apply GM specified threadlocker or industry equivalent to the rear stabilizer shaft link bolt threads.

7. Rear Stabilizer Shaft Link Bolt(2)@Right Side - Install a NEW bolt.

8. Rear Stabilizer Shaft Link Nut(1)@Right Side - Install.

Tighten the Bolt

  1. First Pass: 58 N.m (43 lb ft)
  2. Final Pass: (45-60 degrees)

9. Lower the vehicle.

STABILIZER SHAFT REPLACEMENT (AWD)

Removal Procedure

1. Raise and support the vehicle.

2.

Rear Suspension

Rear Stabilizer Shaft Link(1)@Right Side - Separate.

3.

Rear Suspension

Rear Stabilizer Shaft Link(1)@Left Side - Separate.

4.

Rear Suspension

Rear Stabilizer Shaft Insulator Clamp Bolt(1) - Remove[4x].

5.

Rear Suspension

Rear Stabilizer Shaft(1) - Remove.

Installation Procedure

1.

Rear Suspension

Rear Stabilizer Shaft(1) - Install.

2.

Rear Suspension

CAUTION: Refer to Fastener Caution.

Rear Stabilizer Shaft Insulator Clamp Bolt(1) - Install and tighten[4x] 58 N.m (43 lb ft).

3.

Rear Suspension

Rear Stabilizer Shaft Link(1)@Left Side - Install.

4.

Rear Suspension

Rear Stabilizer Shaft Link(1)@Right Side - Install.

5. Remove the support and lower the vehicle.

STABILIZER SHAFT LINK REPLACEMENT (AWD)

Removal Procedure

1. Raise and support the vehicle.

2.

Rear Suspension

NOTE: The tire and wheel assembly is removed for illustration purposes only.

Rear Stabilizer Shaft Link Nut(1) - Remove.

3. Rear Stabilizer Shaft Link Bolt(2) - Remove.

4.

Rear Suspension

Rear Stabilizer Shaft Link(1) - Remove.

Installation Procedure

1.

Rear Suspension

Rear Stabilizer Shaft Link(1) - Install.

2.

Rear Suspension

CAUTION: Refer to Fastener Caution.

Rear Stabilizer Shaft Link Bolt(2) - Install and tighten 58 N.m (43 lb ft).

3. Rear Stabilizer Shaft Link Nut (1) - Install and tighten 58 N.m (43 lb ft).

4. Remove the support and lower the vehicle.

STABILIZER SHAFT LINK REPLACEMENT (FWD)

Removal Procedure

1. Raise and support the vehicle.

2.

Rear Suspension

Rear Stabilizer Shaft Link Nut(1)@Rear Stabilizer Shaft - Remove.

3. Rear Stabilizer Shaft Link Bolt(2)@Rear Stabilizer Shaft - Remove and DISCARD.

4.

Rear Suspension

Rear Stabilizer Shaft Link Nut(1)@Lower Control Arm - Remove.

5. Rear Stabilizer Shaft Link Bolt(2)@Lower Control Arm - Remove.

6.

Rear Suspension

Rear Stabilizer Shaft Link - Remove.

Installation Procedure

1.

Rear Suspension

Rear Stabilizer Shaft Link(1) - Install.

2.

Rear Suspension

Rear Stabilizer Shaft Link Bolt(2)@Lower Control Arm - Install.

CAUTION: Refer to Fastener Caution.

3. Rear Stabilizer Shaft Link Nut(1)@Lower Control Arm - Install and tighten 58 N.m (43 lb ft).

4.

Rear Suspension

CAUTION: This vehicle is equipped with torque-to-yield or single use fasteners. Install a NEW torque-to-yield or single use fastener when installing this component.

Failure to replace the torque-to-yield or single use fastener could cause damage to the vehicle or component.

Due to unknown shelf life of the NEW rear stabilizer shaft link bolt (2) adhesive patches, prepare the NEW bolt as follows:

  1. Remove all traces of the adhesive patches from the NEW rear stabilizer shaft link bolt (2).
  2. Clean the threads of the NEW bolt with denatured alcohol.
  3. Apply thread locking adhesive to the NEW rear stabilizer shaft link bolt (2). Adhesives, Fluids, Lubricants, and Sealers
  4. Ensure there are no gaps in the thread locking adhesive along the length of the filled area of the threads on the bolt shaft.

