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Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual: Installation Procedure

  1. 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).

  1. Clean and prepare the attaching   surfaces for welding.

  1. Position the body side outer lower panel on the vehicle.
  2. Verify the fit of the body side outer lower panel.
  3. Clamp the body side outer lower panel 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 ...

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

Other materials:

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 ...

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 ...

Aluminum Wheel Porosity Repair
Remove the tire and wheel. Refer to Tire and Wheel Removal   and Installation. Inflate the tire to the manufactures specified pressure as stated on the tire. Submerge the tire/wheel into a water bath in order to locate the leak. Inscribe a mark on the wheel in order to indic ...

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