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TSB
06-6-6
  • BANGING/CLUNKING NOISE WHEN DRIVING – FRONT SUSPENSION BOTTOMS OUT
Publication Date: March 13, 2006

FORD:
2005-2006 F-250, F-350

This article supersedes TSB 05-9-2 to update the vehicle model years.

ISSUE:

Some 2005-2006 Super Duty F-250/350 4×4 vehicles with a build date before 12/5/2005 may exhibit the front suspension bottoming out (hitting the jounce bumpers) and/or making a banging/clunking noise when driving. The condition is more pronounced in cold temperatures 5 to – 40° F (-15 to -40° C), and when driving over bumps on rough roads.

ACTION:

Replace the jounce bumpers and metal cups with revised parts.

SERVICE PROCEDURE

  1. Remove the jounce bumper and metal cup from each side of the vehicle. Discard the self-tapping screws.
  2. Install the new larger metal cups and new self-tapping screws. Torque to 26 lb-ft (35 N-m).
  3. Make sure the flat area (tab) on the metal cup’s rim is positioned inboard on the driver side, and outboard on the passenger side. The tab on the metal cup will align to the frame slot when in the correct position The metal cup will not sit flat on the frame if positioned incorrectly.
  4. Insert the new jounce bumpers into the metal cups.

PART NUMBERPART NAME
5C3Z-3020-DAJounce Bumper
N802455-S426Self Tapping Screw
5C3Z-3A089-BAMetal Cup

WARRANTY STATUS:

Eligible Under Provisions Of New Vehicle Limited Warranty Coverage

OPERATIONDESCRIPTIONTIME
060606A2005-2006 F250-F350 4×4: Replace Front Jounce Bumpers And Jounce Bumper Cups0.3 Hr.

DEALER CODING

BASIC PART NO.CONDITION CODE
302017

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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