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Lincoln Nautilus: Rear End Sheet Metal Repairs / Water Drain Panel Reinforcement. Removal and Installation

Lincoln Nautilus 2018-2024 Service Manual / Body and Paint / Body and Paint / Rear End Sheet Metal Repairs / Water Drain Panel Reinforcement. Removal and Installation

Special Tool(s) / General Equipment

Resistance Spotwelding Equipment
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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Removal

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 (501-20B Supplemental Restraint System, General Procedures).
  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 water drain panel.
    Refer to: Water Drain Panel (501-30 Rear End Sheet Metal Repairs, Removal and Installation).
  1. Position the carpeting and the wiring harness away from the working area.
  1. Remove the spot welds.
    Use the General Equipment: Spot Weld Drill Bit
  1. Remove the spot welds.
    Use the General Equipment: Spot Weld Drill Bit
  1. Remove the water drain panel reinforcement.

Installation

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

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

  1. Drill plug weld holes in the water drain panel reinforcement.
    Use the General Equipment: 8 mm Drill Bit
  1. Install,properly position and clamp the water drain panel reinforcement.
    Use the General Equipment: Locking Pliers
  1. Install the welds.
    Use the General Equipment: MIG/MAG Welding Equipment
    Use the General Equipment: Resistance Spotwelding Equipment
  1. Install the welds.
    Use the General Equipment: MIG/MAG Welding Equipment
    Use the General Equipment: Resistance Spotwelding Equipment
  1. Dress all welds as required using typical metal finishing techniques.
  1. Sealing work:
    All areas must be sealed to production level.
    Material: Seam Sealer / TA-2-B, 3M™ 08308, LORD Fusor® 803DTM
  1. Refinish the repair using a Ford approved paint system.
  1. Restore corrosion protection.
    Refer to: Corrosion Prevention (501-25 Body Repairs - General Information, General Procedures).
  1. Reposition the carpeting and the wiring harness to original location.
  1. Install the water drain panel.
    Refer to: Water Drain Panel (501-30 Rear End Sheet Metal Repairs, Removal and Installation).
  1. Repower the SRS .
    Refer to: Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) Repowering (501-20B Supplemental Restraint System, General Procedures).

    Water Drain Panel. Removal and Installation

    Special Tool(s) / General Equipment Resistance Spotwelding Equipment 8 mm Drill Bit MIG/MAG Welding Equipment Spot Weld Drill Bit Locking Pliers Materials Name Specification Seam SealerTA-2-B, 3M™ 08308, LORD Fusor® 803DTM -  Removal NOTE: Left hand (LH) side shown, right hand (RH) side similar...

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