23B17 – Engine Front Cover and Valve Cover Replacement – 2022 Ford GT 500 & 2023 F-150 Raptor R

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NHTSA ID Number: 10243412

Manufacturer Communication Number: 23B17

Summary

Certain 2022 Model Year Mustang GT 500 and 2023 F-150 Raptor R Vehicles – Engine Front Cover and Valve Cover Replacement

 


September 20, 2023

Customer Satisfaction Program 23B17
Certain 2022 Model Year Mustang GT 500 and 2023 F-150 Raptor R Vehicles
Engine Front Cover and Valve Cover Replacement

 

PROGRAM TERMS 

This program will be in effect through September 30, 2024, there is no mileage limit for this program.

 

AFFECTED VEHICLES

Vehicle Model Year Assembly Plant Build Dates
Mustang GT 500 2022 Flat Rock Assembly September 27, 2022, through November 4, 2022
F-150 Raptor R 2023 Dearborn September 21, 2022, through February 13, 2023

US population of affected vehicles: 2,152. Affected vehicles are identified in OASIS and FSA VIN Lists.

Note: Some vehicles may be in the process of being repaired at the plant. Monitor OASIS before opening an RO and/or beginning a repair. Parts purchased for an FSA can be returned for credit if required. See the EXCESS STOCK RETURN details in Labor Allowances and Parts Ordering Information for more information.

Note: The following Special Service Message (SSM) includes some component replacements as contained in this FSA:

  • SSM 51811

Therefore, reuse the valve covers and replace valve cover gaskets if SSM 51811 has been performed. The valve covers have been replaced per SSM 51811 and do not need to be replaced again.

 

REASON FOR THIS PROGRAM

Some of the affected vehicles may exhibit an engine front cover oil leak caused by excessive movement of the front crankshaft front main seal and a valve cover leak caused by a loose spark plug seal.

 

SERVICE ACTION

Dealers are to replace the engine front cover and valve covers. This repair must be performed on all affected vehicles at no charge to the vehicle owner.

 

OWNER NOTIFICATION AND MAILING SCHEDULE

Owner letters are expected to be mailed the week of October 2, 2023. Dealers should repair any affected vehicles that arrive at their dealerships, whether or not the customer has received a letter.

 

MOBILE SERVICE REPAIR ASSESSMENT LEVEL

  • All repairs in this program have the following assessment level:

– Not a Mobile Service Repair

 

SOLD VEHICLES

  • Owners of affected vehicles will be directed to dealers for repairs.
  • Immediately contact any of your affected customers whose vehicles are not on your VIN list but are identified in OASIS. Give the customer a copy of the Owner Notification Letter (when available) and schedule a service date.
  • Correct other affected vehicles identified in OASIS that are brought to your dealership.
  • Dealers are to prioritize repairs of customer vehicles over repairs of new and used vehicle inventory.

 

STOCK VEHICLES

  • Correct all affected units in your new vehicle inventory before delivery.
  • Use OASIS to identify any affected vehicles in your used vehicle inventory.

 

BRANDED / SALVAGED TITLE VEHICLES

Affected branded/salvaged title vehicles are eligible for this service action.

 

OWNER REFUNDS 

Refunds are not approved for this program.

 

RENTAL VEHICLES

Dealers are pre-approved for up to 3 days for a rental vehicle. Follow Extended Service Plan (ESP) guidelines for dollar amounts. Rentals will only be reimbursed for the day(s) the vehicle is at the dealership for part replacement. Prior approval for more than 3 rental day(s) is required from the SSSC via the SSSC Web Contact Site.

 

PICK-UP AND DELIVERY- Participating Dealers

Dealers participating in the Remote Experience Program:

  • Refer to EFC12071, 2023 Remote Experience Program, Pickup & Delivery (PDL) Offset section for additional details.

 

PICK-UP AND DELIVERY- Non-participating Dealers

Dealers not participating in the 2023 Remote Experience Program for Pick-up & Delivery are authorized to claim unique services for completing this program.

  • Dealers are authorized to claim one-half labor hour per repair for vehicle pick-up & delivery services. Refer to Labor Allowances for details.
  • Dealers must retain a Vehicle Pick-up & Delivery Record with the repair order documentation.

