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Article No.
96-25-21
  • STEERING - "CLUNK" NOISE FROM STEERING COLUMN ON ACCELERATING AND BRAKING
  • NOISE - "CLUNK" - FROM STEERING COLUMN ON ACCELERATING AND BRAKING
Publication Date: DECEMBER 2, 1996

LIGHT TRUCK: 1996 BRONCO, F SUPER DUTY, F-150-350 SERIES
1997 F-150

This TSB is being republished in its entirety to include 1996 model year vehicles and to include the latest level parts.

ISSUE:

A "clunk" noise heard/felt through the steering column when maneuvering in parking lots, driving in stop-and-go traffic, and driving over bumps may occur on some vehicles.  This may be due to a "slip-stick" condition of the slider spring to the outer tube of the lower steering shaft.

ACTION:

Replace the lower steering column shaft assembly with a revised Lower Steering Column Shaft (-3B676-) assembly.  For removal and installation procedure, refer to the appropriate year F-150/F-250 Service Manual.


PART NUMBER PART NAME
F7TZ-3B676-AA Lower Steering Column Shaft (1996 Vehicles)
F7TZ-3B676-CA Lower Steering Column Shaft (1997 Vehicles)

OTHER APPLICABLE ARTICLES:

NONE

SUPERSEDES:

96-20-15

WARRANTY STATUS:

Eligible Under The Provisions Of Bumper To Bumper Warranty Coverage

OPERATION DESCRIPTION TIME
962521A Replace Lower Steering Column Shaft - 1997 F-150 0.5 Hr.
962521B Replace Lower Steering Column Shaft - 1996 F-Series And Bronco 0.4 Hr.

DEALER CODING

BASIC PART NO. CONDITION CODE
3B676 56

OASIS CODES:

303000, 304000, 702000, 702100