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05-9-23
  • STEERING COLUMN RATTLE/CLUNKING WHILE DRIVING OVER ROUGH SURFACES AND WHEN TURNING THE STEERING WHEEL
Publication Date: May 3, 2005

FORD:
2005 F-150
LINCOLN:
2006 Mark LT

ISSUE:

Some 2005 F-150 (excluding Heritage) and 2006 Lincoln Mark LT vehicles built from 3/30/2005 through 4/7/2005 may exhibit a slight rattle/clunking noise from the steering column area while driving over rough surfaces, and may be more pronounced when turning the steering wheel.

ACTION:

Inspect the low pressure power steering return line hose, from the cooler to the reservoir, for an in-line metal crimped flow restrictor (Figure 1). If no restrictor is present, replace the low pressure hose (from rack to cooler). The restrictor (if present) will be approximately 3″ (76 mm) from the end of the metal loop cooler. The cooler is mounted on the front frame cross member (under the radiator). Refer to Section 211-00 of the Workshop Manual for removal and installation procedure.




Figure 1 – Article 05-9-23


PART NUMBERPART NAME
5L3Z-3A713-BATube Assembly

WARRANTY STATUS:

Eligible Under Provisions Of New Vehicle Limited Warranty Coverage

OPERATIONDESCRIPTIONTIME
050923A2005 F150, 2006 Mark LT: Inspect And Replace Low Pressure Power Steering Hose (From Rack To Cooler) (Do Not Use With 3713A)1.1 Hrs.

DEALER CODING

BASIC PART NO.CONDITION CODE
3A71342

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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