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Technical Service Bulletins

TSB
06-16-1
  • CHROME TOW HOOKS RUSTING PREMATURELY – VEHICLES BUILT PRIOR TO 7/17/2006
Publication Date: July 26, 2006

FORD:
2005-2007 F-Super Duty

This article supersedes TSB 06-14-15 to add a production fix date.

ISSUE:

Some 2005-2007 F-Super Duty vehicles built prior to 7/17/2006 may exhibit the chromed tow hooks rusting prematurely.

ACTION:

Follow the Service Procedure steps to correct the condition.

SERVICE PROCEDURE

  1. Remove the tow hook.
  2. Install a new revised chromed tow hook with three (3) new bolts.
  3. Torque the bolts, specification is 66 lb-ft (90 N-m).

    NOTE:A WAX COATING (RUST INHIBITOR) HAS BEEN APPLIED TO THE NON-VISIBLE PORTION OF THE TOW HOOK. BE CAREFUL NOT TO REMOVE THE WAX COATING THAT HAS BEEN APPLIED.


PART NUMBERPART NAME
6C3Z-17N808-BChrome Tow Hook
W506444-S439Bolt (Requires 3 per tow hook)

WARRANTY STATUS:

Eligible Under Provisions Of New Vehicle Limited Warranty Coverage

OPERATIONDESCRIPTIONTIME
061601A2005-2007 F-Super Duty: Replace One Chrome Tow Hook0.4 Hr.
061601B2005-2007 F-Super Duty: Replace Both Chrome Tow Hooks0.5 Hr.

DEALER CODING

BASIC PART NO.CONDITION CODE
17A954D4

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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