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Land Rover Discovery: Rear end Sheet Metal Repairs Water Drain Panel (G1770948) / Removal and Installation

Land Rover Discovery (2009–2016) Service Manual / Body / Body Repairs and General Information / Rear end Sheet Metal Repairs Water Drain Panel (G1770948) / Removal and Installation

REMOVAL

NOTE:

The water drain panel is installed in conjunction with:

  • Rear bumper cover
  • Liftgate
  • Quarter panel
  • Rear lamp panel outer

Rear end sheet metal repairs water drain panel (G1770948) removal and installation

  1. The water drain panel is serviced as indicated.
  2. Before commencing this procedure make sure that you are aware of all Health and Safety requirements.

    For additional information, refer to: Health and Safety Precautions (100-00, Description and Operation).

  3. For further information on the methods, tools and fixings used in this procedure refer to the body repairs - general information section.

NOTES:

  • Any joints sealed as part of vehicle manufacture must be sealed as part of the repair.
  • Make sure a zinc rich primer is applied to any bare metal surfaces.

CAUTION:

Care should be taken not to cut through into the inner reinforcements.

Rear end sheet metal repairs water drain panel (G1770948) removal and installation

  1. Using a combination of the new water drain panel and the measurements, mark the position on the vehicle where the metal inert gas (MIG) butt joint is to be made and cut the panel as indicated.

CAUTION:

Care should be taken not to cut through into the inner reinforcements.

Rear end sheet metal repairs water drain panel (G1770948) removal and installation

  1. Using a suitable cutting tool remove the bulk of the water drain panel to allow the spot welds to be removed as indicated.

Rear end sheet metal repairs water drain panel (G1770948) removal and installation

  1. Remove the spot welds as indicated.
  2. Separate the joints and remove the water drain panel.

INSTALLATION

  1. Dress flanges where necessary.
  2. Clean and prepare the panel surfaces.

Rear end sheet metal repairs water drain panel (G1770948) removal and installation

  1. Using a combination of the old water drain panel and the measurements in the removal step, mark out the position on the new water drain panel where the MIG butt joint is to be made and cut the new panel as indicated.
  2. Offer up the new water drain panel and clamp into position. Check alignment, if correct, proceed to next step, if not, rectify and recheck before proceeding.

Rear end sheet metal repairs water drain panel (G1770948) removal and installation

  1. Tack MIG weld the butt joint as indicated.

Rear end sheet metal repairs water drain panel (G1770948) removal and installation

  1. Install the spot welds as indicated.

Rear end sheet metal repairs water drain panel (G1770948) removal and installation

  1. MIG weld the butt joint as indicated.
  2. Dress all welds.
  3. Make sure that any open or exposed panel joints are correctly sealed.
  4. Make sure corrosion protection is applied to all areas affected by repair.
  5. The installation of associated panels and components is the reversal of removal procedure.

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