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98-17-23
  • BODY – TAILGATE MOULDING – WARPING
Publication Date: AUGUST 24, 1998

LIGHT TRUCK:
1999 SUPER DUTY F SERIES

ISSUE:

Warping of the tailgate moulding, possibly in two locations (Figure 1), may occur on some vehicles. This may be due to moulding being constrained from thermally expanding/contracting.

ACTION:

Replace moulding with revised tailgate moulding utilizing washer (spacers) to install. Refer to the following Service Procedure for details.




Figure 1 – Article 98-17-23

SERVICE PROCEDURE

  1. Remove tailgate closeout panel by removing the ten (10) Torx screws.
  2. Remove warped tailgate moulding (pull it off) and discard.
  3. Install revised Tailgate Moulding (F81Z-9940602-AAA). Pound down into position with rubber mallet.
  4. Place one (1) Washer (351308-S2) at each of the six (6) hole locations (Figure 2) on the tailgate sheet metal. Washer should be 1.5mm thick, 5/16″ inner diameter, no larger than 3/4″ outer diameter.


    Figure 2 – Article 98-17-23

  5. Place closeout panel into design position, sandwiching the washers in place.
  6. Torque down all ten (10) screws to recommended 5.4 N-m (4 lb-ft).

PART NUMBERPART NAME
F81Z-9940602-AAATailgate Moulding
351308-S2Washer

OTHER APPLICABLE ARTICLES:

NONE

WARRANTY STATUS:

Eligible Under The Provisions Of Bumper To Bumper Warranty Coverage

OPERATIONDESCRIPTIONTIME
981723AReplace Tailgate Moulding0.3 Hr.

DEALER CODING

BASIC PART NO.CONDITION CODE
994101807

OASIS CODES:

108000


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