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Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual: Installation Procedure

  1. Cut the quarter outer 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 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 quarter outer panel.
  7. Clean and prepare the attaching surfaces for spot welding.

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

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

  1. Apply structural adhesive in the wheelhouse area (1) as noted from the original panel and to all attaching surfaces.

  1. Position the quarter outer panel on the vehicle.
  2. Verify the fit of the quarter outer panel.
  3. Clamp the quarter outer panel into position.

  1. Spot weld accordingly.

  1. Braze 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 stitch braze.
  3. Pre-flanging the flange with BO-6396 pliers and BO-6392 tool kit .

  1. Finish closing the wheelhouse flanging.
  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
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Body Rear End Panel Replacement (MAG-Welding)
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Front Fender Emblem/Nameplate Replacement (1.8L 2H0 or 2.0L Diesel)
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Floor Carpet Drying
If the carpet or the pad or insulator is wet, use the following criteria for drying or for replacing the components: For a 1-piece carpet assembly bonded to a cotton or a fiber padding, replace the entire assembly For a 2-piece carpet assembly with a cotton or a fiber padding, replace ...

Front Fog Lamp Bezel Replacement
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