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Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual: Installation Procedure

  1. Align the rocker inner panel.

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

  1. Position the rocker inner panel on the vehicle.
  2. Verify the fit of the quarter outer panel.
  3. Clamp the rocker inner panel into position.

  1. Plug weld accordingly

  1. Plug weld accordingly.
  2. To create a solid weld with minimum heat distortion, make 25 mm (1 in) stitch welds along the seam with 25 mm (1 in) gaps between them. Then go back and complete the stitch weld.
  3. Apply the sealers and anti-corrosion materials to the repair area, as necessary. Refer to Anti-Corrosion Treatment and Repair.
  4. Paint the repaired area. Refer to Basecoat/Clearcoat Paint Systems.
  5. Install all related panels and components.
  6. Connect the negative battery cable. Refer to Battery Negative Cable Disconnection and Connection.
  7. Enable the SIR system. Refer to SIR Disabling and Enabling.
Removal Procedure
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Rocker Inner Panel Replacement (MIG-Brazing)
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Visual Aiming Preparation Procedure
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Hood Hold-Open Rod Replacement
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Installation Procedure
Align the rocker inner panel. Clean and prepare the attaching surfaces for spot welding. Apply structural adhesive to all attaching surfaces. Position the rocker  inner panel on the vehicle. Verify the fit of the quarter outer panel Clamp the rocker inner panel into posi ...

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