One-Time-Use Parts And Fasteners: Jaguar Land Rover

What is a one-time-use part, and how do you determine if a fastener, clip, or part can be reused? These are questions that we are confronted with in the collision industry quite a lot. The other big question is "Where do I find this information?"

As the Repairability Technical Support (RTS) team researches OEMs for one-time-use fastener/part information, we are putting together a series of articles on how and where to locate this information for specific OEMs. Let’s take a look at Jaguar Land Rover.

Jaguar Land Rover specifies when parts and fasteners are one-time use in the vehicle-specific repair procedures. The procedures indicate this within the written steps of the procedure rather than with symbols. So, it is important to read every step carefully.

Per the 2021 Jaguar F-Pace Workshop manual ➤ 2: Chassis ➤ 211: Steering System ➤ 211-04: Steering Column and Steering Wheel ➤ Steering Column Lower Shaft removal and installation procedure: "Disconnect the steering column lower shaft from the steering gear. Discard the bolt."

Per the 2021 Land Rover Discovery Workshop manual ➤ 5: Body and paint ➤ 501: Body and Paint ➤ 501-11: Glass, Frames and Mechanisms ➤ Rear Quarter Window removal and installation procedure: "Remove and discard the rear quarter window."

Following OEM procedures, including the identification and use of one-time-use fasteners/parts, is important in order to help ensure a complete, safe, and quality repair.

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