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Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual: 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 Sheet Metal Handling Warning in the Preface section.

  1. Disable the SIR System. Refer to SIR   Disabling and Enabling.
  2. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Refer to Battery Negative Cable Disconnection and Connection.
  3. Remove all related panels and components.
  4. Visually inspect the damage. Repair as much of the damage as possible.
  5. Remove the sealers and anti-corrosion materials from the repair area, as necessary. Refer to Anti-Corrosion Treatment and Repair.

  1. Create cut lines on the body lock pillar upper reinforcement (1).

Note: Do not damage any other panels or reinforcements.

Note: Do not damage any other panels or reinforcements.

  1. Cut the panel where sectioning is to be performed.

  1. Locate and mark all the necessary factory welds of the body lock pillar upper reinforcement.
  2. Drill all factory welds. Note the number and location of welds for installation of the service assembly.

  1. Remove the damaged body lock   pillar upper reinforcement.

  1. Create cut lines on the body side inner panel.

Note: Do not damage any other panels or reinforcements.

Note: Do not damage any other panels or reinforcements.

  1. Cut the panel where sectioning is to be performed.

Note: Drill hidden factory welds where body side outer rear panel

Note: Drill hidden factory welds where body side outer rear panel drain gutter (1) and body side inner panel overlap.

  1. Locate and mark all the necessary factory welds of the body side inner panel.
  2. Drill all factory welds. Note the number and location of welds for installation of the service assembly.

  1. Remove the damaged body side inner panel.
Body Side Inner Panel Sectioning (MIG-Brazing)
Note: According to different corrosion warranties, only the regional mandatory joining methods are allowed. ...

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 shou ...

Other materials:

Dual Phase Steel
This information provides repair recommendations and general guidelines for steel classified as Dual Phase Steel (Dual Phase Steel with a tensile strength up to and including 800 MPa), also known as DP. General Motors recommends the following when repairing or replacing this type of steel du ...

Winter Driving
Driving on Snow or Ice Drive carefully when there is snow or ice between the tires and the road, creating less traction or grip. Wet ice can occur at about 0C (32F) when freezing rain begins to fall, resulting in even less traction. Avoid driving on wet ice or in freezing rain until roads c ...

Front Side Door Check Replacement
Prliminary Procedure Remove front side door trim panel. Refer to Front Side  Door Trim Replacement Remove the front side door water deflector. Refer to Front Side Door Water Deflector Replacement Front Side Door Check Link Bolt Caution: Refer to Fastener Caution in the ...

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