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Submission Information
Tracking #: 16517
Date Submitted: 07/01/2020
Status: Resolved (IP Change)
Inquiry Resolution

Estimated UM Release Date: 08/03/2020 Proposed Resolution: MOTOR stated: After review, in the Quarter Panel group, the estimated work time applied to the operation for Section Quarter Panel Front Lower Wheel Arch 13-20 has been updated to 7.5 hours from 5.5 hours with footnote that now states, "LABOR: Time is for sectioning as outlined in OEM service manual. Time is after all necessary bolted-on parts are removed."

Vehicle Information
Year: 2015
Make: Lexus
Model: GS350
Body: Sedan
Database Inquiry

Inquiry Type: Welded Panel Operations

Database: CCC

Area of Vehicle: Quarter Panel


Part Number: 6161130A20

Issue Summary: Damage is in the lower dog leg portion. Estimating time for sectioning dogleg is 5.5 hrs. based on replacing this following Toyota procedures, this is not enough

Individual Procedure Steps: Remove seam sealer on wheel house lip, access spot welds, measure and mark cut line being careful not to cut thru inner reinforcements, measure, mark and cut section for replacment service panel, install, fit up to rear door and rest of 1/4 panel and outer wheel house. Tack weld into place, Spot weld at flange, and seam mag weld seams and mig plug weld at rocker panel. Grind, fill and smooth seams up to 150 having to manually sand and recreate 14 body lines at lock pillar and 6 body lines at rocker panel. Apply seam sealer on outerwheel house lip to match existing seam sealer bead as well as rocker area

Technician Skill Level: Average

Actual Time To Complete: 10 hours minutes

Suggested Action: does this time seem too light for an average tech to complete all steps for removal and replacement in 5.5 hours

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