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TSB
04-24-3
  • LEATHER-WRAPPED STEERING WHEEL – LEATHER COMING LOOSE
Publication Date: November 18, 2004

FORD:
2000-2004 Crown Victoria, Mustang
2000-2005 Focus, Taurus
2001-2005 Thunderbird
2005 Five Hundred, Freestyle
1999-2003 Windstar
1999-2005 F-Super Duty
2000-2003 E-Series, Explorer Sport, F-150, F-250
2000-2005 Escape, Excursion, Expedition, Ranger
2004-2005 F-150, Freestar
2005 Escape Hybrid
LINCOLN:
2000-2002 Continental
2000-2005 LS, Navigator
2003-2005 Aviator
MERCURY:
2000-2004 Grand Marquis
2000-2005 Sable
2005 Montego
2004-2005 Monterey
2005 Mariner

ISSUE:

Some vehicles with leather-wrapped steering wheels may exhibit the leather coming loose from the spoke area.

ACTION:

Apply Motorcraft Instant Gel Adhesive to re-adhere the loose leather to the wheel spoke. Refer to the following Service Procedure.

SERVICE PROCEDURE

NOTE:IF RE-ADHERING LEATHER TO THE FRONT SIDE OF THE STEERING WHEEL ONLY, OMIT STEPS 1 AND 6. STEERING WHEEL/AIRBAG ASSEMBLY REMOVAL IS NECESSARY ONLY WHEN REPAIRING LOOSE LEATHER ON THE BACKSIDE OF THE STEERING WHEEL.

CAUTION:AVOID SKIN CONTACT WITH TA-19 ADHESIVE.

  1. Remove the steering wheel (ONLY NECESSARY TO REPAIR BACKSIDE OF STEERING WHEEL). Refer to Workshop Manual Sections 211-04 and 501-20B.
  2. Fold loose leather out of the way.
  3. Apply Motorcraft Instant Gel Adhesive (TA-19) evenly over the wheel spoke.
  4. Fold the leather back into its original position.
  5. Smooth the leather, tuck in for neat appearance, and apply pressure until the leather is bonded to the wheel spoke (apply pressure for at least 30 seconds).

    NOTE:THE ADHESIVE SHOULD BE COMPLETELY SET AFTER 5 MINUTES. DO NOT PULL ON THE REPAIR AREA.

  6. Reinstall steering wheel.

PART NUMBERPART NAME
TA-19Motorcraft Instant Gel Adhesive

WARRANTY STATUS:

Eligible Under Provisions Of New Vehicle Limited Warranty Coverage

DEALER CODING

BASIC PART NO.CONDITION CODE
360033