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Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual: Tracing Powder or Chalk Test

Clean the weatherstrips and the contact surfaces with cleaning solvent.

  1. Apply powder or chalk in an unbroken line to the contact surface of the weatherstrip surrounding the perimeter of the suspected areas.
  2. Close the panel completely without slamming the panel. Closing the panel completely presses the weatherstrip firmly against the mating surface.
  3. Inspect the applied line on the weatherstrip. The applied line is marred where contact is good. A corresponding imprint is on the mating surfaces.
  4. Gaps or irregularities in the powder or the chalk line on the mating surfaces indicate the areas with a poor seal.

Air Pressure Test

  1. Mask off  both the pressure relief valves.
  2. Close all the windows.
  3. Turn the vehicles ventilation fan to the on position, with the selector on high speed and in the defrost mode.
  4. Unlock and close the doors.
  5. Listen for escaping air along the door and the window seals with a stethoscope or a length of heater hose.

Soap Suds or Bubble Test

  1. Mask off the pressure  relief valves.
  2. Close all the windows and the doors.
  3. Turn the vehicles ventilation fan to the on position, with the selector on high speed and in the defrost mode.
  4. Unlock and close the doors
  5. Apply the soap solution to the potential leak areas.
  6. Look for bubbles revealing escaping air.
Air/Wind Noise
Special Tools CH-39570 Chassis Ear GE-41416 Ultrasonic Leak Detector Warning: Refer to Assistant Driving Warning in the Preface section. To analyze a reported windnoise condition, test drive ...

Exterior Windnoise
Warning: Refer to Assistant Driving Warning in the Preface section. Exterior windnoise is louder when the vehicle is driven with one or more windows down. Exterior windnoise occurs when air passes ...

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Tire Rotation
Tires should be rotated every 12 000 km (7,500 mi). Tires are rotated to achieve a uniform wear for all tires. The first rotation is the most important. Anytime unusual wear is noticed, rotate the tires as soon as possible, check for proper tire inflation pressure, and check for damaged tires ...

Headlining Trim Panel Replacement (With Sunroof)
Warning: Do not attempt to repair or alter the head impact energy-absorbing material glued to the headliner or to the garnish trims. If the material is damaged, replace the headliner and/or the garnish trim. Failure to do so could result in personal injury. Caution: If a vehicle is equip ...

How Does an Airbag Restrain?
In moderate to severe frontal or near frontal collisions, even belted occupants can contact the steering wheel or the instrument panel. In moderate to severe side collisions, even belted occupants can contact the inside of the vehicle. Airbags supplement the protection provided by safety belts ...

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