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Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual: High Strength Low Alloy Steel

Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual / Body repair / Collision Repair / High Strength Low Alloy Steel

This information provides repair recommendations and general guidelines for steel classified as High Strength Low Alloy Steel, also known as HSLA. This type of steel normally has a tensile strength range from 300-700 MPa.

General Motors recommends the following when repairing or replacing this type of steel during collision repair.

Recommended Repairs

Dual Phase Steel
This information provides repair recommendations and general guidelines for steel classified as Dual Phase Steel (Dual Phase Steel with a tensile strength up to and including 800 MPa), also known a ...

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 c ...

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Tyre and Wheel Removal and Installation
Removal Procedure Raise and suitably support the vehicle. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle. Remove the wheel center cap. Mark the relationship of the wheel (2) to the hub. Remove the wheel nuts (1). Warning: If penetrating oil gets on the vertical surfaces between the ...

Installation Procedure
Drill 8 mm (5/16 in) for plug welding along the edges of the body side outer lower panel as noted from the original panel. Note: If the location of the original plug weld holes can not be determined, space the plug weld holes every 40 mm (1½ in). Clean and prepare the attac ...

Radiator Grille Reinforcement Support Replacement
Preliminary Procedure Remove the front bumper fascia. Refer to Front Bumper Fascia Replacement. Radiator Grille Reinforcement Support Bolt (Qty: 4) Caution: Refer to Fastener Caution in the Preface section. Tighten 10 Nm (89 lb in). Radiator Grille Reinforcement Support Retainer ...

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