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Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual: Water Management Description and Operation

Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual / Body hardware and trim / Exterior Trim / Water Management Description and Operation

Plenum Water Flow Direction and Cleaning

A large percentage of water will flow off the windshield area into the plenum chamber drain system and then down the outside on the plenum to the underside of the vehicle. To ensure that the plenum chamber water management system performs properly, the air inlet grille panel, plenum chamber, and drains must not be blocked with debris.

In the graphic below the gray arrows show the water flow direction in the plenum chamber and drains system.

Plenum Chamber and Drain Valve-Cleaning

Plenum Chamber and Drain Valve-Cleaning

The plenum chamber is located in front of the windshield and below the air inlet grille panel.

  1. Remove the air inlet grille panel. Refer to Air Inlet  Grille Panel Replacement.
  2. Clean the plenum chamber, drains and the air inlet grille panel of debris blockage.
  3. Flush the plenum chamber, drains and the air inlet grille panel with clean water.
  4. Install the air inlet grille panel. Refer to Air Inlet Grille Panel Replacement
Rear Compartment Lid Emblem/Nameplate Replacement (VCDi AT)
Rear Compartment Lid Emblem Assembly Caution: Refer to Exterior Trim Emblem Removal Caution in the Preface section. Procedure The part and surface should be 21C (70F) prior to installati ...

Floor Coverings and Headlinings
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Intermediate Steering Shaft Replacement
Removal Procedure Turn the steering wheel to the straight forward position and support it from movement Remove the 2 intermediate steering shaft bolts (1). Remove the intermediate steering shaft (1). Installation Procedure Install the intermediate steering shaft ...

Wheel Alignment - Steering Wheel Angle and/or Front Toe Adjustment
Ensure that the steering wheel is set in a straight ahead position. Loosen the tie rod jam nut (1). Adjust the toe to specification by turning the adjuster (2). Refer to Wheel Alignment Specifications. Caution: Refer to Fastener Caution in the Preface section. Tighten the tie ro ...

Air Vents
Adjustable air vents are in the center and on the side of the instrument panel. Move the slats (1) to change the direction of the airflow. Use the thumbwheels (2) near the air vents to open or close off the airflow. Additional air vents are located beneath the windshield, driver and passenger ...

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