Range Rover Evoque: Rear Side Member Lower Side Extension

Removal

NOTE: The rear side member lower side extension is manufactured from mild steel.

1. The rear side member lower side extension is replaced in conjunction with:

  1. Rear bumper cover
  2. Rear bumper
  3. Rear lamp mounting panel

Range Rover Evoque. Rear End Sheet Metal Repairs - 5-Door

2. For additional information relating to this repair procedure please see the following: For additional information, refer to: Health and Safety Precautions (100-00 General Information, Description and Operation) / Body Repairs (501-25A Body Repairs - General Information, Description and Operation) / Corrosion Protection (501-25B Body Repairs - Corrosion Protection, Description and Operation) / Body and Frame (501-26 Body Repairs - Vehicle Specific Information and Tolerance Checks, Description and Operation) / Standard Workshop Practices (100-00 General Information, Description and Operation).

3. Remove the rear lamp mounting panel.

For additional information, refer to: Rear Lamp Mounting Panel (501-30A Rear End Sheet Metal Repairs - 3-Door, Removal and Installation).

4. Release and lay aside the wiring harness.

5.

6. Separate the joints and remove the old panel.

Installation

1. Prepare the old and new panel joint surfaces.

2. NOTE: With panel in position check for access to spot weld the joints. Offer up the new panel and clamp into position. Check alignment, if correct, proceed to next step, if not, rectify and recheck before proceeding.

3. Remove the new panel.

4. NOTE: If access is available you can spot weld these joints. Drill holes in new panel ready for MIG plug welding if required.

Range Rover Evoque. Rear End Sheet Metal Repairs - 5-Door

5. Offer up the new panel and clamp into position. Check alignment, if correct, proceed to next step, if not, rectify and recheck before proceeding.

6. Spot weld if access is available.

7. MIG plug weld.

Range Rover Evoque. Rear End Sheet Metal Repairs - 5-Door

8. Dress all welded joints.

9. Apply a zinc rich primer to any bare metal surfaces at this stage.

10. NOTE: Make sure all underbody joints are sealed following this repair procedure

The installation of associated panels and mechanical components is the reverse of removal.

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