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Cracked D Pillar

Discussion in 'Stock 2011 - 2019 Ford Explorer Discussion' started by Chimmy76, April 1, 2012.

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    1. TheRandis

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      Update us on how this goes, mine are cracked on both sides from before I bought it and I would like to see how difficult they are to replace.
       
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      For now, I won't be replacing them. I'm going to use a little glue to hold the peices together and sand a little, then put on a gloss black vinly over it. Once I get that done (no promises on a timeline), I'll will update the post.
       
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      Welcome to the change the struts club. I did the same thing should have supported the hatch with a 2x4. It came crashing down and broke one side and narrowly missed my head. Stupid mistake, stupid expensive mistake. Part at dealer 100.00 , dealer subs the install out as the rear side window has to be removed to install the part. I though it was a quick remove the 3 rivits and pop a new one in, NOT... $100.00 for the dealer and $150.00 for the window man. Lesson learned, the cheap becomes expensive. I should of had the dealer install the struts.
       
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      Hey TheRandis, you must have done the same thing, the crack looks identical to the one I did. Looks like you scratched your rear window as well. That rear hatch is friggin heavy isn't it????
       
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      I found a cracked D pillar trim on my new-used '16 Explorer. Is this a common problem with the Explorers like it is on other Fords like the Flex?
      Dealer fix under warranty or is there a DIY solution?
       
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      Welcome to the Forum 66 Galaxie.:wave:
      Your thread was merged with this existing one. Although I haven't read the entire thread, I did see a post that mentioned the window has to come out to replace that item.

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      Thanks Peter. When I tried searching earlier I found no results. Must be user or iPhone error on my end. ;-)
       
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      I actually read this and checked my 2016. Sure enough mine are cracked too. :mad2:

      I'm going to leave it for now and not worry about it.
       
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      Has anyone seen a fix other than taking it to a Body Shop or Dealer? Thx
       
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      Welcome to the Forum Tom. :wave:

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      I don't think there is a fix. If it cracked once, it will likely crack again as stress cracks tend to reappear no matter how many times you replace the part. Not sure the newer design with the bumps will fit, but those may not crack due to the change in the molding shape. I have chosen to just ignore the cracks in mine. It is purely cosmetic, not resulting from damage of any kind, that haven't propagated any, and the cost to replace them plus making sure the windows are resealed properly so that they don't leak is just not worth it in my book.
       
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      Thanks. Unfortunately, my damage was from when the Wife backed the car down the driveway and hit a low branch. Have black duct tape covering the hole. Looks like a LOT of interior trim removal to get to the bolts for the window removal. Wonder if scoring the replacement pillar piece to remove the hole section and gluing down would work as a replaacement?
       

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