In this video I show you how to replace the coil springs in the rear of your Chevrolet Cobalt. Please remember to consult your factory repair manual for the proper procedure and specs.
Parts used in film:
Coil Springs: Variable Rate Moog Part No. CC81065

50 thoughts on “Replace rear coil springs – chevy cobalt”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael Long says:

    Won't the coil be under to much pressure and hurt you or worse

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jonathon Q says:

    l jus fkn love this guy !!
    Thanks for all your great videos!!

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars MusicConnoisseurian says:

    Thanks! Just getting ready to do similar setup on a 1997 LeSabre.

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Blair Nelson says:

    Typical gm. No recall

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ed Golding says:

    Thanks Eric ,always top drawer for your videos.

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mike Norris says:

    How do you replace the rubber bumper on the isolater

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Sal B says:

    Your videos have helped me a lot! Thank you

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars D.j. says:

    i replaced my front struts on my 07 G5 & during that process, I noticed that previously, someone packed the area between the knuckle & strut mount with concrete.. As if the rear section of the knuckle was looking a bit thin/weak so, they reinforced it with concrete & IT HAS ME THINKING OF EITHER REPLACING THE KNUCKLE OR, REPACKING IT WITH CONCRETE but, Now the front is much higher then the rear! Time to spend more money & replace the rear springs & shocks!

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Cory Williams says:

    What Jack's and stands does he use.

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars D.j. says:

    I realize this video has some age but, on the Cobalt platform (G5, HHR, Saturn- Ion) How would one know if their rear coil springs were broke without taking it apart?

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars justin garrett says:

    Awesome video, lots of help thank you

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars highrzr says:

    Very nice. I can't believe I along with a lot of other people watch you fix people's vehicles! Keep up the good work. Wondering if a little bit of grease would help keep the spring from sticking to the insulators?

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ian Newhall says:

    little surprise lol… "hey why is my rear axle on the ground?"

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ian Newhall says:

    HHRs too.. did mine last year

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ryin zanella says:

    Straight to the point, great video and thank you!

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jason Billington says:

    Awesome thank you.

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars xelaju8 says:

    I own a Cobalt. Thank you . Very useful.

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hola! Bill Malec says:

    Back when Mr. O was too afraid to joke around much… Lol. Semi serious here.
    Oh and what a cheaply-made vehicle.

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars FanofDocumentaries says:

    Is that top isolator a rubber jounce bumper or a piece of plastic?

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Sunil Cherian Pullockaran says:

    I would suggest removing the brake line from the trailing arm if it is possible on this particular car, before prying the spring off the arm. Thanks for the video.

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kermit says:

    Just got a free one with only 52000 KM from my 86 years old dad . This may be useful .

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars tim sigley says:

    Good lighting and video. Tnks for the Info. Vary useful and educational.

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Lee Gernes says:

    On the shock bolt – how much to torque to apply?

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Malx Johnson says:

    Right on! You're the man!

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars jdannug517 says:

    Why couldn't you do both sides at the same time?

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Chase says:

    And so the "i can do it you can do it" is born. Nice job doc.

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars GrandMasterApple says:

    It's a good thing my pitch weld doesn't exist

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars russell routt says:

    Awesome video, thank you.

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jason Jones says:

    I take it the rear springs on my 05 malibu are the same?

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars don't worry be happy says:

    Thanks for video.Changed rear coil springs in about 1 hr 15 minutes

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars James Koenig says:

    I need to do this on a 2005 buick lesabre. I assume its the same process.??

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tetsuo315 says:

    Eric,
    Thanks for the awesome video! It gave me the confidence to do the repair myself. The procedure was easy to follow. About a week ago I started hearing a clunk in the rear when cornering. Sure enough, I discovered two broken springs. Passenger side was identical to the video. The driver side was broken a little further up with the end piece missing. I used Moog springs as per your recommendation. Replaced the shocks as they were pretty spongy. Impact wrench made the job easier.

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Vincent Emma says:

    Does this apply to an HHR as well?

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars StarDestroyerXerO says:

    Good video. Straight to the point, and informative. No fluff. Positive sign off. Me likey.

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Blue Adept says:

    Thank You Dr. O!

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Turbo T says:

    What are the symptoms of the broken springs im hearing a rattling noise in the rear amd shaking

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Heterogeneity Rocks says:

    Same process for 07 focus?

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars chris kelly says:

    I love your channel! You do a great job of explaining the steps in the process and things to watch out for. I appreciate your time and enery. I am replacing myy daughters springs and shocks today and this is helpful. I've never worked on an HHR.

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jerry C says:

    Where are your safety glasses????

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars sweatshoppimps bigpete says:

    can you do a video on how to change the rear bushings on a cobalt??

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars HirachieOfSociety says:

    You just saved me 240 dollars man, really appreciate it.

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mike Chiodetti says:

    Another very informative video!

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mr. Boostang says:

    So happy these cars are simple to work on

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars CraigoryAbbit says:

    Nice video. ..

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Blaze Townsend says:

    Saturn Ion uses this same process! Also helped me out. Same parts too!

  46. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars *IAC* says:

    Nice video. Thanks !