5. Rear Stabilizer Shaft Link Bolt@Rear Stabilizer Shaft(2) - Install NEW.

6. Rear Stabilizer Shaft Link Nut@Rear Stabilizer Shaft(1) - Install.

7. Rear Stabilizer Shaft Link Bolt@Rear Stabilizer Shaft(2) - Tighten.

  1. First Pass: 50 N.m (37 lb ft)
  2. Final Pass:60 - 75 degrees

8. Remove the support and lower the vehicle.

Rear Shock Absorber Mount Replacement

Rear Suspension

Preliminary Procedures

1. Remove the rear tire and wheel assembly.

2. Shock Absorber Replacement (GNC)Shock Absorber Replacement (GNQ).

  1. CAUTION: Refer to Fastener Caution.
    Rear Shock Absorber NutTighten 20 N.m (15 lb ft)
  2. Rear Suspension Mount Upper Cup
  3. Rear Shock Absorber Mount
  4. Rear Shock Absorber

SHOCK ABSORBER REPLACEMENT (GNC)

Removal Procedure

1. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.

2. Rear Wheelhouse Liner - Remove.

3.

Rear Suspension

{ If equipped }Electrical Connector(1)@Shock Absorber(2) - Disconnect.

4.

Rear Suspension

5. Rear Shock Absorber Nut(1) - Remove.

6. Rear Shock Absorber Bolt(2) - Remove and DISCARD.

7.

Rear Suspension

Rear Shock Absorber Bolt(1) - Remove[3x].

8.

Rear Suspension

Rear Shock Absorber(1) - Remove.

Installation Procedure

1.

Rear Suspension

Rear Shock Absorber(1) - Install.

2.

Rear Suspension

CAUTION: Fastener Caution.

NOTE: Ensure jounce bumper and dust cover are secure within the top mount before tightening. If not properly secure, the jounce bumper and dust cover will fall down causing a click noise. When the top mount is fastened it secures the jounce bumper within the top mount.

Rear Shock Absorber Bolt(1) - Install and tighten[3x]58N.m (43 lb ft).

3. Tug downwards on the jounce bumper and dust cover. If the assembly falls out of the mount, remove the top mount fasteners and start over.

4.

Rear Suspension

CAUTION: This vehicle is equipped with torque-to-yield or single use fasteners. Install a NEW torque-to-yield or single use fastener when installing this component.
Failure to replace the torque-to-yield or single use fastener could cause damage to the vehicle or component.

Rear Shock Absorber Bolt(2) - Install NEW.

5. Rear Shock Absorber Nut(1) - Install and tighten

  1. First Pass: 160 N.m (118 lb ft)
  2. Final Pass: 90 - 105 degrees

6.

Rear Suspension

{ If equipped }Electrical Connector(1)@Shock Absorber(2) - Connect.

7. Rear Wheelhouse Liner - Install.

8. Install the tire and wheel assembly.

SHOCK ABSORBER REPLACEMENT (GNQ)

Removal Procedure

1. Remove the rear tire and wheel assembly.

2. Rear Wheelhouse Liner - Remove.

3.

Rear Suspension

If equipped Electrical Connector(1)@Shock Absorber(2) - Disconnect.

4. Using a suitable jack stand support the lower control arm.

5.

Rear Suspension

Rear Shock Absorber Nut(1) - Remove.

6. Rear Shock Absorber Bolt(2) - Remove and DISCARD.

7.

Rear Suspension

Rear Shock Absorber Bolt(1) - Remove[3x].

8.

Rear Suspension

Rear Shock Absorber(1) - Remove.

Installation Procedure

1.

Rear Suspension

Rear Shock Absorber(1) - Install.

2.

Rear Suspension

CAUTION: Refer to Fastener Caution.

NOTE: Ensure jounce bumper and dust cover are secure within the top mount before tightening. If not properly secure, the jounce bumper and dust cover will fall down causing a click noise. When the top mount is fastened it secures the jounce bumper within the top mount.

Rear Shock Absorber Bolt(1) - Install and tighten[3x] 58 N.m (43 lb ft).

3. Tug downwards on the jounce bumper and dust cover. If the assembly falls out of the mount, remove the top mount fasteners and start over.

4.

Rear Suspension

CAUTION: This vehicle is equipped with torque-to-yield or single use fasteners. Install a NEW torque-to-yield or single use fastener when installing this component.

Failure to replace the torque-to-yield or single use fastener could cause damage to the vehicle or component.

Rear Shock Absorber Bolt(2) - Install NEW.

5. Rear Shock Absorber Nut(1) - Install.

Tighten

  1. First Pass: 100 N.m (74 lb ft)
  2. Final Pass: (90 - 105 degrees)

6. Remove the support from the lower control arm.

7.