 

 PARTS REQUIREMENTS / ORDERING INFORMATION

Part Number  Description Order Quantity
AL3Z-6A340-A Harmonic Balancer Bolt   1
KR3Z-6700-B Crankshaft Front Main Seal   1
BR3Z-6020-B 23B17 - Engine Front Cover and Valve Cover Replacement - 2022 Ford GT 500 & 2023 F-150 Raptor R | small light Front Cover Gasket LH   1
BR3Z-6020-D 23B17 - Engine Front Cover and Valve Cover Replacement - 2022 Ford GT 500 & 2023 F-150 Raptor R | small light Front Cover Gasket RH   1
BR3Z-6020-C 23B17 - Engine Front Cover and Valve Cover Replacement - 2022 Ford GT 500 & 2023 F-150 Raptor R | small light Front Cover Gasket Center   1
AC3Z-8527-A Heater Outlet O-Ring 1
KR3Z-6582-G Valve Cover – RH Note: Do not replace if SSM 51811 already performed 1
KR3Z-6582-E Valve Cover – LH Note: Do not replace if SSM 51811 already performed 1
F1VY-8507-A 23B17 - Engine Front Cover and Valve Cover Replacement - 2022 Ford GT 500 & 2023 F-150 Raptor R | small light Water Pump O-Ring 1
KR3Z-6019-A Front Cover – GT 500 only 1
NR7Z-6019-A Front Cover – Raptor R only 1

 

Part Number Description

Note: Replace the following components only if oil-saturated

Order Quantity
NR7Z-8620-B Accessory Drive BeltRaptor only 1
NR7Z-8620-A Supercharger Drive BeltRaptor 1
KR3Z-8620-B Accessory Drive Belt – GT 500 1
KR3Z-8620-A Supercharger Drive Belt – GT 500 1

 

Part Number Description

Note: Replace the following components only if the valve covers have been replaced previously per SSM 51811

Order Quantity
KR3Z-6584-B Valve Cover Gasket – RH 1
KR3Z-6584-A Valve Cover Gasket – LH 1

 


CERTAIN 2023 MODEL YEAR F-150 RAPTOR R AND MUSTANG GT 500 VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A 5.2L 32V TI-VCT SUPERCHARGED ENGINEENGINE FRONT COVER AND CAM COVER REPLACEMENT

NOTICE: For this Field Service Action (FSA), it is not necessary to remove the engine oil pan.
Follow technical instructions carefully.

NOTE: For F-150 Raptor R service procedure see below.

NOTE: For Mustang GT 500 service procedure proceed to Page 19.

 

F-150 RAPTOR R SERVICE PROCEDURE

NOTICE: During engine repair procedures, cleanliness is extremely important. Any foreign material, including any material created while cleaning gasket surfaces, that enters the oil passages, coolant passages or the oil pan, can cause engine failure.

1. Release the fuel system pressure. Follow the Workshop Manual (WSM) procedures in Section 310-00F.

2. Disconnect the battery ground cable. Follow the WSM procedures in Section 414-01.

3. Drain the engine cooling system. Follow the WSM procedures in Section 303-03F.

4. Remove the Degas Bottle. Follow the WSM procedures in Section 303-03F.

5. Remove the Air Cleaner. Follow the WSM procedures in Section 303-12F.

6. Remove the Right Hand (RH) valve cover. Follow the WSM procedures in Section 303-01F.

7. Remove the Left Hand (LH) valve cover. Follow the WSM procedures in Section 303-01F.

8. Remove the Coolant Pump. Follow the WSM procedures in Section 303-03F.

9. Remove the Supercharger Belt Tensioner. Follow the WSM procedures in Section 303-05F.

10. Remove the Supercharger Belt Idler Pulleys. Follow the WSM procedures in Section 303-05F.

11. Remove the Accessory Drive Belt Tensioner. Follow the WSM procedures in Section 303-05F.

12. Remove the Crankshaft Front Seal. Follow the WSM procedures in Section 303-01F.

13. Drain the engine oil. Remove and discard the engine oil filter. Follow the WSM procedures in Section 303-01E.

14. Remove the transmission cooler tube bracket nut. See Figure 1.

 

15. Detach the transmission cooler tube retainer. See Figure 2.

 

16. Remove the transmission cooler tube bracket retainer and nut. See Figure 3.

 

17. Position the transmission cooler tube bracket aside. See Figure 4.

 

18. Disconnect the A/C compressor electrical connectors, detach the wiring harness retainer, remove the retainer and position the wiring harness aside. See Figure 5.

