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13-3-13
  • VIBRATION/THUMP/CLUNK NOISE UNDER VEHICLE – BUILT ON OR BEFORE 1/16/2012
Publication Date: March 22, 2013

FORD:
2009-2012 F-150

This article supersedes TSB 13-2-13 to update the warranty causal part number.

ISSUE:

Some 2009-2012 F-150 vehicles built on or before 1/16/2012 may exhibit a vibration, thump or clunk noise from under the vehicle that may be more noticeable with increased road speed and driveline torque.

ACTION:

Follow the Service Procedure steps to correct the condition

SERVICE PROCEDURE

  1. Inspect the rubber bonded joint of the driveshaft center support bearing for signs of separating from the canister sleeve. (Figure 1)


    Figure 1 – Article 13-3-13

  2. Is the rubber bonded joint separating from the canister sleeve?
    1. Yes – replace driveshaft assembly. Refer to Workshop Manual (WSM), Section 205-01.
    2. No – this article does not apply. Refer to WSM, Section 205-01 for normal diagnostics.

PART NUMBERPART NAME
N800594-S100Driveshaft Bolt
4R602Driveshaft Assembly (See Application Chart – End Of Article)

WARRANTY STATUS:

Eligible Under Provisions Of New Vehicle Limited Warranty Coverage
IMPORTANT: Warranty/ESP coverage limits/policies/prior approvals are not altered by a TSB. Warranty/ESP coverage limits are determined by the identified causal part and verified using the OASIS part coverage tool.

OPERATIONDESCRIPTIONTIME
130313A2009-2012 F-150: Inspect And Replace The Driveshaft Assembly (Do Not Use With Any Other Labor Operations)0.5 Hr.

DEALER CODING

BASIC PART NO.CONDITION CODE
4R60201



Figure 1 – Article 13-3-13