Ford Explorer: Bumpers / Removal and Installation - Rear Bumper

Ford Explorer 2020-2021 Service Manual / Body and Paint / Body and Paint / Bumpers / Removal and Installation - Rear Bumper

Removal

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

All vehicles

  1. Remove the rear bumper cover. Refer to: Rear Bumper Cover (501-19 Bumpers, Removal and Installation).

Vehicles without trailer tow package

  1. On both sides.
    Remove the bolt, relelase the tab and position the exhaust isolator assembly aside.
    Torque: 26 lb.ft (35 Nm)
  1. With the help of an assistant.
    Remove the bolts and the rear bumper.
    Torque: 129 lb.ft (175 Nm)

Vehicles with trailer tow package

  1. On both sides.
    Remove the bolt, relelase the tab and position the exhaust isolator assembly aside.
    Torque: 26 lb.ft (35 Nm)
  1. Disconnect the trailor tow electrical connector, the retainer and remove the wiring harness.
  1. With the help of an assistant.
    Remove the bolts and the rear bumper.
    Torque: 129 lb.ft (175 Nm)

Installation

  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.

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