Ford Explorer: Bumpers / Removal and Installation - Rear Bumper Cover

Ford Explorer 2020-2022 Service Manual / Body and Paint / Body and Paint / Bumpers / Removal and Installation - Rear Bumper Cover

Special Tool(s) / General Equipment

Interior Trim Remover

Removal

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

  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. On both sides
    Remove the inner wheel liner to rear bumper cover screws and nuts.
    Torque:
       1.:   13 lb.in (1.5 Nm)
       2.:   22 lb.in (2.5 Nm)
  1. On both sides.
    Remove the push pins, release the tabs and position the rear quarter panel moulding aside.
    Use the General Equipment: Interior Trim Remover
  1. If equipped.
    Remove the screws.
    Torque: 13 lb.in (1.5 Nm)
  1. Remove the screws.
    Torque: 13 lb.in (1.5 Nm)
  1. On both sides.
    Remove the bolt.
    Torque: 22 lb.in (2.5 Nm)
  1. NOTE: Vehicles with trailer tow package.

    Disconnect the electrical connector, the wiring harness retainer and position the wiring harness aside.
  1. If equipped.
    Disconnect the electrical connector and position the wiring harness aside.
  1. On both sides.
    Remove the screw and the trim pin.
    Torque: 18 lb.in (2 Nm)
  1. Remove the rear lamp assemblies.
    Refer to: Rear Lamp Assembly (417-01 Exterior Lighting, Removal and Installation).
  1. On both sides.
    Remove the screw.
    Torque: 18 lb.in (2 Nm)
  1. With the help of an assistant.
    Position the rear bumper cover rearward.
    1. Position the luggage compartment weatherstrip aside.
    1. Release the sides of the rear bumper cover from the side brackets.
    1. Using a non-marring tool, release the center of the rear bumper cover from the rear bracket.
      Use the General Equipment: Interior Trim Remover
  1. With the help of an assistant.
    Disconnect the electrical connectors and remove the rear bumper cover.
  1. On both sides.
    Inspect the side bracket for damage.
  1. If required, on both sides.
    Remove the screws, the trim-pin and the damaged side bracket.
    Torque: 18 lb.in (2 Nm)
  1. If required.
    Remove the screws, the trim-pin and the rear bracket.

Installation

  1. To assemble, reverse the disassembly procedure.
  1. If replacing the rear bumper cover.
    Check the alignment of the rear parking aid and rear active park assist sensors.
    Refer to: Azimuth System Check (413-13A Parking Aid - Vehicles With: Rear Parking Aid, General Procedures).
    Refer to: Elevation System Check (413-13A Parking Aid - Vehicles With: Rear Parking Aid, General Procedures).
    Refer to: Azimuth System Check (413-13C Parking Aid - Vehicles With: Active Park Assist, General Procedures).
  1. If any sensor fails the check, diagnose the sensor fault.
    Refer to: Parking Aid (413-13A Parking Aid - Vehicles With: Rear Parking Aid, Diagnosis and Testing).
    Refer to: Parking Aid (413-13C Parking Aid - Vehicles With: Active Park Assist, Diagnosis and Testing).

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