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Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual: Body Side Outer Lower Panel Replacement (MIG-Brazing)

Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual / Body repair / Collision Repair / Body Side Outer Lower Panel Replacement (MIG-Brazing)

Note: According to different corrosion warranties, only the regional mandatory joining methods are allowed.

Installation Procedure
Drill 8 mm (5/16 in) for plug welding along the edges of the body side outer lower panel as noted from the original panel. Note: If the location of the original plug weld holes can not be ...

Removal Procedure
Warning: Refer to Approved Equipment for Collision Repair Warning in the Preface section. Warning: Refer to Glass and Sheet Metal Handling Warning in the Preface section. Disable the SIR Syst ...

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Installation Procedure
Remove rear end upper panel extension (1) from service part. Cut the body side inner panel in corresponding locations to fit the remaining original panel. The sectioning joint should be trimmed to allow a gap of one-and-one-half-times the metal thickness at the sectioning jo ...

Tracing Powder or Chalk Test
Clean the weatherstrips and the contact surfaces with cleaning solvent. Apply powder or chalk in an unbroken line to the contact surface of the weatherstrip surrounding the perimeter of the suspected areas. Close the panel completely without slamming the panel. Closing the panel comple ...

Steering Linkage Outer Tie Rod Replacement
Preliminary Procedure Remove the tire and wheel assembly. Refer to Tire and Wheel Removal and Installation. Steering Linkage Tie Rod Nut Caution: Refer to Fastener Caution in the Preface section. Tighten 35 Nm (26 lb ft) Steering Linkage Inner Tie Rod Nut Tighten 60 Nm (44 ...

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