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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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Other materials:

Refrigerant Recovery and Recharging
Special Tools GE-45037 A/C Oil Injector For equivalent regional tools, refer to Special Tools. Refrigerant Recovery and Recharging Warning: To prevent personal injury, avoid breathing A/C Refrigerant and lubricant vapor or mist. Work in a well ventilated area. To remove refrigerant from the A ...

Front Side Door Wiring Harness Replacement
Preliminary Procedure Remove the front side door inner panel trim. Refer to Front Side Door Trim Replacement. Front Side Door Wiring Harness Warning: Unless directed otherwise, the ignition and start switch must be in the OFF or LOCK position, and all electrical loads must be OFF before ...

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 body rear end panel as noted  from the original panel. Clean and prepare the attaching s ...

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