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rear wheel air deflictor

Discussion in 'Stock 2011 - 2019 Ford Explorer Discussion' started by cbx1047, November 30, 2011.

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  1. cbx1047

    cbx1047 Active Member

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    Just noticed the right rear air deflector (the one in front of tire) is falling off. There are two metal inserts that go into the under side of the frame? and there are two bolts that secure it to the bottom of the suv. I am sure I have not driven over anything, but I have taken it to the car wash a few times. Has anyone else had this happen?
     
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    Just checked mine and they are fine.
     
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    Mine are fine, and have been through the car wash close to a 100 times since my purchase in February. Hopefully your selling dealership will fix/repair under warranty.
     
  5. cbx1047

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    I am taking it in this morning, will let you know.
     
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    I hit something on the road a couple months ago and it ripped mine off. Was a branch, or an animal, or something, don't remember.

    Just snapped it back in and it was fine.
     
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    It seems that some car washes have aggressive lower brushes thus loosening the plastic panels, I checked mine the left one was loose.
     
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    I fixed it myself without taking it in. I loosened up the bolts from the inserts and then pushed the inserts back into the body, while holding the bracket tight to the frame I tightened the bolts. It seems secure at this time but will see what happens this winter when snow build up around it.
    I think this should have been made out of flexible rubber like the front lower air dam. Just my thought.
     
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    Rear wheel trim

    There is a piece of trim in front of each rear wheel that keeps coming loose. Is it some type of spoiler or air dam? Does anyone know what this is and if it is needed? I have to keep popping it back in because it rattles as I am driving. I included a pic.
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  10. cwescapexlt4x4

    cwescapexlt4x4 Explorin' the Desert SW Elite Explorer

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    That serves 2 purposes... air deflection and to help prevent debris from going into the rear tire.
     
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    swshawaii Elite Explorer

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    There are 2 screws that go into the wheel well and then 2 push type prongs that go up into the body of the frame area. I have pushed them back in several times but after some time they come back out. Maybe the prongs are busted? I have to take them off to see. Let me know if anyone finds a fix because under my premium ESP trim is not covered.
     
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    Blasphemy...how can you go through a cloth type carwash?:eek:
    I only use touchless and I know it doesn't get the job done, but it's enough until I can wash by hand the next day or so.
     

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