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Ford Fusion 2013–2020 Service Manual / Body and Paint / Body and Paint / Front End Body Panels / Radiator Grille Opening Panel Reinforcement. Removal and Installation

Removal

NOTE: Left hand (LH) side shown, right hand (RH) side similar.

NOTE: Engine removed for clarity.

  1. Overview
Ford Fusion. Radiator Grille Opening Panel Reinforcement. Removal and Installation
  1. Remove the hood and prop rod.
    Refer to: Hood (501-02 Front End Body Panels, Removal and Installation).
  1. On Both Sides:
    Remove the fender and splash shield.
  1. On Both Sides:
    Remove the headlamp assembly.
    Refer to: Headlamp Assembly (417-01) .
  1. Remove the degas bottle.
    Refer to: Degas Bottle (303-03A Engine Cooling - 1.5L EcoBoost (118kW/160PS) – I4, Removal and Installation).
    Refer to: Degas Bottle (303-03D) .
    Refer to: Degas Bottle (303-03H) .
    Refer to: Degas Bottle (303-03C Engine Cooling - 2.5L Duratec (125kW/170PS), Removal and Installation).
  1. Remove the front bumper cover.
    Refer to: Front Bumper Cover (501-19) .
  1. Remove the active grill shutter and actuator.
    Refer to: Active Grille Shutter (501-02) .
    Refer to: Active Grille Shutter Actuator (501-02) .
  1. Remove the radiator.
    Refer to: Radiator (303-03A Engine Cooling - 1.5L EcoBoost (118kW/160PS) – I4, Removal and Installation).
    Refer to: Radiator (303-03D) .
    Refer to: Radiator (303-03H) .
    Refer to: Radiator (303-03C Engine Cooling - 2.5L Duratec (125kW/170PS), Removal and Installation).
  1. Remove the A/C condenser.
    Refer to: Condenser - 1.5L EcoBoost (118kW/160PS) – I4 (412-00) .
    Refer to: Condenser - 1.6L EcoBoost (132kW/180PS) – Sigma (412-00) .
    Refer to: Condenser - 2.0L EcoBoost (184kW/250PS) – MI4 (412-00) .
    Refer to: Condenser - 2.5L Duratec (125kW/170PS) (412-00) .
  1. Position all wiring harnesses away from the working area.
  1. Remove the fasteners and the radiator grill opening panel reinforcement.
Ford Fusion. Radiator Grille Opening Panel Reinforcement. Removal and Installation

Installation

NOTE: Left hand (LH) side shown, right hand (RH) side similar.

NOTE: Engine removed for clarity.

  1. Install and the radiator grill opening panel reinforcement and fasteners.
Ford Fusion. Radiator Grille Opening Panel Reinforcement. Removal and Installation
  1. On Both Sides:
    Install the adjustable retainers.
Ford Fusion. Radiator Grille Opening Panel Reinforcement. Removal and Installation
  1. Adjust for proper spacing.
  1. On Both Sides:
    Tighten the fasteners.
    Torque: 177 lb.in (20 Nm)
Ford Fusion. Radiator Grille Opening Panel Reinforcement. Removal and Installation
  1. Reposition all wiring harnesses to original location.
  1. Install the A/C condenser.
    Refer to: Condenser - 1.5L EcoBoost (118kW/160PS) – I4 (412-00) .
    Refer to: Condenser - 1.6L EcoBoost (132kW/180PS) – Sigma (412-00) .
    Refer to: Condenser - 2.0L EcoBoost (184kW/250PS) – MI4 (412-00) .
    Refer to: Condenser - 2.5L Duratec (125kW/170PS) (412-00) .
  1. Install the radiator.
    Refer to: Radiator (303-03A Engine Cooling - 1.5L EcoBoost (118kW/160PS) – I4, Removal and Installation).
    Refer to: Radiator (303-03D) .
    Refer to: Radiator (303-03H) .
    Refer to: Radiator (303-03C Engine Cooling - 2.5L Duratec (125kW/170PS), Removal and Installation).
  1. Install the active grille shutter and actuator.
    Refer to: Active Grille Shutter (501-02) .
    Refer to: Active Grille Shutter Actuator (501-02) .
  1. Install the degas bottle.
    Refer to: Degas Bottle (303-03A Engine Cooling - 1.5L EcoBoost (118kW/160PS) – I4, Removal and Installation).
    Refer to: Degas Bottle (303-03D) .
    Refer to: Degas Bottle (303-03H) .
    Refer to: Degas Bottle (303-03C Engine Cooling - 2.5L Duratec (125kW/170PS), Removal and Installation).
  1. Install the front bumper cover.
    Refer to: Front Bumper Cover (501-19) .
  1. On Both Sides:
    Install the fender and splash shield.
    Refer to: Fender Splash Shield (501-02) .
    Refer to: Fender (501-02) .
  1. On Both Sides:
    Install the headlamp assembly.
    Refer to: Headlamp Assembly (417-01) .
  1. Install and adjust the hood and prop rod.
    Refer to: Hood (501-02 Front End Body Panels, Removal and Installation).
    Refer to: Hood Alignment (501-03 Body Closures, General Procedures).

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