Rear Suspension

If equipped Electrical Connector(1)@Shock Absorber(2) - Connect.

8. Rear Wheelhouse Liner - Install.

9. Install the rear tire and wheel assembly.

TRAILING ARM REPLACEMENT

Removal Procedure

1. Raise and support the vehicle.

2. Remove the rear tire and wheel assembly.

3. Rear Tire Front Air Deflector - Remove.

4. Support the rear suspension lower control arm with an appropriate jack stand.

5.

Rear Suspension

Lower the rear suspension lower control arm (1) to provide clearance for the rear suspension trailing arm bolt.

6.

Rear Suspension

Rear Suspension Trailing Arm Bolt(1) - Remove and DISCARD[2x].

7.

Rear Suspension

Rear Suspension Trailing Arm Bracket Bolt(1) - Remove and DISCARD[4x].

8.

Rear Suspension

Rear Suspension Trailing Arm and Bracket(1) - Remove.

9. Mark the relationship between the rear suspension trailing arm (1) and the rear suspension trailing arm bracket.

10.

Rear Suspension

Rear Suspension Trailing Arm Bracket Nut(1) - Remove.

11. Rear Suspension Trailing Arm Bracket Bolt(2) - Remove and DISCARD.

12. Separate the rear suspension trailing arm bracket (3) from the rear suspension trailing arm (4).

Installation Procedure

1. If the rear suspension trailing arm or rear suspension trailing arm bracket are being replaced, transfer the relationship marks made on the old components to the new components.

2.

Rear Suspension

Position the rear suspension trailing arm (4) into the rear suspension trailing arm bracket (3) aligning the relationship marks previously made.

CAUTION: This vehicle is equipped with torque-to-yield or single use fasteners. Install a NEW torque-to-yield or single use fastener when installing this component.

Failure to replace the torque-to-yield or single use fastener could cause damage to the vehicle or component.

3. Rear Suspension Trailing Arm Bracket Bolt(2) - Install NEW.

CAUTION: Refer to Fastener Caution.

4. Rear Suspension Trailing Arm Bracket Nut(1) - Install and tighten.

  1. First Pass: 160 N.m (118 lb ft)
  2. Final Pass: (90 - 105 degrees)

5.

Rear Suspension

Rear Suspension Trailing Arm and Bracket(1) - Install.

6.

Rear Suspension

Rear Suspension Trailing Arm Bracket Bolt(1) - Install NEW and tighten[4x]

  1. First Pass: 100 N.m (74 lb ft)
  2. Final Pass: (90 - 105 degrees)

7.

Rear Suspension

Rear Suspension Trailing Arm Bolt(1) - Install NEW and tighten[2x]

  1. First Pass: 160 N.m (118 lb ft)
  2. Final Pass: (90 - 105 degrees)

8.

Rear Suspension

Raise the rear suspension lower control arm (1) back into position and install.

9. Remove the jack stand from underneath the rear suspension lower control arm.

10. Rear Tire Front Air Deflector - Install.

11. Install the rear tire and wheel assembly.

12. Remove the support and lower the vehicle.

Adjust Link Replacement (FWD)

Removal Procedure

1. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.

2. Rear Wheel Speed Sensor Replacement (Front Wheel Drive) Rear Wheel Speed Sensor Replacement (All Wheel Drive) - Remove.

3.

Rear Suspension

Rear Suspension Adjust Link Nut(1) - Remove.

4. Rear Suspension Adjust Link Cam(2) - Remove.

5.

Rear Suspension

Rear Suspension Adjust Link Inner Bolt(1) - Remove.

DISCARD the bolt.

6.

Rear Suspension

Rear Suspension Adjust Link Outer Nut(1) - Remove.

7. Remove the rear suspension outer bolt (2) and washer (3).

DISCARD the bolt.

8.

Rear Suspension

Rear Suspension Adjust Link(1) - Remove.

Installation Procedure

1.

Rear Suspension

Rear Suspension Adjust Link(1) - Install.

2.

Rear Suspension

CAUTION: This vehicle is equipped with torque-to-yield or single use fasteners. Install a NEW torque-to-yield or single use fastener when installing this component.

Failure to replace the torque-to-yield or single use fastener could cause damage to the vehicle or component.

Rear Suspension Adjust Link Inner Bolt(1) - Install.

Install a NEW bolt.

3.

Rear Suspension

CAUTION: Refer to Fastener Caution.

Rear Suspension Adjust Link Cam(2) - Install.

4. Rear Suspension Adjust Link Nut(1) - Install and tighten 90 N.m (66 lb ft).

5.

