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Ford Escape: Body Closures / General Procedures - Liftgate Alignment

Special Tool(s) / General Equipment

Interior Trim Remover

Inspection

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

  1. Inspect the body-to-liftgate door dimensions.
  1. Open the liftgate.
  1. Position the liftgate opening weather strip aside.
  1. Release the tabs and remove the liftgate striker cover.
    Use the General Equipment: Interior Trim Remover
  1. Remove the fasteners and liftgate striker.
    Torque: 18 lb.ft (25 Nm)

Liftgate left and right, up and down alignment

  1. Loosen the bolts to permit movement of the liftgate.
    Loosen:
       :   2 turn(s)
  1. Carefully close the liftgate.
  1. Adjust the liftgate as required.
  1. Carefully open the liftgate.
  1. Tighten the fasteners.
    Torque: 22 lb.ft (30 Nm)

Liftgate in and out alignment

  1. Adjust the stops.
  1. Remove the C-pillar trim panel.
    Refer to: C-Pillar Trim Panel (501-05 Interior Trim and Ornamentation, Removal and Installation).
    1. Release the clips.
    1. Lower the rear headliner.
  1. Loosen the bolts to permit movement of the liftgate.
    Loosen:
       :   2 turn(s)
  1. Adjust the liftgate as required.
  1. Tighten the fasteners.
    Torque: 22 lb.ft (30 Nm)
    1. Attach the clips.
    1. Position back the rear headliner.
  1. Install the C-pillar trim panel.
    Refer to: C-Pillar Trim Panel (501-05 Interior Trim and Ornamentation, Removal and Installation).

All alignments

  1. Inspect the liftgate dimentions.
  1. If equipped with power liftgate, carry out the power liftgate initialization.
    Refer to: Power Liftgate Initialization (501-03 Body Closures, General Procedures).

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    Master Access Code

    What Is the Master Access Code

    The master access code is a factory-set five-digit entry code. You can operate the keypad with the master access code at any time. The master access code is on the owner’s wallet card in the glove box and is available from an authorized dealer.

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    To display the factory-set code in the information display:

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