Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual: Removal Procedure
Warning: Refer to Approved Equipment for Collision Repair Warning in the
Warning: Refer to Glass and Sheet Metal Handling Warning in the Preface section.
- Disable the SIR System. Refer to SIR Disabling and Enabling.
- Disconnect the negative battery cable. Refer to Battery Negative Cable
Disconnection and Connection.
- Remove all related panels and components.
- Visually inspect the damage. Repair as much of the damage as possible.
- Remove the sealers and anti-corrosion materials from the repair area, as
necessary. Refer to Anti-Corrosion Treatment and Repair.
- Locate and mark all the necessary factory welds and weld seams of the
drivetrain and front suspension frame front support.
- Drill out front flange of front suspension support frame from above
through the front compartment side rail.
Note: Create slots for MIG-Brazing out of drill holes.
- Drill all factory welds. Note the number and location of welds for
installation of the service assembly.
- Remove the drivetrain and front suspension frame front support.
Note: According to different corrosion warranties, only the
regional mandatory joining methods are allowed. ...
Create 8 x 14 mm (5/16 x 15/16 in) slots for MIG-Brazing along the edges
of the drivetrain and front suspension frame front support
as noted from the original panel.
Clean and prepare th ...
Compact Spare Tire
Driving with more than one compact spare tire at a time could result in loss
of braking and handling. This could lead to a crash and you or others could be injured.
Use only one compact spare tire at a time.
If this vehicle has a compact spare tire, it was fully inflated when new; howe ...
Frame and Underbody
Engine Shield Replacement
Raise and support the vehicle. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle.
Engine Shield Bolt (Qty: 4)
Caution: Refer to Fastener Caution in the Preface section.
40 N·m (30 lb ft)
Front Comp ...
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 ...