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03-2-4
  • BODY – DRIVER SIDE WINDOW BINDS WHEN OPERATED
  • ELECTRICAL – DRIVER SIDE WINDOW BINDS WHEN OPERATED
Publication Date: January 22, 2003

FORD:
1997-2002 F-150

ISSUE:

Some vehicles may exhibit a driver’s side door glass that binds when operated. This may be caused by the inner door panel developing a crack where the rear window run attaches. When the window is operated, the run flexes and causes the glass to bind in the run.

ACTION:

Install a Reinforcement Plate Kit (XL3Z-15211B06-AA) on the inner door panel. Refer to the following Service Procedure for details.

SERVICE PROCEDURE

  1. Remove door trim panel per the appropriate model year Workshop Manual.
  2. Remove the current rear window run attachment bolt and discard.
  3. Hold reinforcement plate (included in kit) in position (Figure 1) and mark the area where it will mount.
  4. Use sand paper to rough up the area where the outer edge of the plate will mount.
  5. Apply TA-12 Structural Foam to the reinforcement plate.
  6. Place reinforcement plate in position and install the new bolt and washer assembly (included with kit). Torque the bolt to 8.4-11.5 Lb-ft (11.4-15.6 N-m).
  7. Using the five holes around the perimeter of the plate as a guide, drill 3/16 inch (4.76 mm) holes in the inner door panel and install five rivets (included with kit).
  8. Apply heat gun at 120° F (49° C) for up to 20 minutes to cure the Structural Foam.
  9. Re-install the door trim panel.
  10. Verify proper operation.

PART NUMBERPART NAME
XL3Z-15211B06-AAReinforcement Plate Kit
TA-12Structural Foam

OTHER APPLICABLE ARTICLES:

NONE

WARRANTY STATUS:

Eligible Under The Provisions Of Bumper To Bumper Warranty Coverage

OPERATIONDESCRIPTIONTIME
030204AInstall Reinforcement Plate On The Inner Door Panel (Includes Time To Remove And Install Watershield): 1997-1998 F-1501.1 Hrs.
030204BInstall Reinforcement Plate On The Inner Door Panel (Includes Time To Remove And Install Watershield): 1999-2002 F-1500.9 Hr.

DEALER CODING

BASIC PART NO.CONDITION CODE
152025501

OASIS CODES:

102000, 111000




Figure 1 – Article 03-2-4