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Volkswagen ID.3: Body, rear. Rear wheel housing

Volkswagen ID.3 (E11, E12) 2020-2024 Service Manual / Body / Body repairs / Body, rear. Rear wheel housing

Assembly overview - rear wheel housing

Assembly overview - rear wheel housing

Overview is shown for left side of vehicle as an example.

1 - Outer wheel housing

❏ → Rep. gr.53; Renewing rear wheel housing

2 - Bonded areas

3 - Lock reinforcement

❏ Renew after removing

4 - Reinforcement

❏ Renew after removing

Renewing rear wheel housing

Renewing rear wheel housing

WARNING

Gases/ vapours hazardous to health are generated when welding, soldering or cutting using tools which produce sparks in foam-treated areas.

– Do not weld, solder or cut closer than 15 mm to moulded foam inserts.

– Use an extraction system during work.

NOTICE

If separating cuts are made too deep, underlying reinforcement could be damaged.

– Only make separating cuts with body saw.

– Rewelding of reinforcements is not permitted due to safety reasons.

NOTICE

If welds are positioned too far on outside, strength could be impaired

– RP weld points must be placed as far as possible from outer edge of welding flange.

NOTICE

If adhesive is applied prematurely, bond could be impaired

– New part must be welded in within 90 minutes.

Observe safety information → Rep. gr.00; Safety information

Only tools and workshop equipment authorised by Volkswagen AG may be used → Rep. gr.00; Tools.

Removal and installation are described for left side of vehicle as an example.

Removing

Side panel removed → Rep. gr.53; Renewing side panel, part section.

– Separate original joint.

– Mark parting cut -2- all around on outer wheel housing -1- according to dimension -a- and cut in a straight line.

♦ Dimension -a- = 20 mm


– Separate original joint.

– Mark parting cut -4- all around on outer wheel housing -1- according to dimension -a- and cut in a straight line.

♦ Dimension -a- = 20 mm

– Detach outer wheel housing -1- from body together with lock reinforcement -2- and reinforcement -3-.


– Completely remove adhesive residue.

– Sand bonding surfaces and welding surfaces on remaining material -1- down to bare metal.

– Sand bonding and welding surfaces down to bare metal, and clean them.


Installing

♦ For allocation of 2-pack body adhesive, see → Electronic parts catalogue (ETKA)

Important

● New parts must be adapted and attached with the vehicle standing on the straightening bracket set.

– Transfer parting cut -3- to new part -- and cut.

– Remove remaining material -2-.

– Drill 8 mm diameter holes for SG plug weld seam.

– Sand bonding and welding surfaces on new part -1-, -4- and -5- down to bare metal, and clean them.


– Apply 2-component body adhesive to entire surface.


– Adapt new part -1- to fit, and fix it in position.

– Check fit with attachments.

– Weld in new part -1- (SG plug weld seam and RP spot weld seam).

– Apply 2-component body adhesive to entire surface.

– Adapt new part -2- and -3- to fit, and fix in position.

– Check fit with attachments.

– Weld in new part -2- (RP spot weld seam).

– Install side panel → Rep. gr.53; Renewing side panel, part section.

Volkswagen ID.3 (E11, E12) 2020-2024 Service Manual

Body, rear. Rear wheel housing

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