2019 Chevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra Course

On the front module separation of an adhesively bonded joint will require part replacement.
On the front module separation of an adhesively bonded joint will require part replacement.

The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra vehicles have been fully redesigned. To help you stay abreast of the design changes and what these changes mean to the collision repair industry, General Motors (GM) has worked with I-CAR to develop a course.

A significant change to be aware of on the front module, “All of the joints have structural adhesive and it's very difficult to determine if we have a shear or damage to that structural adhesive. So, if we see any visual cracks in the seam sealer or if we see any buckles or deformation in the secondary panels, then we recommend full replacement.”

There are also expanded sectioning procedures available on the front frame rail, you no longer have to replace the both front frame rails as an assembly. Along these lines, on the previous generation there were no procedures for the rear rails, there is now a procedure for the rear module, which is one large assembly that includes both frame rail ends and two crossmembers.

“It is important to note that there are no general repair procedures for any major part replacement in the new body repair manual. Always reference GM's service and repair procedures to identify approved repair procedures and requirements. GM does have generic procedures for parts such as brackets.”

The one-hour Collision Repair of the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra (VT275E01) course covers the construction of these vehicles, including which materials are used, and where. You will also learn which types of repair procedures are available, along with different tools used and attachment methods required.

For additional GM information, check out the following pages:
Chevrolet OEM Information
GMC OEM Information
Buick OEM Information
Cadillac OEM Information

Additional I-CAR Collision Repair News you may find helpful:
Collision Information Website Access: General Motors
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