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Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual: Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle

Note: The use of a LOW PROFILE LIFT ARMS SYSTEM may be required to avoid unwanted contact with the vehicle's body and structure depending on lifting equipment used. Refer to the manufacture's recommendation for their applications of low profile lift arms system for their lifting equipment.

Danger: To avoid any vehicle damage, serious personal injury or death when

Danger: To avoid any vehicle damage, serious personal injury or death when major components are removed from the vehicle and the vehicle is supported by a hoist, support the vehicle with jack stands at the opposite end from which the components are being removed and strap the vehicle to the hoist.

Danger: To avoid any vehicle damage, serious personal injury or death, always use the jackstands to support the vehicle when lifting the vehicle with a jack.

Caution: Perform the following steps before beginning any vehicle lifting or jacking procedure:

Failure to perform the previous steps could result in damage to the lifting equipment or the jacking equipment, the vehicle, and/or the vehicle contents.

Vehicle Lifting - Frame Contact Lift

Front Lift Pads

When lifting the vehicle with a frame-contact lift, place the front lift pads on the rocker outer panel weld flange, as shown

Rear Lift Pads

When lifting the vehicle with a frame-contact lift, place the rear lift pads on the rocker outer panel weld flange, as shown.

Vehicle Jacking

Caution: When you are jacking the vehicle at the front locations, be certain that the jack or the jack lift pad does not contact the front fascia, front fascia air dam, or the front fenders. If such contact occurs, vehicle damage may result. When jacking at selected front locations additional clearance may be required for the jacking points.

Note: When you are lifting a vehicle with a service jack, block the wheels at the opposite end from which you are lifting. Use jack stands to provide additional support.

Front of Vehicle

When using a service jack under the front of the vehicle use one of the following locations: Place the service jack pad in the same location as shown for the front lift pads.

Rear of Vehicle

Note: Place jackstands ONLY under strong and stable vehicle structures.

Place the service jack pad in the same location as shown for the rear lift pads.

Thread Inserts
General Purpose Thread Repair Kits. These kits are available commercially. Repair Procedure Warning: Refer to Safety Glasses Warning in the Preface section. Note: Refer to the thread repair ...

Air/Wind Noise
Special Tools CH-39570 Chassis Ear GE-41416 Ultrasonic Leak Detector Warning: Refer to Assistant Driving Warning in the Preface section. To analyze a reported windnoise condition, test drive ...

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Instrument Panel Accessory Bezel Replacement
Preliminary Procedure Remove transmission control cover. Refer to Automatic or Manual Transmission Control Lever Trim Cover Replacement. Instrument Panel Accessory Bezel Screw (Qty: 4) Caution: Refer to Fastener Caution in the Preface section. Tighten 2.5 Nm (23 lb in). Instrume ...

Installation Procedure
Cut the front compartment upper 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. Create a 50 mm (2 in) backing plate from the unused ...

Installation Procedure
Prepare all mating surfaces as necessary. Align the body lock pillar outer panel reinforcement. Create 8 x 24 mm (5/16 x 15/16 in) slots for MIG-brazing upper (1) and lower (2). Clean and prepare the attaching surfaces for spot welding and brazing. Position the body loc ...

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