Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual: Installation Procedure
- Align the rocker inner panel.
- Drill 8 mm (5/16 in) for plug welding along the edges of the quarter
outer panel as noted from the original panel.
- Clean and prepare the attaching surfaces for welding.
- Position the rocker inner panel on the vehicle.
- Verify the fit of the quarter outer panel.
- Clamp the rocker inner panel into position.
- Plug weld accordingly
- Plug weld accordingly.
- To create a solid weld with minimum heat distortion, make 25 mm (1 in)
stitch welds along the seam with 25 mm (1 in) gaps
between them. Then go back and complete the stitch weld.
- 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. ...
Rear Bumper Impact Bar Replacement
Remove the rear bumper fascia. Refer to Rear Bumper Fascia Replacement.
Rear Bumper Energy Absorber Nut (Qty: 6)
Caution: Refer to Fastener Caution in the Preface section.
40 N·m (30 lb ft)
Rear Bumper Impact Bar
Special Tools and Equipment
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 0°C (32°F) when freezing rain begins to fall, resulting
in even less traction.
Avoid driving on wet ice or in freezing rain until roads c ...
If the battery has run down, try to use another vehicle and some jumper cables to start your vehicle.
Be sure to use the following steps to do it safely.
Batteries can hurt you. They can be dangerous because:
• They contain acid that can burn you.
• They contain gas ...