2017 Ford Explorer



Is there a sectioning procedure available for the front lower rail?


Ford does not have a sectioning procedure for the front lower rail.

Per the 2017 Ford Explorer workshop manual: "NOTICE: Frame members are a combination of High-Strength Low Alloy (HSLA) and Ultra High-Strength (UHSS) steels. Because of this design feature, sectioning is not recognized by Ford Motor Company. Frame Members must be replaced at the factory seams.”

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.