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TSB
04-21-20
  • WATER LEAK AT PASSENGER SIDE LOWER A-PILLAR
Publication Date: October 19, 2004

FORD:
2004 F-150

ISSUE:

Some vehicles may exhibit a water leak through the bottom cavity of the lower A-Pillar door connector, on the passenger side of the vehicle. Customer concern of wet carpet along passenger side kick panel or water build up along the passenger side rocker panel.

ACTION:

Fill the A-Pillar door connector cavity with high-grade silicone caulk to eliminate the water leak. Refer to the following Service Procedure.

SERVICE PROCEDURE

  1. Disconnect door harness from A-Pillar connector.
  2. Remove kick panel trim from passenger side kick panel.
  3. Loosen central junction box.
  4. Remove NVH plug from passenger side kick panel.
  5. Unseat A-Pillar door connector from sheet metal.
  6. Inject Motorcraft Clear Silicone Rubber (TA-32) or equivalent high-grade silicone caulk into inside bottom cavity of door connector as shown in Figure 1.


    Figure 1 – Article 04-21-20

  7. Let silicone cure as required.
  8. Reinstall A-Pillar door connector through sheet metal and ensure it is properly seated.
  9. Reinstall NVH plug.
  10. Re-secure central junction box.
  11. Reinstall kick panel trim.
  12. Reconnect door harness to the A-Pillar connector.
  13. Verify connection with functional check of power window and door lock.

PART NUMBERPART NAME
TA-32Motorcraft Clear Silicone Rubber

WARRANTY STATUS:

Eligible Under Provisions Of New Vehicle Limited Warranty Coverage

OPERATIONDESCRIPTIONTIME
042120AApply Silicone To Door Connector0.4 Hr.

DEALER CODING

BASIC PART NO.CONDITION CODE
14A00517

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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