Sectioning and Partial Part Replacement: 2017 Cadillac Escalade

Sectioning and Partial Part Replacement: 2017 Cadillac Escalade

One of the top technical inquires received at Ask I-CAR, "Is there a sectioning or partial replacement procedure available?" To help answer this question, RTS has an OEM Partial Part Replacement Search available. Here you will find information on if these procedures are available on a specific vehicle. Let's take a closer look at the 2017 Cadillac Escalade.

To view the full OEM Partial Part Replacement Search page for the 2017 Cadillac Escalade, click here. This will give you a good understanding on general areas for sectioning or partial replacement. I-CAR does not have permission to show exact locations for sectioning or the procedure itself. However, General Motors (GM) has both a free and paid subscription website with collision repair information.

The Escalade has a single procedure for sectioning the front lower rail. This procedure requires replacement of both the left and right frame end along with the crossmember between them. The sectioning joint is an open butt joint. Cadillac does not have a procedure for sectioning or partial part replacement for the upper rails or the rear rails.

There are multiple sectioning procedures for the outer uniside, including the outer A-pillar, B-pillar, and quarter panel. The sectioning joint for the outer uniside is a lap joint that uses a 25 mm overlap.

Check out www.genuinegmparts.com to view the free 2017 Cadillac Escalade body repair manual or www.acdelcotds.com for the paid subscription website.


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


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