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05-6-13
  • STEERING GEAR NOISE – 6.0L DIESEL ENGINE – VEHICLES BUILT BEFORE 11/24/2004
Publication Date: March 17, 2005

FORD:
2005 F-Super Duty

ISSUE:

Some 2005 F-Super Duty vehicles equipped with the 6.0L diesel engine, built before 11/24/2004, may exhibit a moan/grunt noise coming from the power steering when turning the steering wheel. The condition is typically more pronounced during left hand turns. The noise may sound like it is coming the steering gear or the steering column area.

ACTION:

Replace the hydraulic booster-to-steering gear pressure line and the fluid cooler-to-steering gear return hose. Refer to the following Service Procedure.

SERVICE PROCEDURE

Fluid Cooler-To-Steering Gear Return Hose Removal and Installation

NOTE:THOROUGHLY CLEAN ALL DEBRIS FROM THREADS AND FITTINGS DURING DISASSEMBLY/REASSEMBLY TO PREVENT CONTAMINANTS FROM ENTERING THE SYSTEM.

  1. Place the vehicle on a hoist, leave the gear selector in NEUTRAL. For additional information, refer to Workshop Manual (WSM) Section 100-02.
  2. Using a suitable suction device, drain the power steering fluid reservoir.
  3. Release the cooler hose clamps and remove the return line-to-cooler hoses (Figure 1).


    Figure 1 – Article 05-6-13

  4. Remove the air cleaner assembly. For additional information refer to WSM Section 303-12.
  5. Remove air cleaner assembly mounting bracket from radiator core support.
  6. Remove upper radiator air deflector.
  7. Remove the push pin holding left radiator air deflector.
  8. Release the hose clamp and disconnect the power steering fluid return hose from the reservoir (Figure 2).


    Figure 2 – Article 05-6-13

  9. Disconnect the return line-to-steering gear fitting (Figure 3).


    Figure 3 – Article 05-6-13

  10. Release the power steering return line from the retainers mounted on the radiator core support and remove power steering return line (Figure 4).


    Figure 4 – Article 05-6-13

  11. To install, reverse the removal procedure.

Hydraulic Booster-To-Steering Gear Pressure Line Removal and Installation

  1. Disconnect the pressure line-to-booster fitting (Figure 5).


    Figure 5 – Article 05-6-13

  2. Remove clip and line from shock tower (Figure 6). Discard clip. A new clip must be installed during installation of the new line. Select appropriate clip for 4×2 or 4×4 application.


    Figure 6 – Article 05-6-13

  3. Disconnect the pressure line-to-steering gear fitting and remove the pressure line (Figure 3).
  4. To install, reverse the removal procedure.
  5. Refill the power steering system with clean fluid and bleed the system.

PART NUMBERPART NAME
5C3Z-3A713-CFluid Cooler-To-Steering Gear Return Hose
5C3Z-3A719-AHydraulic Booster-To-Steering Gear Pressure Line
5C3Z-3E523-AClip (4×2)
5C3Z-3E523-GClip (4×4)

WARRANTY STATUS:

Eligible Under Provisions Of New Vehicle Limited Warranty Coverage

OPERATIONDESCRIPTIONTIME
050613A2005 F-Series Super Duty 6.0L DI T: Replace The Hydraulic Booster-To-Steering Gear Pressure Line, And The Fluid Cooler-To-Steering Gear Return Hose (Do Not Use With 3713AE, 3713AP, 3713AC, 3713AT, 3713AE, 3713AP, 3713AC, 3713A4, 3674D)1.5 Hrs.

DEALER CODING

BASIC PART NO.CONDITION CODE
350442

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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