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Chevrolet Equinox Service Manual: Center Pillar Outer Panel Reinforcement Replacement

Chevrolet Equinox Service Manual / Vehicle - General / Center Pillar Outer Panel Reinforcement Replacement

Removal ProcedureDisable the SIR System. Refer toSIR Disabling and Enabling.Disconnect the negative battery cable. Refer toBattery Negative Cable Disconnection and Connection.

Center Pillar Outer Panel Reinforcement Replacement

Warning:Refer toApproved Equipment for Collision Repair Warning.

Note:The service B-Pillar will come as a completeassembly and the center B-Pillar Reinforcement isconstructed of ultra high strength steel (martensitic) and can notbe sectioned. It can only be replaced as a one piece unit.

Remove all related panels andcomponents-(1).Repair as much of the damaged area as possible. Refer toDimensions - Body.Remove the sealers and anti-corrosion materialsfrom the repair area, as necessary. Refer toAnti-Corrosion Treatment and Repair.

Center Pillar Outer Panel Reinforcement Replacement

Note:Note the number and location of the factory welds forinstallation of the inner pillar lock front door.

Locate and drill out all the necessary factorywelds-(1).

Center Pillar Outer Panel Reinforcement Replacement

Remove the Center B-Pillar from the factoryseams-(1).Installation Procedure

Center Pillar Outer Panel Reinforcement Replacement

Note:If the location of the original plug weld holes can not bedetermined, space the plug weld holes every 40-mm(1-in) apart.

Drill 8-mm (5/16-in) plug weld holes inthe service part as necessary in the corresponding locations notedon the original panel-(1).Prepare all mating surfaces for welding as necessary.Apply GM approved Weld-Thru Coating or equivalent to allmating surfaces. Refer toAnti-Corrosion Treatment and Repair.Position the service part on the vehicle using3-dimensional measuring equipment. Clamp the part inplace.

Center Pillar Outer Panel Reinforcement Replacement

Plug weld accordingly-(1).Clean and prepare all welded surfaces.Apply the sealers and anti-corrosion materials to the repairarea, as necessary. Refer toAnti-Corrosion Treatment and Repair.Paint the repair area. Refer toBasecoat/Clearcoat Paint Systems.Install all related panels and components.Connect the negative battery cable. Refer toBattery Negative Cable Disconnection and Connection.Enable the SIR system. Refer toSIR Disabling and Enabling

Inspection/Maintenance System Check
Refer to the appropriate diagnostic procedure below for the vehicle being serviced.Inspection/Maintenance System Check– 2.2L or 2.4L engineInspection/Maintenance System Check– 2.8L, 3.0L, 3.2L, or ...

Quarter Outer Panel Sectioning
Removal ProcedureNote:Section in specified areas only. Sectioning outside of theseareas may compromise the structural integrity of the vehicle. Thedoor frame can be replaced at factory seams, but requ ...

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Tire-to-Wheel Match-Mounting (Vectoring) Wheels
Note:After remounting a tire to a wheel or after replacing a tireand/or a wheel, remeasure the tire and wheel assembly runout inorder to verify that the amount of runout has been reduced andbrought to within tolerances. Ensure that the tire and wheelassembly is properly balanced before reinstalling ...

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