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96-12-12
  • BODY – TAILGATE – “CHUCKING” OR “SQUEAK” AND/OR “RATTLE” WHEN GOING OVER BUMPS
  • NOISE – “CHUCKING” OR “SQUEAK” AND/OR “RATTLE” WHEN GOING OVER BUMPS
Publication Date: JUNE 3, 1996

LIGHT TRUCK:
1990-1996 F-150-350 SERIES

ISSUE:

The tailgate may “squeak and/or rattle” when going over bumps. This may be due to the LH tailgate hinge bracket contacting the tailgate and creating noise.

ACTION:

Install a plastic insert between the LH metal hinge bracket and the tailgate to reduce the possibility of noise. Refer to the following Service Procedure for details.

SERVICE PROCEDURE

  1. Remove the tailgate from the vehicle. Refer to the appropriate F-Series Service Manual, Tailgate – Removal And Installation Procedure for details.
  2. Press the plastic insert (F6TZ-99430B23-AA) onto the LH tailgate hinge bracket.
  3. Reinstall the tailgate following the service procedure outlined in the Service Manual.

PART NUMBERPART NAME
F6TZ-99430B23-AAPlastic Insert

OTHER APPLICABLE ARTICLES:

NONE

WARRANTY STATUS:

Eligible Under The Provisions Of Bumper To Bumper Warranty Coverage For 1995-96 Model Year Vehicles And 12 Month/12,000 Mile Coverage For All Other Model Years

OPERATIONDESCRIPTIONTIME
961212AInstall Plastic Hinge Insert0.3 Hr.

DEALER CODING

BASIC PART NO.CONDITION CODE
984070933

OASIS CODES:

112000, 702000, 702200