07-7-2 Rear Of Vehicle Is Too High/low - 5th Wheel And Goose Neck Applications - 4x4 - Diesel Truck Forum - TheDieselGarage.com
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07-7-2 Rear Of Vehicle Is Too High/low - 5th Wheel And Goose Neck Applications - 4x4

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07-7-2 REAR OF VEHICLE IS TOO HIGH/LOW - 5TH WHEEL AND GOOSE NECK APPLICATIONS - 4X4 VEHICLES ONLY

Publication Date: March 26, 2007

FORD: 2005-2008 F-Super Duty


ISSUE:
Some 2005-2008 F-Super Duty vehicles my exhibit a clearance concern when using the vehicle to tow some goose neck and 5th wheel trailer applications.

ACTION:
Follow the Service Procedure steps to change the rear ride height.

SERVICE PROCEDURE

Rear ride height may be reduced or increased by:

Lower - vehicles that have the 4" (10 cm) spacer block by installing a new 2" (5 cm) spacer block along with the other rear suspension hardware
Raise - vehicles that are perceived as riding too low (no spacer block installed) by installing a new 2" (5 cm) spacer block along with other rear suspension hardware
LOWER VEHICLES WITH 4" (10 cm) SPACER IN PLACE

Raise vehicle on hoist and support rear axle.
Remove rear axle U-bolts and nuts.
Lower rear axle and remove 4X4 rear axle spacer blocks.
Place new spacer blocks (Figure 1) on axle and raise axle to bottom of springs, seating springs in axle seat.
Install new rear axle U-bolts and nuts (Figure 1). Torque nuts to 185 28 lb-ft (250 38 N-m).
Remove rear axle shock absorber bolts and nuts, and remove rear shock absorbers.
CAUTION: DO NOT OVER TORQUE SHOCK ATTACHING FASTENERS.



Install new rear shock absorbers (refer to Figure 4 and 5 for correct application). Torque both upper and lower shock nuts to 62.5 9.5 N-m (46 7 lb-ft).
NOTE: FAILURE TO UPDATE THE CENTER BEARING BRACKET (FIGURE 2 AND 3), IF REQUIRED, MAY RESULT IN DRIVELINE SHUDDER.



If necessary, install new center bearing and/or shim (refer to Figure 2 and 3 for correct application) assembly as required.
For checking driveline angles, refer to the Workshop Manual (WSM), Section 205-00.
Adjust headlamp aim by referring to the WSM, Section 417-01.
RAISE VEHICLES WITHOUT 4" (10 CM) SPACER

Raise vehicle on hoist and support rear axle.
Remove rear axle U-bolts and nuts.
Place new spacer blocks (Figure 1) on axle and raise axle to bottom of springs, seating springs in axle seat.
Install new rear axle U-bolts and nuts (Figure 1). Torque nuts to185 28 lb-ft (250 38 N-m).
Remove rear axle shock absorber bolts and nuts, and remove rear shock absorbers.
CAUTION: DO NOT OVER TORQUE SHOCK ATTACHING FASTENERS.



Install new rear shock absorbers (refer to Figure 4 and 5 for correct application). Torque both upper and lower shock nuts to 62.5 9.5 N-m (46 7 lb-ft).
Replace rear axle brake jounce hose assembly with new assembly, refer to the WSM, Section 206-00.
If vehicle is equipped with a rear suspension stabilizer bar, replace rear stabilizer bar links with new stabilizer bar links. Torque stabilizer link nuts to 70 15 N-m (52 11 lb-ft).
Bleed rear brake system by referring to the WSM, Section 206-00.
NOTE: FAILURE TO UPDATE THE CENTER BEARING BRACKET (FIGURE 2 AND 3), IF REQUIRED, MAY RESULT IN DRIVELINE SHUDDER.



If necessary, install new center bearing and/or shim (refer to Figure 2 and 3 for correct application) assembly as required.
For checking driveline angles, refer to WSM, Section 205-00.
Adjust headlamp aim by referring to the WSM, Section 417-01.
NOTE: RIDE HEIGHT ISSUES RELATED TO A CUSTOMER'S TRAILER ARE NOT COVERED UNDER WARRANTY.




PART NUMBER PART NAME
F81Z-5K484-CA Stabilizer Bar Links (2 Required)
5C3Z-2282-AA Brake Jounce Hose Asy


WARRANTY STATUS:
Information Only - Not Warrantable




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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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