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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 and weld seams of the front compartment upper side rail.
  2. Drill all factory welds. Note the number and location of welds for installation of the service assembly.

  1. Grind factory weld seams.

  1. Remove the front compartment upper side rail.
Front Compartment Upper Side Rail Replacement (MAG-Welding)
Note: According to different corrosion warranties, only the regional mandatory joining methods are allowed. ...

Installation Procedure
Drill 8 mm (5/16 in) for plug welding along the edges of the front compartment upper side rail as noted  from the original panel. Clean and prepare the attaching surfaces for welding. ...

Other materials:

Installation Procedure
Drill 8 mm (5/16 in) for plug welding along the edges of the rear inner wheelhouse 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 attaching & ...

Installation Procedure
Position the lower control arm (1) in the cradle. Install and hand tighten the NEW rear lower control arm bushing nuts and bolts (1). Install and hand tighten the NEW front lower control arm nut and bolt (1). Caution: Refer to Fastener Caution in the Preface secti ...

Water Hose Test
Note: Use a water hose without the nozzle attached. Have an assistant inside of the vehicle i 1. n order to locate the leak. Begin testing at the base of the window or the windshield. Slowly move the hose upward and across the top of the vehicle. ...

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