Renault Koleos Service Repair Manual: Sill panel: General description

Note: The information contained in the following describes the general repair procedure for all vehicles having the same design for this part.

Before reading this general information, check that there are no special notes associated with this vehicle.

These special notes are specified if necessary in other parts of the sub-section dealing with the component.

 

Note: For a detailed description of a particular connection, (see MR 400).

I - DESIGN OF THE STRUCTURAL COMPONENT

Side lower structure

The special feature of this part is that it is butt welded by laser on the lower section with two types of panels and two different thicknesses.

This is a basic part; its only function is that of a sill panel.

This part is removed by cutting into the complete body side. This part fulfils the basic function of the sill panel.

It can be replaced partially by following the cuts described as follows.

II - AREA TO BE CUT FOR COMPLETE REPLACEMENT

Side lower structure

The lines (1) , (2) and (3) mark the cutting areas for the complete replacement of the sill panel.

III - AREA TO BE CUT FOR PARTIAL REPLACEMENT

Side lower structure

The lines (1) and (4) mark the areas for the partial replacement of the front of the sill panel.

Side lower structure

The lines (1) and (5) mark the areas for the partial replacement of the front of the sill panel.

Side lower structure

The lines (4) and (5) mark the areas for the partial replacement of the sill panel under the front door.

Side lower structure

The lines (3) and (6) mark the areas for the partial re- 130185 placement of the rear of the sill panel.

Side lower structure

Side lower structure

It is possible to use cuts made earlier in order to carry out more significant partial replacements:

  • front partial replacement,
  • rear partial replacement.

These operations allow you to access the inside of the hollow section of the structural element to straighten it.

Side lower structure

The lines (4) and (8) mark the cutting areas for the partial replacement of the sill panel section under the door.

Side lower structure

Previous cuts can be used to carry out more extensive partial replacements:

  • front partial replacement, cut (1) , (2) and (5)
  • Rear partial replacement, cut (2) , (3) and (4) .

These operations allow you to access the inside of the hollow section of the structural element to straighten it.

IV - ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS FOR A PARTIAL REPLACEMENT

Only the connections which are specific to the partial replacement by cutting are indicated.

WARNING If the mating faces of the parts to be welded are not accessible, make EGW plug welds to replace the original resistance welds (see MR 400).

If there are other issues regarding access to mating faces, the various replacement options are described in the basic instructions for structural bodywork repair (see MR 400).

Side lower structure

Lines (1) , (2) and (5) on the drawing show a butt weld by continuous EGW welding.

The welds described in this procedure are all identical.

Side lower structure

Lines (1) , (2) and (6) on the drawing show a butt weld by continuous EGW welding.

The welds described in this procedure are all identical.

    Side lower structure

    Sill panel: Description

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