Research Bulletin 1998-2

 


Ford Truck Frame Service Kits

In response to field inquiries from the repair and insurance industries, Ford Motor Company has released Technical Service Bulletin Article # 98-3-12, describing service kits that are now available to repair 1997-98 Ford F-150/250 LD, (light duty) Expedition and Lincoln Navigator frames. These kits include the following key components:

The attached graphic diagrams show the location of these components on F-150/250 LD, Expedition and Navigator models. The kits, including bolt-on parts, appropriate fasteners and instructions, can be ordered from local Ford Dealers. Please consult with your Ford dealer if you have any questions.

Note:
It has been reported that some front bumper bracket kits do not contain the fasteners or instruction sheets. These kits should be returned to the dealer for exchange with the correct kits. The front bumper brackets are NOT to be welded to the frame.

This bulletin is printed with permission from Ford Motor Company.

The information provided in this bulletin is for educational purposes only. Although every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this bulletin, Tech-Cor assumes no responsibility or liability for any repairs performed using information from any publication issued by Tech-Cor.

Any person performing repairs must determine whether any suggested or recommended procedures or repairs are suitable or appropriate for the particular vehicle being repaired. The repairer remains solely responsible for such determination, as well as for the proper completion of the repairs.

Reproduction of this bulletin is not permitted without the written approval of Tech-Cor.

Article No. 98-3-12 FRAME-FRAME SERVICE KITS-NEW SERVICE PARTS RELEASED FOR REPAIRING FRAME DAMAGE

LIGHT TRUCK: 1997 F-250 LD
1997-98 EXPEDITION, F-150
1998 NAVIGATOR

ISSUE ACTION
Some components of the frame may require servicing due to collision damage. Formerly these components did not have service replacements. Refer to the following list for service replacement parts when frame service is required.
This TSB article will provide service replacement part numbers for some components of the frame. Refer to Figures 1 and 2 for component identification.

PART VEHICLE PART NUMBER
#2A Crossmember F-150/250 LD SuperCab F75Z-5025-AA
Rear Spring - Front Bracket (LH and RH) F-150 F75Z-5775-AA
Rear Spring - Front Bracket (LH and RH) F-250 LD F75Z-5775-BC
Rear Spring - Rear Shackle Bracket (LH and RH) F-150 F75Z-5775-BB
Rear Spring - Rear Shackle Bracket (RH and LH) F-250 LD F75Z-5775-BD
Rear Bumper Bracket (LH) F-150/250 LD F85Z-5L005-AA
Rear Bumper Bracket (RH) F-150/250 LD F85Z-5L005-BA
#1A Crossmember F-150/250 LD/Expedition/Navigator (4X4) F75Z-5C075-AA
Rear Shock Bracket (LH) Expedition/Navigator F85Z-5K646-AA
Rear Shock Bracket (RH) Expedition/Navigator F85Z-5K645-AA
Front Bumper Brackets (LH) F-150/250 LD/Expedition/Navigator F75Z-17N775-DA
Front Bumper Brackets (RH) F-150/250 LD/Expedition/Navigator F75Z-17N775-CA
Parts Cleaner   F6AZ-2C410-BA
Anti-Corrosion Compound   F3AZ-19515-SA

PART NUMBER PART NAME
F75Z-5025-AA #2A Crossmember
F75Z-5775-AA Rear Spring Front Bracket
F75Z-5775-BC Rear Spring Front Bracket
F75Z-5775-BB Rear Spring Shackle Bracket
F75Z-5775-BD Rear Spring Shackle Bracket
F85Z-5L005-AA Rear Bumper Bracket
F85Z-51L005-BA Rear Bumper Bracket
F75Z-5CO75-AA #1A Crossmember
F85Z-5K646-AA Rear Shock Bracket
F85Z-5K645-AA Rear Shock Bracket
F75Z-17N775-DA Front Bumper Bracket
F75Z-17N775-CA Front Bumper Bracket
F5AZ-2C410-AA Metal Brake Parts Cleaner
F3AZ-19515-SA Super Seal Anti-Corrosion Compound

OTHER APPLICABLE ARTICLES: NONE
WARRANTY STATUS: INFORMATION ONLY
OASIS CODES: 108000, 304000, 305000, 390000

Figure 1 - Article 98-3-12

 

Figure 2 - Article 98-3-12



The information provided in this bulletin is for educational purposes only. Although every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this bulletin, Tech-Cor assumes no responsibility or liability for any repairs performed using information from any publication issued by Tech-Cor.

Any person performing repairs must determine whether any suggested or recommended procedures or repairs are suitable or appropriate for the particular vehicle being repaired. The repairer remains solely responsible for such determination, as well as for the proper completion of the repairs.

Reproduction of this bulletin is not permitted without the written approval of Tech-Cor.

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