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TSB
97-26-13
  • WHEELS – RIGHT REAR WHEEL AND WHEEL COVER DISCOLORED AND/OR PITTED FROM EXHAUST
  • EXHAUST – EXHAUST FLOWS ON RIGHT REAR WHEEL – RIGHT REAR WHEEL AND/OR WHEEL COVER DISCOLORED AND/OR PITTED
Publication Date: DECEMBER 22, 1997

LIGHT TRUCK:
1997 F-150, F-250

This TSB article is being republished in its entirety to correct the part numbers listed.

ISSUE:

The right rear wheel and/or wheel cover may become discolored and/or pitted and can not be cleaned. This may be due to exhaust from the exhaust pipe discharging on the wheel.

ACTION:

Replace the exhaust system with a 1998 model year system. The 1998 model year system reroutes the tail pipe behind the rear wheel so exhaust will not be discharged onto the wheel. Refer to the following text.

Obtain an Exhaust Kit, muffler and outlet pipe, and heat shield assembly for the model being worked on by referring to Part Number/Part Name chart for correct application.

NOTE:IT WILL BE NECESSARY TO INSTALL A SINGLE EXTENSION PIPE ON F-150/250 157″ WHEELBASE (WB). ON F-250 ONLY, IT WILL BE NECESSARY TO REPLACE THE PARK BRAKE CABLE.

Refer to the Instruction Sheet included in the Exhaust Kit for installation procedures.

Clean the wheel and wheel cover using Ford Custom Bright Metal Cleaner (8A-19522-A). If cleaning is not successful, replace the right rear wheel and wheel cover.

PART NUMBERPART NAME
Exhaust Kits
F85Z-5210-AAExhaust Kit (F-150/4.2L/4R70W – 120″ WB)
F85Z-5210-BAExhaust Kit (F-150/4.2L/4R70W – 139″ WB)
F85Z-5210-CAExhaust Kit (F-150/4.2L/M5OD – 120″ WB)
F85Z-5210-DAExhaust Kit (F-150/4.2L/M5OD – 139″ WB And F-150/250/4.6L/M5OD – 120/139″ WB)
F85Z-5210-EAExhaust Kit (F-150/250/All – 157″ WB)
F85Z-5210-FAExhaust Kit (F-150/250/4.6L/4R70W – 120/139″ WB)
F85Z-5210-GAExhaust Kit (F-150/250/5.4L/E4OD – 120/139″ WB)
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Mufflers And Pipes
F85Z-5230-GAMuffler And Outlet Pipe Assembly (F-150/4.2L/4R70W/M5OD – 120″ WB)
F85Z-5230-AAMuffler And Outlet Pipe Assembly (F-150/4.2L/4R70W – 139″ WB And F-150/4.2L/M5OD – 157″ WB)
F85Z-5230-CAMuffler And Outlet Pipe Assembly (F-150/4.2L/M5OD – 139″ WB And F-150/250/4.6L/4R70W/M5OD – All WB)
F85Z-5230-BAMuffler And Outlet Pipe Assembly (F-150/250/5.4L/E4OD – All WB)
F85Z-5A212-BBSingle Extension Pipe (F-150/250/All – 157″ WB)
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Brake Cables
F85Z-2A635-AAPark Brake Cable (F-250 Disc Brake)
F85Z-2A635-BAPark Brake Cable (F-250 Drum Brake)
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Heat Shields
F85Z-9911434-AAHeat Shield (F-150/250 Built 6/24/96 And After)
F85Z-9911434-BAHeat Shield (F-150 Built Through 6/23/96)
8A-19522-AFord Custom Bright Metal Cleaner

OTHER APPLICABLE ARTICLES:

NONE

SUPERSEDES:

97-25-7

WARRANTY STATUS:

Eligible Under The Provisions Of Bumper To Bumper Warranty Coverage

OPERATIONDESCRIPTIONTIME
972613AInstall Exhaust Kit (Clean Wheel And Center Cap, Replace Center Cap If Necessary) – 4.2L, Automatic Transmission (A/T), 139 Inch Wheelbase (WB)1.8 Hrs.
972613BInstall Exhaust Kit (Clean Wheel And Center Cap, Replace Center Cap If Necessary) – 4.2L, A/T, 120 Inch WB; 4.2L, Manual Transmission (M/T), 120 Or 139 Inch WB; 4.6L, 120 Or 139 Inch WB; 5.4L, 120 Or 139 Inch WB1.6 Hrs.
972613CInstall Exhaust Kit (Clean Wheel And Center Cap, Replace Center Cap If Necessary) – 4.2L, 4.6L, And 5.4L, 157 Inch WB1.4 Hrs.
972613DAdditional Time To Replace Right Rear Wheel (Includes Balance Wheel And Replace Center Cap If Necessary)0.4 Hr.
972613EAdditional Time To Replace Right Side Parking Brake Cable – F-250 Only0.5 Hr.

DEALER CODING

BASIC PART NO.CONDITION CODE
525543

OASIS CODES:

108000, 306000, 403000


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