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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 rear side rail.

Note: Do not damage any other panels or reinforcements.

Note: Do not damage any other panels or reinforcements.

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

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

  1. Remove  the damaged rear side rail.
Rear Rail Sectioning (MIG-Brazing)
Note: According to different corrosion warranties, only the regional mandatory joining methods are allowed. ...

Installation Procedure
Cut the rear side 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 metal thickness a ...

Other materials:

Shock Absorber Disposal
Warning: Use the proper eye protection when drilling to prevent metal chips from causing physical injury. Clamp the strut in a vise horizontally with the rod ( 1) completely extended. Drill a hole in the strut at the center of the end cap (3) using a 5 mm (3/16 in) drill bit. Gas o ...

Brake Fluid
The brake/clutch master cylinder reservoir is filled with DOT 3 brake fluid as indicated on the reservoir cap. There are only two reasons why the brake fluid level in the reservoir might go down: Х The brake fluid level goes down because of normal brake lining wear. When new linings are in ...

Front Suspension Description and Operation
The front suspension has 2 primary purposes: Isolate the driver from irregularities in the road surface. Define the ride and handling characteristics of the vehicle. The front suspension absorbs the impact of the tires travelling over irregular road surfaces and dissipates this energy thr ...

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