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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, MIG-Brazing)
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 ...

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Instrument Cluster Replacement Preliminary Procedure Remove instrument panel lower cluster trim plate. Refer to Instrument Panel Cluster Lower Trim Plate Replacement. Remove instrument panel steering column upper trim cover. Refer to Steering Column Upper Trim Cover Replacement. ...

Heated Oxygen and Oxygen Sensor Caution
Caution: Do not remove the pigtail from either the heated oxygen sensor (HO2S) or the oxygen sensor (O2S). Removing the pigtail or the connector will affect sensor operation. Handle the oxygen sensor carefully. Do not drop the HO2S. Keep the in-line electrical connector and the louvered end fr ...

Installation Procedure
Create 8 x 14 mm (5/16 x 15/16 in) slots for MIG-Brazing along the edges of the drivetrain and front suspension frame front support as noted from the original panel. Clean and prepare the attaching  surfaces for brazing. Position the drivetrain and front suspension frame ...

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