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Replacing front right wheel arch BMW 3 E46

41 14 031 

Notes on body repairs, refer to 41 00.
Place vehicle on straightening bench.

Wheel arch, front right

Note:

In the front wheel arch spare part, there is no bore (2) for the centering pin (1) of the spring strut support bearing!

The bore (2) for the centering pin is made on the complete vehicle in series production and is therefore not present in the spare part.

Installation:

Remove centering pin (1) on spring strut support bearing or, for ”rough road package” suspension, on spacer ring (A) before installation in a wheel arch without centering bore (e.g. strike off or sever).

Caution!

Avoid damage to adjacent sheet metal parts.

Expose and cut connection points on engine support and firewall.

Expose and cut connection point, cover A-pillar/wheel arch.

Drill out welding spots on support carrier at top.

Determine and mark out partition area at connection, partial replacement piece support carrier, top.

Measurement (A) = approx. 120 mm from center of bore (∅ 8 mm) for securing side wall.

Drill out welding spots at connection point, support plate/A-pillar, outer.

Caution!

Do not damage flange for support carrier at firewall extension.

Roughly cut out support carrier and remove.

Expose mating surfaces.

Drill out cover, A-pillar.

Expose and cut connection point, endplate/wheel arch.

Expose and drill out welding spots, spring strut extension.

Remove wheel arch.

Remove sealing material and residual metal sheeting from connection points.

Straighten and grind connection points.

Determine and mark out partition area at connection, partial replacement piece support carrier, top.

Measurement (A) = approx. 120 mm from center of bore (∅ 8 mm) for securing side wall.

Cut support carrier partial replacement piece.

Fit front wheel arch and locate in position.

Mark holes for plug welding of cover, A-pillar, inside connection point, wheel arch/firewall connection point, wheel arch/endplate connection point, firewall extension/support carrier, top.

Remove front wheel arch.

Drill holes for plug welding in wheel arch partial replacement piece and clean connection points:

Cover, A-pillar, inside

Connection point, wheel arch/firewall

Connection point, wheel arch/endplate

Connection point, firewall extension/support carrier, top

Coat all connection points on body and wheel arch partial replacement piece with zinc dust paint.

Make reinforcement plate from remaining metal sheet, support carrier partial replacement piece.

Width approx. 40 mm.

Drill holes for plug welding reinforcement plate and fit reinforcement plate.

Coat connection point, body and reinforcement plate, with zinc dust paint.

Weld reinforcement plate and grind welding joints.

Install straightening bench support for wheel arch.

Fit front wheel arch to straightening bench and secure in position.

Carry out plug welding at following points:

Cover, A-pillar, inside

Connection point, wheel arch/endplate

Note:

For purposes of clarity, straightening bench support for wheel arch shown removed.

Carry out plug welding at extension, firewall/support carrier, top.

Weld up connection point, support carrier partial replacement piece.

Weld up connection point, wheel arch/engine mount.

Weld up connection point, firewall/wheel arch.

Weld up spring strut reinforcement to engine mount.

Weld up cover, A-pillar, and support plate, A-pillar, outside.

Grind down mating surfaces.


Categories: 41 Body
Tags: bmw 3e46wheel arch
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