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Ford Fusion: Handles, Locks, Latches and Entry Systems / Rear Door Latch. Removal and Installation

Removal

NOTE: LHside shown, RH side similar.

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

  1. Remove the exterior rear door handle.
    Refer to: Exterior Rear Door Handle (501-14 Handles, Locks, Latches and Entry Systems, Removal and Installation).
  1. Remove the exterior rear door handle reinforcement screw.
    Torque: 62 lb.in (7 Nm)
Ford Fusion. Rear Door Latch. Removal and Installation
  1. Disconnect the electrical connector and release the interior rear door handle cable routing clip.
Ford Fusion. Rear Door Latch. Removal and Installation
    1. Remove the rear door latch bolts.
      Torque: 71 lb.in (8 Nm)
Ford Fusion. Rear Door Latch. Removal and Installation
  1. Remove the aft rear door glass run bolt.
    Torque: 106 lb.in (12 Nm)
Ford Fusion. Rear Door Latch. Removal and Installation
  1. Remove the rear door latch.
Ford Fusion. Rear Door Latch. Removal and Installation
  1. NOTE: This step is only necessary when installing a new component.

    Remove the interior rear door handle cable from the rear door latch.
Ford Fusion. Rear Door Latch. Removal and Installation
  1. NOTE: This step is only necessary when installing a new component.

    Remove the cable eyelet from the lever.
    1. While turning the release screw the handle rotates the lever releasing the tension on the cable.
    1. Remove the cable eyelet from the lever.
Ford Fusion. Rear Door Latch. Removal and Installation
  1. NOTE: This step is only necessary when installing a new component.


    Remove the rear door latch.
    1. Remove the screws.
    1. Detach and position aside the cable from the rear door latch.
Ford Fusion. Rear Door Latch. Removal and Installation

Installation

  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.
  1. NOTE: This step is only necessary when installing a new component.


    Install the rear door latch.
    1. Install the screws.
    1. Attach and position the cable from the rear door latch.
Ford Fusion. Rear Door Latch. Removal and Installation
  1. NOTE: This step is only necessary when installing a new component.

    NOTE: This step must be done correctly or the exterior door handle will not engage the lever on installation.

    Install the cable eyelet to the lever.
    1. Install the cable eyelet to the lever.
    1. While keeping tension on the cable and holding the handle lever in the engaged position, turn the release screw until the handle lever is positioned against the stop.
Ford Fusion. Rear Door Latch. Removal and Installation
  1. NOTE: This step is only necessary when installing a new component.

    Install the interior rear door handle cable from the rear door latch.
Ford Fusion. Rear Door Latch. Removal and Installation

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