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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.

Note: Front wheelhouse rear panel brace (1) remains to the body.

Note: Front wheelhouse rear panel brace (1) remains to the body.

  1. Locate and mark all the necessary factory welds of the front wheelhouse.

  1. Drill all factory welds. Note the number and location of welds for installation of the service assembly.

  1. Cut the adhesive in the front area (1) and where the front wheelhouse and the front compartment side rail overlap (2) with an appropriate tool.

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

Installation Procedure
Remove the front wheelhouse rear panel brace (1) from service panel. Create 6 x 20 mm (4/16 x 12/16 in) slots for MIG-brazing along the edges of the front wheelhouse (1). Clean a ...

Other materials:

Recommended Fuel
Use regular unleaded gasoline with a posted octane rating of 87 or higher. If the octane rating is less than 87, an audible knocking noise, commonly referred to as spark knock, might be heard when driving. If this occurs, use a gasoline rated at 87 octane or higher as soon as possible. If hea ...

Rear Compartment Lid Emblem/Nameplate Replacement (VCDi)
Rear Compartment Lid Emblem Assembly Caution: Refer to Exterior Trim Emblem Removal Caution in the Preface section. Procedure The part and surface should be 21C (70F) prior to installation. The vehicle should remain 21C (70F) for one hour after assembly to allow adhesive to deve ...

Front End Upper Tie Bar Support Sectioning (MAG Welding)
Note: According to different corrosion warranties, only the regional mandatory joining methods are allowed. Removal Procedure Warning: Refer to Approved Equipment for Collision Repair Warning in the Preface section. Warning: Refer to Collision Sectioning Warning in the Preface section. W ...

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