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Sectioning and Partial Part Replacement: 2017 Ford F-150

One of the top technical inquiries received at Ask I-CAR is “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 Ford F-150.

To view the full OEM Partial Part Replacement Search page for the 2017 Ford F-150 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, Ford has a paid subscription website with collision repair information.

The F-150 has a single sectioning procedure for the front lower rail. For this procedure, the frame is sectioned before the first crossmember. The left and right rails can be replaced separately. There is also a partial replacement at factory seams for both the front and rear section of the frame. This is not a traditional partial replacement though. For these procedures you will grind off the original welds to separate the part rather than drilling plug welds. Both procedures require that the part must be replaced as one unit, no separation of the assembly is allowed. The upper rail does not offer a sectioning or partial replacement procedure, so the full part must be replaced with the available procedure.

Ford has multiple sectioning locations for the outer uniside. Procedures include outer A-pillar, outer B-pillar, and outer rocker panel. Although, you are not limited to the procedures published in the workshop manual. Ford allows you to section the outer uniside according to damage with only a few restrictions. To learn more about sectioning the outer uniside check out OEM Linking Pin: Ford/Lincoln Outer Uniside Sectioning.

Check out to view the 2017 Ford F-150 body repair manual.

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