Ford Explorer: Body Repairs - General Information / Description and Operation - Sealer, Underbody Protection Material and Adhesives

Ford Explorer 2020-2022 Service Manual / Body and Paint / Body and Paint / Body Repairs - General Information / Description and Operation - Sealer, Underbody Protection Material and Adhesives

NOTE: The following illustrations are examples of structural adhesive and sealer applications and are not all inclusive.

Sealers and Adhesives

The correct adhesive bonding and sealing is essential to repairing the vehicle correctly. Adhesives and sealers are used in many areas of the body structure. In addition to providing a structural bond or seal between components, adhesives and sealers can also help prevent wind noise, water leaks, exhaust fumes and dust from entering the vehicle. They also provide anti-corrosion barriers.

Hood Sealer


Front Door Sealer


Rear Door Sealer


Liftgate Sealer


Dash Panel and Floor Pan Sealer


Body Side Sealer


Roof Panel Adhesive and Sealer

Sound Deadener Materials

Sound deadening materials are necessary for NVH control of vehicles. It is paintable, very durable and has good resistance to abrasion. This material may be applied in many manners. It may be sprayed, rolled or brushed on (obtain locally).

Floor Pan NVH Control


Front Door NVH Control


Rear Door NVH Control

    Description and Operation - Plastic Repairs

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    Ford Explorer 2020-2022 Service Manual: Diagnosis and Testing - Accessory Drive


    Inspection and Verification Verify the customer concern. Visually inspect for obvious signs of mechanical damage.   Visual Inspection Chart Mechanical Damaged or contaminated accessory drive belt Damaged or contaminated pulley(s) Incorrect accessory drive belt Incorrect fitment of the accessory drive belt Generator ..

    Ford Explorer 2020-2022 Service Manual: Description and Operation - Low One-Way Clutch Assembly


    One-Way Clutch (OWC) Exploded View Item Description 1 Front support assembly 2 One-Way Clutch (OWC) 3 Sun gear No. 1 4 Sun gear No. 2 One-Way Clutch (OWC) Mechanical Operation The One-Way Clutch (OWC) is a brake clutch that holds the sun gears No...

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    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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