Ford Explorer: Uni-Body, Subframe and Mounting System / Description and Operation - Frame Assembly - Overview

Ford Explorer 2020-2022 Service Manual / Body and Paint / Frame and Mounting / Uni-Body, Subframe and Mounting System / Description and Operation - Frame Assembly - Overview

Overview

The front subframe is bolted to the body and is used to:

  • aid in structural support.
  • provide mounting surfaces for the steering gear.
  • provide mounting surfaces for the front suspension lower control arms, the engine mounts and for the front stabilizer bar.

The rear subframe is bolted to the body and is used to:

  • aid in structural support.
  • provide mounting surfaces for the rear suspension lower arms and upper arms.

The transmission support crossmember is bolted to the body and is used to:

  • provide support to transfer case and transmission.

For body dimension specifications,
Refer to: Body and Frame (501-26 Body Repairs - Vehicle Specific Information and Tolerance Checks, Description and Operation).

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