Ford Explorer: Front End Body Panels / Removal and Installation - Cowl Panel

Ford Explorer 2020-2021 Service Manual / Body and Paint / Body and Paint / Front End Body Panels / Removal and Installation - Cowl Panel

Removal

NOTE: Removal steps in this procedure may contain installation details.

  1. Remove the wiper linkage assembly.
    Refer to: Wiper Linkage Assembly (501-16 Wipers and Washers, Removal and Installation).
  1. Remove the bolt and position the wire connectors aside.
    Torque: 106 lb.in (12 Nm)
  1. Remove the bolts and position the brake reservoir aside.
    Torque: 25 lb.in (2.8 Nm)
  1. Remove the nuts, bolts and the braces.
    Torque: 22 lb.ft (30 Nm)

    • Remove the bolts.
      Torque: 44 lb.in (5 Nm)
    • Remove the pin-type retainers and the cowl panel.

Installation

  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.

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