OEM Partial Part Replacement Search


How To Use The OEM Partial Part Replacement Search

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Sectioning

Identified As:
  • Replacing a portion of a part by making a cut
  • Creating a new repair joint that did not exist prior to repairs
  • Location is based on specific documented OEM procedures
  • May have multiple sectioning locations for one part
NOT Identified As:
  • Part installed at a factory seam
  • Procedure calls for a cut to be made on a part to gain access to the factory seams of that part to remove it
  • Disassembling an assembly at a factory seam
  • Grinding or cutting factory fillet welds to remove a portion of the part

Partial Part at Factory Seams

Identified As:
  • Replacing a part at a factory seam
  • Removing original attachment method
  • Disassembling an assembly at a factory seam
  • Based on specific documented OEM procedures
  • Grinding or cutting factory fillet welds to remove a portion of the part
NOT Identified As:
  • Replacing a portion of a part by making a cut
  • Creating a new repair joint that did not exist prior to repairs
  • If the seam is located under the passenger compartment, such as full front lower and rear rails

Key

Single OEM Location:
  • One procedure specified in the body repair manual
  • One cut location or measurement for sectioning
Multiple OEM Locations:
  • More than one procedure specified in the body repair manual
  • More than one cut location or measurement for sectioning
  • Specified range illustrated with a graphic (shaded/circled)
OEM Procedure(s) Available:
  • One or more procedures available for one or more parts of the front upper rail
  • One or more procedures available for the outer uniside
  • One or more procedures available for one or more uniside reinforcements
  • One or more procedures available for one or more parts of the inner uniside
  • One or more partial replacement procedures for the front upper rail.
  • Specified range illustrated with a graphic (shaded/circled)
  • Areas other than those identified in the "do not section" graphic
Warning, Do Not Section:
  • Specific parts listed as "do not section" in the body repair manual
  • OEM caution statements requiring full part replacement
Rolled Hem Flange:
This tool does NOT provide information for full part replacement.
This tool does NOT provide procedures from the body repair manual.
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Front Lower Rail

Identified As:
  • Locations in front of the cowl panel/firewall
  • May be an outer or an inner panel of the front lower rail
NOT Identified As:
  • Bumper reinforcement
  • Front bumper mounting bracket
  • Front crossmembers
  • Apron
  • Strut tower
  • Other mounting brackets
  • Locations under passenger compartment
Single Locations:
  • Inner and outer portions are removed within the same procedure and replaced as one piece
  • Only one portion of the rail is being removed
Multiple Locations:
  • Portion of inner rail is removed in separate procedures from the outer

Front Upper Rail

Identified As:
  • Front upper rail starts at factory seam where radiator core support/upper tie-bar connects to front upper rail
  • Front upper rail ends in front of the A-pillar/ cowl panel
  • Apron panel partial replacement, separate from the front upper rail assembly
  • Strut tower partial replacement, separate from the front upper rail assembly
  • Portion of front upper rail that connects to the front portion of the front lower rail
NOT Identified As:
  • Radiator core support
  • Upper tie-bar
  • Fender mounting brackets

Outer Uniside

Identified As:
  • Outer pillars
  • Outer rocker panel
  • Outer roof rail
  • Outer quarter panel
  • Outer dogleg
  • Outer sail panel
  • Cut made to replace another part
    • examples: uniside reinforcement, inner uniside
NOT Identified As:
  • Roof panel
  • Door panels
  • Exposed rocker panel reinforcement
  • Partial part replacements at factory seams
When referencing the side of the vehicle, the "outer" is the outer most panel, the "inner" is the inner most panel, and the "reinforcements" are sandwiched between the outer and the inner.

Uniside Reinforcement

Identified As:
  • Pillar reinforcements
  • Rocker panel reinforcements
  • Roof rail reinforcements
  • Quarter panel reinforcements
NOT Identified As:
  • Portion of the upper rail that overlaps A-pillar
  • One-piece wheelhouse
  • Inner or outer rear wheelhouse
  • Partial part replacements at factory seams
When referencing the side of the vehicle, the "outer" is the outer most panel, the "inner" is the inner most panel, and the "reinforcements" are sandwiched between the outer and the inner.

Inner Uniside

Identified As:
  • Inner pillars
  • Inner rocker panel
  • Inner roof rail
  • Inner quarter panel
  • Typical sectioning areas:
    • inner A-pillar
    • inner quarter panel
NOT Identified As:
  • Roof bows
  • One-piece wheelhouse
  • Inner or outer rear wheelhouse
  • Partial part replacements at factory seams
When referencing the side of the vehicle, the "outer" is the outer most panel, the "inner" is the inner most panel, and the "reinforcements" are sandwiched between the outer and the inner.

Rear Rail

Identified As:
  • Locations within the rear wheelhouse area
  • Locations behind the rear wheelhouse area
  • When rear rail procedures are listed under trunk floor in the body repair manual
  • When there are more than two rear rails (full-frame vehicles)
NOT Identified As:
  • Rear bumper mounting brackets
  • Closeout panels (see trunk floor)
  • Rear bumper reinforcements
  • Rear crossmembers

Trunk Floor

Identified As:
  • Locations within the rear wheelhouse area
  • Locations behind the rear wheelhouse area
  • Spare tire well
  • Closeout panels (panel that connects to the top side of the rear rail)
  • Side compartment floor/wings (extends from spare tire well to the inner uniside)
NOT Identified As:
  • Floor crossmembers

Rear Body Panel

Identified As:
  • Locations within the rear body panel only
  • One-piece or inner and outer rear body panels
NOT Identified As:
  • Tail lamp pockets
  • Drain troughs
  • Bumper reinforcements
  • Partial part replacements at factory seams