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TSB 05-24-04 Noise from front while turning

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TSB 05-24-04 Noise from front while turning

Post by BlueLtd2 » Tue Jul 03, 2007 2:38 pm

TSB
05-24-4 NOISE FROM FRONT WHILE TURNING STEERING WHEEL

Publication Date: November 18, 2005

FORD: 2005 Five Hundred, Freestyle
MERCURY: 2005 Montego


This article supersedes TSB 05-22-2 to update vehicle applications.

ISSUE:
Some 2005 Five Hundred, Freestyle and Montego vehicles built 5/17/2004 to 5/17/2005 may exhibit a noise coming from the front of the vehicle while turning the steering wheel at speeds lower than 10 MPH (16 Km/h). The noise may be coming from the upper strut mount. This condition is not related to noise when hitting bumps, noise at full lock turns or noise in turns when the steering wheel is not being turned.

ACTION:
Verify concern. Replace the upper strut mount/bearing and/or spring if required. Refer to the following Service Procedure.

SERVICE PROCEDURE

Vehicles built 5/17/2004 through 4/28/2005, replace the spring and upper strut mount/bearing, on affected side only.
Vehicles built 4/29/2005 through 5/17/2005, replace only the strut mount/bearing, on affected side only.
Refer to Workshop Manual, Section 204-01, Strut and Spring Assembly Removal and Installation procedure. The Workshop Manual procedure and specifications are being updated. Refer to the following step changes to complete the repair.
Removal And Installation Changes Under Strut And Spring Assembly Procedure:

In Step 1, during installation the correct torque specification for strut and spring assembly mounting nuts is 22 lb-ft (30 N-m).
Insert after Step 1, remove and discard the stabilizer bar link-to-strut nut. During installation, tighten to 41 lb-ft (56 N-m).
In Step 3, during installation the correct torque specification for front axle wheel hub nut is 258 lb-ft (350 N-m).
NOTE: INSTALL ALL NEW FASTENERS DURING REASSEMBLY. VEHICLE ALIGNMENT IS NOT REQUIRED AFTER THIS REPAIR.



NOTE: MAKE NOTE OF THE NOTCH AND ARROW ON OLD STRUT MOUNT/BEARING AND INSTALL NEW MOUNT/BEARING IN THE SAME POSITION.




PART NUMBER PART NAME
5F9Z-18183-AA Upper Strut Mount
5G1Z-5310-A Front Spring - FWD Five Hundred/ Montego
5G1Z-5310-B Front Spring - AWD Five Hundred/ Montego
5F9Z-5310-A Front Spring - Freestyle
W705967-S439 Axle Wheel Hub Nut
N803637-S100 Tie Rod Nut
W520213-S440 Stabilizer Link Nut
W710015-S440 Ball Joint/Other Nut
W520212-S440 Upper Strut Body Nut
W710396-S439 Knuckle Strut Bolt
W708733-S439 Brake Screw
W520215-S440 Caliper Anchor Bolts


WARRANTY STATUS:
Eligible Under Provisions Of New Vehicle Limited Warranty Coverage

OPERATION DESCRIPTION TIME
052404A 2005 Five Hundred, Freestyle, Montego Built 5-17-2004 Through 4-28-2005: Replace The Spring and Upper Strut Mount/Bearing: One Side (Do not use with 5310A, 18124A, 3001A, 2001A1A, 3001A6F, 3455A) 1.4 Hrs.
052404B 2005 Five Hundred, Freestyle, Montego Built 5-17-2004 Through 4-28-2005: Replace The Spring and Upper Strut Mount/Bearing: Both Sides (Do not use with 5310A, 18124A, 3001A, 2001A1A, 3001A6F, 3455A) 2.4 Hrs.
052404C 2005 Five Hundred, Freestyle Montego Built 4-29-2005 Through 5-17-2005: Replace The Upper Strut Mount/Bearing: One Side (Do not use with 5310A, 18124A, 3001A, 2001A1A, 3001A6F, 3455A) 1.2 Hrs.
052404D 2005 Five Hundred, Freestyle Montego Built 4-29-2005 Through 5-17-2005: Replace The Upper Strut Mount/Bearing: Both Sides (Do not use with 5310A, 18124A, 3001A, 2001A1A, 3001A6F, 3455A) 2.2 Hrs.

DEALER CODING
BASIC PART NO. CONDITION CODE
18183 42

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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. Warranty Policy and Extended Service Plan documentation determine Warranty and/or Extended Service Plan coverage unless stated otherwise in the TSB article. The information in this Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) was current at the time of printing. Ford Motor Company reserves the right to supercede this information with updates. The most recent information is available through Ford Motor Company's on-line technical resources.


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