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Ford Fusion: Front End Sheet Metal Repairs / Front Side Member and Fender Apron Panel LH. Removal and Installation

Ford Fusion 2013–2020 Service Manual / Body and Paint / Body and Paint / Front End Sheet Metal Repairs / Front Side Member and Fender Apron Panel LH. Removal and Installation

Special Tool(s) / General Equipment

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

Materials

Name Specification
Metal Bonding Adhesive
TA-1, TA-1-B, 3M™ 08115, LORD Fusor® 108B
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Seam Sealer
TA-2-B, 3M™ 08308, LORD Fusor® 803DTM
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Removal

  1. Ford Fusion. Front Side Member and Fender Apron Panel LH. 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.

    Follow the health and safety precautions.
    Refer to: Health and Safety Precautions (100-00 General Information, Description and Operation).
  1. Remove the following items.
    Refer to: Fender Apron Panel Reinforcement (501-27 Front End Sheet Metal Repairs, Removal and Installation).
    Refer to: Engine (303-01C Engine - 2.5L Duratec (125kW/170PS), Removal).
    Refer to: Radiator (303-03B Engine Cooling - 2.0L EcoBoost (184kW/250PS) – MI4, Removal and Installation).
    Refer to: Radiator (303-03C Engine Cooling - 2.5L Duratec (125kW/170PS), Removal and Installation).
    Refer to: Instrument Panel (501-12 Instrument Panel and Console) .
    Refer to: Front Impact Severity Sensor (501-20 Supplemental Restraint System) .
    Refer to: A-Pillar Trim Panel (501-05 Interior Trim and Ornamentation) .
    Refer to: Restraints Control Module (RCM) (501-20B Supplemental Restraint System, Removal and Installation).
    Refer to: Front Seat (501-10A Front Seats, Removal and Installation).
  1. Reposition the carpet and wiring harness away from the working area.
  1. If Equipped - RH Side Only:
    Remove the dampener.
Ford Fusion. Front Side Member and Fender Apron Panel LH. Removal and Installation
  1. Drill out the spot welds.
    Use the General Equipment: Spot Weld Drill Bit
Ford Fusion. Front Side Member and Fender Apron Panel LH. Removal and Installation
  1. Drill out the spot welds.
    Use the General Equipment: Spot Weld Drill Bit
Ford Fusion. Front Side Member and Fender Apron Panel LH. Removal and Installation
  1. Drill out the spot welds and remove the front side member.
    Use the General Equipment: Spot Weld Drill Bit
Ford Fusion. Front Side Member and Fender Apron Panel LH. Removal and Installation
  1. Drill out the spot welds.
    Use the General Equipment: Spot Weld Drill Bit
Ford Fusion. Front Side Member and Fender Apron Panel LH. Removal and Installation
  1. NOTE: A partial section needs to be cut out at the apron panel to remove side member with the apron panel.

    Carefully cut the partial section from the apron panel.
    Use the General Equipment: Air Body Saw
Ford Fusion. Front Side Member and Fender Apron Panel LH. Removal and Installation
  1. Remove the fender apron reinforcement panel.
    Use the General Equipment: Hot Air Gun
Ford Fusion. Front Side Member and Fender Apron Panel LH. Removal and Installation

Installation

  1. Assure correct placement of all components.
    Refer to: Body and Frame (501-26 Body Repairs - Vehicle Specific Information and Tolerance Checks, Description and Operation).
  1. Drill plug welds holes in replacement panel.
    Use the General Equipment: 8 mm Drill Bit
Ford Fusion. Front Side Member and Fender Apron Panel LH. Removal and Installation
  1. NOTE: A partial section needs to be cut out at the apron panel to enable installation of the side member.

