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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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Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
Adding accessories that change the vehicle's frame, bumper system, height, front end, or side sheet metal, may keep the airbag system from working properly. The operation of the airbag system can also be affected by changing or moving any parts of the front seats, safety belts, the airbag ...

Installation Procedure
Remove the front wheelhouse rear panel brace (1) from service panel. Create 6 x 20 mm (4/16 x 12/16 in) slots for MIG-brazing along the edges of the front wheelhouse (1). Clean and prepare the attaching surfaces for brazing. Note: In MIG-brazing areas 50 mm (2 in) must b ...

Heating and Air Conditioning System Description and Operation
Engine Coolant Engine coolant is the key element of the heating system. The thermostat controls engine operating coolant temperature. The thermostat also creates a restriction for the cooling system that promotes a positive coolant flow and helps prevent cavitation. Coolant enters the heater ...

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