Technical Service Bulletins
|Publication Date: January 22, 2003|
Some vehicles may exhibit a driver’s side door glass that binds when operated. This may be caused by the inner door panel developing a crack where the rear window run attaches. When the window is operated, the run flexes and causes the glass to bind in the run.
Install a Reinforcement Plate Kit (XL3Z-15211B06-AA) on the inner door panel. Refer to the following Service Procedure for details.
- Remove door trim panel per the appropriate model year Workshop Manual.
- Remove the current rear window run attachment bolt and discard.
- Hold reinforcement plate (included in kit) in position (Figure 1) and mark the area where it will mount.
- Use sand paper to rough up the area where the outer edge of the plate will mount.
- Apply TA-12 Structural Foam to the reinforcement plate.
- Place reinforcement plate in position and install the new bolt and washer assembly (included with kit). Torque the bolt to 8.4-11.5 Lb-ft (11.4-15.6 N-m).
- Using the five holes around the perimeter of the plate as a guide, drill 3/16 inch (4.76 mm) holes in the inner door panel and install five rivets (included with kit).
- Apply heat gun at 120° F (49° C) for up to 20 minutes to cure the Structural Foam.
- Re-install the door trim panel.
- Verify proper operation.
|PART NUMBER||PART NAME|
|XL3Z-15211B06-AA||Reinforcement Plate Kit|
OTHER APPLICABLE ARTICLES:
Eligible Under The Provisions Of Bumper To Bumper Warranty Coverage
|030204A||Install Reinforcement Plate On The Inner Door Panel (Includes Time To Remove And Install Watershield): 1997-1998 F-150||1.1 Hrs.|
|030204B||Install Reinforcement Plate On The Inner Door Panel (Includes Time To Remove And Install Watershield): 1999-2002 F-150||0.9 Hr.|
|BASIC PART NO.||CONDITION CODE|
Figure 1 – Article 03-2-4
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.
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