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Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual: Ultra High Strength Dual Phase Steel

Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual / Body repair / Collision Repair / Ultra High Strength Dual Phase Steel

This information provides repair recommendations and general guidelines for steel classified as Ultra High Strength Dual Phase Steel (Dual Phase Steel with a tensile strength greater than 800 MPa), also known as DPX.

General Motors recommends the following when repairing or replacing this type of steel during collision repair.

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Recommended Repairs:

Special Tools and Equipment

Frame and Underbody

Mild Steel
This information provides repair recommendations and general guidelines for steel classified as Mild Steel. This type of steel normally has a tensile strength less than 270 MPa. This includes the c ...

Frame and Underbody
Specifications Engine Shield Replacement Preliminary Procedure Raise and support the vehicle. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle. Engine Shield Bolt (Qty: 4) Caution: Refer to ...

Other materials:

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 ...

Installation Procedure
Drill 8 mm (5/16 in) for plug welding along the edges of the body side outer lower panel as noted from the original panel. Note: If the location of the original plug weld holes can not be determined, space the plug weld holes every 40 mm (1½ in). Clean and prepare the attac ...

Repairs and Inspections Required After a Collision
Warning: Restraint systems can be damaged in a collision. To help avoid injury and ensure that all parts in need of replacement are replaced: Replace any seat belt system that was in use during the collision serious enough to deploy any automatic restraint device such as air bags and ...

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