What does Ford say about sectioning without a procedure?


Per Ford’s collision position statement on Structural Repairs for Ford Motor Company Vehicles: “Where no Ford supplied repair procedure is available, repairs must be made at factory joints or seams with Ford original replacement parts using procedures that duplicate factory assembly processes and techniques.”

Per I-CAR curriculum developed in cooperation with the vehicle maker:

“Service parts should be replaced as supplied unless a procedure exists.”

“No sectioning repairs can be done on passenger compartment reinforcements unless indicated in the vehicle service information.”

“Sectioning structural parts is not recommended unless specified in the service information.”

Check out the I-CAR Collision Repair News article: OEM Linking Pin: Ford/Lincoln Outer Uniside Sectioning