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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:

Engine Overheating
There is an engine coolant temperature gauge on the vehicle instrument cluster to warn of engine overheating. If the decision is made not to lift the hood when this warning appears, get service help right away. If the decision is made to lift the hood, make sure the vehicle is parked on a le ...

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

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. Disable the SIR System. Refer to SIR  Dis ...

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