Ford Explorer: Body Closures / Removal and Installation - Front Door

Ford Explorer 2020-2021 Service Manual / Body and Paint / Body and Paint / Body Closures / Removal and Installation - Front Door

Removal

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

NOTE: LH side shown, RH side similar.

  1. Open the door.

Vehicles with police package

  1. Remove the check arm bolt and position aside the check arm and tether strap.
    Torque: 18 lb.ft (25 Nm)

Vehicles without Police package

  1. Remove the check arm bolt and position aside the check arm.
    Torque: 18 lb.ft (25 Nm)

All Vehicles

  1. Disconnect the front door electrical connector.
  1. NOTE: This step requires the aid of another technician.

    Remove the door hinge pivot bolts.
    Torque: 22 lb.ft (30 Nm)
  1. NOTE: This step requires the aid of another technician.

    Remove the door.

Installation

  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.
  1. NOTE: This step is only necessary when installing a new component.

    Check the door-to-body alignment. Align the door as necessary.
    Refer to: Front Door Alignment (501-03 Body Closures, General Procedures).

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