Estimating databases may list sectioning operations for service parts.  Recent DEG inquiry 18644 states “After review of your concern, the OEM does not provide a sectioning procedure for the Rear Rail, for that reason the Section Rear Rail operation has been removed.”

Estimating systems are to be used as guides only.  If a sectioning operation is available in an estimating database, it does not always mean the operation is available in the OEM service information.

If a sectioning operation is presented in the estimating database, and NOT in the OEM service information, repairers are encouraged to submit an inquiry to the DEG for clarification.

Research of OEM service information is not included in any estimating database.

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