Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual: Installation Procedure
- Cut the front compartment front 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
- Create a 50 mm (2 in) backing plate from the unused portion of the
Note: Place backing plate only in areas where adequate space is
- 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 front rail.
Note: Left side only.
- Create 6 x 20 mm (4/16 x 12/16 in) slots for MIG-brazing along the edges
of the front compartment front rail as noted from the
- Clean and prepare the attaching surfaces for brazing.
- Position the front compartment front rail on the vehicle.
- Verify the fit of the front compartment front rail.
- Clamp the front compartment front rail into position.
- Braze 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 stitch 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. ...
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
This vehicle has advanced technology frontal airbags. Frontal airbags are designed
to inflate in moderate to severe frontal or near frontal crashes to help reduce
the potential for severe injuries, mainly to the driver's or front outboard passenger's
head and chest.
However, they are ...
Never leave a child, a helpless adult, or a pet alone in a vehicle, especially
with the windows closed in warm or hot weather.
They can be overcome by the extreme heat and suffer permanent injuries or even
death from heat stroke.
The vehicle aerodynamics are designed to improve fuel ...
Tracing Powder or Chalk Test
Clean the weatherstrips and the contact surfaces with cleaning solvent.
Apply powder or chalk in an unbroken line to the contact surface of the
weatherstrip surrounding the perimeter of the suspected
Close the panel completely without slamming the panel. Closing the panel