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Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Body Waterleak Repair

Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual / Body / General / Body Waterleak Repair



Warning:

If the vehicle interior is exposed to moisture and becomes soaked up to the level of the sensing and diagnostic module (SDM), the SDM and SDM harness connector must be replaced. The SDM could be activated when powered, which could cause airbag deployment and result in personal injury.

Depending on the location of the waterleak, you may have to remove certain interior components in order to repair the leak.

  1. If the floor carpet is wet, refer to Floor Carpet Drying.


  2. Cut out a portion of the adhesive caulking in the leak area from inside or outside of the vehicle.
  3. Clean and remove all loose particles of the adhesive old caulking from the area.
  4. Apply joint body and seam sealer where the old adhesive caulking was removed.
  5. Allow the adhesive caulking to dry for several hours.
  6. Test for leaks.
  7. Install the trim, if removed.
Body Hinge Pillar Lower Reinforcement Replacement
Removal Procedure Warning: Refer to Approved Equipment for Collision Repair Warning. Disable the SIR system. Refer to SIR Disabling and Enabling. Disconnect the nega ...

Dimensions - Body (4NB)
Point-to-point measurements are for reference only. All measurements are given in millimeters. Use these measurements for diagnosing and estimating. Point-to-point measurements are duplicated with ...

Other materials:

Automatic Transmission
Move the shift lever to P (Park) or N (Neutral). The engine will not start in any other position. To restart the engine when the vehicle is already moving, use N (Neutral) only. Caution Do not try to shift to P (Park) if the vehicle is moving. If you do, you could damage the transmission. Sh ...

Drivetrain and Front Suspension Frame Replacement
Special Tools EN-45059 Angle Meter For equivalent regional tools, refer to Special Tools. Removal Procedure Support the radiator and condenser from above using the upper brackets on each side. Raise the vehicle on a hoist. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle. Re ...

Instrument Panel Airbag Arming Status Display Replacement
Instrument Panel Airbag Arming Status Display Replacement Callout Component Name Preliminary Procedure Remove the heater and air conditioning control. Refer to Heater and Air Conditioning Control Replacement. ...

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