Technical Service Bulletins

Eliminate the Chevy Rub

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Remove the left rear wheel and support the rear axle to relieve spring tension. Remove the spring shackle to leak spring mounting bolt (1) and discard. Install the new bolt and tighten to 74 ft-lb followed by an additional 210 degrees.

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Certain 2015-2016 Chevy Express vehicles equipped with a rear HVAC system may have contact between the rear leaf spring shackle bolt and the rear HVAC coolant lines that may rub through. The rubbing creates a coolant leak that can cause the engine to overheat, as well as a loss of HVAC performance.

Replace the shackle bolt with P/N 11588857. If required, replace the auxiliary air conditioning evaporator hoses 23172815 and 23172814, auxiliary heater inlet and outlet hose 20970677 and 20970676 (again, only if needed).

Remove and discard the original bolt. Install the new bolt and tighten first at 74 ft-lb, followed by an additional bolt rotation of 210 degrees.

CHEVY02 rub TSB.pngExample of bolt rubbing lines.


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