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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.

  1. Disable the SIR System. Refer to SIR  Disabling and Enabling.
  2. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Refer to Battery Negative Cable Disconnection and Connection.
  3. Remove all related panels and components.
  4. Visually inspect the damage. Repair as much of the damage as possible.
  5. 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 wheelhouse front panel.
  2. Drill all factory welds.

  1. Drill hidden factory weld where front wheelhouse front panel and front wheelhouse overlap.

  1. Remove the front wheelhouse front panel.
Front Wheelhouse Front Panel Replacement (MIG-Brazing)
Note: According to different corrosion warranties, only the regional mandatory joining methods are allowed. ...

Installation Procedure
Create 5 x 18 mm (4/16 x 11/16 in) slots for MIG-Brazing along the edges of the front wheelhouse front panel as noted from the original panel. Create a 5 x 18 mm (4/16 x 11/16 in ...

Other materials:

Installation Procedure
Prepare all mating surfaces as necessary Align the body lock pillar outer panel reinforcement. Drill 8 mm (5/16 in) for plug welding along the edges of the body lock pillar outer panel reinforcement as noted from the original panel. Clean and prepare the attaching  surfac ...

General Information
Your vehicle is an important investment. This section describes the required maintenance for the vehicle. Follow this schedule to help protect against major repair expenses resulting from neglect or inadequate maintenance. It may also help to maintain the value of the vehicle if it is sold. It ...

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 ...

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