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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 ...

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Symptoms - Squeaks and Rattles
Table 1: Rattle Coming From the Side Rail Table 2: Rattle Under Vehicle at Higher RPM Table 3: Thump From Rear of Vehicle on Bumps Table 4: Glass Knock Coming From the Rear of the Vehicle When Driving Over Bumps Table 5: Rattle Coming From Door Table 6: Squeak When Operating Doors Table 7: S ...

Removal Procedure
Raise and support the vehicle. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle. Remove the brake rotor. Refer to Front Brake Rotor Replacement. Remove the wheel speed sensor screw (2). Remove the wheel speed sensor (1) from the steering knuckle. Remove the wheel drive shaft from the fron ...

Installation Procedure
Cut the rear side rail 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 joint. Create a 50 mm (2 in) backing plate from the unused portion of the serv ...

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