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Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual: Steering Column in Lock Position Caution

Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual / Preface / Steering Column in Lock Position Caution

Caution: With wheels of the vehicle facing straight ahead, secure the steering wheel utilizing steering column anti-rotation pin, steering column lock, or a strap to prevent rotation. Locking of the steering column will prevent damage and a possible malfunction of the SIR system. The steering wheel must be secured in position before disconnecting the following components:

After disconnecting these components, do not rotate the steering wheel or move the front tires and wheels. Failure to follow this procedure may cause the SIR coil assembly to become un-centered and cause possible damage to the SIR coil. If you think the SIR coil has became un-centered, refer to your specific SIR coils centering procedure to re-center SIR Coil.

Steering Gear Preload Adjustment Caution

Caution: Do not change the steering gear preload adjustment before moving the inner tie rod from the steering gear. Changing the steering gear preload adjustment before moving the inner tie rod could result in damage to the pinion and the steering gear.

Steering Wheel in the Full Turn Position Caution

Caution: Do not hold the steering wheel in the full turn position longer than 5 seconds, as damage to the steering pump may result.

Steering Wheel Straight and Column Locked Caution

Caution: With wheels of the vehicle facing straight ahead, secure the steering wheel utilizing steering column anti-rotation pin, steering column lock, or a strap to prevent rotation. Locking of the steering column will prevent damage and a possible malfunction of the SIR system. The steering wheel must be secured in position before disconnecting the following components:

After disconnecting these components, do not rotate the steering wheel or move the front tires and wheels. Failure to follow this procedure may cause the SIR coil assembly to become un-centered and cause possible damage to the SIR coil. If you think the SIR coil has became un-centered, refer to your specific SIR coils centering procedure to re-center SIR Coil.

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 sen ...

Test Probe Caution
Caution: Do not insert test equipment probes (DMM etc.) into any connector or fuse block terminal. The diameter of the test probes will deform most terminals. A deformed terminal will cause a poor ...

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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. Disable the SIR System. Refer to SIR  Disabling and Enabling. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Refer to Bat ...

Driver Seat Frame Replacement
Removal Procedure Remove front seat cushion cover (1) and pad (2) from frame (3). Refer to Front Seat Cushion Cover and Pad Replacement Remove the wire harness (1), if equipped. Remove front seat back cushion cover (1) and pad (2) from frame (3). Refer to Driver or ...

Checking and Adding Power Steering Fluid
Caution: When adding fluid or making a complete fluid change, always use the proper power steering fluid. Failure to use the proper fluid will cause hose and seal damage and fluid leaks. Clean the area  surrounding the reservoir cap. Remove the reservoir cap. Inspect the power steeri ...

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