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Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual: Dual Phase Steel

This information provides repair recommendations and general guidelines for steel classified as Dual Phase Steel (Dual Phase Steel with a tensile strength up to and including 800 MPa), also known as DP.

General Motors recommends the following when repairing or replacing this type of steel during collision repair.

Note: The use of heat to repair damage is not recommended for this classification of steel.

Recommended Repairs

Installation Procedure
Create 5 x 18 mm (4/16 x 11/16 in) slots for MIG-brazing along the edges of the tail lamp pocket as noted f  rom the original panel. Note: Clean and prepare the attaching surf ...

High Strength Low Alloy Steel
This information provides repair recommendations and general guidelines for steel classified as High Strength Low Alloy Steel, also known as HSLA. This type of steel normally has a tensile strength ...

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Child Seat Restraint System
Warning: A child in a rear-facing child restraint can be seriously injured if the right-front passengers air bag inflates. This is because the back of a rear-facing child restraint would be very close to the inflating air bag. NEVER use a rear-facing child restraint in this vehicle. If a forwa ...

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 determined, space the plug weld holes every 40 mm (1½ in). Clean and prepare the attac ...

Rear Suspension Description and Operation
This vehicle has a semi-independent twist-beam rear suspension system consisting of the following components: An axle with integral trailing arms AV shaped twisting cross beam Two coil springs Two shock absorbers Axle Assembly The axle assembly (1) attaches to the underbody throu ...

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