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

Ford Explorer 2020-2023 Service Manual / Body and Paint / Body and Paint / Front End Body Panels / Removal and Installation - Hood

Removal

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

  1. Detach the windshield washer hose coupling.
  1. Detach the windshield washer hose pin-type retainers from the hood hinge.
  1. On both sides.
    Index-mark the hood hinge location to aid in hood installation.
  1. Remove the nuts and the hood.
    Torque: 159 lb.in (18 Nm)
  1. NOTE: This step is only necessary when installing a new component.

    Remove the pin-type retainers and the hood insulation.
  1. NOTE: This step is only necessary when installing a new component.

    Detach the retainers, couplings and remove the windshield washer hose.
  1. NOTE: This step is only necessary when installing a new component.

    Remove the nuts and the striker latch.
    Torque: 80 lb.in (9 Nm)
  1. NOTE: This step is only necessary when installing a new component.

    Remove the pin-type retainers and the weatherstrip.

Installation

  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.
  1. Check the hood alignment. Align the hood as necessary.
    Refer to: Hood Alignment (501-03 Body Closures, General Procedures).

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