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05-3-5
  • ROOF DITCH MOLDING LOOSE – VEHICLES BUILT 1/3/2005 THROUGH 1/4/2005
Publication Date: February 3, 2005

FORD:
2005 F-150

ISSUE:

Some 2005 F-150 vehicles built 1/3/2005 through 1/4/2005, may exhibit the left or right roof ditch molding becoming loose.

ACTION:

Replace both left and right roof ditch moldings. Refer to the following Service Procedure.

SERVICE PROCEDURE

NOTE:WHEN PERFORMING THE REPAIR, THE VEHICLE’S AMBIENT TEMPERATURE MUST BE ABOVE 60° F (16° C).

NOTE:THE LEFT SIDE OF THE VEHICLE IS SHOWN IN THE FIGURES.

NOTE:TO RELEASE THE MOLDING FROM THE Y-CLIPS, START AT THE Y-CLIP NEAREST THE COWL, THEN WORK UP TOWARD THE ROOF.

  1. Press and hold the inside edge of the roof ditch molding away from the centerline of the vehicle (Figure 1).


    Figure 1 – Article 05-3-5

  2. Carefully twist the outside edge of the roof ditch molding up to release it from the outside edge of the Y-clip (Figure 2).


    Figure 2 – Article 05-3-5

  3. Push the outside edge of the molding in toward the center of the vehicle, and slide the molding off the inside edge of the Y-clip (Figure 3).


    Figure 3 – Article 05-3-5

  4. Release the molding from the remaining three (3) Y-clips, remove the molding.
  5. Using Motorcraft Metal Surface Cleaner (ZC-21) clean and wipe the entire roof ditch channel.
  6. Begin the installation of the new roof ditch molding by sliding the end of the molding over the existing molding end cap. Carefully lay the molding into the ditch channel. Firmly press the molding into place using 20 lbs of force. This can be accomplished with simple hand pressure, by pressing the molding down with a hand over hand motion over the entire length of the molding.
  7. Firmly seat the clips along the A-Pillar, ensure it is tight to the windshield.

PART NUMBERPART NAME
4L3Z-1603136-AAMolding (Crew Cab)
4L3Z-1603137-AAMolding (Crew Cab)
4L3Z-1803136-AAMolding (Super Cab)
4L3Z-1803137-AAMolding (Super Cab)
ZC-21Motorcraft Metal Surface Cleaner

WARRANTY STATUS:

Eligible Under Provisions Of New Vehicle Limited Warranty Coverage

DEALER CODING

BASIC PART NO.CONDITION CODE
160313633

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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