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TSB
04-23-10
  • AUDIBLE DRIVELINE MOAN ABOVE 45 MPH (72 KM/H) DURING ACCELERATION OR COASTING – VEHICLES BUILT 8/20/2004 TO 10/4/2004
Publication Date: November 17, 2004

FORD:
2005 F-150

ISSUE:

Some 2005 F-150 4X2 vehicles built 8/20/2004 through 10/4/2004 with 163″ wheel base, may exhibit an audible moan inside the cab above 45 MPH (72 Km/h) during acceleration or coasting. The condition will be more noticeable when added weight in the bed or when towing.

ACTION:

Remove the 19 mm shim from driveshaft center bearing. Refer to the following Service Procedure for details.

SERVICE PROCEDURE

  1. Inspect driveshaft center bearing for the presence of 19 mm shim.

    NOTE:IF NO SHIM IS PRESENT, DO NOT CONTINUE WITH THIS TSB. REFER TO WORKSHOP MANUAL FOR NORMAL DIAGNOSTICS.

  2. If the shim is present, remove the center bearing bolts and the shim. Discard the bolts and shim.
  3. Reattach the center bearing with two (2) new center bearing bolts (W711116-S439) and torque to 35 lb-ft (48 N-m).

PART NUMBERPART NAME
W711116-S439M10 x 55 mm Bolt

WARRANTY STATUS:

Eligible Under Provisions Of New Vehicle Limited Warranty Coverage

OPERATIONDESCRIPTIONTIME
042310AInspect And Remove 19 mm Shim (Includes Time To Perform Road Test)0.6 Hr.

DEALER CODING

BASIC PART NO.CONDITION CODE
423012

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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