Rear Suspension

Install the rear suspension adjust link outer bolt (2) and washer (3).

Install a NEW bolt.

6. Rear Suspension Adjust Link Outer Nut(1) - Install.

Tighten

  1. First Pass: 160 N.m (118 lb ft)
  2. Final Pass: (90 - 105 degrees)

7. Check the rear wheel alignment.

ADJUST LINK REPLACEMENT (AWD)

Removal Procedure

1. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.

2.

Rear Suspension

Rear Wheel Speed Sensor Harness(1)@Rear Suspension Adjust Link(2) - Separate.

3.

Rear Suspension

Remove the rear suspension adjust link outer bolt (1) and washer (2).

DISCARD the bolt.

4.

Rear Suspension

Rear Suspension Adjust Link Nut(1) - Remove.

5. Rear Suspension Adjust Link Cam(2) - Remove.

6. Rear Suspension Adjust Link Inner Bolt - (3) Remove.

7.

Rear Suspension

Rear Suspension Adjust Link(1) - Remove.

Installation Procedure

1.

Rear Suspension

Rear Suspension Adjust Link(1) - Install.

2.

Rear Suspension

CAUTION: Refer to Fastener Caution.

Rear Suspension Adjust Link Inner Bolt(3) - Install.

3. Rear Suspension Adjust Link Cam(2) - Install.

4. Rear Suspension Adjust Link Nut(1) - Install.

Tighten

  1. First Pass: 80 N.m (59 lb ft)
  2. Final Pass: (30 - 45 degrees)

5.

Rear Suspension

Install a NEW rear suspension adjust link bolt (1) and washer (2).

Tighten

CAUTION: This vehicle is equipped with torque-to-yield or single use fasteners.

Install a NEW torque-to-yield or single use fastener when installing this component. Failure to replace the torque-to-yield or single use fastener could cause damage to the vehicle or component.

  1.  
  2. First Pass: 100 N.m (74 lb ft)
  3. Final Pass: (90-105 degrees)

6.

Rear Suspension

Rear Wheel Speed Sensor Harness(1)@Rear Suspension Adjust Link(2) - Install.

7. Check the rear toe adjustment.

Rear Spring Replacement (FWD)

Removal Procedure

1. Remove the rear tire and wheel assembly.

2.

Rear Suspension

Rear Stabilizer Shaft Link Nut(1) - Remove.

3. Rear Stabilizer Shaft Link Bolt(2) - Remove.

4.

Rear Suspension

Rear Shock Absorber Nut(1) - Remove.

5. Rear Shock Absorber Bolt(2) - Remove.

DISCARD the bolt.

6. Support the lower control arm.

7.

Rear Suspension

Rear Suspension Lower Control Arm Nut(1) - Remove.

8. Rear Suspension Lower Control Arm Bolt(2) - Remove.

DISCARD the bolt.

9.

Rear Suspension

Lower the rear suspension lower control arm (1) to provide clearance for the rear coil spring.

10.

Rear Suspension

Rear Coil Spring(1) - Remove.

11. Rear Coil Spring Lower Insulator(2) - Remove.

12. Rear Coil Spring Insulator(3) - Remove.

Installation Procedure

1.

Rear Suspension

Rear Coil Spring Lower Insulator(2) - Install.

2. Rear Coil Spring Insulator(3) - Install.

3. Rear Coil Spring(1) - Install.

4.

Rear Suspension

Raise the rear suspension lower control arm (1) back into position.

CAUTION: Refer to Fastener Caution.

CAUTION: This vehicle is equipped with torque-to-yield or single use fasteners. Install a NEW torque-to-yield or single use fastener when installing this component.

Failure to replace the torque-to-yield or single use fastener could cause damage to the vehicle or component.

5.

Rear Suspension

Rear Suspension Lower Control Arm Bolt(2) - Install.

Install a NEW bolt.

6. Rear Suspension Lower Control Arm Nut(1) - Install.

Tighten

  1. First Pass: 160 N.m (118 lb ft)
  2. Final Pass: (90 - 105 degrees)

7.

Rear Suspension

Rear Shock Absorber Bolt(2) - Install.

Install a NEW bolt.

8. Rear Shock Absorber Nut(1) - Install.

Tighten

  1. First Pass: 160 N.m (118 lb ft)
  2. Final Pass: (90 - 105 degrees)

9.

Rear Suspension

Rear Stabilizer Shaft Link Bolt(2) - Install.

10. Rear Stabilizer Shaft Link Nut(1) - Install.

Tighten 58 N.m (43 lb ft).

