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Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual: Installation Procedure

  1. Install the following components on the drivetrain and front suspension frame if removed:

Note: Positioning pins (1) of CH 49289 adapter MUST be extended in

Note: Positioning pins (1) of CH 49289 adapter MUST be extended in order to guide into underbody holes.

  1. Raise the frame (4) carefully, 2. using CH 49289 adapter .
  2. Install the frame reinforcements (3).

Caution: Refer to Fastener Caution in the Preface section.

Note: Do NOT reuse old bolts.

  1. Install the NEW frame rear bolts (2) and tighten to 160 Nm (118 lb ft).

Note: Do NOT reuse old bolts.

  1. Install the NEW frame front bolts (1) and tighten to 160 Nm (118 lb ft).
  2. Remove the support of the power steering gear
  3. Install the front bumper energy absorber bracket bolt. Refer to Front Bumper Energy Absorber Bracket Replacement.

  1. Install the front transmission mount bolt (1) and tighten to 100 Nm (74 lb ft).
  2. Install the rear transmission mount bracket bolt (2) and tighten to 100 Nm (74 lb ft).
  3. Install the outer tie rods and tie rod nuts to the steering knuckles. Refer to Steering Linkage Outer Tie Rod Replacement.

  1. Install the steering linkage tie rod. Tighten the steering linkage tie rod nut to 35 Nm (26 lb ft).
  2. Install the lower ball joints to the steering knuckles. Refer to Lower Control Arm Replacement.

  1. Install the power steering fluid cooling pipe (3) to the frame, install the power steering fluid cooling pipe bolt (1) and clip in (2).

    Tighten the power steering fluid cooling pipe bolt to 9 Nm (80 lb in).

  1. Install the wheel speed sensor wiring harness (2) to the frame on both sides.

    Install the wiring harness retainers (3) to the frame and the lower control arm.

  2. Install the radiator wiring harness (1) to the frame.

    Install the wiring harness retainers (4) to the frame.

  1. Install the inlet and outlet hose (2)   to the steering gear (3).
  2. Install power steering gear inlet and outlet hose bolts (1) and tighten to 11 Nm (97 lb in).

  1. Install the lower steering intermediate shaft (1) bolt and tighten to 34 Nm (25 lb ft).
  2. Remove the support of the radiator and condenser.
  3. Lower the vehicle on a hoist. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle.
  4. Install the tire and wheel assemblies. Refer to Tire and Wheel Removal and Installation.
  5. Install the exhaust flexible pipe. Refer to Exhaust Flexible Pipe Replacement.
  6. Install the front bumper fascia opening lower cover. Refer to Front Bumper Fascia Opening Lower Cover Replacement.
  7. Install the engine splash shields. Refer to Front Compartment Splash Shield Replacement.
  8. Install the front compartment insulator, if equipped. Refer to Front Compartment Insulator Replacement.
  9. If replacing the frame, check the wheel alignment. Refer to Wheel Alignment Measurement.
Removal Procedure
Support the radiator and condenser from above using the  condenser tabs on each side. Remove the lower steering intermediate shaft bolt (1). Raise the vehicle on a hoist. Refer to Li ...

Drivetrain and Front Suspension Frame Insulator Replacement
Special Tools CH 49460-1 Adapter CH 49460-2 Adapter CH 6616 Hydraulic Hand Pump CH 6615-10 Hydraulic Cylinder CH-48377-1 Chisel For equivalent regional tools. Refer to Special Tools. ...

Other materials:

Removal Procedure
Warning: Refer to Approved Equipment for Collision Repair Warning in the Preface section. Disable the SIR System. Refer to SIR  Disabling and Enabling. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Refer to Battery Negative Cable Disconnection and Connection. Remove all related panels ...

Removal Procedure
Support the radiator and condenser from above using the  condenser tabs on each side. Remove the lower steering intermediate shaft bolt (1). Raise the vehicle on a hoist. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle. Remove the tire and wheel assemblies. Refer to Tire and Wheel Remov ...

General Plastic Repair
Warning: In order to reduce the risk of personal injury when exposed to toxic fumes while grinding, cutting, or applying repair material on any type of sheet molded compound or RIM rigid plastic, observe the following guidelines: Work in a properly ventilated area Apply protective cream t ...

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