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Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual: Mild Steel

This information provides repair recommendations and general guidelines for steel classified as Mild Steel. This type of steel normally has a tensile strength less than 270 MPa. This includes the common steel names of:

General Motors recommends the following when repairing or replacing this type of steel during collision repair.

Recommended Repairs:

High Strength Low Alloy Steel
This information provides repair recommendations and general guidelines for steel classified as High Strength Low Alloy Steel, also known as HSLA. This type of steel normally has a tensile strength ...

Ultra High Strength Dual Phase Steel
This information provides repair recommendations and general guidelines for steel classified as Ultra High Strength Dual Phase Steel (Dual Phase Steel with a tensile strength greater than 800 MPa), ...

Other materials:

Removal Procedure
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 and components. Visually inspect the damage. Repair as much of the damage as possible. Remove the ...

Installation Procedure
Cut the front compartment front 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 porti ...

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 ...

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