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Need to remove interior panel of Ford Windstar liftgate

Need to replace wiper motor and don't know how to remove interior panel of the liftgate.

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  • joalliso May 27, 2009

    Where are the clips located - every foot/six inches?

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Get a trim panel removal tool at an autoparts store. It's a thin metal piece that slides between the panel and framework where the plastic clips hold the panel on. Slide it in at each clip....and pop each one off. There may be some trim screws also.

Posted on May 27, 2009

  • Put Merriam May 27, 2009

    About 4" or so....you can feel them around the outer edge.

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