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How to Remove a Ford Bed Liner

by Allen Moore

A bed liner installed in your truck can protect the bed’s finish from damage as you move cargo in and out. The bed liner can also help prevent the cargo from sliding, due to the texture of the liner’s surface. If your bed liner becomes damaged, or you simply want to remove it, just follow these simple steps and it will be out in less than an hour.


Climb into the bed and use your socket wrench and Torx socket to remove the cargo tie-down brackets from the interior bed walls. There should be two or four, depending on the truck.


Pull the tie-down brackets off and set them aside.


Climb out of the bed and move to the front of the bed. From there, lift the front panel of the bed liner off the front wall of the bed and push the front panel backward so it does not slip back over the top of the bed wall.


Move to the back of the truck and, with the tailgate down, pull the sides of the bed liner toward the center of the bed. Pull the bed liner toward you. With a little coercion, you will be able to take it completely out and set it aside.


Take the socket wrench and Torx sockets and undo the fasteners holding the tailgate cover to the inside face of the tailgate. Once the cover is off, set it aside and reinstall the Torx fasteners.


Reinstall the cargo tie-down brackets in reverse of how you removed them in Step 1.


  • Installing a new bed liner is just as easy--simply reverse the order of these steps. It is recommended that you wax the interior of the truck bed before installing a bed liner. Doing so will protect the bed’s finish from any minor shifting the liner may do over the course of its life.

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About the Author

Allen Moore's career includes awards in poetry and creative fiction, published lyrics, fiction books and nonfiction articles as well as a master certification in automotive service from the Ford Motor Company. Moore is a contributing writer for and various other websites, a ghostwriter for Rainbow Writing and has over a dozen works of fiction currently in print.

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