Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has updated the TechAuthority repair information website to www.techauthority.com/ This new website changes how to find the collision repair information you need.


Per your requests, we are adding step-by-step instructions on how to access the vehicle maker repair information to complement our how-to-videos on the OEM Information pages. Easily reference this article by clicking the link under the videos on the following OEM pages: Fiat OEM Information Chrysler OEM Information Dodge OEM Information Jeep OEM Information RAM OEM Information Alfa Romeo OEM Information


Check out the new videos icon on the OEM Information pages for Fiat, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, and Alfa Romeo on the RTS website.


We've added the Collision Bulletin from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles that addresses safety certification and tire pressure label replacement guidelines.


When it comes to repair information, vehicle makers use a wide variety of terminology for replacement parts, but Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and RAM keep it pretty basic.


This is a question that is often asked and it is sometimes difficult to find the answer unless you know where to look. The answer on Fiat, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Alfa Romeo vehicles is "yes" but it depends on a few factors. The biggest limitation is that, the repair has to be on the main harness side, not a pigtail. The pigtails are wires that come directly out of a part like an airbag module, a clock spring, or a seat belt pretensioner.


Let's continue our breakdown of the columns in the OEM Technical Information Matrix. The eighth column calls out if the vehicle maker requires the use of weld-through primer on flanges in preparation for welding.


Let's continue our breakdown of the columns in the OEM Technical Information Matrix. The seventh column calls out if the vehicle maker has information in regard to the recommended attachment method and the equipment required for complete, quality, and safe repairs.


The fourth column in the OEM Technical Information Matrix, Partial Service Part/Assembly Replacement Procedures at Factory Seams, can get a little tricky without further clarification. For the most part, this is a column that I-CAR is still researching published OEM information to get the answers to. The question is: Does the vehicle maker have procedures for replacing a partial service part or assembly at factory seams?


So you've got a Chrysler sitting in your repair facility and a service part, but no installation procedure. What do you do? On any other steel vehicle, you would duplicate the original attachment method and plug welds are ok, but not a Chrysler. A couple of years ago (August 14, 2013 to be exact) Chrysler released the collision repair bulletin, Welded Sheet Metal Repairs and Replacements 31-007-12, that changed the way that their vehicles should be repaired. In this bulletin it states that: "weld bonding of replacement panels is the recommended installation method to utilize when repairing Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat,…


Do you know what vehicle makers have collision repair information available? Do you know where you can go to find that out?


Did you know that in 2011, the Chrysler Group (aka Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) published a position statement that identifies that parts should be installed in their entirety unless there is a procedure? This is applicable to all lines including Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram, and SRT.

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