Ford does not have a sectioning procedure for the rear rail.

Per the 2016 Ford Explorer Workshop manual: “NOTICE: The rear side member(s) are constructed of High-Strength and Ultra High-Strength steels and cannot be sectioned. Side member assembly must be replaced at factory joints.”

A tool that may be used to find out if the vehicle maker has a partial replacement or sectioning procedure is the I-CAR developed OEM Partial Part Replacement Search.

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