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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 Collision Sectioning 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. Create cut lines on the front compartment front rail.

Note: Do not damage internal reinforcement of front compartment

Note: Do not damage internal reinforcement of front compartment side rail.

  1. Cut the panel where sectioning is to be performed.

Note: Left side only.

Note: Left side only.

  1. Locate and mark all the necessary factory welds of the front  compartment front rail.
  2. Drill all factory welds. Note the number and location of welds for installation of the service assembly.

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

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 met ...

Other materials:

Rail Dust Damage Repair
Warning: Refer to Eye Protection Warning in the Preface section. Note: If rail dust has penetrated into the basecoat, the panel requires refinishing. Ensure all the rail dust has been removed prior to refinishing or the rust spots will return. Rail dust damage comes from the tiny iron particles ...

Air Conditioning Compressor and Condenser Hose Replacement (1.6L LXT)
Removal Procedure Recover the refrigerant. Refer to Refrigerant Rec   overy and Recharging. Remove front bumper fascia. Refer to Front Bumper Fascia Replacement. Remove A/C compressor and condenser hose nut (1) from A/C condensor (2). Remove A/C compressor and ...

Installation Procedure
Cut the front hinge pillar body 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 portion of ...

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