11. Remove the support from the rear suspension lower control arm.

12. Install the rear tire and wheel assembly.

REAR SPRING REPLACEMENT (AWD)

Removal Procedure

1. Raise and support the vehicle.

2. Remove the rear tire and wheel assembly.

3. { If equipped }Wiring Harness@Rear Suspension Lower Control Arm - Separate.

4. Support the rear suspension lower control arm.

5.

Rear Suspension

Rear Shock Absorber Nut(1) - Remove.

6. Rear Shock Absorber Bolt(2) - Remove and DISCARD.

7.

Rear Suspension

Rear Suspension Lower Control Arm Outer Nut(1) - Remove.

8. Rear Suspension Lower Control Arm Outer Bolt(2) - Remove and DISCARD.

9.

Rear Suspension

Rear Suspension Lower Control Arm Inner Nut(1) - Loosen.

10.

Rear Suspension

Using a suitable flat bladed tool (1), separate the rear suspension lower control arm (2) from the rear suspension knuckle (3) as shown.

11.

Rear Suspension

Lower the rear suspension lower control arm (1) to provide clearance for the rear coil spring.

12.

Rear Suspension

Rear Coil Spring(1) - Remove.

13. Rear Coil Spring Lower Insulator(2) - Remove.

14. Rear Coil Spring Insulator(3) - Remove.

Installation Procedure

1.

Rear Suspension

Rear Coil Spring Insulator(3) - Install.

2. Rear Coil Spring Lower Insulator(2) - Install.

3. Rear Coil Spring(1) - Install.

4.

Rear Suspension

Raise the rear suspension lower control arm (1) back into position.

5.

Rear Suspension

CAUTION: This vehicle is equipped with torque-to-yield or single use fasteners. Install a NEW torque-to-yield or single use fastener when installing this component.

Failure to replace the torque-to-yield or single use fastener could cause damage to the vehicle or component.

Rear Suspension Lower Control Arm Outer Bolt(2) - Install NEW.

6. Rear Suspension Lower Control Arm Outer Nut(1) - Install.

7.

Rear Suspension

8. Rear Suspension Lower Control Arm Inner Nut(1) - Tighten.

9.

Rear Suspension

Rear Shock Absorber Bolt(2) - Install NEW.

10. Rear Shock Absorber Nut(1) - Install.

11. { If equipped }Wiring Harness@Rear Suspension Lower Control Arm - Install.

12. Remove the support from the rear suspension lower control arm.

13. Install the rear tire and wheel assembly.

14. Remove the support and lower the vehicle.

15. Verify the rear camber specifications and adjust as necessary.

Rear Suspension Upper Lateral Link Replacement (FWD)

Removal Procedure

1. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.

2. { If equipped }Rear Suspension Position Ball Socket @Rear Suspension Upper Lateral Link - Disconnect.

3.

Rear Suspension

Rear Suspension Upper Lateral Link Nut(1) - Remove.

4. Rear suspension upper lateral link bolt (2) and washer (3) - Remove DISCARD the bolt.

5.

Rear Suspension

Rear Suspension Upper Lateral Link Inner Bolt(1) - Remove and DISCARD.

6.

Rear Suspension

Rear Suspension Upper Lateral Link - Remove.

Installation Procedure

1.

Rear Suspension

Rear Suspension Upper Lateral Link(1) - Install.

2.

Rear Suspension

CAUTION: Refer to Fastener Caution.

CAUTION: This vehicle is equipped with torque-to-yield or single use fasteners. Install a NEW torque-to-yield or single use fastener when installing this component.

Failure to replace the torque-to-yield or single use fastener could cause damage to the vehicle or component.

Rear suspension upper lateral link bolt (2) and washer (3) - Install a NEW bolt.

3. Rear Suspension Upper Lateral Link Nut(1) - Install.

Tighten

  1. First Pass: 160 N.m (118 lb ft)
  2. Final Pass: (90-105 degrees)

4.

Rear Suspension

Rear Suspension Upper Lateral Link Inner Bolt(1) - Install a NEW bolt.

Tighten

  1. First Pass: 160 N.m (118 lb ft)
  2. Final Pass: (90-105 degrees)

5. { If equipped }Rear Suspension Position Ball Socket @Rear Suspension Upper Lateral Link - Connect.

6. Lower the vehicle.

REAR SUSPENSION UPPER LATERAL LINK REPLACEMENT (AWD)

Removal Procedure

1. Raise and support the vehicle.

2. Lower the rear suspension cradle.

3.

