Ford Explorer: Wheels and Tires / Description and Operation - Safety Precautions - Overview

Ford Explorer 2020-2022 Service Manual / Chassis / Suspension / Wheels and Tires / Description and Operation - Safety Precautions - Overview

Overview

  WARNING: Before servicing any tire, ask the customer if anyone injected a tire sealant into the tire. Tire sealants may be flammable and can burn or explode if exposed to an ignition source. Failure to follow this instruction may result in serious personal injury.

NOTICE: Do not clean aluminum wheels with steel wool, abrasive-type cleaners or strong detergents or damage to the wheel finish may occur.

NOTICE: When removing balance weights from a wheel, use only industry standard tools. To remove clip-on style balance weights, use designated wheel weight removal pliers. For adhesive style balance weights, use designated adhesive weight removal pliers or a non-metal adhesive weight scraper tool. Never use a screwdriver or any other sharp metallic instrument to remove adhesive wheel weights. If needed, denatured alcohol may be used to assist in removing any adhesive residue from the wheel. Failure to follow these guidelines could result in damage to the wheel finish.

Factory-installed tires and wheels are designed to operate satisfactorily with loads up to and including full-rated load capacity when inflated to recommended inflation pressures.

Correct tire pressure and driving techniques have an important influence on tire life. Heavy cornering, excessively rapid acceleration and unnecessary sharp braking increase tire wear.

To equalize tire wear, the tires should be rotated at recommended intervals.

    Specifications

      Material Item Specification Fill Capacity Motorcraft® High Temperature Nickel Anti-Seize Lubricant XL-2 - Motorcraft® W..

    Diagnosis and Testing - Wheels and Tires

    Preliminary Inspection Verify the customer concern by carrying out a road test on a smooth road. If any vibrations are apparent, Refer to the Symptom Chart: NVH...

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    Ford Explorer 2020-2022 Service Manual: Removal and Installation - Rear Door


    Removal NOTE: Removal steps in this procedure may contain installation details. NOTE: LH side shown, RH side similar. Open the door. Remove the check arm bolt. Torque: 18 lb.ft (25 Nm) Disconnect the rear door electrical connector...

    Ford Explorer 2020-2022 Service Manual: Removal and Installation - D-Pillar Trim Panel - Police


    Special Tool(s) / General Equipment Interior Trim Remover Removal NOTE: LH (left hand) shown, RH (right hand) similar. Position the liftgate opening weatherstrip aside. Release the D-pillar trim panel clips...

    Categories

    Driver and Passenger Airbags

    WARNING: Do not place your arms on the airbag cover or through the steering wheel. Failure to follow this instruction could result in personal injury.

    WARNING: Keep the areas in front of the airbags free from obstruction. Do not affix anything to or over the airbag covers. Objects could become projectiles during airbag deployment or in a sudden stop. Failure to follow this instruction could result in personal injury or death.

    WARNING: Airbags can kill or injure a child in a child restraint. Never place a rear-facing child restraint in front of an active airbag. If you must use a forward-facing child restraint in the front seat, move the seat upon which the child restraint is installed all the way back.

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