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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 rear side rail.

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 rear side rail.
  2. Drill all factory welds. Note the number and location of welds for installation of the service assembly.

  1. Remove  the damaged rear side rail.
Rear Rail Sectioning (MAG-Welding)
Note: According to different corrosion warranties, only the regional mandatory joining methods are allowed. ...

Installation Procedure
Cut the rear side rail 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 a ...

Other materials:

SIR Disabling and Enabling
SIR component location affects how a vehicle should be serviced. There are parts of the SIR system installed in various locations around a vehicle. To find the location of the SIR components refer to SIR Identification Views. There are several reasons for disabling the SIR system, such as re ...

Installation Procedure
Align the rear side door outer panel. Verify the fit of the rear side door outer panel. Clamp the rear side door outer  panel into position. Pre-flanging the flange with BO-6396 pliers and BO-6392 tool kit . Continue to hammer in stages along the hem flanges. App ...

Installation Procedure
Create 8 24 mm (5/16 x 15/16 in) slots for MIG-brazing along the edges of the underbody rear side rail reinforcement as noted from the original panel. Clean and prepare the attaching  surfaces for brazing. Position the underbody rear side rail reinforcement on the ve ...

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