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02-3-5
  • BODY – “SQUEAK” OR BIND FROM TAILGATE
  • NOISE – “SQUEAK” OR BIND FROM TAILGATE
Publication Date: FEBRUARY 11, 2002

FORD:
1997-1998 F SUPER DUTY
1997-2002 F-150, RANGER
1999-2002 SUPER DUTY F SERIES
2001-2002 EXPLORER SPORT TRAC

ISSUE:

Some vehicles may exhibit a “Squeak” or Bind condition of the Tailgate. This may be caused by the grease on the tailgate hinges that may wash out prematurely causing a squeak or binding condition.

ACTION:

Verify condition. Apply Silicone grease to correct the condition. Refer the the following Service Procedure for details.

SERVICE PROCEDURE

  1. Remove tail gate from the vehicle.
  2. Remove plastic inserts from tail gate hinge cups.
  3. Clean inside of hinge cups.
  4. Apply grease (use only XG-3), to all inside surfaces of right and left side hinge cups and right and left side body side pins (Figure 1) and re-install plastic inserts into tail gate.
  5. Reinstall the tail gate.

PART NUMBERPART NAME
XG-3Silicone Brake Caliper Grease And Dielectric Compound

OTHER APPLICABLE ARTICLES:

NONE

OPERATIONDESCRIPTIONTIME
020305AApply Grease As Instructed In Service Procedure0.3 Hr.

DEALER CODING

BASIC PART NO.CONDITION CODE
99430B2241

OASIS CODES:

111000, 112000, 702000, 702200




Figure 1 – Article 02-3-5


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