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Front Wheelhouse/Damper Housing Removal

NOTE: This section explains the procedures after removal of all accessories and related parts.For accessories' and related parts' removal procedure, refer to the appropriate Shop Manual.
Mass production body welding position and number [Wheelhouse upper member, lower member, and damper extension]
NOTE:
  • Welding symbols
    : 2-Plate spot welding/ : 3-Plate spot welding/ : 4-Plate spot welding/ : MIG plug welding/ : MIG welding L= Welding length Unit: mm (in.)
  • ( ): The number of welds
Mass production body welding position and number [Damper housing]
NOTE:
  • Welding symbols
    : 2-Plate spot welding/ : 3-Plate spot welding/ : 4-Plate spot welding/ : MIG plug welding/ : MIG welding L= Welding length Unit: mm (in.)
  • ( ): The number of welds
Construction
  • Remove the wheelhouse upper member.
  • Replace the wheelhouse lower member and the wheelhouse lower extension as an assembly.
  • Check the gusset plate and the side frame gusset. If necessary, replace them.
Construction
  • Check the front damper extension and the damper housing position for damage. If necessary, replace them.
    NOTE: When replacing the front damper extension, drill the position shown in [DETAIL X] and [DETAIL Z] from the outside of the dashboard upper side member, and drill the two spot welded points (A) at the joint for the front damper extension and the damper housing with a φ10 mm (0.4 in.) spot cutter.
  • Drill the two spot welded points (B) at the damper housing and the dashboard upper from under side of the damper housing.