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Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual: Work Stall Test Warning

Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual / Preface / Work Stall Test Warning

Warning: One or more of the following guidelines may apply when performing specific required tests in the work stall:

When a test requires spinning the drive wheels with the vehicle jacked up, adhere to the following precautions:

When a test requires jacking up the vehicle and running with the wheels and brake rotors removed, adhere to the following precautions:

When running an engine in the work stall, use the exhaust removal system to prevent breathing dangerous gases.

Air in the Power Steering System Caution

Caution: If the power steering system has been serviced, an accurate fluid level reading cannot be obtained unless air is bled from the steering system. The air in the fluid may cause pump cavitation noise and may cause pump damage over a period of time.

Avoid Chipping or Scratching the Coating Caution

Caution: Care should be taken to avoid chipping or scratching the coating when handling the suspension coil spring. Damage to the coating can cause premature failure.

Ball Stud Removal Caution

Caution: Do not free the ball stud by using a pickle fork or a wedge-type tool. Damage to the seal or bushing may result.

Belt Dressing Caution

Caution: Do not use belt dressing on the drive belt. Belt dressing causes the breakdown of the composition of the drive belt. Failure to follow this recommendation will damage the drive belt.

Brake Caliper Caution

Caution: Support the caliper with a piece of wire to prevent damage to the brake line.

Brake Fluid Effects on Paint and Electrical Components Caution

Caution: Avoid spilling brake fluid onto painted surfaces, electrical connections, wiring, or cables. Brake fluid will damage painted surfaces and cause corrosion to electrical components. If any brake fluid comes in contact with painted surfaces, immediately flush the area with water. If any brake fluid comes in contact with electrical connections, wiring, or cables, use a clean shop cloth to wipe away the fluid.

Clearcoat/Ultraviolet Screeners Caution

Caution: Removing more than 0.5 mils of the clearcoat can result in early paint failure. The clearcoat contains ultraviolet screeners. Do not finesse sand more than what is required to remove the defect.

Component Fastener Tightening Caution

Caution: Replacement components must be the correct part number for the application. Components requiring the use of the thread locking compound, lubricants, corrosion inhibitors, or sealants are identified in the service procedure. Some replacement components may come with these coatings already applied. Do not use these coatings on components unless specified. These coatings can affect the final torque, which may affect the operation of the component. Use the correct torque specification when installing components in order to avoid damage.

Drive Axle Caution

Caution: Support the lower control arms in the normal horizontal position in order to avoid damage to the drive axles. Do not operate the vehicle in gear with the wheels hanging down at full travel.

Engine Coolant Thermostat Housing Caution

Caution: Use care when performing this procedure. Use of excessive force may damage the coolant thermostat.

Exterior Trim Emblem Removal Caution

Caution: Use a plastic, flat-bladed tool to prevent paint damage when removing an emblem/name plate.

Fastener Caution

Caution: Use the correct fastener in the correct location. Replacement fasteners must be the correct part number for that application. Do not use paints, lubricants, or corrosion inhibitors on fasteners, or fastener joint surfaces, unless specified. These coatings affect fastener torque and joint clamping force and may damage the fastener. Use the correct tightening sequence and specifications when installing fasteners in order to avoid damage to parts and systems. When using fasteners that are threaded directly into plastic, use extreme care not to strip the mating plastic part(s). Use hand tools only, and do not use any kind of impact or power tools. Fastener should be hand tightened, fully seated, and not stripped.

Filling the Master Cylinder Caution

Caution: When filling the master cylinder, use only Super DOT-4 brake fluid, or equivalent DOT-4 brake fluid. Do not use a container which has been used for petroleum based fluids, or a container which is wet with water. Petroleum based fluids will cause swelling and distortion of rubber parts in the hydraulic brake system, and water will mix with brake fluid, lowering the boiling point. Keep all fluid containers capped to prevent contamination.

Fuel and Evaporative Emission Hose/Pipe Connection Cleaning Caution

Caution: Clean all of the following areas before performing any disconnections in order to avoid possible contamination in the system:

Steering Angle Sensor Calibration Warning
Warning: For vehicles with electric power steering (EPS) and without a vehicle stability enhancement program, the steering angle sensor MUST always be calibrated after the battery has been disconne ...

Heated Oxygen and Oxygen Sensor Caution
Caution: Do not remove the pigtail from either the heated oxygen sensor (HO2S) or the oxygen sensor (O2S). Removing the pigtail or the connector will affect sensor operation. Handle the oxygen sen ...

Other materials:

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 common steel names of: Mild Steel Bake Hardenable Steel (BH) Solid Solution Strengthened Stee ...

Service Vehicle Messages
SERVICE AC SYSTEM This message displays if there is a problem with the air conditioning system. Take the vehicle to your dealer for service. SERVICE POWER STEERING This message displays if there is a problem with the power steering system. Take the vehicle to your dealer for service. SERVICE ...

SIR Inflator Module Handling and Storage Warning
Warning: When carrying an undeployed inflator module: Do not carry the inflator module by the wires or connector. Make sure the air bag opening points away from you. When storing an undeployed inflator module: Make sure the air bag opening points away from the surface on which the in ...

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