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Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual: Installation Procedure

  1. Cut the rear side rail in corresponding locations to fit the remaining original panel. The sectioning joint should be trimmed to allow a gap of one-and-one-half-times the metal thickness at the sectioning joint.
  2. Create a 50 mm (2 in) backing plate from the unused portion of the service part.
  3. Create 5 x 18 mm (4/16 x 11/16) slots for MIG-brazing along the sectioning cut on the remaining original part. Locate these holes 13 mm (1/2 in) from the edge of part and spaced 40 mm (1½ in) apart.
  4. Prepare all mating surfaces as necessary.
  5. Fit the backing plates halfway into the sectioning joints, clamp in place and braze to the vehicle.
  6. Align the rear side rail.
  7. Clean and prepare the attaching surfaces for brazing and spot welding.

Note: In MIG-brazing areas 50 mm (2 in) must be kept clear of structural adhesive.

  1. Apply structural adhesive to all attaching surfaces.

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

  1. Braze accordingly.
  2. To create a solid braze with minimum heat distortion, make 25 mm (1 in) stitch brazes along the seam with 25 mm (1 in) gaps between them. Then go back and complete the stitch braze.

  1. Spot 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 Collision Sectioning Warning in the Preface section. Warning: Refer to Glass and She ...

Underbody Rear Side Rail Reinforcement Replacement (MAG-Welding)
Note: According to different corrosion warranties, only the regional mandatory joining methods are allowed. ...

Other materials:

Body Waterleak Repair
Warning: If the vehicle interior is exposed to moisture and becomes soaked up to the level of the sensing and diagnostic module (SDM), the SDM and SDM harness connector must be replaced. The SDM could be activated when powered, which could cause airbag deployment and result in personal inj ...

Installation Procedure
Align the body side outer panel reinforcement. Clean and prepare the attaching surfaces for welding. Position the body side outer panel   reinforcement on the vehicle. Verify the fit of the body side outer panel reinforcement. Clamp the body side outer panel reinforcement ...

Steering Knuckle Replacement
Preliminary Procedure Raise and support the vehicle. Refer to Lifting  and Jacking the Vehicle Remove the wheel bearing and hub assembly. Refer to Front Wheel Bearing and Hub Replacement. Separate the outer tie rod end from the knuckle. Refer to Steering Linkage Outer Tie R ...

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