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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 body side inner panel.

Note: Do not damage any inner panels or reinforcements.

Note: Do not damage any inner panels or reinforcements.

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

  1. Locate and mark all the necessary factory welds of the body side inner panel.
  2. Drill all factory welds.

  1. Remove the body side inner panel.

  1. Locate and mark all the necessary factory welds of the rocker inner panel.
  2. Drill all factory welds.

  1. Remove the damaged rocker inner panel.
Rocker Inner Panel Replacement (MIG-Brazing)
Note: According to different corrosion warranties, only the regional mandatory joining methods are allowed. ...

Installation Procedure
Align the rocker inner panel. Clean and prepare the attaching surfaces for spot welding. Apply structural adhesive to all attaching surfaces. Position the rocker  inner panel on ...

Other materials:

Installation Procedure
Drill 8 mm (5/16 in) for plug welding along the edges of the front wheelhouse front panel as noted  from the original panel. Drill 8 mm (5/16 in) for plug welding where front wheelhouse front panel and front wheelhouse overlap. Clean and prepare the attaching surfaces f ...

Driving for Better Fuel Economy
Driving habits can affect fuel mileage. Here are some driving tips to get the best fuel economy possible. Х  Avoid fast starts and accelerate smoothly. Х  Brake gradually and avoid abrupt stops. Х Avoid idling the engine for long periods of time. Х When road and weather conditions ar ...

Thread Inserts
General Purpose Thread Repair Kits. These kits are available commercially. Repair Procedure Warning: Refer to Safety Glasses Warning in the Preface section. Note: Refer to the thread repair kit manufacturer's instructions regarding the size of the drill and tap to use. Avoid any buildup ...

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