    Carefully cut the partial section from the apron panel.
    Use the General Equipment: Air Body Saw
Ford Fusion. Front Side Member and Fender Apron Panel LH. Removal and Installation
  1. Drill plug welds holes in replacement panel.
    Use the General Equipment: 8 mm Drill Bit
Ford Fusion. Front Side Member and Fender Apron Panel LH. Removal and Installation
  1. Install the front side member and properly position.
Ford Fusion. Front Side Member and Fender Apron Panel LH. Removal and Installation
  1. Refer to: Body and Frame (501-26 Body Repairs - Vehicle Specific Information and Tolerance Checks, Description and Operation).
  1. Apply adhesive at the cut portion.
    Material: Metal Bonding Adhesive / TA-1, TA-1-B, 3M™ 08115, LORD Fusor® 108B
Ford Fusion. Front Side Member and Fender Apron Panel LH. Removal and Installation
  1. Install spot welds.
    Use the General Equipment: MIG/MAG Welding Equipment
    Use the General Equipment: 8 mm Drill Bit
Ford Fusion. Front Side Member and Fender Apron Panel LH. Removal and Installation
  1. NOTE: In order to ensure that complete sealing is achieved, the remaining openings on the mount tube for the instrument panel bracket need to be sealed with body sealant.

    Seam weld and apply sealant as indicated.
    Use the General Equipment: MIG/MAG Welding Equipment
    Material: Seam Sealer / TA-2-B, 3M™ 08308, LORD Fusor® 803DTM
Ford Fusion. Front Side Member and Fender Apron Panel LH. Removal and Installation
  1. Install plug welds.
    Use the General Equipment: MIG/MAG Welding Equipment
Ford Fusion. Front Side Member and Fender Apron Panel LH. Removal and Installation
  1. Install spot welds.
    Use the General Equipment: Resistance Spotwelding Equipment
Ford Fusion. Front Side Member and Fender Apron Panel LH. Removal and Installation
  1. Install plug welds.
    Use the General Equipment: MIG/MAG Welding Equipment
Ford Fusion. Front Side Member and Fender Apron Panel LH. Removal and Installation
  1. Install spot welds.
    Use the General Equipment: Resistance Spotwelding Equipment
Ford Fusion. Front Side Member and Fender Apron Panel LH. Removal and Installation
  1. Install spot welds.
    Use the General Equipment: Resistance Spotwelding Equipment
Ford Fusion. Front Side Member and Fender Apron Panel LH. Removal and Installation
  1. Install the bumper bracket and spot weld.
    Use the General Equipment: Resistance Spotwelding Equipment
Ford Fusion. Front Side Member and Fender Apron Panel LH. Removal and Installation
  1. Finish the repair area using typical metal finishing procedures.
  1. Sealing work: All areas 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. If Equipped - RH Side Only:
    Install the dampener.
Ford Fusion. Front Side Member and Fender Apron Panel LH. Removal and Installation
  1. Restore corrosion protection.
    Refer to: Corrosion Prevention (501-25 Body Repairs - General Information, General Procedures).
  1. Reposition the carpet and wiring harness.
  1. Install the following items.
    Refer to: Fender Apron Panel Reinforcement (501-27 Front End Sheet Metal Repairs, Removal and Installation).
    Refer to: Engine (303-01C Engine - 2.5L Duratec (125kW/170PS), Installation).
    Refer to: Radiator (303-03B Engine Cooling - 2.0L EcoBoost (184kW/250PS) – MI4, Removal and Installation).
    Refer to: Radiator (303-03C Engine Cooling - 2.5L Duratec (125kW/170PS), Removal and Installation).
    Refer to: Instrument Panel (501-12 Instrument Panel and Console) .
    Refer to: Front Impact Severity Sensor (501-20 Supplemental Restraint System) .
    Refer to: A-Pillar Trim Panel (501-05 Interior Trim and Ornamentation) .
    Refer to: Restraints Control Module (RCM) (501-20B Supplemental Restraint System, Removal and Installation).
    Refer to: Front Seat (501-10A Front Seats, Removal and Installation).

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