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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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Mild Steel
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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 System. Refer to SIR   Disabling and Enabling. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Refer to ...

Installation Procedure
Note: If the location of the original plug weld holes can not be determined, space the braze holes every 40 mm (1½ in). Create 5 x 18 mm (4/16 x 11/16 in) slots for MIG-brazing along the edges of the rear floor panel filler as noted from the original panel. Clean and prepare ...

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

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