Mitsubishi Outlander Sound Dampening Material Update - BodyShop Business

Mitsubishi Outlander Sound Dampening Material Update

figure 2figure 3figure 4Figure 5Sound deadening material can be critical to a repair. This material is incorporated in today’s vehicles to dampen vibrations and sound, not to mention provide structural support in some cases. Without prior knowledge of the location or types of material, your team may not be incorporating additional procedures or charges on repair plans. And your technicians may not know how to identify the type of material or its proper replacement procedure. This tech tip for the Mitsubishi Outlander describes the revised placement of the sound dampening material for the side sill, inner and outer quarter panels (Figure 1).

Applicable Model

2007 Mitsubishi Outlander built on or before March 1, 2007.

Required Part

Flexible Foam – 3M 08463

Service Information

Always refer to ALLDATA Collision for safety procedures, identification of material types, recommended refinish materials, and removal and installation procedures. Always refer to Mitsubishi for questions relating to applicable or non-applicable warranty repair information.


When installing the new floor side sill outer, the inside of the wheel arch cannot be filled with sound dampening foam material. Therefore, machine the body loose panel cushion (MR435765 or MR65301) shown in Figure 2 as an alternative and adhere it.

After installing the floor side sill outer, seal the hole and flange with a bolt and aluminum tape, and then fill the hole with the sound dampening foam material as shown in Figure 3.

Quarter Outer – The position and the size of the body loose panel cushion that’s installed when installing the rear quarter outer panel have been changed (Figure 4).

Quarter Inner – The position and the size of the body loose panel cushion that’s installed when installing the rear pillar reinforcement lower have been changed (Figure 5).

Dan Espersen is the ALLDATA Senior Collision Program Manager. He’s a Gold Pin Member of the Collision Industry Conference (CIC) and holds an AA Degree in Automotive Technology. He has 17 years of experience in the collision industry and 17 years of experience in the automotive industry.

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