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Ford Fusion: Rear End Sheet Metal Repairs / Rear Side Member Section. Removal and Installation

Ford Fusion 2013–2020 Service Manual / Body and Paint / Body and Paint / Rear End Sheet Metal Repairs / Rear Side Member Section. Removal and Installation

Special Tool(s) / General Equipment

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

Materials

Name Specification
Seam Sealer
TA-2-B, 3M™ 08308, LORD Fusor® 803DTM
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Removal

  1. Ford Fusion. Rear Side Member Section. 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. If required, dimensionally restore the vehicle to a pre-accident condition.
  1. Remove the following items.
    Refer to: Wheel and Tire (204-04A Wheels and Tires, Removal and Installation).
    Refer to: Back Panel and Reinforcement (501-30 Rear End Sheet Metal Repairs, Removal and Installation).
  1. Reposition the carpeting and the wiring harness away from the working area.
  1. NOTE: Cut locations depend on severity of damage.

    Carefully measure and cut the rear side member section.
    Use the General Equipment: Air Body Saw
    Use the General Equipment: Plasma Cutter
Ford Fusion. Rear Side Member Section. Removal and Installation
  1. Remove the spot welds.
    Use the General Equipment: Spot Weld Drill Bit
Ford Fusion. Rear Side Member Section. Removal and Installation
  1. Remove the rear side member section.
Ford Fusion. Rear Side Member Section. Removal and Installation

Installation

  1. Ford Fusion. Rear Side Member Section. 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. Cut the replacement panel to fit repair and drill plug weld holes.
    Use the General Equipment: Air Body Saw
    Use the General Equipment: 8 mm Drill Bit
Ford Fusion. Rear Side Member Section. Removal and Installation
  1. Install the rear bumper bracket and spot welds.
    Use the General Equipment: Resistance Spotwelding Equipment
Ford Fusion. Rear Side Member Section. Removal and Installation
  1. Install the replacement panel, properly position and plug weld.
    Refer to: Vehicle Specific Body Construction (501-26 Body Repairs - Vehicle Specific Information and Tolerance Checks, Description and Operation).
    Use the General Equipment: MIG/MAG Welding Equipment
Ford Fusion. Rear Side Member Section. Removal and Installation
  1. Seam weld the section.
    Use the General Equipment: MIG/MAG Welding Equipment
Ford Fusion. Rear Side Member Section. Removal and Installation
  1. Finish all sectioned areas using typical metal finishing techniques.
  1. Sealing Work: All seams must be sealed to production level.
    Material: Seam Sealer / TA-2-B, 3M™ 08308, LORD Fusor® 803DTM
  1. Refinish using a Ford approved paint system.
  1. Restore the 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: Back Panel and Reinforcement (501-30 Rear End Sheet Metal Repairs, Removal and Installation).
    Refer to: Wheel and Tire (204-04A Wheels and Tires, Removal and Installation).

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