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Technical Service Bulletin # 98-9-13

Date: 980511

Body/Frame - Water Leaks Causing Electrical Problems

Article No.
98-9-13

05/11/98

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WATER LEAKS - VARIOUS AREAS OF VEHICLE

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ELECTRICAL - ACCESSORIES FUNCTIONING 
IMPROPERLY DUE TO WATER LEAKS

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LAMPS - WARNING LAMPS ILLUMINATED DUE TO 
WATER LEAKS

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

This TSB article is being republished in its entirety to add F-150, F-250 LD, and Navigator vehicles, and to revise the text and art accordingly.

ISSUE
Water leaks in various areas of the vehicle as identified below may be causing electrical concerns such as:

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Warning lamps illuminating, and/or

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Improper wiper operation, and/or

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Improper function of electrical accessories

The water leaks may be caused by sealer skips, unseated grommets, and/or clogged drain tubes.

ACTION

Repair the water leaks. Refer to the following Service Procedures for details on:

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Windshield Leaks

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Cowl Top Leaks

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Cowl Side-to-Door Opening Panel Leaks

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Cowl Side-to-Dash Panel Leaks

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Moon roof Leaks

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Grommets

The following procedures may include using a seam sealer for repairs. Recommended seam sealers are:

Company

Part Name

Phone Number

3M

Ultrapro Seam Sealer

(612) 733-5547 - US

Kent

Uniweld Seam Sealer

(800) 654-6333 - US
(800) 663-2800 - Canada

OTHER APPLICABLE ARTICLES: NONE

SUPERSEDES: 97-19-15

WARRANTY STATUS: Eligible Under The Provisions Of Bumper To Bumper Warranty Coverage

OPERATION

DESCRIPTION

TIME

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