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TSB
05-15-1
  • CLICKING/TICKING NOISE FROM STEERING COLUMN – VEHICLES BUILT BEFORE 5/31/2005
Publication Date: July 13, 2005

FORD:
2004-2005 F-150
LINCOLN:
2006 Mark LT

ISSUE:

Some 2004-2005 F-150 (excluding Heritage) and 2006 Lincoln Mark LT vehicles built before 5/31/2005, may exhibit a slight clicking or ticking noise from the steering wheel/steering column area while driving. The noise concern is typically heard below 40 MPH (64 km/h), over moderately rough road or parking lot surfaces.

ACTION:

Verify the noise is coming from the intermediate shaft before beginning repairs. To verify, with the vehicle parked and ignition off, hold the steering column upper intermediate shaft with one hand and turn the steering wheel rapidly from side-to-side with the other hand. If there is a clicking/ticking noise, and at the same time a vibration feel of the intermediate shaft, then replace the intermediate shaft. Refer to Workshop Manual Section 211-04. If no noise is heard, do not perform this TSB. Continue with normal diagnostic procedures.


PART NUMBERPART NAME
5L3Z-3E751-AColumn Assembly – Steering

WARRANTY STATUS:

Eligible Under Provisions Of New Vehicle Limited Warranty Coverage

OPERATIONDESCRIPTIONTIME
051501A2004-2005 F-150, 2006 Lincoln Mark LT: Replace The Intermediate Steering Shaft Includes Time To Verify Complaint (Do Not Use With 3676A)0.5 Hr.

DEALER CODING

BASIC PART NO.CONDITION CODE
3E75141

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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