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Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Body Hinge Pillar Lower Reinforcement Replacement

Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual / Body / General / Body Hinge Pillar Lower Reinforcement Replacement

Removal Procedure

    Warning:

    Refer to Approved Equipment for Collision Repair Warning.

  1. Disable the SIR system. Refer to SIR Disabling and Enabling.
  2. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Refer to Battery Negative Cable Disconnection and Connection.
  3. Remove all related panels and components.
  4. Repair as much of the damage as possible. Refer to Dimensions - Body.
  5. Remove the sealers and anti-corrosion materials from the repair area. Refer to Anti-Corrosion Treatment and Repair.
  6. Locate and mark all the necessary factory welds of the front hinge pillar body.

  7. Drill all factory welds (1). Note the number and location of welds for installation of the service assembly.

  8. Remove the damaged front hinge pillar body reinforcement (1).
Installation Procedure
  1. Prepare all mating surfaces as necessary.
  2. Align the front hinge pillar body reinforcement.

  3. Drill 8 mm (5/16 in)

    holes for plug welding along the edges of the front hinge pillar body as noted from the original panel (1).

  4. Clean and prepare the attaching surfaces for welding.

  5. Position the front hinge pillar body reinforcement on the vehicle (1).
  6. Verify the fit of the front hinge pillar body reinforcement.
  7. Clamp the front hinge pillar body reinforcement into position.

  8. Plug weld accordingly (1).
  9. Apply the sealers and anti-corrosion materials to the repair area, as necessary. Refer to Anti-Corrosion Treatment and Repair.
  10. Paint the repaired area. Refer to Basecoat/Clearcoat Paint Systems.
  11. Install all related panels and components.
  12. Connect the negative battery cable. Refer to Battery Negative Cable Disconnection and Connection.
  13. Enable the SIR system. Refer to SIR Disabling and Enabling.
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