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

Ford Explorer 2020-2022 Service Manual / Body and Paint / Body and Paint / Front End Body Panels / Removal and Installation - Fender

Special Tool(s) / General Equipment

Knife

Materials

Name Specification
Flexible Foam Repair
3M™ 08463, LORD Fusor® 121
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Removal

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

NOTE: RH shown, LH similar.

  1. Remove the fender splash shield.
    Refer to: Fender Splash Shield (501-02 Front End Body Panels, Removal and Installation).
  1. Remove the cowl panel grille assembly.
    Refer to: Cowl Panel Grille (501-02 Front End Body Panels, Removal and Installation).
  1. Remove the retainers and the fender flange finisher.
  1. Remove the headlamp assembly.
    Refer to: Headlamp Assembly (417-01 Exterior Lighting, Removal and Installation).
  1. Open the front door.
  1. Remove the bolt.
    Torque: 44 lb.in (5 Nm)
  1. Close the door.
  1. Remove the bolt.
    Torque: 97 lb.in (11 Nm)
  1. Remove the bolts.
    Torque: 97 lb.in (11 Nm)
  1. NOTE: Follow the unique installation step when installing the fender.

    Using a knife, cut the foam sealant between the fender and the body.
    Use the General Equipment: Knife
  1. Remove the bolts.
    Torque: 97 lb.in (11 Nm)
  1. Remove the fender.
  1. Remove any excess debris left on the body.

Installation

  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.
  1. Before installation of the fender, apply a continuous stream of Fusor® 121 material along the entire span of the baffle-body attachment area.
    Material: Flexible Foam Repair / 3M™ 08463, LORD Fusor® 121

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