Ford Kuga
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Body Repairs - General Information
Alignment Check


If there is concern that the body has been deformed, the body must be measured. Several measuring procedures and tools can be used for this purpose.

With simple measuring systems, it is possible in most cases to draw a conclusion about the extent of the damage through a quick measurement without time-consuming assembly work (straightening jig).

NOTE: For the floor pan and the exterior of the vehicle, measuring data is contained in the vehicle-specific repair instructions for each vehicle.

Manufacturers of measuring and straightening jigs create data sheets for this purpose for each vehicle.

Data sheets with the body frame dimensions for body measurement are specified in the model-specific repair instructions in each case.

Pay attention to the position of the measuring probes for each of the measurements given. A tolerance of +- 3 mm applies to all specified dimensions.

Measuring points that are specified in a curve are to be measured so that the greatest distance from the opposite measuring point is reflected. For exact determination of the measuring points, enlarged sections are shown.

Example of measuring the vehicle superstructure

Example of measuring the vehicle superstructure

Example of measuring the floor pan

Example of measuring the floor pan

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