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Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual: Installation Procedure

  1. Cut the body lock pillar outer panel 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
  2. Create a 50 mm (2 in) backing plate from the unused portion of the service part.
  3. Drill 8 mm (5/16 in) 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.
  4. Prepare all mating surfaces as necessary.
  5. Fit the backing plates halfway into the sectioning joints, clamp in place and plug weld to the vehicle.
  6. Align the body lock pillar outer panel.

  1. Drill 8 mm (5/16 in) for plug welding along the edges of the body lock pillar outer panel as noted from the original panel.
  2. Clean and prepare the attaching surfaces for welding.

  1. Position the body lock pillar outer   panel on the vehicle.
  2. Verify the fit of the body lock pillar outer panel.
  3. Clamp the body lock pillar outer panel into position.

  1. Plug weld accordingly.
  2. 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.
  3. Apply the sealers and anti-corrosion materials to the repair area, as necessary. Refer to Anti-Corrosion Treatment and Repair.
  4. Paint the repaired area. Refer to Basecoat/Clearcoat Paint Systems.
  5. Install all related panels and components.
  6. Connect the negative battery cable. Refer to Battery Negative Cable Disconnection and Connection.
  7. Enable the SIR system. Refer to SIR Disabling and Enabling.
Removal Procedure
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Body Lock Pillar Outer Panel Sectioning (MIG-Brazing)
Note: According to different corrosion warranties, only the regional mandatory joining methods are allowed. ...

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Driver or Passenger Seat Replacement
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Air/Wind Noise
Special Tools CH-39570 Chassis Ear GE-41416 Ultrasonic Leak Detector Warning: Refer to Assistant Driving Warning in the Preface section. To analyze a reported windnoise condition, test drive the vehicle to determine the origin of the noise. Choose a regular route with smooth and strai ...

Steering Gear Replacement (Hydraulic Power Steering)
Special Tools EN 45059 Torque Angle Sensor Kit For equivalent regional tools, refer to Special Tools. Removal Procedure Turn the front wheels to the straight forward position and secure the steering  wheel from moving. Remove the lower steering intermediate shaft bolt (1). ...

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