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Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual: Removal Procedure

Warning: Refer to Approved Equipment for Collision Repair Warning in the Preface section.

Warning: Refer to Glass and Sheet Metal Handling Warning in the Preface section.

Disable the SIR System. Refer to  SIR Disabling and Enabling

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Refer to Battery Negative Cable Disconnection and Connection
  2. Remove all related panels and components.
  3. Visually inspect the damage. Repair as much of the damage as possible.
  4. Remove the sealers and anti-corrosion materials from the repair area, as necessary. Refer to Anti-Corrosion Treatment and Repair

  1. Locate and mark all the necessary factory welds of the front end sheet metal cross panel reinforcement (1).
  2. Drill all factory welds. Note the number and location of welds for installation of the service assembly.

  1. Remove the front end sheet metal cross panel reinforcement (1).
  2. Drill all factory welds.

  1. Grind factory welds of the front end upper tie bar.

  1. Remove the front end upper tie bar (1).
Front End Upper Tie Bar Replacement (MIG-Brazing)
Note: According to different corrosion warranties, only the regional mandatory joining methods are allowed. ...

Installation Procedure
Position the front end upper tie bar (1) on the vehicle. Verify the fit of the front end upper tie bar. Clamp the front end upper tie bar into position. Braze accordingly. ...

Other materials:

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 ...

Installation Procedure
Drill 8 mm (5/16 in) for plug welding along the edges of the rear bumper impact bar stud plate as noted from the original panel. Note: If the location of the original plug weld holes can not be determined, space the plug weld holes every 40 mm (1½ in). Clean and prepare the ...

Paint Gauges
Paint thickness gauge. measure the total thickness of the vehicle finish. It is important to accurately measure the thickness of the finish on each vehicle as the thickness of the finish will vary on each vehicle. Use a paint gauge before the sanding process in order to accurately measure how ...

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