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Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual: Body Waterleak Repair

Warning: If the vehicle interior is exposed to moisture and becomes

Warning: If the vehicle interior is exposed to moisture and becomes soaked up to the level of the sensing and diagnostic module (SDM), the SDM and SDM harness connector must be replaced. The SDM could be activated when powered, which could cause airbag deployment and result in personal injury.

Depending on the location of the waterleak, you may have to remove certain interior components in order to repair the leak.

  1. If the floor carpet is wet refer  to Floor Carpet Drying.

  1. Cut out a portion of the adhesive caulking in the leak area from inside or outside of the vehicle.
  2. Clean and remove all loose particles of the adhesive old caulking from the area.
  3. Apply joint body and seam sealer where the old adhesive caulking was removed.
  4. Allow the adhesive caulking to dry for several hours.
  5. Test for leaks.
  6. Install the trim, if removed.
Air Hose Test
Caution: The air hose test should only be used on fully cured urethane adhesive. Otherwise, damage to the urethane adhesive bead could result in additional leaks. Using a liquid detergent, ...

Stationary Window Waterleak Repair
Note: If any water enters the vehicle interior up to the level of the carpet or higher and soaks the carpet, the sensing and diagnostic module (SDM) and the SDM harness connector may need to be rep ...

Other materials:

Hood Hold-Open Rod Replacement
Warning: Refer to Hood Hold-Open Device Warning in the Preface section. Preliminary Procedure Remove the radiator grille reinforcement support. Refer to Radiator Grille Reinforcement Support Replacement. Hood Hold Open Rod Pivot (Qty: 2) Hood Hold Open Rod ...

Installation Procedure
Clean and prepare the attaching surfaces for welding. Apply structural adhesive to the attaching surfaces. Position the body rear end panel on the vehicle. Verify the fit of the body rear end panel. Clamp the body rear end panel into position. Spot weld accordingly as no ...

Automatic Transmission
It is better not to park with the engine running. If the vehicle is left with the engine running, follow the proper steps to be sure the vehicle will not move. If parking on a hill and pulling a trailer. The automatic transmission has a shift lever located on the console between the seats. ...

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