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TSB
06-17-12
  • LACK OF A/C COOLING DUE TO DESICCANT MATERIAL CLOGGING THE ORIFICE TUBE
Publication Date: August 22, 2006

FORD:
2004-2005 Excursion
2004-2007 F-Super Duty, F-650, F-750

ISSUE:

Some 2004-2007 F-Super Duty, 2004-2005 Excursion, and 2004-2007 F-650/750 vehicles may exhibit a lack of air conditioning (A/C) cooling, due to desiccant material clogging the evaporator core orifice tube. Symptoms may include excessive high side pressures.

ACTION:

Inspect the orifice tube for desiccant material clogging the tube. This material has been described as being like sand, with a greenish color. If desiccant material is present, refer to the following Service Procedure. If not, follow normal diagnostics.

SERVICE PROCEDURE

  1. Replace the orifice tube. Refer to Workshop Manual (WSM), Section 412-03: Removal And Installation – Evaporator Core Orifice.
  2. Replace the suction accumulator/drier with a revised part. Refer to WSM, Section 412-03: Removal And Installation – Suction Accumulator.
  3. Replace the compressor. Refer to WSM, Section 412-03: Removal And Installation – Compressor.
  4. Flush the condenser, the lines and the evaporator core. Refer to WSM, Section 412-00: General Procedures – A/C System Flushing.

    NOTE:IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO COMPLETELY FLUSH SYSTEM OF ALL MATERIAL, OR ISSUE WILL OCCUR AGAIN.

  5. Recharge system.

PART NUMBERPART NAME
6C3Z-19C836-AAccumulator Assy
F5UZ-19D990-ABOrifice Tube
4L3Z-19703-ABCompressor

WARRANTY STATUS:

Eligible Under Provisions Of New Vehicle Limited Warranty Coverage

OPERATIONDESCRIPTIONTIME
MT061712Claim SLTS Operation Or Use Actual Time If SLTS Operation Is Not AvailableActual Time

DEALER CODING

BASIC PART NO.CONDITION CODE
19C83649

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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