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TSB
97-20-15
  • DRIVESHAFT – U-JOINT – AVAILABILITY OF GREASEABLE SERVICE PARTS
  • DRIVESHAFT – U-JOINT – IDENTIFICATION OF SERVICE PARTS BY MEASUREMENT
  • DRIVESHAFT – U-JOINTS – IDENTIFICATION OF SERVICE PARTS BY MEASUREMENT
Publication Date: SEPTEMBER 29, 1997

LIGHT TRUCK:
1990-1996 BRONCO
1990-1997 AEROSTAR, ECONOLINE, F SUPER DUTY, F-150-350 SERIES, RANGER
1991-1997 EXPLORER
1997 EXPEDITION, MOUNTAINEER

ISSUE:

Available U-joints for driveshaft service are not always identifiable through model application charts. Some customers may request greaseable U-joints as a personal preference.

ACTION:

Refer to the following Service Information for availability of U-joint with grease fittings.

SERVICE INFORMATION

TO IDENTIFY U-JOINT BY MEASUREMENT:

  1. Remove the old U-joint.
  2. Measure U-joint using the following measuring procedure.
    1. Remove bearing cups.
    2. Remove excess grease from bottom of bearing cups and trunnions.
    3. Remove seals from bearing cups and trunnions.
    4. Reinstall bearing cups on trunnions.
    5. Measure as follows, permitting a tolerance of ±0.005″ at Dimension “G” in Figure 1 with Dimension “D” and “E” at ±0.003″.


      Figure 1 – Article 97-20-15



      Outside Snap Ring Style (Figure 1)
      A) Measure “G” dimension and record.
      B) Measure “D” dimension and record.
      C) Measure “E” dimension and record.

  3. Identify U-joint part number using reference dimensions in the Light Truck Cross Reference Chart found at the end of this TSB article.

    TO IDENTIFY GREASEABLE U-JOINT FOR SERVICE:

    For customers who demand greaseable U-joints due to their specific vehicle duty cycle, refer to Light Truck Cross Reference Chart found at the end of this TSB article.

    Greaseable U-joints are typically recommended only for vehicles which operate 100% of the time in a high grit environment (e.g., coal mines).

    NOTE:GREASEABLE U-JOINTS DO NOT CONTAIN END PLAY THRUST WASHERS AND MAY CAUSE NOISE/VIBRATION/HARSHNESS (NVH) CONCERNS ON CERTAIN APPLICATIONS.


    U-JOINT IDENTIFICATION BY MEASUREMENT
    U-Joint Dimensions
    Industry Standard SizingFord U-Joint Part Number Without Grease FittingOutside Snap Ring Dimension “G”Bearing Diameter “D”Bearing Diameter “E”
    1210 Standard2.438″1.063″1.063″
         
    1310 StandardF1TZ-4635-C3.218″1.063″1.063″
         
    1310 With Two (2) Standard Cups And Two (2) 1-1/8″ Bearing Cups (non-square)F2TZ-4635-A3.218″1.063″1.125″
         
    1330 StandardF2TZ-4635-B3.625″1.063″1.063″
         
    1330 With Two (2) Standard Cups And Two (2) 1-1/8″ Bearing Cups (non-square)F2TZ-4635-C3.625″1.063″1.125″
         
    1350 StandardF3TZ-4635-A3.622″1.188″1.188″
         
    1410 StandardF2TZ-4635-E4.187″1.188″1.188″



    CROSS-REFERENCE CHART: WITH OR WITHOUT GREASE FITTINGS
    Ford Service Part Number
    Industry Standard SizingU-Joint Without Grease FittingU-Joint With Grease Fitting
    1210 StandardE3TZ-4635-B
       
    1310 StandardF1TZ-4635-CC3AZ-4635-J
       
    1310 With 1-1/8″ Bearing CupsF2TZ-4635-AC3AZ-4635-K
       
    1330 StandardF2TZ-4635-BC3AZ-4635-L
       
    1330 With 1-1/8″ Bearing CupsF2TZ-4635-CC3AZ-4635-M
       
    1350 StandardF3TZ-4635-AB5TZ-4635-A
       
    1410 StandardF2TZ-4635-EB6TZ-4635-B

OTHER APPLICABLE ARTICLES:

NONE

WARRANTY STATUS:

Information Only

OASIS CODES:

509000, 590000, 597997