Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual: Installation Procedure
- Cut the front compartment upper 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 at
the sectioning joint.
- Create a 50 mm (2 in) backing plate from the unused portion of the
- 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.
- Prepare all mating surfaces as necessary.
- Fit the backing plates halfway into the sectioning joints, clamp in
place and braze to the vehicle.
- Align the front compartment upper side rail.
- Clean and prepare the attaching surfaces for spot welding and brazing.
Note: In MIG-brazing areas 50 mm (2 in) must be kept clear
of structural adhesive.
- Apply structural adhesive to all attaching surfaces.
- Position the front compartment upper side rail on the vehicle.
- Verify the fit of the front compartment upper side rail.
- Clamp the front compartment upper side rail into position.
- Braze accordingly.
- Spot weld accordingly.
- 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 braze.
- Apply the sealers and anti-corrosion materials to the repair area, as
necessary. Refer to Anti-Corrosion Treatment and Repair.
- Paint the repaired area. Refer to Basecoat/Clearcoat Paint Systems.
- Install all related panels and components.
- Connect the negative battery cable. Refer to Battery Negative Cable
Disconnection and Connection.
- Enable the SIR system. Refer to SIR Disabling and Enabling.
Warning: Refer to Approved Equipment for Collision Repair Warning in the
Warning: Refer to Collision Sectioning Warning in the Preface section.
Warning: Refer to Glass and She ...
Note: According to different corrosion warranties, only the
regional mandatory joining methods are allowed. ...
Vehicle, Engine and Transmission ID and VIN Location, Derivative and Usage
Note:: Graphic shows exemplary VIN.
The VIN plate is the legal identifier of the vehicle. The VIN plate is
located on the upper left corner of the instrument panel (I/P) and can
be seen through the windshield from the outside of the vehicle:
Electrical System Overload
The vehicle has fuses and circuit breakers to protect against an electrical system
When the current electrical load is too heavy, the circuit breaker opens and
closes, protecting the circuit until the current load returns to normal or the problem
is fixed. This greatly reduces the c ...
Rear Wheel Bearing and Hub Replacement (Drum Brake)
EN 45059 Torque Angle Sensor Kit
For equivalent regional tools, refer to Special Tools.
Raise and suitably support the vehicle. Refer to Lifting and
Jacking the Vehicle.
Remove the tire and wheel assembly. Refer to Tire and Wheel Removal and