Ford Explorer: Front End Body Panels / Removal and Installation - Radiator Grille Opening Panel

Ford Explorer 2020-2023 Service Manual / Body and Paint / Body and Paint / Front End Body Panels / Removal and Installation - Radiator Grille Opening Panel

Removal

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

  1. Remove both the headlamps.
    Refer to: Headlamp Assembly (417-01 Exterior Lighting, Removal and Installation).
  1. Remove the Horn assembly.
    Refer to: Horn (413-06 Horn, Removal and Installation).
  1. Pull and remove the radiator air deflector.
  1. Remove and position aside the air intake pipe.
  1. Remove the bolts and the Air intake venturi.
    Torque: 71 lb.in (8 Nm)
  1. Remove the bolts.
    Torque: 44 lb.in (5 Nm)
  1. Disconnect the electrical connector, remove the retainers and the cruise control sensor assembly.
  1. If equipped
    Disconnect the electrical connector.
  1. If equipped
    Remove the bolts and the pedestrian alert system assembly.
    Torque: 71 lb.in (8 Nm)
  1. Disconnect the electrical connector and remove the outside ambient temperature sensor.
  1. Disconnect the electrical connector and retainer.
  1. Open the hood latch release cable junction block cover.

  1. Detach and position the rear hood latch release cables aside.
    • Detach the cable from the mounting bracket.
    • Disconnect the hood latch release cable end and position the rear hood latch cable aside.
    • Detach the hood latch release cable junction block and position the front hood latch cable and junction block assembly aside.
  1. Disconnect the electrical connector.
  1. Disconnect the MAP sensor connector.
  1. Remove the bolts and the front bumper.
    Torque: 35 lb.ft (48 Nm)
  1. Remove the bolts.
    Torque: 62 lb.in (7 Nm)
  1. Remove the bolts and the radiator grille opening panel.
    Torque: 97 lb.in (11 Nm)

Installation

  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.
  1. Carry out the Cruise control radar alignment procedure.
    Refer to: Cruise Control Radar Alignment (419-03B Cruise Control - Vehicles With: Adaptive Cruise Control With Lane Centering, General Procedures).

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    WARNING: Do not place your arms on the airbag cover or through the steering wheel. Failure to follow this instruction could result in personal injury.

    WARNING: Keep the areas in front of the airbags free from obstruction. Do not affix anything to or over the airbag covers. Objects could become projectiles during airbag deployment or in a sudden stop. Failure to follow this instruction could result in personal injury or death.

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