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by Sparky001
Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Engineering and Features
Topic: Suspension Replacement for a 2014 Spark EV: Summary and Thoughts
Replies: 1
Views: 64

Suspension Replacement for a 2014 Spark EV: Summary and Thoughts

Hello all, First, I'd like to thank this forum for helping me with identifying parts and general tips and hints. A while ago, I started looking into replacing the shocks and struts on my '14 Spark EV since they were making lots of noticeable squeaks. We are the 3rd owner of this Spark EV and this ca...
by Sparky001
Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Engineering and Features
Topic: Does anybody know what this part is?
Replies: 3
Views: 130

Re: Does anybody know what this part is?

You guys are right! Parking brake cable! I could feel it loosening when I disengage the parking brake! Thank you very much!
by Sparky001
Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Engineering and Features
Topic: Does anybody know what this part is?
Replies: 3
Views: 130

Does anybody know what this part is?

Hi all, Does anybody know what this part is called? https://imgur.com/a/RCspKUA I accidentally broke this thing while lowering my (pictured) rear wheel axle. I tried looking at a crapton of different parts website but found nothing! The infuriating this is that I see this thing on my Repair Manual, ...
by Sparky001
Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Rear Shock OEM Replacement
Replies: 13
Views: 2661

Re: Rear Shock OEM Replacement

The bottom part of the shock (where bolt/part number 5 goes) is made to pivot a little as it compresses. The other part that I believe (if I understand your post correctly) you have lubricated is item 2 which is one of the two pivots for the rear torsion bar. If those 4 locations (2 on each side) h...
by Sparky001
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Rear Shock OEM Replacement
Replies: 13
Views: 2661

Re: Rear Shock OEM Replacement

After a bit of research the only part numbers that are different on the rear suspension are the shocks and springs. The springs rubber bumpers and the shock mounts and plastic boots that go on the shock are even the same, so the dimensions must not be different. Sometimes if the dealer replaces a s...
by Sparky001
Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Rear Shock OEM Replacement
Replies: 13
Views: 2661

Re: Rear Shock OEM Replacement

The rear shocks are different because the weights of the batteries are different. If a 2014 needs a battery, GM upgrades it to the 2015-16 battery, and says the rear shocks, springs and plastic shields are to be changed to the newer ones, too. So, it looks like the newer shocks will fit, but the va...
by Sparky001
Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Rear Shock OEM Replacement
Replies: 13
Views: 2661

Re: Rear Shock OEM Replacement

I may just have to, I'll report back with that effort
by Sparky001
Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Rear Shock OEM Replacement
Replies: 13
Views: 2661

Re: Rear Shock OEM Replacement

Hey dude, thanks for replying. I did find that. That part is for 15-16, and it's not listed for '14. I'm not sure if there's anything unique about '14, maybe a suspension redone? But I came across that and find it odd that it's not listed for '14. I decided against it since '14 isn't listed specific...
by Sparky001
Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Rear Shock OEM Replacement
Replies: 13
Views: 2661

Rear Shock OEM Replacement

Hello, My 2014 Sparky EV squeaks a lot when I go over bumps, methinks it's about time to replace the shocks. I am having the hardest time finding OEM shocks. At this point, I don't mind going with aftermarket parts, but I don't think anybody knows. Does anybody have experience with replacing the rea...
by Sparky001
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: News and Main Chevy Spark EV Forum
Topic: Squeaky car when going over bumps
Replies: 2
Views: 691

Squeaky car when going over bumps

Hello all, Anybody here experience squeaking when going over bumps? My spark has 53k miles and is a 2014. I'm pretty familiar with the electric power train but I have not worked on suspension systems before. So my question is this: how do you know if the issue is bearing related or shocks related? I...

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