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Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual: Installation Procedure

  1. Remove the front wheelhouse rear panel brace (1) from service panel.

  1. Drill 8 mm (5/16 in) for plug welding instead of the adhesive noted from the front area of the original panel.

Note: Double the number of drills at the flange where front

Note: Double the number of drills at the flange where front wheelhouse panel and front compartment side rail overlap (1).

  1. Drill 8 mm (5/16 in) for plug welding along the edges of the front wheelhouse as noted from the original panel.
  2. Clean and prepare the attaching surfaces for welding.

  1. Position the front wheelhouse on the vehicle.
  2. Verify the fit of the front wheelhouse.
  3. Clamp the front wheelhouse into position.

  1. Plug weld accordingly.
  2. Apply the sealers and anti-corrosion materials to the repair area, as necessary. Refer to Anti-Corrosion Treatment and Repair.
  3. Paint the repaired area. Refer to Basecoat/Clearcoat Paint Systems.
  4. Install all related panels and components.
  5. Connect the negative battery cable. Refer to Battery Negative Cable Disconnection and Connection.
  6. Enable the SIR system. Refer to SIR Disabling and Enabling.
Removal Procedure
Warning: Refer to Approved Equipment for Collision Repair Warning in the Preface section. Warning: Refer to Glass and Sheet Metal Handling Warning in the Preface section. Disable the SIR Syst ...

Front Wheelhouse Panel Replacement (MIG-Brazing)
Note: According to different corrosion warranties, only the regional mandatory joining methods are allowed. ...

Other materials:

Removal Procedure
Warning: Refer to Approved Equipment for Collision Repair Warning in the Preface section. Warning: Refer to Collision Sectioning Warning in the Preface section. Warning: Refer to Glass and Sheet Metal Handling Warning in the Preface section. Disable the SIR System. Refer to SIR  Dis ...

Washer Fluid
What to Use When windshield washer fluid is needed, be sure to read the manufacturer's instructions before use. If operating the vehicle in an area where the temperature may fall below freezing, use a fluid that has sufficient protection against freezing. Adding Washer Fluid Open the ca ...

Removal Procedure
Warning: Refer to Approved Equipment for Collision Repair Warning in the Preface section. Warning: Refer to Collision Sectioning Warning in the Preface section. Warning: Refer to Glass and Sheet Metal Handling Warning in the Preface section. Disable the SIR System. Refer to SIR  Dis ...

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