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Ford Escape: Side Panel Sheet Metal Repairs / Removal and Installation - Front Door Skin Panel

Special Tool(s) / General Equipment

Scraper for Straight Edges
Grinder
Hot Air Gun
Knife
MIG/MAG Welding Equipment
Locking Pliers

Materials

Name Specification
Metal Bonding Adhesive
TA-1, TA-1-B, 3M™ 08115, LORD Fusor® 108B, Henkel Teroson EP 5055
-
 
Seam Sealer
TA-2-B, 3M™ 08308, LORD Fusor® 803DTM
-
 
Flexible Foam Repair
3M™ 08463, LORD Fusor® 121
-
 

Removal

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

  1.   WARNING: Before beginning any service procedure in this manual, refer to health and safety warnings in section 100-00 General Information. Failure to follow this instruction may result in serious personal injury.

    Refer to: Health and Safety Precautions (100-00 General Information, Description and Operation).
    Refer to: High Voltage System Health and Safety Precautions - Overview (100-00 General Information, Description and Operation).
  1. Inspect the front door hinges for damage, excessive wear and movement. Rebuild or replace as necessary.
  1. Remove the exterior rear view mirror.
    Refer to: Exterior Mirror (501-09 Rear View Mirrors, Removal and Installation).
  1. Remove the front door window glass.
    Refer to: Front Door Window Glass (501-11 Glass, Frames and Mechanisms, Removal and Installation).
  1. Remove the door.
    Refer to: Front Door (501-03 Body Closures, Removal and Installation).
  1. Remove the exterior front door handle and lock.
    Refer to: Exterior Front Door Handle (501-14 Handles, Locks, Latches and Entry Systems, Removal and Installation).
    Refer to: Exterior Front Door Handle Reinforcement (501-14 Handles, Locks, Latches and Entry Systems, Removal and Installation).
  1. Remove the exterior front door trim.
    Refer to: Front Door Moulding (501-08 Exterior Trim and Ornamentation, Removal and Installation).
    Refer to: Front Door Upper Moulding (501-08 Exterior Trim and Ornamentation, Removal and Installation).
  1. Remove the seam sealer.
    Use the General Equipment: Hot Air Gun
    Use the General Equipment: Scraper for Straight Edges
  1. NOTE: Use care not to cut in to the door shell.

    Carefully grind the outer layer only.
    Use the General Equipment: Grinder
  1. Remove the outer door skin panel.
  1. Remove the remaining portion of the outer door skin hem flange.
    Use the General Equipment: Knife

Installation

  WARNING: Electric vehicles damaged by a crash may have compromised high voltage safety systems and present a potential high voltage electrical shock hazard. Exercise caution and wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) safety gear, including high voltage safety gloves and boots. Remove all metallic jewelry, including watches and rings. Isolate the HV system as directed by the Ford Emergency Response Guide for the vehicle. Failure to follow these instructions may result in serious personal injury or death.

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

  1.   WARNING: Before beginning any service procedure in this manual, refer to health and safety warnings in section 100-00 General Information. Failure to follow this instruction may result in serious personal injury.

    Refer to: Health and Safety Precautions (100-00 General Information, Description and Operation).
    Refer to: High Voltage System Health and Safety Precautions - Overview (100-00 General Information, Description and Operation).
  1. Sand to remove old adhesive, sealer and clean.
  1. Apply adhesive.
    Material: Metal Bonding Adhesive / TA-1, TA-1-B, 3M™ 08115, LORD Fusor® 108B, Henkel Teroson EP 5055
  1. NOTE: Metal bonding adhesive has an open working time of approximately 30-40 minutes. All positioning and flanging processes must be completed in that time.

    Install the front door skin panel, lightly clamp and using a hammer and dolly, partially close the hem flange.
    Use the General Equipment: Locking Pliers
  1. Install the front door.
  1. Carefully align the panel.
  1. Apply tack welds to lock the panel in position.
    Use the General Equipment: MIG/MAG Welding Equipment
  1. Remove the front door and complete the flanging process.
  1. Install a locally obtained butyl NVH patch.
  1. Apply NVH foam sealant.
    Material: Flexible Foam Repair / 3M™ 08463, LORD Fusor® 121
  1. Sand, clean and prepare the front door shell for sealer and paint application.
  1. Seam Sealing:
    All seams must be sealed to production level.
    Material: Seam Sealer / TA-2-B, 3M™ 08308, LORD Fusor® 803DTM
  1. Prime and paint the front door shell using a Ford approved paint system.
  1. Install the front door.
    Refer to: Front Door (501-03 Body Closures, Removal and Installation).
  1. Refinish the entire repair using a Ford approved paint system.
  1. Install the exterior front door handle.
    Refer to: Exterior Front Door Handle Reinforcement (501-14 Handles, Locks, Latches and Entry Systems, Removal and Installation).
    Refer to: Exterior Front Door Handle (501-14 Handles, Locks, Latches and Entry Systems, Removal and Installation).
  1. Install the front door window glass.
    Refer to: Front Door Window Glass (501-11 Glass, Frames and Mechanisms, Removal and Installation).
  1. Install the front door exterior trim.
    Refer to: Front Door Moulding (501-08 Exterior Trim and Ornamentation, Removal and Installation).
    Refer to: Front Door Upper Moulding (501-08 Exterior Trim and Ornamentation, Removal and Installation).
  1. Install the exterior rear view mirror.
    Refer to: Exterior Mirror (501-09 Rear View Mirrors, Removal and Installation).
  1. Align the front door.
    Refer to: Front Door Alignment (501-03 Body Closures, General Procedures).
  1. Restore corrosion protection.
    Refer to: Corrosion Prevention (501-25 Body Repairs - General Information, General Procedures).

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