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Ford Fusion: Rear End Sheet Metal Repairs / Rear Wheelhouse Outer. Removal and Installation

Special Tool(s) / General Equipment

Resistance Spotwelding Equipment
Air Body Saw

Materials

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

  1. Ford Fusion. Rear Wheelhouse Outer. 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: Quarter Panel LH (501-30 Rear End Sheet Metal Repairs, Removal and Installation).
  1. Drill out the spot welds.
Ford Fusion. Rear Wheelhouse Outer. Removal and Installation
  1. Carefully cut the rear wheelhouse outer panel only and remove.
Ford Fusion. Rear Wheelhouse Outer. Removal and Installation
  1. A residual flange in the joining area of approximately 12 mm is needed for welding in the components with an overlap.
    Use the General Equipment: Air Body Saw

Installation

  1. Cut repair panel so that it will overlap by approximately 12 mm in the joining area.
  1. Install the rear wheelhouse outer panel, clamp in position and spot weld.
    Use the General Equipment: Resistance Spotwelding Equipment
Ford Fusion. Rear Wheelhouse Outer. Removal and Installation
  1. Install the spot welds.
    Use the General Equipment: Resistance Spotwelding Equipment
Ford Fusion. Rear Wheelhouse Outer. 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 Ford approved paint system.
  1. Install the LH quarter panel.
    Refer to: Quarter Panel LH (501-30 Rear End Sheet Metal Repairs, Removal and Installation).
  1. Restore the corrosion prevention.
    Refer to: Corrosion Prevention (501-25 Body Repairs - General Information, General Procedures).

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