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Ford Fusion: Side Panel Sheet Metal Repairs / A-Pillar Outer Panel Section and Reinforcement. Removal and Installation

Ford Fusion 2013–2020 Service Manual / Body and Paint / Body and Paint / Side Panel Sheet Metal Repairs / A-Pillar Outer Panel Section and Reinforcement. Removal and Installation

Special Tool(s) / General Equipment

Resistance Spotwelding Equipment
Hot Air Gun
8 mm Drill Bit
MIG/MAG Welding Equipment
Spot Weld Drill Bit
Locking Pliers

Materials

Name Specification
Seam Sealer
TA-2-B, 3M™ 08308, LORD Fusor® 803DTM
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Flexible Foam Repair
3M™ 08463, LORD Fusor® 121
-
 

Removal

  1. Ford Fusion. A-Pillar Outer Panel Section and Reinforcement. Removal and Installation  WARNING: Before beginning any service procedure in this section, refer to 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).
  1. Reposition the carpeting and the wiring harness away from the repair area.
  1. Remove the A-pillar outer panel.
    Refer to: A-Pillar Outer Panel (501-29 Side Panel Sheet Metal Repairs, Removal and Installation).
  1. Refer to the following:
    Refer to: Vehicle Specific Body Construction (501-26 Body Repairs - Vehicle Specific Information and Tolerance Checks, Description and Operation).
  1. Drill out the A-pillar reinforcement spot welds.
    Use the General Equipment: Spot Weld Drill Bit
Ford Fusion. A-Pillar Outer Panel Section and Reinforcement. Removal and Installation
  1. Break the adhesive bond and remove the A-pillar reinforcement.
    Use the General Equipment: Hot Air Gun
Ford Fusion. A-Pillar Outer Panel Section and Reinforcement. Removal and Installation

Installation

  1. Ford Fusion. A-Pillar Outer Panel Section and Reinforcement. Removal and Installation  WARNING: Before beginning any service procedure in this section, refer to 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).
  1. Drill plug weld holes in the new A-pillar reinforcement.
    Use the General Equipment: 8 mm Drill Bit
Ford Fusion. A-Pillar Outer Panel Section and Reinforcement. Removal and Installation
  1. Apply foam as indicated.
    Material: Flexible Foam Repair / 3M™ 08463, LORD Fusor® 121
Ford Fusion. A-Pillar Outer Panel Section and Reinforcement. Removal and Installation
  1. Install, clamp and plug weld the new A-pillar reinforcement.
    Use the General Equipment: MIG/MAG Welding Equipment
    Use the General Equipment: Locking Pliers
Ford Fusion. A-Pillar Outer Panel Section and Reinforcement. Removal and Installation
  1. Clamp and spot weld the new A-pillar reinforcement.
    Use the General Equipment: Resistance Spotwelding Equipment
    Use the General Equipment: Locking Pliers
Ford Fusion. A-Pillar Outer Panel Section and Reinforcement. Removal and Installation
  1. Finish the repair area using typical metal finishing procedures.
  1. Sealing work: All ares must be sealed to production level.
    Material: Seam Sealer / TA-2-B, 3M™ 08308, LORD Fusor® 803DTM
  1. Refinish using a Ford Motor Company approved paint system.
  1. Install the A-pillar outer panel.
    Refer to: A-Pillar Outer Panel (501-29 Side Panel Sheet Metal Repairs, Removal and Installation).
  1. Restore corrosion protection.
    Refer to: Corrosion Prevention (501-25 Body Repairs - General Information, General Procedures).

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