Ford Fusion Manuals

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

Special Tool(s) / General Equipment

Resistance Spotwelding Equipment
Spherical Cutter
Hot Air Gun
Air Body Saw
8 mm Drill Bit
MIG/MAG Welding Equipment
Spot Weld Drill Bit
Locking Pliers

Materials

Name Specification
Seam Sealer
TA-2-B, 3M™ 08308, LORD Fusor® 803DTM
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Flexible Foam Repair
3M™ 08463, LORD Fusor® 121
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Removal

NOTICE: Battery electric vehicle (BEV), hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) contain a high-voltage battery. Before cutting or welding near the high-voltage battery it must be removed to avoid damage.

NOTE: Roof without roof opening panel shown, roof with roof opening panel similar.

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

NOTE: Factory welds may be substituted with resistance or metal inert gas (MIG) plug welds. Resistance welds may not be placed directly over original location. They must be placed adjacent to original location and match factory welds in quantity. Metal inert gas (MIG) plug welds must equal factory welds in both location and quantity.

NOTE: Adequately protect all adjacent areas against cutting, grinding and welding procedures.

  1. Depower the SRS.
    Refer to: Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) Depowering and Repowering (501-20B Supplemental Restraint System, General Procedures).
  1. Remove the side curtain air bag.
    Refer to: Side Curtain Airbag (501-20B Supplemental Restraint System, Removal and Installation).
  1. If Required:
    Dimensionally restore the vehicle to pre-damage condition.
    Refer to: Body and Frame (501-26 Body Repairs - Vehicle Specific Information and Tolerance Checks, Description and Operation).
  1. Remove the front fender and splash shield.
    Refer to: Fender (501-02 Front End Body Panels, Removal and Installation).
    Refer to: Fender Splash Shield (501-02 Front End Body Panels, Removal and Installation).
  1. Remove the hood and hinges.
  1. Remove the roof panel.
    Refer to: Roof Panel (501-28 Roof Sheet Metal Repairs, Removal and Installation).
    Refer to: Roof Panel - Vehicles With: Roof Opening Panel (501-28 Roof Sheet Metal Repairs, Removal and Installation).
  1. Remove the front and rear doors.
    Refer to: Front Door (501-03 Body Closures, Removal and Installation).
    Refer to: Rear Door (501-03 Body Closures, Removal and Installation).
  1. Remove the front and rear door hinges and the A-pillar body plug.
Ford Fusion. Roof Side Rail. Removal and Installation
  1. Remove the quarter panel fixed glass.
    Refer to: Fixed Glass (501-11 Glass, Frames and Mechanisms, General Procedures).
  1. Remove the welds and position n aside the front and rear roof headers and if equipped the roof bow.
Ford Fusion. Roof Side Rail. Removal and Installation
  1. Carefully cut the outer panel only.
    Use the General Equipment: Air Body Saw
    Use the General Equipment: Spherical Cutter
Ford Fusion. Roof Side Rail. Removal and Installation
  1. Remove the welds
    Use the General Equipment: Spot Weld Drill Bit
Ford Fusion. Roof Side Rail. Removal and Installation
  1. Remove the welds.
    Use the General Equipment: Spot Weld Drill Bit
Ford Fusion. Roof Side Rail. Removal and Installation
  1. NOTE: Pay particular attention to the location of adhesives and sealers to aid in installation.

    Remove the body side section.
    Use the General Equipment: Hot Air Gun
Ford Fusion. Roof Side Rail. Removal and Installation
  1. Remove the B-pillar.
    Refer to: B-Pillar and Reinforcement (501-29 Side Panel Sheet Metal Repairs, Removal and Installation).
  1. Remove the welds.
    Use the General Equipment: Spot Weld Drill Bit
Ford Fusion. Roof Side Rail. Removal and Installation
  1. NOTE: Pay particular attention to the location of adhesives and sealers to aid in installation.

    Remove the roof side rail.
Ford Fusion. Roof Side Rail. Removal and Installation

Installation

NOTICE: Battery electric vehicle (BEV), hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) contain a high-voltage battery. Before cutting or welding near the high-voltage battery it must be removed to avoid damage.

NOTICE: The high-voltage battery in a battery electric vehicle (BEV), hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) can be affected and damaged by excessively high temperatures. The temperature in some body shop paint booths can exceed 60° C (140° F). Therefore, during refinishing operations, the paint booth temperature must set at or below 60° C (140° F) with a bake time of 45 minutes or less. Temperatures in excess of 60° C (140° F) or bake durations longer than 45 minutes will require the high-voltage battery be removed from the vehicle prior to placing in the paint booth.

