Ford Explorer: Body Closures / Removal and Installation - Fuel Filler Door Assembly

Ford Explorer 2020-2023 Service Manual / Body and Paint / Body and Paint / Body Closures / Removal and Installation - Fuel Filler Door Assembly

Special Tool(s) / General Equipment

Flat Headed Screw Driver
Knife

Removal

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

NOTE: The fuel filler door assembly is damaged during the removal process and requires a new fuel filler door assembly installed.

  1. Remove the fuel filler door.
    Refer to: Fuel Filler Door (501-03 Body Closures, Removal and Installation).
  1. With the vehicle in NEUTRAL, position it on a hoist.
    Refer to: Jacking and Lifting - Overview (100-02 Jacking and Lifting, Description and Operation).
  1. Remove the LHR wheel and tire. Refer to: Wheel and Tire (204-04A Wheels and Tires, Removal and Installation).
    • Remove the nuts.
      Torque: 22 lb.in (2.5 Nm)
    • Remove the screws.
      Torque: 13 lb.in (1.5 Nm)
    • Remove the bolt.
      Torque: 89 lb.in (10 Nm)
    • Remove the LHR wheel liner.
  1. Loosen the clamp and disconnect the hose. Position the hose aside.
    Torque: 28 lb.in (3.2 Nm)
  1. Remove the quick release couplings.
    Refer to: Quick Release Coupling (310-00A Fuel System - General Information - 2.3L EcoBoost (201kW/273PS), General Procedures).
  1. NOTE: Use new bolts.

    • Remove and discard the bolts.
      Torque: 80 lb.in (9 Nm)
    • Position the fuel tank filler pipe and drain hose assembly aside.
  1. Using a knife, slice the holes in the indicated areas.
    Use the General Equipment: Knife
  1. Insert the screwdriver and release the clips while pulling the fuel filler door housing away from the vehicle.
    Use the General Equipment: Flat Headed Screw Driver

    • Pull the fuel filler door housing away from the vehicle to disconnect the electrical connector and drain hose.
    • Position the fuel filler neck as needed to remove the fuel filler door assembly.

Installation

  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.

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