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TSB
10-4-7
  • WATER LEAK AT SATELLITE ANTENNA
Publication Date: February 25, 2010

FORD:
2009-2010 F-150

ISSUE:

Some 2009-2010 F-150 vehicles built at Dearborn Truck Plant (DTP) on or before 1/12/2010, or at Kansas City Assembly Plant (KCAP) on or before 01/18/2010, and equipped with optional Satellite Radio, may exhibit water entry into the passenger compartment near the RH A-pillar assist handle.

ACTION:

Follow the Service Procedure to correct the condition.

SERVICE PROCEDURE

  1. Remove satellite radio antenna from the vehicle. Refer to Workshop Manual (WSM), Section 415-00.
    1. Completely remove the mounting bolt and retention clip, then compress the plastic pre-position clip and apply upward force on mounting stud of antenna.
  2. Clean both cab sheet metal and satellite antenna base surfaces with 50/50 mix of Isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol and water.
  3. Place a 1/8″ (3.2 mm) bead of Motorcraft® High Performance Engine RTV Silicone to the antenna base. (Figure 1)


    Figure 1 – Article 10-4-7

    1. Antenna must be installed within 4 minutes of the start of RTV application.
  4. Install antenna base and reassemble interior components. Refer to WSM, Section 415-00.

PART NUMBERPART NAME
TA-357Motorcraft® High Performance Engine RTV Silicone

WARRANTY STATUS:

Eligible Under Provisions Of New Vehicle Limited Warranty Coverage
IMPORTANT: Warranty coverage limits/policies are not altered by a TSB. Warranty coverage limits are determined by the identified causal part.

OPERATIONDESCRIPTIONTIME
100407A2009-2010 F-150: Apply Sealer To The Antenna Base, Includes Time To Remove And Install The Antenna (Do Not Use With Any Other Labor Operations)0.5 Hr.

DEALER CODING

BASIC PART NO.CONDITION CODE
10E89342