NOTICE: If refinishing cure temperatures exceed 60° C (140° F), the charge port light ring on plug-in vehicles must be removed.

NOTE: Roof without roof opening panel shown, roof with roof opening panel similar.

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

NOTE: Factory welds may be substituted with resistance or metal inert gas (MIG) plug welds. Resistance welds may not be placed directly over original location. They must be placed adjacent to original location and match factory welds in quantity. Metal inert gas (MIG) plug welds must equal factory welds in both location and quantity.

NOTE: Adequately protect all adjacent areas against cutting, grinding and welding procedures.

  1. Install, properly position and clamp the roof side rail.
    Use the General Equipment: Locking Pliers
Ford Fusion. Roof Side Rail. Removal and Installation
  1. Install the welds.
    Use the General Equipment: Resistance Spotwelding Equipment
Ford Fusion. Roof Side Rail. Removal and Installation
  1. Install the B-pillar.
    Refer to: B-Pillar and Reinforcement (501-29 Side Panel Sheet Metal Repairs, Removal and Installation).
  1. Reposition the front and rear roof header, roof bow clamp and install the welds.
    Use the General Equipment: Locking Pliers
    Use the General Equipment: Resistance Spotwelding Equipment
Ford Fusion. Roof Side Rail. Removal and Installation
  1. Carefully measure and cut the replacement door opening panel to fit the repair and drill plug weld holes.
    Use the General Equipment: Air Body Saw
    Use the General Equipment: Spherical Cutter
    Use the General Equipment: 8 mm Drill Bit
Ford Fusion. Roof Side Rail. Removal and Installation
  1. Carefully measure and cut the replacement quarter panel to fit the repair area.
    Use the General Equipment: Air Body Saw
    Use the General Equipment: Spherical Cutter
Ford Fusion. Roof Side Rail. Removal and Installation
  1. Install, properly position and clamp the body panel sections.
    Use the General Equipment: Locking Pliers
Ford Fusion. Roof Side Rail. Removal and Installation
  1. Install the welds.
    Use the General Equipment: MIG/MAG Welding Equipment
Ford Fusion. Roof Side Rail. Removal and Installation
  1. Install the welds.
    Use the General Equipment: Resistance Spotwelding Equipment
Ford Fusion. Roof Side Rail. Removal and Installation
  1. Install the welds.
    Use the General Equipment: Resistance Spotwelding Equipment
Ford Fusion. Roof Side Rail. Removal and Installation
  1. Completely seam weld all sectioning joints.
    Use the General Equipment: MIG/MAG Welding Equipment
Ford Fusion. Roof Side Rail. Removal and Installation
  1. Metal finish all welds as required using typical metal finishing techniques and materials.
  1. Install the roof panel.
    Refer to: Roof Panel (501-28 Roof Sheet Metal Repairs, Removal and Installation).
    Refer to: Roof Panel - Vehicles With: Roof Opening Panel (501-28 Roof Sheet Metal Repairs, Removal and Installation).
  1. Seam Sealing: All seams must be sealed to production level.
    Material: Seam Sealer / TA-2-B, 3M™ 08308, LORD Fusor® 803DTM
  1. Install NVH foam sealant in areas noted during removal.
    Material: Flexible Foam Repair / 3M™ 08463, LORD Fusor® 121
  1. Refinish the entire repair using a Ford approved paint system.
  1. Install the side curtain air bag.
    Refer to: Side Curtain Airbag (501-20B Supplemental Restraint System, Removal and Installation).
  1. Install the hood and hinges.
  1. Install the front and rear door hinges and the A-pillar body plug.
    Torque: 22 lb.ft (30 Nm)
Ford Fusion. Roof Side Rail. Removal and Installation
  1. Install the front and rear doors.
    Refer to: Front Door (501-03 Body Closures, Removal and Installation).
    Refer to: Rear Door (501-03 Body Closures, Removal and Installation).
  1. Install the front door striker.
    Torque: 16 lb.ft (22 Nm)
  1. Install the front fender and splash shield.
    Refer to: Fender (501-02 Front End Body Panels, Removal and Installation).
    Refer to: Fender Splash Shield (501-02 Front End Body Panels, Removal and Installation).
  1. Align the doors.
    Refer to: Front Door Alignment (501-03 Body Closures, General Procedures).
    Refer to: Rear Door Alignment (501-03 Body Closures, General Procedures).
  1. Restore corrosion protection.
    Refer to: Corrosion Prevention (501-25 Body Repairs - General Information, General Procedures).
  1. Repower the SRS.
    Refer to: Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) Depowering and Repowering (501-20B Supplemental Restraint System, General Procedures).

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