Rear Suspension

Rear Suspension Upper Control Arm Inner Nut(1) - Remove.

4. Rear Suspension Upper Control Arm Inner Bolt(2) - Remove and DISCARD.

5.

Rear Suspension

Rear Suspension Upper Control Arm Outer Nut(1) - Remove.

6. Rear Suspension Upper Control Arm Outer Bolt(2) - Remove and DISCARD.

7.

Rear Suspension

Rear Suspension Upper Lateral Link(1) - Remove.

Installation Procedure

1.

Rear Suspension

Rear Suspension Upper Lateral Link(1) - Install.

2.

Rear Suspension

CAUTION: This vehicle is equipped with torque-to-yield or single use fasteners. Install a NEW torque-to-yield or single use fastener when installing this component.

Failure to replace the torque-to-yield or single use fastener could cause damage to the vehicle or component.

Rear Suspension Upper Control Arm Outer Bolt(2) - Install NEW.

CAUTION: Refer to Fastener Caution.

3. Rear Suspension Upper Control Arm Outer Nut(1) - Install and tighten.

  1. First Pass: 100 N.m (74 lb ft)
  2. Final Pass: (90 - 105 degrees)

4.

Rear Suspension

Rear Suspension Upper Control Arm Inner Bolt(2) - Install NEW.

5. Rear Suspension Upper Control Arm Inner Nut(1) - Install and hand tighten.

6. Rear Suspension Upper Control Arm Inner Bolt(2) - Tighten.

  1. First Pass: 100 N.m (74 lb ft)
  2. Final Pass: (90 - 105 degrees)

7. Raise the rear suspension cradle to its original position.

8. Remove the support and lower the vehicle.

REAR SUSPENSION UPPER TRAILING LINK REPLACEMENT

Removal Procedure

1. Raise and support the vehicle.

2. Lower the rear suspension cradle.

3.

Rear Suspension

Rear Suspension Trailing Arm Nut(1) - Remove.

4. Rear Suspension Trailing Arm Bolt(2) - Remove and DISCARD.

5.

Rear Suspension

Rear Suspension Trailing Arm Bracket Bolt(1) - Remove and DISCARD.

6. Rear Suspension Trailing Arm Washer(2) - Remove.

7.

Rear Suspension

Rear Suspension Upper Trailing Link(1) - Remove.

Installation Procedure

1.

Rear Suspension

Rear Suspension Upper Trailing Link(1) - Install.

2.

Rear Suspension

CAUTION: This vehicle is equipped with torque-to-yield or single use fasteners. Install a NEW torque-to-yield or single use fastener when installing this component.

Failure to replace the torque-to-yield or single use fastener could cause damage to the vehicle or component.

Rear Suspension Trailing Arm Bolt(2) - Install NEW.

3. Rear Suspension Trailing Arm Nut(1) - Install and hand tighten.

CAUTION: Refer to Fastener Caution.

4. Rear Suspension Trailing Arm Bolt(2) - Tighten.

  1. First Pass: 100 N.m (74 lb ft)
  2. Final Pass: (90 - 105 degrees)

5.

Rear Suspension

Rear Suspension Trailing Arm Washer(2) - Install.

6. Rear Suspension Trailing Arm Bracket Bolt(1) - Install NEW and tighten.

  1. First Pass: 100 N.m (74 lb ft)
  2. Final Pass: (90 - 105 degrees)

7. Raise the rear suspension cradle to its original position.

8. Remove the support and lower the vehicle.

Rear Suspension Lower Trailing Link Replacement

Removal Procedure

1. Raise and support the vehicle.

2. Remove the rear tire and wheel assembly.

3.

Rear Suspension

Rear Suspension Trailing Arm Nut(1) - Remove.

4. Rear Suspension Trailing Arm Bolt(2) - Remove and DISCARD.

5.

Rear Suspension

Rear Suspension Trailing Arm Bolt(1) - Remove and DISCARD.

6.

Rear Suspension

Rear Suspension Lower Trailing Link(1) - Remove.

Installation Procedure

1.

Rear Suspension

Rear Suspension Lower Trailing Link(1) - Install.

2.

Rear Suspension

CAUTION: Refer to Fastener Caution.

CAUTION: This vehicle is equipped with torque-to-yield or single use fasteners. Install a NEW torque-to-yield or single use fastener when installing this component.

Failure to replace the torque-to-yield or single use fastener could cause damage to the vehicle or component.

Rear Suspension Trailing Arm Bolt(1) - Install NEW and tighten.

