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03-5-1
  • STEERING – POWER STEERING PUMP WHINE NOISE – VEHICLES PRODUCED ON OR BEFORE 10/7/02 ONLY
  • NOISE – “WHINE” NOISE FROM POWER STEERING PUMP – VEHICLES PRODUCED ON OR BEFORE 10/7/02 ONLY
Publication Date: February 26, 2003

FORD:
2003 F-150

ISSUE:

Some vehicles built on or before 10/7/02 may exhibit a whine noise from the power steering pump most noticeable while turning at slow speeds. The whine noise is similar to air in the power steering system. This may be caused by the clocking position of the power steering pump backing plate.

ACTION:

Remove pump and re-clock the pump backing plate. Refer to the following Service Procedure for details.

SERVICE PROCEDURE

  1. Remove the power steering pump per Workshop Manual section 211-02.
  2. Using channel locks or other suitable tool, rotate the raised “D” casting on the backing plate counter-clockwise until it stops (Figure 1).
  3. Re-install power steering pump on the vehicle per the Workshop Manual section 211-02.
  4. Check repair effectiveness.

OTHER APPLICABLE ARTICLES:

NONE

WARRANTY STATUS:

Eligible Under The Provisions Of Bumper To Bumper Warranty Coverage

OPERATIONDESCRIPTIONTIME
030501ARe-Clock Power Steering Pump Backing Plate: To Be Used In Combination With Standard Labor Operation 3674A To Remove And Install Power Steering Pump.0.1 Hr.

DEALER CODING

BASIC PART NO.CONDITION CODE
3A67407

OASIS CODES:

303000, 702000, 702100, 702300




Figure 1 – Article 03-5-1


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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