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98-23-8
  • AIR CONDITIONING – CONDENSATE DRIPS ONTO PASSENGER FLOOR
Publication Date: NOVEMBER 10, 1998

LIGHT TRUCK:
1997-1998 EXPLORER, MOUNTAINEER, RANGER
1999 SUPER DUTY F SERIES

This TSB article is being republished in its entirety to include the latest level parts.

ISSUE:

Condensate may leak onto the passenger floor on some vehicles. This may be caused by the evaporator core not sealing properly and allowing air to bypass the core and carry condensate to the heater plenum.

ACTION:

Reseal the evaporator core. Sealing the core should reduce the possibility of air flow around the core. Refer to the following Service Procedure for details.

SERVICE PROCEDURE

  1. Verify concern.
  2. Check evaporator drain for proper flow and clear any obstructions.
  3. Remove evaporator core as outlined in the appropriate Workshop Manual. Adjust evaporator core seal position to seal any gaps that will allow air flow past any section of the core other than the fin area. Refer to Figures 1-5, as a guide. On Explorer/Mountaineer and Ranger vehicles, replace the -19D578- evaporator seal with a new Evaporator Seal (XL2Z-19A672-AA) (Figure 5) to provide necessary sealing.


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    Figure 5 – Article 98-23-8

  4. Reinstall evaporator core.
  5. Verify repair.

PART NUMBERPART NAME
F5TZ-19A672-AEvaporator Seal
XL2Z-19A672-AAEvaporator Seal

OTHER APPLICABLE ARTICLES:

NONE

SUPERSEDES:

98-16-15

WARRANTY STATUS:

Eligible Under The Provisions Of Bumper To Bumper Warranty Coverage

OPERATIONDESCRIPTIONTIME
982308AReseal Evaporator Core – Super Duty2.2 Hrs.
982308BReseal Evaporator Core – Ranger, Explorer/Mountaineer2.1 Hrs.

DEALER CODING

BASIC PART NO.CONDITION CODE
1985068

OASIS CODES:

110000, 208000, 208999