Technical Service Bulletins
|Publication Date: November 18, 2004|
|2000-2004 Crown Victoria, Mustang|
2000-2005 Focus, Taurus
2005 Five Hundred, Freestyle
1999-2005 F-Super Duty
2000-2003 E-Series, Explorer Sport, F-150, F-250
2000-2005 Escape, Excursion, Expedition, Ranger
2004-2005 F-150, Freestar
2005 Escape Hybrid
2000-2005 LS, Navigator
|2000-2004 Grand Marquis|
Some vehicles with leather-wrapped steering wheels may exhibit the leather coming loose from the spoke area.
Apply Motorcraft Instant Gel Adhesive to re-adhere the loose leather to the wheel spoke. Refer to the following Service Procedure.
|NOTE:||IF RE-ADHERING LEATHER TO THE FRONT SIDE OF THE STEERING WHEEL ONLY, OMIT STEPS 1 AND 6. STEERING WHEEL/AIRBAG ASSEMBLY REMOVAL IS NECESSARY ONLY WHEN REPAIRING LOOSE LEATHER ON THE BACKSIDE OF THE STEERING WHEEL.|
|CAUTION:||AVOID SKIN CONTACT WITH TA-19 ADHESIVE.|
- Remove the steering wheel (ONLY NECESSARY TO REPAIR BACKSIDE OF STEERING WHEEL). Refer to Workshop Manual Sections 211-04 and 501-20B.
- Fold loose leather out of the way.
- Apply Motorcraft Instant Gel Adhesive (TA-19) evenly over the wheel spoke.
- Fold the leather back into its original position.
- Smooth the leather, tuck in for neat appearance, and apply pressure until the leather is bonded to the wheel spoke (apply pressure for at least 30 seconds).
NOTE: THE ADHESIVE SHOULD BE COMPLETELY SET AFTER 5 MINUTES. DO NOT PULL ON THE REPAIR AREA.
- Reinstall steering wheel.
|PART NUMBER||PART NAME|
|TA-19||Motorcraft Instant Gel Adhesive|
Eligible Under Provisions Of New Vehicle Limited Warranty Coverage
|BASIC PART NO.||CONDITION CODE|
NOTE: The information in Technical Service Bulletins is intended for use by trained, professional technicians with the knowledge, tools, and equipment to do the job properly and safely. It informs these technicians of conditions that may occur on some vehicles, or provides information that could assist in proper vehicle service. The procedures should not be performed by “do-it-yourselfers”. Do not assume that a condition described affects your car or truck. Contact a Ford, Lincoln, or Mercury dealership to determine whether the Bulletin applies to your vehicle. Warranty Policy and Extended Service Plan documentation determine Warranty and/or Extended Service Plan coverage unless stated otherwise in the TSB article. The information in this Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) was current at the time of printing. Ford Motor Company reserves the right to supercede this information with updates. The most recent information is available through Ford Motor Company’s on-line technical resources.
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