  1. First Pass: 100 N.m (74 lb ft)
  2. Final Pass: (90 - 105 degrees)

3.

Rear Suspension

Rear Suspension Trailing Arm Bolt(2) - Install NEW.

4. Rear Suspension Trailing Arm Nut(1) - Install and hand tighten.

5. Rear Suspension Trailing Arm Bolt(2) - Tighten

  1. First Pass: 100 N.m (74 lb ft)
  2. Final Pass: (90 - 105 degrees)

6. Install the rear tire and wheel assembly.

7. Remove the support and lower the vehicle.

LOWER CONTROL ARM REPLACEMENT (FWD)

Removal Procedure

1. Remove the rear tire and wheel assembly.

2. Support the rear suspension lower control arm.

3.

Rear Suspension

Rear Stabilizer Shaft Link Nut(1) - Remove.

4. Rear Stabilizer Shaft Link Bolt(2) - Remove.

5.

Rear Suspension

Rear Shock Absorber Nut(1) - Remove.

6. Rear Shock Absorber Bolt(2) - Remove and DISCARD.

7.

Rear Suspension

Rear Suspension Lower Control Arm Outer Nut(1) - Remove.

8. Rear Suspension Lower Control Arm Outer Bolt(2) - Remove and DISCARD.

9.

Rear Suspension

Rear Suspension Lower Control Arm Inner Nut(1) - Remove.

10. Rear Suspension Lower Control Arm Adjust Cam(2) - Remove.

11.

Rear Suspension

Lower the rear suspension lower control arm (1) to provide clearance for the rear coil spring.

12.

Rear Suspension

Rear Coil Spring (1) - Remove.

13. Rear Coil Spring Lower Insulator (2) - Remove.

14. Rear Coil Spring Insulator (3) - Remove.

15.

Rear Suspension

Rear Suspension Lower Control Arm Adjust Bolt(1) - Remove.

16.

Rear Suspension

Rear Suspension Lower Control Arm(1) - Remove.

Installation Procedure

1.

Rear Suspension

Rear Suspension Lower Control Arm(1) - Install.

2.

Rear Suspension

Rear Suspension Lower Control Arm Adjust Bolt(1) - Install.

3.

Rear Suspension

Rear Coil Spring Lower Insulator (2) - Install.

4. Rear Coil Spring (1) - Install.

5. Rear Coil Spring Insulator (3) - Install.

6.

Rear Suspension

Raise the rear suspension lower control arm (1) back into position.

7.

Rear Suspension

CAUTION: Refer to Fastener Caution.

Rear Suspension Lower Control Arm Adjust Cam(2) - Install.

8. Rear Suspension Lower Control Arm Inner Nut(1) - Install and tighten 90 N.m (66 lb ft).

9.

Rear Suspension

CAUTION: This vehicle is equipped with torque-to-yield or single use fasteners. Install a NEW torque-to-yield or single use fastener when installing this component.

Failure to replace the torque-to-yield or single use fastener could cause damage to the vehicle or component.

Rear Suspension Lower Control Arm Outer Bolt(2) - Install a NEW bolt.

10. Rear Suspension Lower Control Arm Outer Nut(1) - Install.

Tighten

  1. First Pass: 160 N.m (118 lb ft)N.m
  2. Final Pass: (90-105 degrees)

11.

Rear Suspension

Rear Shock Absorber Bolt(2) - Install a NEW bolt.

12. Rear Shock Absorber Nut(1) - Install.

Tighten

  1. First Pass: 160 N.m (118 lb ft)N.m
  2. Final Pass: (90-105 degrees)

13.

Rear Suspension

Rear Stabilizer Shaft Link Bolt(2) - Install.

14. Rear Stabilizer Shaft Link Nut(1) - Install and tighten 58 N.m (43 lb ft).

15. Remove the support from the rear suspension lower control arm.

16. Install the rear tire and wheel assembly.

17. Verify the rear camber specifications and adjust as necessary.

LOWER CONTROL ARM REPLACEMENT (AWD)

Removal Procedure

1. Raise and support the vehicle.

2. Remove the rear tire and wheel assembly.

3. { If equipped }Wiring Harness@Rear Suspension Lower Control Arm - Separate.

4. Support the rear suspension lower control arm.

5.

Rear Suspension

Rear Shock Absorber Nut(1) - Remove.

6. Rear Shock Absorber Bolt(2) - Remove and DISCARD.

7.

Rear Suspension

Rear Suspension Lower Control Arm Outer Nut(1) - Remove.

8. Rear Suspension Lower Control Arm Outer Bolt(2) - Remove and DISCARD.

9.

