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Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual: Installation Procedure

  1. Cut the front compartment upper side rail in corresponding locations to fit the remaining original panel. The sectioning joint should be trimmed to allow a gap of one-and-one-half-times the metal thickness at the sectioning joint.
  2. Create a 50 mm (2 in) backing plate from the unused portion of the service part.
  3. Create 5 x 18 mm (4/16 x 11/16 in) slots for MIG-brazing along the sectioning cut on the remaining original part. Locate these holes 13 mm (1/2 in) from the edge of part and spaced 40 mm (1 1/2 in) apart.
  4. Prepare all mating surfaces as necessary.
  5. Fit the backing plates halfway into the sectioning joints, clamp in place and braze to the vehicle.
  6. Align the front compartment upper side rail.
  7. Clean and prepare the attaching surfaces for spot welding and brazing.

Note: In MIG-brazing areas 50 mm (2 in) must be kept clear of structural adhesive.

  1. Apply structural adhesive to all attaching surfaces.

  1. Position the front compartment upper side rail on the vehicle.
  2. Verify the fit of the front compartment upper side rail.
  3. Clamp the front compartment upper side rail into position.

  1. Braze accordingly.

  1. Spot weld accordingly.
  2. To create a solid braze with minimum heat distortion, make 25 mm (1 in) stitch brazes along the seam with 25 mm (1 in) gaps between them. Then go back and complete the braze.
  3. Apply the sealers and anti-corrosion materials to the repair area, as necessary. Refer to Anti-Corrosion Treatment and Repair.
  4. Paint the repaired area. Refer to Basecoat/Clearcoat Paint Systems.
  5. Install all related panels and components.
  6. Connect the negative battery cable. Refer to Battery Negative Cable Disconnection and Connection.
  7. 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 Collision Sectioning Warning in the Preface section. Warning: Refer to Glass and She ...

Front Compartment Side Rail Sectioning (Long, MAG-Welding)
Note: According to different corrosion warranties, only the regional mandatory joining methods are allowed. ...

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Symptoms - Squeaks and Rattles
Table 1: Rattle Coming From the Side Rail Table 2: Rattle Under Vehicle at Higher RPM Table 3: Thump From Rear of Vehicle on Bumps Table 4: Glass Knock Coming From the Rear of the Vehicle When Driving Over Bumps Table 5: Rattle Coming From Door Table 6: Squeak When Operating Doors Table 7: S ...

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 System. Refer to SIR Disabling and Enabling. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Refer to Batter ...

Tyre Repair
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