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96-20-12
  • DOORS/TAILGATE – NEW SERVICE PART RELEASED FOR DOOR LOCK ROD MECHANISM – VEHICLES BUILT THROUGH 7/15/96
Publication Date: SEPTEMBER 23, 1996

LIGHT TRUCK:
1997 F-150

ISSUE:

The plastic retention clips used to retain the door handle actuator rod to the latch mechanism have been serviced only as part of the latch mechanism.

ACTION:

New service parts and procedures have been developed to aide in servicing door handle mechanisms. Refer to the following Service Procedure when servicing outside door handle actuating rod retention clip concerns.

SERVICE PROCEDURE

FRONT DOOR

  1. Remove the door trim panel as outlined in the 1997 F-150 Workshop Manual, Page 501-05-9.
  2. Carefully remove the watershield.

    NOTE:THE FRONT DOOR GLASS MUST BE IN THE FULL UP POSITION.

  3. Identify the loose door handle latch rod. This should be the one located on the outboard side of the door latch mechanism. Refer to Figure 1.


    Figure 1 – Article 96-20-12

  4. Remove the white plastic retaining clip which held the door handle latch rod to the latch mechanism.
  5. Install the new white plastic Clip (F65Z-1521952-AA) onto the door latch mechanism.
  6. Install the door handle latch rod into the white plastic clip and close the clip onto the rod. Check the outside door handle to ensure proper operation. Reinstall the watershield and door panel as outlined in the 1997 F-150 Workshop Manual, Page 501-05-12.

REAR DOOR

  1. Remove the door trim panel as outlined in the 1997 F-150 Workshop Manual, Page 501-05-12.
  2. Carefully remove the watershield.
  3. Identify the loose door handle latch rod. Refer to Figure 2.


    Figure 2 – Article 96-20-12

  4. Remove the white plastic retaining clip from the latch mechanism.
  5. Install the new black plastic Clip (F75Z-1521952-AA) onto the door latch mechanism.
  6. Install the door handle latch rod into the black plastic clip and close the clip onto the rod. Check the outside door handle to ensure proper operation. Reinstall the watershield and door panel as outlined in the 1997 F-150 Workshop Manual, Page 501-05-13.

TAILGATE

  1. Open the tailgate.
  2. Remove the tailgate access panel by referring to the 1997 F-150 Workshop Manual, Page 501-14A-32.
  3. Identify the loose tailgate latch rod. Refer to Figure 3.


    Figure 3 – Article 96-20-12

  4. Remove the white plastic clip from the latch mechanism.
  5. Install the new white plastic Clip (F65Z-1521952-AA) to the latch mechanism.
  6. Install the tailgate latch rod into the white plastic clip and close the clip onto the rod.
  7. Install the tailgate access panel by referring to the 1997 F-150 Workshop Manual, Page 501-14A-33.

PART NUMBERPART NAME
F65Z-1521952-AAFront Door And Tailgate Clip
F75Z-1521952-AARear Door Clip

OTHER APPLICABLE ARTICLES:

NONE

WARRANTY STATUS:

Eligible Under The Provisions Of Bumper To Bumper Warranty Coverage

OPERATIONDESCRIPTIONTIME
962012ATReplace Rod Clip – Both Door0.7 Hr.
962012AReplace Rod Clip – One Door0.5 Hr.
962012BReplace Rod Clip – 3rd Door0.4 Hr.
962012CReplace Rod Clip – Tailgate0.3 Hr.

DEALER CODING

BASIC PART NO.CONDITION CODE
152195233

OASIS CODES:

112000