Rear Suspension

Rear Suspension Lower Control Arm Inner Nut(1) - Remove.

10. Rear Suspension Lower Control Arm Adjust Cam(2) - Remove.

11.

Rear Suspension

Using a suitable flat bladed tool (1), separate the rear suspension lower control arm (2) from the rear suspension knuckle (3) as shown.

12.

Rear Suspension

Lower the rear suspension lower control arm (1) to provide clearance for the rear coil spring.

13.

Rear Suspension

Rear Coil Spring(1) - Remove.

14. Rear Coil Spring Lower Insulator(2) - Remove.

15. Rear Coil Spring Insulator(3) - Remove.

16.

Rear Suspension

Rear Suspension Lower Control Arm Adjuster Bolt(1) - Remove.

17.

Rear Suspension

Rear Suspension Lower Control Arm(1) - Remove.

Installation Procedure

1.

Rear Suspension

Rear Suspension Lower Control Arm(1) - Install.

2.

Rear Suspension

Rear Suspension Lower Control Arm Adjuster Bolt(1) - Install.

3.

Rear Suspension

NOTE: Ensure the proper rear suspension lower control arm adjuster bolt and rear suspension lower control arm adjust cam installation and orientation.

Install the rear suspension lower control arm adjuster bolt so the rear suspension lower control arm adjust cam does not overlap the raised structure on the cradle (1), and the rear suspension lower control arm adjust cam scribe marks face 9 and 3 o'clock (2).

4.

Rear Suspension

Rear Suspension Lower Control Arm Adjust Cam(2) - Install.

5. Rear Suspension Lower Control Arm Inner Nut(1) - Install and hand tighten.

6.

Rear Suspension

NOTE: Ensure the proper rear suspension lower control arm inner nut and rear suspension lower control arm adjust cam installation and orientation.

Install the rear suspension lower control arm inner nut so the rear suspension lower control arm adjust cam does not overlap the raised structure on the cradle (1), and the cam scribe marks face 9 and 3 o'clock (2).

7.

Rear Suspension

Rear Coil Spring Insulator(3) - Install.

8. Rear Coil Spring Lower Insulator(2) - Install.

9. Rear Coil Spring(1) - Install.

10.

Rear Suspension

Raise the rear suspension lower control arm (1) back into position.

11.

Rear Suspension

CAUTION: This vehicle is equipped with torque-to-yield or single use fasteners. Install a NEW torque-to-yield or single use fastener when installing this component.

Failure to replace the torque-to-yield or single use fastener could cause damage to the vehicle or component.

Rear Suspension Lower Control Arm Outer Bolt(2) - Install NEW.

CAUTION: Refer to Fastener Caution.

12. Rear Suspension Lower Control Arm Outer Nut(1) - Install and tighten.

  1. First Pass: 150 N.m (111 lb ft)
  2. Final Pass: (90-105 degrees)

13.

Rear Suspension

Rear Suspension Lower Control Arm Inner Nut(1) - Tighten 160 N.m (118 lb ft).

14.

Rear Suspension

Rear Shock Absorber Bolt(2) - Install NEW.

15. Rear Shock Absorber Nut(1) - Install.

16. { If equipped }Wiring Harness@Rear Suspension Lower Control Arm - Install.

17. Remove the support from the rear suspension lower control arm.

18. Install the rear tire and wheel assembly.

19. Remove the support and lower the vehicle.

20. Verify the rear camber specifications and adjust as necessary.

WHEEL STUD REPLACEMENT

Special Tools

CH-43631 Ball Joint Remover

Equivalent regional tools: Special Tools.

Removal Procedure

1. Remove the rear tire and wheel assembly.

2. Rear Wheel Bearing and Hub Assembly - Remove.

3.

Rear Suspension

Position the wheel bearing and hub assembly in a suitable vise.

4. Use the CH-43631 ball joint remover (1) to remove and discard the wheel stud (2).

Installation Procedure

1.

Rear Suspension

Install the NEW wheel stud (1) into the wheel bearing hub flange (2).

2. Add enough washers (3) in order to draw the stud into the hub flange (2).

3. Install the wheel nut (4) against the washers (3).

4. Tighten the wheel nut (4) until the head of the wheel stud (1) is fully seated against the back of the bearing hub flange (2).

5. Remove the wheel nut (4) and the washers (3).

6. Remove the wheel bearing and hub assembly from the vise.

7. Rear Wheel Bearing and Hub Assembly - Install.

8. Install the rear tire and wheel assembly.

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