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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 ...

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Fuel Additives
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Removal Procedure
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Installation Procedure
Prepare all mating surfaces as necessary. Align the body lock pillar outer panel reinforcement. Create 8 x 24 mm (5/16 x 15/16 in) slots for MIG-brazing upper (1) and lower (2). Clean and prepare the attaching surfaces for spot welding and brazing. Position the body loc ...

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