Sectioning and Partial Part Replacement: 2017 Chevrolet Silverado

Sectioning and Partial Part Replacement: 2017 Chevrolet Silverado

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 Chevrolet Silverado.

The full OEM Partial Part Replacement Search for the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado can be viewed on the I-CAR website. 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 Silverado has a single procedure for sectioning the front lower rail. This procedure requires replacement of both the left and right frame rails, along with the crossmember between them. The sectioning joint is an open butt joint. Chevrolet does not have a procedure for sectioning or partial part replacement for the rear rails, a full part replacement is necessary.

There are multiple sectioning procedures for the outer uniside, including the outer A-pillar, B-pillar, and rocker 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 Chevrolet Silverado 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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