This vehicle has a semi-independent twist-beam rear suspension system consisting of the following components:
The axle assembly (1) attaches to the underbody through a rubber bushing and bracket located at the front of each integral trailing arm.
The brackets are attached to the underbody side rails with bolts (2). The axle structure itself maintains the geometrical relationship of the wheels relative to the centerline of the body.
Special Tools and Equipment
Rear Side Door Check Replacement
Preliminary Procedure Remove rear side door trim panel. Refer to Rear Side Door Trim Replacement Remove the rear side door water deflector. Refer to Rear Side Door Water Deflector Replacement Rear Side Door Check Bolt Caution: Refer to Fastener Caution in the Pre ...
Create 5 x 18 mm (4/16 x 11/16 in) slots for MIG-Brazing along the edges of the front wheelhouse front panel as noted from the original panel. Create a 5 x 18 mm (4/16 x 11/16 in) slot for MIG-Brazing where front wheelhouse front panel and front wheelhouse overlap. C ...
Vehicle Load Limits
It is very important to know how much weight the vehicle can carry. This weight is called the vehicle capacity weight and includes the weight of all occupants, cargo, and all nonfactory-installed options. Two labels on the vehicle show how much weight it may properly carry: the Tire and Loadi ...