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Submission Information
Tracking #: 18182
Date Submitted: 04/20/2021
Status: Resolved (IP Change)
Inquiry Resolution

We have reviewed the current OEM service information for the REINF,FRONT BUMPER (GN 0005). The REINF,FRONT BUMPER (GN 0005) labor allowance has changed from 2.0 hours to 3.4 hours. We have added a partial replace operation with a labor allowance of 2.0 hours on GN (0020) R&I or R&R of REINF,FRONT BUMPER without plates. All times are before any option conditioning and/or overlap considerations. The change will appear on the June 2021 release.

Vehicle Information
Year: 2014
Make: Chevrolet
Model: Equinox
Body: SUV
Database Inquiry

Inquiry Type: Welded Panel Operations

Database: Audatex

Area of Vehicle: Front Bumper

Part Name: Impact Bar/Reinforcement

Part Number: 22994939

Issue Summary: On this model, The Impact Bar comes with plates that are bolted on to the Impact Bar. There is no part number for these plates as they can not be purchased separately. The plates weld to the end of the frame rail/bracket. The time listed when an Impact Bar is replaced in conjunction with a Bumper Cover is .2 when the math is done. This must be for the bolt-on replacement only (as shown in the repair procedure) not including removing the plates & welding the new ones on when needed

Individual Procedure Steps: Remove, impact bar by unbolting, remove welds on plates on end of frame rails, align & weld plates on, bolt impact bar on

Technician Skill Level: Average

Actual Time To Complete: 1 hr. each hours minutes

Suggested Action: Correct the database to show an option to replace the welded-on plates if needed when replacing an Impact Bar with the additional time needed

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