ROOKIE mistake

Discussion in 'Generation 4 - Maintenance & Troubleshooting' started by PSC, Feb 23, 2016.

  1. PSC

    PSC New Member

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    So I'm embarrassed to even be typing this thread, but in the most rookie move ever, I somehow caught a curb and damaged the access panel under the engine. I ripped/damaged both passenger side fasteners to the panel, causing it to drag on the ground. I had to jack the driver side of the car up so that I could unscrew the non-damaged fasteners on the driver side and remove the panel entirely.

    I immediately took it to my buddy's house and got it on his lift to check the extent of the damage. Somehow, I only damaged the access panel. Not even a scratch on the rocker panel (whew!) or any other visible damage to exhaust or other components.

    We rigged the panel back up until I can get a new one ordered. Only problem is that I can't find the part or part number anywhere online. Can anyone help me find it?

    2013 non PP.

    Thanks.
     
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    SHOdded SHO Member Supporting Member

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  3. 2011TAURUSSEL

    2011TAURUSSEL 2014 SHO LMS Stage 1 V10

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    I think it's the other way around. The engine splash shield is 4 quarter turn fasteners and the forward (ahead of radiator) is the screws.
     
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    SHOdded SHO Member Supporting Member

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    That's what the FSM calls it and diagrams it in the Engine Front Cover section, so that's how I listed it:

    "If equipped, remove the 4 retainers and the underbody shield"
     
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    PSC New Member

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    Thanks for your help, SHOdded! It's definitely the underbody splash shield that I need, which has the insulation on it. I appreciate the quick response!
     
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    Good luck, let us know how you fare.
     
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    The engine splash guard pictured is not a good guard and isn't factory by any means. It also doesn't come with the quarter turn clips. Has air vents and isn't good for bad weather. I suggest going through the dealer and having them order you one. Or get the part number from the dealer and ordering one yourself. Factory one is a Huge difference and is much better.
    http://www.tascaparts.com/ford/taur...port-scat/?part_name=rear-deflector-clip----- clip inserts you'll need for the car to attach the guard to.
     
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    I do not see a difference????
     
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    The Ebay links were for OE replacements, not OEM parts.
     
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    Oh Ok good. Just letting you know that the part shown is the one I got for $75 and was junk.
     
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    Hello Spoilt22,
    I like this explanation better!
    Exactly what were this replacement parts short comings?
    Witch part was the one or is it both lower splash guards?
    Help the group out with your experience.
    From Pintony
     
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    The main lower splash guard covering the engine... Not the deflector. I bought the one shown in the picture on eBay and other sites. It didn't come with the 3/4 turn screws with the shield and ford doesn't sell them separately per my ford dealer. I ended up buying a splash guard from the dealer.
     
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    I have lost one of the 3/4 turn bolts and the shield is hanging low but and I dont want to buy the whole shield ; I will try a wreaker on just use some number 8 wire
     
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    Go Ford and get the fastners. Or aluminum zip ties.
     
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    I bought one from my local dealer for my '13 SHO for $5.25. BB5Z-00817-A They are also available on eBay. Google that number.
     
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    Don't forget there is a black plastic washer that you probably need as well.
     
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    I sliced a piece of foam pipe insulator of the correct diameter to use with mine. I'm not sure if that original spacer is even available new. If anyone has a part number I'll get one.
     
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    Try a wreaker- What is that?
     

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