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05-13-15
  • WATER IN THE FUEL TANK BEHIND REAR AXLE – 6.0L AND 7.3L DIESEL ENGINE
Publication Date: June 27, 2005

FORD:
1999-2006 F-350, F-450, F-550

This article supersedes TSB 05-11-7 to update the vehicle model years.

ISSUE:

Some 1999-2006 vehicles equipped with the 6.0L or 7.3L diesel engine and a 40-gallon (151.4L) fuel tank behind the rear axle, may exhibit water in the fuel tank. This is due to snow and ice accumulating around the mushroom vent cap, melting, and being pulled into the tank through the mushroom cap.

ACTION:

Replace the mushroom cap with a vent line assembly kit. Refer to the following Service Procedure.

SERVICE PROCEDURE

  1. Remove the existing mushroom cap installed on the vent port of the fuel tank and discard.
  2. Install the hose end of the new vent line assembly onto the vent port and secure with the PIA constant tension clamp.
  3. Route the new vent line assembly forward, on top of the tank, to the #5 crossmember, and under the fuel lines (Figure 1).
  4. Secure the end of the new vent line assembly to the crossmember with the tie strap, at the large circular hole in the middle of the vehicle.
  5. Install the new mushroom cap at the end of the vent line. Be sure the cap is positioned horizontally to prevent water from collecting in the cap.


    Figure 1 – Article 05-13-15


PART NUMBERPART NAME
5C3Z-9S327-AVent Kit

WARRANTY STATUS:

Eligible Under Provisions Of New Vehicle Limited Warranty Coverage

DEALER CODING

BASIC PART NO.CONDITION CODE
9S32749

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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