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TSB
05-17-6
  • DRIVE-AWAY SHUDDER OR VIBRATION
Publication Date: August 16, 2005

FORD:
1999-2006 F-Super Duty

This article supersedes TSB 04-22-7 to update the vehicle model years.

ISSUE:

Some 1999-2006 F-Super Duty vehicles may exhibit excessive drive-away shudder or vibration, under moderate to heavy acceleration from a stop. This may be due to driveline angle.

ACTION:

Shim the center carrier bracket downward to correct the condition. Refer to the following Service Procedure.

SERVICE PROCEDURE

When shimming the center carrier bracket, a maximum of three (3) 1/4″ shims may be used (EOTZ-4A209-A). When refastening the carrier bracket use bolt (56564-S2). A 7/16 x 14 grade 5 bolt may be substituted providing that it extends at least three (3) threads past the nut. Use Motorcraft Threadlock 262 (TA-26), and torque bolts to 46 lb-ft (62 N-m).

NOTE:IF THE VEHICLE IS NORMALLY LOADED, ROAD TESTS WILL NEED TO BE PERFORMED WITH THE VEHICLE LOADED.

  1. Before beginning the repair, road test the vehicle to gain a feel for the harshness of the shudder/vibration.
  2. Install one (1) shim, (DO NOT use Threadlock on the bolts at this point), re-road test vehicle.
    1. If condition is corrected, apply Threadlock and torque bolts as directed above.
    2. If condition is not corrected, re-perform Step 2 (to a maximum of three (3) shims) and reevaluate vehicle.

      NOTE:IF THE CONDITION IS STILL NOT CORRECTED AFTER INSTALLING A MAXIMUM OF THREE (3) SHIMS, REFER TO WORKSHOP MANUAL SECTION 205-00 FOR FURTHER DIAGNOSTICS.


PART NUMBERPART NAME
EOTZ-4A209-AShim
56564-S2Bolt
TA-26Threadlock 262 Motorcraft

WARRANTY STATUS:

Eligible Under Provisions Of New Vehicle Limited Warranty Coverage

OPERATIONDESCRIPTIONTIME
051706A1999-2006 F-Super Duty: Road Test To Verify Concern, Install One Shim, And Road Test To Verify Repair (Includes Time To Raise Vehicle And Install Threadlock)1.2 Hrs.
051706B1999-2006 F-Super Duty: Road Test To Verify Concern, Install One Shim, And Road Test To Verify Repair Condition Still Exists, Install A Second Shim And Road Test (Includes Time To Raise Vehicle And Install Threadlock)1.7 Hrs.
051706C1999-2006 F-Super Duty: Road Test To Verify Concern, Install One Shim, And Road Test To Verify Repair, Install A Second Shim And Road Test Condition Still Exists, Install A Third Shim And Road Test (Includes Time To Raise Vehicle And Install Threadlock)2.2 Hrs.

DEALER CODING

BASIC PART NO.CONDITION CODE
4A20942