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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:

Installation Procedure
Remove rear end upper panel extension (1) from service part. Cut the body side inner panel 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 jo ...

Vehicle Positioning
At times, the position of the vehicle on the map could be inaccurate due to one or more of the following reasons: The road system has changed. The vehicle is driving on slippery road surfaces such as sand, gravel, or snow. The vehicle is traveling on winding roads or long straight roads. ...

Rear Spring Replacement
Removal Procedure Raise and suitably support the vehicle. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle. Support the rear axle with a tall jack stand near the shock absorber. Remove the lower shock bolt. Refer to Shock Absorber Replacement. Using the tall jack stands, slowly lower the rear a ...

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