Ford Taurus Service Manual: Body Closures

SPECIFICATIONS

Torque Specifications

Ford Taurus. Body

GENERAL PROCEDURES

Door Adjustment - Front

  1. Loosen the front door hinge-to-front door bolts until the front door is able to move slightly.
  1. Align the front door.
    • Align the front door body angles to the rear door.
    • Be sure that the front door is flush to the body.
  1. Tighten the front door hinge-to-front door bolts.
    • Tighten to 30 Nm (22 lb-ft).
  1. Loosen the front door striker bolts until the striker is able to move slightly.
  1. Align the front door striker to the front door.
  1. Tighten the striker bolts.
    • Tighten to 22 Nm (16 lb-ft).

Door Adjustment - Rear

  1. Loosen the rear door hinge-to-rear door bolts until the rear door is able to move slightly.
  1. Align the rear door.
    • Align the rear door body angles to the rear quarter panel.
    • Be sure that the rear door is flush to the body.
  1. Tighten the rear door hinge-to-rear door bolts.
    • Tighten to 30 Nm (22 lb-ft).
  1. Loosen the rear door striker bolts until the striker is able to move slightly.
  1. Align the rear door striker to the rear door.
  1. Tighten the striker bolts.
    • Tighten to 22 Nm (16 lb-ft).
  1. Adjust the front door. For additional information, refer to Door Adjustment - Front in this section.

REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION

Door

NOTE: Front door shown, rear door similar.

Ford Taurus. Body

Ford Taurus. Body

Removal and Installation

  1. Disconnect the front door electrical connector at the A-pillar.
  1. NOTE: On police vehicles an extra strap will be present.

    Remove the door check bolts.

    • To install, tighten to 25 Nm (18 lb-ft). (Non-police models)
    • To install, tighten to 20 Nm (15 lb-ft). (Police models)

    Ford Taurus. Body

  1. NOTICE: To minimize the possibility of cross threading, hand start all fasteners during installation.

    NOTICE: To avoid damaging the door, this step requires an assistant.

    With a wax pencil, mark the position of each hinge and remove the hinge-to-door bolts.
    • To install, tighten to 30 Nm (22 lb-ft).
  1. Remove the front door.
  1. NOTE: If installing a new door, transfer parts as necessary.

    To install, reverse the removal procedure.

    • Verify door adjustment. For additional information, refer Door Adjustment - Front or Door Adjustment - Rear in this section.

Luggage Compartment Lid

Ford Taurus. Body

Ford Taurus. Body

Removal and Installation

  1. Open the luggage compartment lid.
  1. Disconnect the electrical connectors.
  1. With the help of an assistant, remove the hinge-to-luggage compartment lid nuts.
    • To install, tighten to 25 Nm (18 lb-ft).
  1. With the help of an assistant, remove the luggage compartment lid.
  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.
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