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Cadillac CTS-V Rear Suspension Snubber Installation Manual


Download Before you begin -Read instructions completely before starting each step. -Pay attention to how parts are removed from the vehicle and make sure to keep track of all parts, in many cases they may be used in the installation. Step 1. Jacking & Support of Car Note: If you are using an automotive lift, parts a & b may be skipped. a). To raise the front of the car, (depending on the jack you use) you may need to initially raise the car from the side (using the secondary jack) to gain clearance for the hydraulic jack at the front of the car. Once this is done, support the car with the jack stands located on the frames cross member as shown in Figure 1. b). With the front of the car supported, now raise the rear of the car. This is done with the jack positioned from the side of the car. The jacking point will be the rear axle or differential housing. Once the rear of the car is in the air, supoport it with the other two jack stands, on the car’s subframe as shown in Figure 2 and Figure 3. You may wish to place a block of wood between the jack stand and subframe to avoid any scatches. Step 2. Removal of rear axle cradle With the car supported, you can now begin to remove the four (4) bolts that secure the rear axle cradle. a). Place the hydraulic jack under the differential housing and apply light pressure, just enough to support the cradle. b). Locate the four (4) axle cradle bolts (shown in Figures 4, 5 & 6). There are two bolts in the front and two bolts in the rear on each side. c). Using the 24mm deep well socket, remove the front cradle bolts.