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Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual: Body Waterleak Repair

Warning: If the vehicle interior is exposed to moisture and becomes

Warning: If the vehicle interior is exposed to moisture and becomes soaked up to the level of the sensing and diagnostic module (SDM), the SDM and SDM harness connector must be replaced. The SDM could be activated when powered, which could cause airbag deployment and result in personal injury.

Depending on the location of the waterleak, you may have to remove certain interior components in order to repair the leak.

  1. If the floor carpet is wet refer  to Floor Carpet Drying.

  1. Cut out a portion of the adhesive caulking in the leak area from inside or outside of the vehicle.
  2. Clean and remove all loose particles of the adhesive old caulking from the area.
  3. Apply joint body and seam sealer where the old adhesive caulking was removed.
  4. Allow the adhesive caulking to dry for several hours.
  5. Test for leaks.
  6. Install the trim, if removed.
Air Hose Test
Caution: The air hose test should only be used on fully cured urethane adhesive. Otherwise, damage to the urethane adhesive bead could result in additional leaks. Using a liquid detergent, ...

Stationary Window Waterleak Repair
Note: If any water enters the vehicle interior up to the level of the carpet or higher and soaks the carpet, the sensing and diagnostic module (SDM) and the SDM harness connector may need to be rep ...

Other materials:

General Plastic Repair
Warning: In order to reduce the risk of personal injury when exposed to toxic fumes while grinding, cutting, or applying repair material on any type of sheet molded compound or RIM rigid plastic, observe the following guidelines: Work in a properly ventilated area Apply protective cream t ...

Intermediate Steering Shaft Replacement
Removal Procedure Turn the steering wheel to the straight forward position and support it from movement Remove the 2 intermediate steering shaft bolts (1). Remove the intermediate steering shaft (1). Installation Procedure Install the intermediate steering shaft ...

Overlap/Backing Plate Sectioning (Welding)
Warning: Refer to Approved Equipment for Collision Repair Warning in the Preface section. Fit the service panel   to the vehicle to ensure a proper fit. Measure and mark a line at the sail panel 120 mm (4 3/4 in) from the back glass opening and 70 mm (2 3/4 in) rearward from the ...

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