Range Rover Evoque: Rear Wheelhouse Outer

Removal

NOTES:

It is necessary to remove the inner quarter panel to enable removal and installation of the rear wheelhouse outer.

The rear wheelhouse outer is manufactured from mild steel.

This method describes the LH rear wheelhouse outer, the RH side is similar.

1. The rear wheelhouse outer is replaced in conjunction with:

  1. Rear bumper cover
  2. Quarter panel
  3. Quarter glass
  4. Inner quarter panel

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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 inner quarter panel.

For additional information, refer to: Inner Quarter Panel (501-30B Rear End Sheet Metal Repairs - 5-Door, Removal and Installation).

4. Drill out the spot welds.

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5.

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6. NOTE: Where applicable spot welds must be drilled from the inside, this will enable the new panel to be spot welded on installation. Drill out the spot weld from inside, under rear wheel house outer to rear lamp mounting panel.

7. NOTE: When installing the right hand rear wheelhouse outer, if the NVH component is damaged on separation, a new component will be required. 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. Drill holes in new panel ready for MIG plug welding where there is no access to spot weld.

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5. Deburr MIG plug locations in new panel.

6. NOTE: If spot welds are being installed in a joint that originally contained adhesive, the adhesive must be reinstated. Apply panel bonding adhesive to spot welded/bonded areas as indicated. Use the bond path shown in the graphic as a guide, the panel bond adhesive must only be applied in the areas where spot welding is accessible for the installation of the new panel. It is not to be applied in any areas of MIG welding/brazing installation joints, leave a 30mm gap, so it does not affect the MIG weld/braze joint on installation.

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

8. Spot weld.

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9. MIG plug weld.

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10. Dress the MIG plug welds.

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

12. NOTE: When installing the right hand rear wheelhouse outer, if the NVH component is damaged on separation, a new component will be required. Apply sealer adhesive to the NVH component and install to new panel as indicated.

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13. 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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