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Technical Service Bulletins

TSB
07-25-2
  • TAILGATE STRIKER – NOISE/RATTLE
Publication Date: November 30, 2007

FORD:
2004-2005 Explorer Sport Trac
2004-2008 F-150, F-Super Duty
2007-2008 Explorer Sport Trac
LINCOLN:
2006-2008 Mark LT

ISSUE:

Some 2004-2008 F-Super Duty and F-150, 2006-2008 Mark LT, and 2004-2005 and 2007-2008 Explorer Sport Trac vehicles with a customer complaint of a noise or rattle in the tailgate may have worn tailgate striker sleeves. This condition may be found on vehicles used in severe conditions such as fleet applications or repetitive rough road/off-road applications.

ACTION:

Follow the Service Procedure steps to correct the condition.

SERVICE PROCEDURE

  1. Remove the tailgate striker bolt using a T50 Torx bit.
  2. Replace the tailgate striker with a new striker.
  3. Align the tailgate striker up/down to the tailgate latch and adjust in/out for margin flushness.
  4. Torque the new tailgate striker to 30 lb-ft ± 4 lb-ft (40 N-m ± 6 N-m).

PART NUMBERPART NAME
7A2Z-99404A42-ATailgate Lock Striker (Sport Trac)
1L3Z-99404A42-AATailgate Lock Striker (F-150/F-Super Duty/Mark LT)

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
072502A2004-2008 F-150, F-Super Duty, 2006-2008 Mark LT and 2004-2005 and 2007-2008 Explorer Sport Trac: Replace One Tailgate Striker, Includes Time To Align Tailgate (Do Not Use With 40442A)0.2 Hr.
072502B2004-2008 F-150, F-Super Duty, 2006-2008 Mark LT and 2004-2005 and 2007-2008 Explorer Sport Trac: Replace Both Tailgate Strikers, Includes Time To Align Tailgate (Do Not Use With 40442A)0.3 Hr.

DEALER CODING

BASIC PART NO.CONDITION CODE
99404A4230