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TSB
10-20-10
  • 6.4L – FRONT END SHEET METAL BODY BOLT REMOVAL – SPUN CAGE NUT
Publication Date: October 13, 2010

FORD:
2008-2010 F-Super Duty

ISSUE:

Some 2008-2010 F-Super Duty vehicles equipped with a 6.4L engine may exhibit a Front End Sheet Metal (FESM) body bolt retainer cage nut that spins when attempting to remove the body cab for service.

ACTION:

Follow the service procedure steps to correct the concern.

SERVICE TIP

CAUTION:DO NOT USE AN OXYGEN ACETYLENE TORCH TO HEAT CAGE NUT OR DAMAGE MAY OCCUR TO THE BODY MOUNT OR VEHICLE.

CAUTION:DO NOT APPLY HEAT TO THE BOLT HEAD OR BODY MOUNT DAMAGE MAY OCCUR.

NOTE:DO NOT REMOVE THE BODY MOUNT BOLTS WITH THE CAB UNSUPPORTED.

  1. Remove left and/or right headlamp assembly. Refer to Workshop Manual (WSM), Section 417-01.
  2. Position a jack on the front FESM core support cross member and lift up to apply pressure to the cage nut to prevent spinning.
  3. Using a butane torch or equivalent, apply heat to the FESM body cage nut for 15 seconds. Adding heat to the cage nut will loosen the thread lock material on the body bolt and aid in bolt removal.
  4. Remove the body mount bolt using an impact wrench.

WARRANTY STATUS:

Eligible Under Provisions Of New Vehicle Limited Warranty Coverage
IMPORTANT: Warranty coverage limits/policies are not altered by a TSB. Warranty coverage limits are determined by the identified causal part.

OPERATIONDESCRIPTIONTIME
102010A2008-2010 F-Super Duty 6.4L: Remove One (1) Front End Sheet Metal Body Bolt, Includes Time To Remove And Install One Headlamp (Must Be Claimed With 6007B)0.3 Hr.
102010B2008-2010 F-Super Duty 6.4L: Remove Both Front End Sheet Metal Body Bolts, Includes Time To Remove And Install Both Headlamps (Must Be Claimed With 6007B)0.5 Hr.

DEALER CODING

BASIC PART NO.CONDITION CODE
70101C5842

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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