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Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual: Installation Procedure

  1. Prepare all mating surfaces as necessary.
  2. Align the front hinge pillar body reinforcement.

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

  1. Position the front hinge pillar body reinforcement on the vehicle.
  2. Verify the fit of the front hinge pillar body reinforcement.
  3. Clamp the front hinge pillar body reinforcement into position.

  1. Plug weld accordingly.
  2. To create a solid weld with minimum heat distortion, make 25 mm (1 in) stitch welds along the seam with 25 mm (1 in) gaps between them. Then go back and complete the stitch weld.
  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 ...

Body Hinge Pillar Lower Reinforcement Replacement (MIG-Brazing)
Note: According to different corrosion warranties, only the regional mandatory joining methods are allowed. ...

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Wheel Alignment - Steering Wheel Angle and/or Front Toe Adjustment
Ensure that the steering wheel is set in a straight ahead position. Loosen the tie rod jam nut (1). Adjust the toe to specification by turning the adjuster (2). Refer to Wheel Alignment Specifications. Caution: Refer to Fastener Caution in the Preface section. Tighten the tie ro ...

Installation Procedure
Apply structural adhesive on the flanges of the front side door inner panel where the front side door outer panel bears on. Align the front side door outer panel. Verify the fit of the front side door outer panel. Clamp the front side door outer  panel into position. Pre-f ...

Collision Damage Repair
If the vehicle is involved in a collision and it is damaged, have the damage repaired by a qualified technician using the proper equipment and quality replacement parts. Poorly performed collision repairs diminish the vehicle resale value, and safety performance can be compromised in subsequen ...

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