FRONT PILLAR



caution When repairing the area using sound dampening foam material do not use firing tools since the sound dampening foam material may burn.





note Refer to the Fender Shield section on for the welding points with the front deck frame rear upper.

NOTE ON REPAIR WORK



REMOVAL



1.Cut the side outer panel as shown to separate the front pillar reinforcement lower from the front pillar upper reinforcement and the side sill reinforcement outer rear.

INSTALLATION


1.Install the new front lower inner pillar parts.

2.When installing the new side sill reinforcement parts, remove the side sill reinforcement outer rear and the side sill bulkhead A from the side sill reinforcement.

3.When installing the new front pillar reinforcement lower inner parts, in order to prevent the dripping of sound dampening foam material to be filled into the front pillar in the next process, install the front pillar silencer lower to the front pillar reinforcement lower inner, and then apply the butyl-tape to close the hole and gap of the front pillar silencer lower.

4.Prior to assembling the new front outer pillar parts, apply the body sealant to the area shown in the figure.

5.After installing the front outer pillar, seal the hole and flange with bolt and sheet-metal tape, and then fill the hole with foam materials as shown in the figure.
Sound dampening foam material: 3M ATD Part No.08463

6.Wait 2 hours after filling the sound dampening foam material to remove the bolt and aluminium tape, then melt the sound dampening foam material with a soldering gun so a clip, etc. can thoroughly be inserted in the hole filled with sound dampening foam material.