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Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual: High Strength Low Alloy Steel

Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual / Body repair / Collision Repair / 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 range from 300-700 MPa.

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

Recommended Repairs

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Floor Air Outlet Replacement
Removal Procedure Remove the instrument panel assembly. Refer to Instrument Panel  Assembly Replacement. Remove the instrument panel wiring harness (2) from the instrument panel tie bar (1). Disconnect the electrical connectors. Remove the instrument panel tie bar ...

Installation Procedure
Drill 8 mm (5/16 in) for plug welding along the edges of the front wheelhouse front panel as noted  from the original panel. Drill 8 mm (5/16 in) for plug welding where front wheelhouse front panel and front wheelhouse overlap. Clean and prepare the attaching surfaces f ...

Halogen Bulb Warning
Warning: Halogen bulbs contain gas under pressure. Handling a bulb improperly could cause it to shatter into flying glass fragments. To help avoid personal injury: Turn off the lamp switch and allow the bulb to cool before changing the bulb. Leave the lamp switch OFF until the bulb chang ...

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