Ford Explorer: Roof Sheet Metal Repairs / Removal and Installation - Roof Rear Frame

Ford Explorer 2020-2022 Service Manual / Body and Paint / Body and Paint / Roof Sheet Metal Repairs / Removal and Installation - Roof Rear Frame

Special Tool(s) / General Equipment

Resistance Spotwelding Equipment
Spot Weld Drill Bit
Locking Pliers

Removal

  1.   WARNING: Before beginning any service procedure in this manual, refer to health and safety warnings in section 100-00 General Information. Failure to follow this instruction may result in serious personal injury.

    Refer to: Health and Safety Precautions (100-00 General Information, Description and Operation).
    Refer to: High Voltage System Health and Safety Precautions - Overview (100-00 General Information, Description and Operation).
  1. Remove the roof.
    Refer to: Roof Panel (501-28 Roof Sheet Metal Repairs, Removal and Installation).
    Refer to: Roof Panel - Vehicles With: Roof Opening Panel (501-28 Roof Sheet Metal Repairs, Removal and Installation).
  1. Position aside the wiring harness and washer hose on the roof rear frame.
  1. Remove the welds.
    Use the General Equipment: Spot Weld Drill Bit
  1. Remove the welds.
    Use the General Equipment: Spot Weld Drill Bit
  1. Remove the roof rear frame.

Installation

  1.   WARNING: Before beginning any service procedure in this manual, refer to health and safety warnings in section 100-00 General Information. Failure to follow this instruction may result in serious personal injury.

    Refer to: Health and Safety Precautions (100-00 General Information, Description and Operation).
    Refer to: High Voltage System Health and Safety Precautions - Overview (100-00 General Information, Description and Operation).
  1. Install, properly position and clamp the roof rear frame.
    Use the General Equipment: Locking Pliers
  1. NOTE: Factory welds may be replaced with resistance spot welds or MIG plug welds. Resistance spot welds may not be placed directly over original location. They must be placed adjacent to original location and equal factory welds in quantity. MIG plug welds must equal factory welds in both location and quantity.

    Install the welds.
    Use the General Equipment: Resistance Spotwelding Equipment
  1. NOTE: Factory welds may be replaced with resistance spot welds or MIG plug welds. Resistance spot welds may not be placed directly over original location. They must be placed adjacent to original location and equal factory welds in quantity. MIG plug welds must equal factory welds in both location and quantity.

    Install the welds.
    Use the General Equipment: Resistance Spotwelding Equipment
  1. Reposition the wiring harness and washer hose to original location.
  1. Install the roof.
    Refer to: Roof Panel (501-28 Roof Sheet Metal Repairs, Removal and Installation).
    Refer to: Roof Panel - Vehicles With: Roof Opening Panel (501-28 Roof Sheet Metal Repairs, Removal and Installation).

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    Special Tool(s) / General Equipment Resistance Spotwelding Equipment Scraper for Straight Edges Hot Air Gun Knife 8 mm Drill Bit MIG/MAG Welding Equipment Spot Weld ..

    Removal and Installation - Roof Reinforcement

    Special Tool(s) / General Equipment Resistance Spotwelding Equipment Hot Air Gun Spot Weld Drill Bit Locking Pliers Materials Name Specification Metal Bonding Adhesive..

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