Replacing wheel housing Replacing part of wheel housing and side member

The following body spare parts are required for the "Replacing part of wheel housing and side member" sectional repair operation:

A = Front wheel housing B = Front side member

Replacing part of wheel housing and side member Cutting wheel housing and side member out of body

Replacing part of wheel housing and side member Cutting wheel housing and side member out of body

Place vehicle on straightening

1 Separate spotwelds of wheel housing to gusset plate and

2 Separate spotwelds of wheel housing to spare wheel well, front floor section and member

3 Separate spotwelds of side member to closing panel, front cross member and

4 Separate side member to strut dome spotwelds and member to strut dome

5 Cut through side member

Cut through wheel housing

Instructions

Place vehicle with rear-mounted ancillaries onto straightening attachment set and tie down vehicle.

Separate spotwelds of wheel housing to gusset plate and closing panel from outside using a spotweld cutter.

Separate spotwelds of wheel housing to spare wheel well, front floor section and member from outside using

Separate spotwelds of side member to closing panel, front crossmember and gusset plate from inside (luggage compartment side) using a spotweld cutter.

Separate spotwelds of side member to strut dome and spotwelds of member to strut dome from inside (trunk

Using a body saw, cut through side member approx. 10 mm behind gusset plate in vertical direction.

Using a body saw, cut through wheel housing along strut dome panel and take out housing.

Caution: Make sure the member is not cut through

Replacing part of wheel housing and side member Fitting wheel housing and side member into body

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