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12-3-8
  • POWER STEERING FLUID LEAK AT COOLER OUTLET CONNECTION – BUILT 11/1/2011 TO 2/18/2012
Publication Date: March 9, 2012

FORD:
2011-2012 F-150

ISSUE:

Some 2011-2012 F-150 Raptor vehicles built 11/1/2011 to 02/18/2012 may exhibit the power steering reservoir return hose leaking fluid at the fluid cooler outlet connection.

ACTION:

Follow the Service Procedure steps to correct the condition.

SERVICE PROCEDURE

  1. Is the power steering reservoir return hose leaking fluid at the fluid cooler outlet connection?
    1. Yes – Proceed to Step 2.
    2. No – This procedure does not apply. Refer to Workshop Manual (WSM), Section 211-00B.
  2. Remove the two (2) scrivets from the left hand side air deflector to expose the power steering reservoir return hose. (Figure 1)


    Figure 1 – Article 12-3-8

  3. Locate the constant tension hose clamp at the power steering fluid cooler outlet.
  4. Release the constant tension hose clamp enough to move the clamp up against the fluid cooler making room to add a worm gear hose clamp.
  5. Separate worm gear hose clamp and place over power steering reservoir return hose, with screw head facing upward. (Figure 2)


    Figure 2 – Article 12-3-8

  6. Reassemble the worm gear hose clamp loosely then slide the worm gear hose clamp up the hose and butt against constant tension hose clamp (Figure 3)


    Figure 3 – Article 12-3-8

  7. Torque worm screw hose clamp to 3 N-m (27 lb-in).
  8. Install the two (2) scrivets for the left hand side air deflector.
  9. Perform power steering system purging. Refer to WSM, Section 211-00B.

PART NUMBERPART NAME
W527432-S300Hose Clamp

WARRANTY STATUS:

Eligible Under Provisions Of New Vehicle Limited Warranty Coverage
IMPORTANT: Warranty/ESP coverage limits/policies/prior approvals are not altered by a TSB. Warranty/ESP coverage limits are determined by the identified causal part and verified using the OASIS part coverage tool.

OPERATIONDESCRIPTIONTIME
120308A2011-2012 F-150 4X4 Raptor: Install Worm Gear Hose Clamp At Fluid Cooler (Do Not Use With Any Other Labor Operations)0.4 Hr.

DEALER CODING

BASIC PART NO.CONDITION CODE
349342