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Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual: Installation Procedure

  1. Drill 8 mm (5/16 in) for plug welding along the edges of the front compartment upper side rail as noted  from the original panel.
  2. Clean and prepare the attaching surfaces for welding.

  1. Position the front compartment upper side rail on the vehicle.
  2. Verify the fit of the front compartment upper side rail.
  3. Clamp the front compartment upper side rail into position.

Note: Plug weld factory slots in the front hinge pillar body area

Note: Plug weld factory slots in the front hinge pillar body area (1) as noted from the original panel.

  1. Plug weld accordingly.
  2. Apply the sealers and anti-corrosion materials to the repair area, as necessary. Refer to Anti-Corrosion Treatment and Repair.
  3. Paint the repaired area. Refer to Basecoat/Clearcoat Paint Systems.
  4. Install all related panels and components.
  5. Connect the negative battery cable. Refer to Battery Negative Cable Disconnection and Connection.
  6. Enable the SIR system. Refer to SIR Disabling and Enabling.
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 Syst ...

Front Compartment Upper Side Rail Replacement (MIG-Brazing)
Note: According to different corrosion warranties, only the regional mandatory joining methods are allowed. ...

Other materials:

Installation Procedure
Install the following components on the drivetrain and front suspension frame if removed: The radiator support brackets. The stabilizer shaft--Refer to Stabilizer Shaft Replacement. The lower control arms--Refer to Lower Control Arm Replacement. The steering gear--Refer to Steering ...

Restraint System
Note: If the vehicle has been in a collision, refer to Repairs and Inspections Required After a Collision for additional information. Vehicle has front and rear seat belts that are the primary means of occupant restraint. Seat belts help to keep the occupants inside the passenger compartment a ...

Hydraulic Clutch
For vehicles with a manual transmission, it is not necessary to regularly check brake/clutch fluid unless there is a leak suspected. Adding fluid will not correct a leak. A fluid loss in this system could indicate a problem. Have the system inspected and repaired. When to Check and What to Us ...

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