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Old 11-19-2018, 11:48 AM
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Rear Axle Replacement - need some assistance

I have a 2007 Cobalt LT with the 2.2, 4 lug axle. I am not sure if it has ABS and not sure how to find out. Aside from determining which axle to purchase, is there a How To to actually remove and replace one? I have tried to find one, but I can't seem to make any sense on how the forum is organized.

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I suspect most all of the rear beams are identical, i feel like slowbalt would know the answer here.
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Easiest way to find out if you have ABS: Look for a connector/wire coming from the wheel bearing. If you have that, you have ABS.
I can't tell with the pictures, but that positive camber on your tire I would check to see if the beam is cracked. If so, you need a replacement:

Axle Assembly - GM (15232752)
https://www.gmpartsdirect.com/oem-pa...w0LWdhcw%3D%3D

Or do some junkyard digging.

The part number is the same for all models, including SS, so I would say they are interchangeable.
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Easiest way to find out if you have ABS: Look for a connector/wire coming from the wheel bearing. If you have that, you have ABS.
I can't tell with the pictures, but that positive camber on your tire I would check to see if the beam is cracked. If so, you need a replacement:

Axle Assembly - GM (15232752)
https://www.gmpartsdirect.com/oem-pa...w0LWdhcw%3D%3D

Or do some junkyard digging.

The part number is the same for all models, including SS, so I would say they are interchangeable.
It is most definitely bent if not cracked. My daughter spun out and slammed the rear drivers rim into the curb. I have found a 2005 26,000 mile 4lug with ABS for $150.00. Are there any parts I should be sure to ask be included?
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It is most definitely bent if not cracked. My daughter spun out and slammed the rear drivers rim into the curb. I have found a 2005 26,000 mile 4lug with ABS for $150.00. Are there any parts I should be sure to ask be included?
https://www.gmpartsdirect.com/auto-p...umber=15232752

The back of these things are stupid easy. I would replace all of these parts: the rear beam axel you can get from a junkyard obviously from a cobalt/g5 that does not have rear end damage.
I would buy the wheel bearings/drums new -> https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/chevrolet,2007,cobalt,2.2l+l4,1433735,brake+&+whee l+hub,drum,1744, and;
and 2 new shocks -> https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/...+absorber,7556

If you can get the rear beam cheap from a junkyard (ALWAYS NEGOTIATE), the other parts would only cost ~$100-$150.

Remember, anything with brakes/suspension, you need to change out in pairs.
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This what I removed and replaced with my junkyard axle. I had to get new springs - wish I new sooner, I would have gotten Eibachs!

This is where the impact occurred

My daughter spun out in the snow and BAM

This is the axle I removed

This is a closeup of the bend

I wish I knew the springs broke. You can tell they rotted away at the breaks
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