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Ford Fusion: Roof Sheet Metal Repairs / Roof Panel. Removal and Installation

Special Tool(s) / General Equipment

Resistance Spotwelding Equipment
Spherical Cutter
Grinder
Knife
Spot Weld Drill Bit
Locking Pliers

Materials

Name Specification
Metal Bonding Adhesive
TA-1, TA-1-B, 3M™ 08115, LORD Fusor® 108B
-
 
Seam Sealer
TA-2-B, 3M™ 08308, LORD Fusor® 803DTM
-
 
Flexible Foam Repair
3M™ 08463, LORD Fusor® 121
-
 

Removal

  1. NOTICE: 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.

    NOTICE: Adequately protect all glass, exterior finish and interior trim from contamination during entire repair procedure.

    Remove the following items:
    1. Refer to: Health and Safety Precautions (100-00 General Information, Description and Operation).
    1. Depower the SRS.
      Refer to: Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) Depowering and Repowering (501-20B Supplemental Restraint System, General Procedures).
    1. Remove the headliner.
      Refer to: Headliner (501-05 Interior Trim and Ornamentation, Removal and Installation).
    1. Remove the side air curtains.
      Refer to: Side Curtain Airbag (501-20B Supplemental Restraint System, Removal and Installation).
    1. Remove the windshield and rear window glass.
      Refer to: Fixed Glass (501-11 Glass, Frames and Mechanisms, General Procedures).
    1. Remove the audio unit antenna.
      Refer to: Audio Unit Antenna (415-00 Information and Entertainment System - General Information - Vehicles With: AM/FM/CD/SYNC/Sony Audio System) .
      Refer to: Audio Unit Antenna (415-00 Information and Entertainment System - General Information - Vehicles With: AM/FM/CD/SYNC) .
      Refer to: Audio Unit Antenna (415-00 Information and Entertainment System - General Information - Vehicles With: SYNC 3, Removal and Installation).
  1. NOTE: Cut the outer panel only.

    Carefully cut the the inner edge of the roof panel ditch on each side.
    Use the General Equipment: Spherical Cutter
  1. Remove the spot welds at the windshield opening.
    Use the General Equipment: Spot Weld Drill Bit
Ford Fusion. Roof Panel. Removal and Installation
  1. Remove the spot welds at the rear window glass opening area.
    Use the General Equipment: Spot Weld Drill Bit
Ford Fusion. Roof Panel. Removal and Installation
  1. NOTE: Leave as much NVH foam as possible intact on the roof bows.

    Separate the roof panel from the roof reinforcements.
    Use the General Equipment: Knife
Ford Fusion. Roof Panel. Removal and Installation
  1. With the help of an assistant, remove the roof panel.
Ford Fusion. Roof Panel. Removal and Installation
  1. Remove the remaining portion of the outer roof panel flange.
    Use the General Equipment: Grinder
Ford Fusion. Roof Panel. Removal and Installation
  1. Clean area and remove any remaining residue.
Ford Fusion. Roof Panel. Removal and Installation

Installation

  1. Abrade flange roof panel mating area.
    Use the General Equipment: Grinder
Ford Fusion. Roof Panel. Removal and Installation
  1. With the help of an assistant, install the roof panel to the vehicle.
Ford Fusion. Roof Panel. Removal and Installation
  1. Properly align and index mark the roof panel to the vehicle.
Ford Fusion. Roof Panel. Removal and Installation
  1. With the help of an assistant, remove the roof panel.
Ford Fusion. Roof Panel. Removal and Installation
  1. Abrade flange mating area of replacement roof panel.
Ford Fusion. Roof Panel. Removal and Installation
  1. Apply adhesive and sealant as indicated.
    1. Flexible foam sealant.
      Material: Flexible Foam Repair / 3M™ 08463, LORD Fusor® 121
    1. Metal bonding adhesive
      Material: Metal Bonding Adhesive / TA-1, TA-1-B, 3M™ 08115, LORD Fusor® 108B
Ford Fusion. Roof Panel. Removal and Installation
  1. NOTE: Do not lift the panel from the body once installed. If the panel requires repositioning, slide the panel to correct alignment location.

    NOTE: To assure complete bonding, check all locations for full adhesive contact. Add additional adhesive as necessary.

    With the help of an assistant, install and align the roof outer panel.
Ford Fusion. Roof Panel. Removal and Installation
  1. Tightly clamp (without damaging) the roof outer panel.
    Use the General Equipment: Locking Pliers
Ford Fusion. Roof Panel. Removal and Installation
  1. Resistance spot weld the windshield opening flange.
    Use the General Equipment: Resistance Spotwelding Equipment
Ford Fusion. Roof Panel. Removal and Installation
  1. Resistance spot weld at the rear window glass opening area.
    Use the General Equipment: Resistance Spotwelding Equipment
Ford Fusion. Roof Panel. Removal and Installation
  1. Install NVH pads.
Ford Fusion. Roof Panel. Removal and Installation
  1. Apply seam sealer.
    Material: Seam Sealer / TA-2-B, 3M™ 08308, LORD Fusor® 803DTM
Ford Fusion. Roof Panel. Removal and Installation
  1. Refinish the roof panel using a Ford approved paint system.
  1. Install the following items:
    1. Install the audio unit antenna.
      Refer to: Audio Unit Antenna (415-00 Information and Entertainment System - General Information - Vehicles With: AM/FM/CD/SYNC/Sony Audio System) .
      Refer to: Audio Unit Antenna (415-00 Information and Entertainment System - General Information - Vehicles With: AM/FM/CD/SYNC) .
      Refer to: Audio Unit Antenna (415-00 Information and Entertainment System - General Information - Vehicles With: SYNC 3, Removal and Installation).
    1. Install the fixed glass.
      Refer to: Fixed Glass (501-11 Glass, Frames and Mechanisms, General Procedures).
    1. Install the side air curtains.
      Refer to: Side Curtain Airbag (501-20B Supplemental Restraint System, Removal and Installation).
    1. Install the headliner.
      Refer to: Headliner (501-05 Interior Trim and Ornamentation, Removal and Installation).
    1. Repower the SRS.
      Refer to: Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) Depowering and Repowering (501-20B Supplemental Restraint System, General Procedures).

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