ford f150 rear door replacement

Ford F150 Rear Door Replacement Step-By-Step Guide!

The Ford F150 rear door replacement process typically involves removing the door hinge trim panel, grommet, and any other associated parts. Next, you’ll unbolt the four bolts securing the old door to detach it. Once removed, simply install the new rear door and reassemble all the parts.

Instead of repairing the rear door again and again, a replacement could be a better route. Many opt to replace rather than repair the rear door themselves to save on dealership costs.

In this guide, I’ll walk you through the step-by-step process of replacing the rear door on your Ford F150. Let’s get started!

Replacing the Ford F150 Rear Door!

Before I share the process, be sure to check the F150 door parts diagram to understand the position better. Here are the step-by-step instructions:

Step 1: Detach the Door Hinge Trim Panel

  • To begin with, place a floor jack under the Ford F150 door. Also, ensure to place a few rags between it and the door so that no paint peeling issue occurs.
  • Then, open the rear door in the right position.
  • After that, take out the door hinge panel from the car’s body if it’s equipped.

Warning: Be sure to open your car’s rear door at 90° before you begin the process. If you open the rear door at 170° position, it will damage the hinge spring.

Step 2: Remove the Grommet and Other Parts

  • Next, you’ll need to start from the door opening and take out the rubber grommet from the car’s body. To do that, you can use a pry tool or your hand.
  • After that, pull the wiring harness connector through the grommet hole.
  • Then, unplug the electrical connector. To do that, you’ll need to press the tab and then pull the connector. If you find it difficult to do, you can use a flat screwdriver to detach the connector.
  • Once you do it, detach the bolt that secures the door stop strap.

Step 3: Mark the Door Hinges

  • After removing the grommet and other parts, you’ll need to grab a marker or scribe to mark around the door hinges. This will help you to realign when you insert the new door.

Step 4: Detach the Mounting Bolts and Door

  • Now, ask your family member or friend to hold or support the door. This way you can remove the door easily.
  • Afterward, grab a proper socket wrench to take out the 2 mounting bolts from the upper hinge point.
Ford F150 rear door hinge
Image 1: Ford F150 Rear Door Hinge
  • Then, unfasten the other 2 mounting bolts from the bottom hinge point. Once you remove the bolts from the hinges, apply a thread-locking fluid. Based on wikiHow, it will keep the door hinge bolts from loosening up when you install the new door.
  • After that, you’ll need to carefully lift the door and keep it aside in a safe spot.

Note: If your car is a SuperCrew model, simply remove the hinge-to-door bolts and then lift the door to successfully take it out.

Step 5: Install New Door

  • With the help of an assistant, align the rear door matching the hinges.
  • Then, reinsert the bolts using the same tool. Also, reinstall all the parts.
  • After that, loosen up the bolts to adjust the door lock sticker. Based on the Ford Owners Manual, be sure to center the door latch.
  • Next, test if the door closes and opens smoothly or not. If not, adjust the hinges.
  • Afterward, do the same steps on another Ford F150 rear door.

Note: It may cost $1,500 or more to replace the rear door based on labor charges if done by an expert. To know it in detail, check this guide to know the replacement cost of the Ford F150 door.

Wrap Up

The Ford F150 rear door replacement is pretty easy if you follow the process properly. It won’t take more than 30 minutes to change the rear door. Hope you find this guide helpful to understand the process and try the above instructions at home. Good Luck!

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