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98-10-15
  • NOISE – “BUZZING” NOISE HEARD UNDER CERTAIN SPEEDS AND LOADS – VEHICLES BUILT THROUGH 5/15/98 EQUIPPED WITH E4OD OR 4R100 TRANSMISSION AND “MANUAL SHIFT-ON-THE-FLY,” AND 5.4L ENGINE
  • TRANSMISSION – E4OD OR 4R100 – NOISE – “BUZZING” NOISE HEARD UNDER CERTAIN SPEEDS AND LOADS – VEHICLES BUILT THROUGH 5/15/98 EQUIPPED WITH E4OD AND 4R100 TRANSMISSION AND “MANUAL SHIFT-ON-THE-FLY,” AND 5.4L ENGINE
Publication Date: MAY 26, 1998

LIGHT TRUCK:
1997-1998 F-150, F-250 LD

ISSUE:

A “buzzing” noise may be heard at certain speeds and loads coming from the shift lever. This may be caused by the powertrain producing vibrations that cause the shifter to vibrate since it is not isolated.

ACTION:

Replace the shifter and shifter handball. The revised shifter and shifter handball isolate the assembly from the powertrain. Refer to the following Service Procedure for details.

SERVICE PROCEDURE

  1. Slit outer skin of handball and remove covering.
  2. Using a 5/8″ open-end wrench and a hammer, remove the handball inner core.
  3. Remove the outer boot from the floor pan.
  4. Remove the plastic door sill and the kick panel from the driver’s side footwell.
  5. Pull up the carpet to expose the four (4) attaching screws holding down the inner boot.
  6. Remove the screws and the inner boot.
  7. Remove the attaching bolt on the handle.
  8. Remove the handle.
  9. Install revised handle by following the reverse order.
  10. Insert both M8x45mm bolts into isolator of revised handle.
  11. Position handle on shifter body using slit in backing plate to align.
  12. Hand-tighten top bolt.
  13. Position flag nut on lower bolt and hand-start threads.
  14. Tighten both bolts to 27.4 N-m (20 lb-ft).
  15. Replace inner boot. Inner boot may need soapy water as a lubricant to slide it over new shift handle.
  16. Reinstall attaching screws and torque to 7 N-m (5 lb-ft).
  17. Reinstall carpet, door sill and kick panel.
  18. Replace outer boot. Torque screw to 7 N-m (5 lb-ft).
  19. Install rubber handball using a rubber hammer, make sure graphics are aligned.

PART NUMBERPART NAME
F85Z-7210-AATransfer Case Shift Lever
F85Z-7213-AAShift Lever Handball
W701651-S60Flag Nut And Retainer
N606542-S309Bolt – M8x45mm

OTHER APPLICABLE ARTICLES:

NONE

WARRANTY STATUS:

Eligible Under The Provisions Of Bumper To Bumper Warranty Coverage

OPERATIONDESCRIPTIONTIME
981015AReplace Shifter And Shifter Handball0.5 Hr.

DEALER CODING

BASIC PART NO.CONDITION CODE
721042

OASIS CODES:

107000, 508000, 597997, 702000, 702300, 703000, 703300


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