 

19. Detach the wiring harness retainer, remove the nut and position the wiring harness aside. See Figure 6.

 

20. Remove the four oil pan to engine front cover fasteners. See Figure 7.

 

21. Detach the wiring harness retainers, remove the nut and ground wire. See Figure 8.

 

22. Secure the coolant hoses aside. See Figure 9.

 

23. Remove the bolts and position the generator aside. See Figure 10.

 

24. Remove the Oil Cooler. Follow the WSM procedures in Section 303-01F.

 

25. Remove the bolts and position the A/C compressor aside. See Figure 11.

 

26. Remove the engine front cover-to-oil filter adapter bolt. See Figure 12.

 

27. Using a 10 mm Hex Bit loosen the engine front cover-to-oil filter adapter jack screw. See Figure 13.

 

NOTE: There are 3 different fasteners used, note the location of fasteners for assembly.

28. Remove the fasteners and the front cover. See Figure 14.

 

29. Install new gaskets on the new engine front cover. See Figure 15.

 

NOTICE: The Variable Camshaft Timing (VCT) variable force solenoid pins must be fully depressed to avoid interference with the VCT valve tips when installing the engine front cover. Failure to follow these instructions can result in damage to the engine.

NOTE: RH shown, LH similar

30. Fully depress the VCT variable force solenoid pins. See Figure 16.

 

NOTICE: The new engine front cover must be installed and all fasteners final tightened within 5 minutes of applying the sealer. If this cannot be accomplished, install the new engine front cover and tighten fasteners 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 to 71 lb-in (8 Nm) within 5 minutes of applying the sealer. All of the fasteners must then be final tightened within 1 hour of applying the sealer. If this time limit is exceeded, all sealant must be removed and the sealing area cleaned. Failure to follow this procedure can cause future oil leakage

31. Using Motorcraft® Silicone Gasket and Sealant / TA-30 (WSE-M4G323-A4) apply 0.59 in (15 mm) diameter drops of silicone gasket and sealant to the cylinder head-to-cylinder block joints. See Figure 17.

 

32. Install the new engine front cover and the fasteners. See Figure 18.

• Torque: Stage 1: 25 Nm (18 lb.ft).

• Torque: Stage 2: 60°.

 

33. Using a 10 mm Hex Bit, turn the engine front cover-to-oil filter adapter jack screw into contact with the oil filter adapter. See Figure 19.

• Torque: 5 Nm (44 lb.in).

 

34. Install the engine front cover-to-oil filter adapter bolt. See Figure 20.

• Torque: Stage 1: 25 Nm (18 lb.ft).

• Torque: Stage 2: 60°.

 

35. Position the A/C compressor and install the bolts. See Figure 21.

• Torque: 25 Nm (18 lb.ft).

 

36. Install the Oil Cooler. Follow the WSM procedures in Section 303-01F.

37. Position the generator and install the bolts. See Figure 22.

• Torque: 48 Nm (35 lb.ft).

 

38. Position back the coolant hoses See Figure 23.

 

39. Attach the wiring harness retainers, install the ground wire and nut. See Figure 24.

• Torque: 10 Nm (89 lb.in).

 

40. Install the four oil pan to engine front cover fasteners. See Figure 25.

• Torque: Stage 1: 10 Nm (89 lb.in).

• Torque: Stage 2: 45°

 

41. Attach the wiring harness retainer and install the nut. See Figure 26.

• Torque: 12 Nm (106 lb.in).

 

42. Position the wiring harness, install the retainer, attach the wiring harness retainer, connect the A/C compressor electrical connectors. See Figure 27.

 

43. Position the transmission cooler tube bracket onto the stud bolt. See Figure 28.

 

44. Install the transmission cooler tube bracket retainer and transmission cooler tube bracket nut. See Figure 29.

• Torque: 12 Nm (106 lb.in).

 

45. Attach the transmission cooler tube retainer. See Figure 30.

 

46. Attach the transmission cooler tube bracket nut. See Figure 31.

• Torque: 12 Nm (106 lb.in).

 

47. Install the new Crankshaft Front Seal. Follow the WSM procedures in Section 303-01F.

48. Install the Accessory Drive Belt Tensioner. Follow the WSM procedures in Section 303-05F.

49. Install the Supercharger Belt Idler Pulleys. Follow the WSM procedures in Section 303-05F.

50. Install the Supercharger belt tensioner. Follow the WSM procedures in Section 303-05F.

51. Install the Coolant pump. Follow the WSM procedures in Section 303-03F.

52. Install the LH valve cover. Follow the WSM procedures in Section 303-01F.

53. Install the RH valve cover. Follow the WSM procedures in Section 303-01F.

54. Install the Air Cleaner. Follow the WSM procedures in Section 303-12F.

55. Install the Degas Bottle. Follow the WSM procedures in Section 303-03F.

56. Install a new engine oil filter. Fill the engine with clean engine oil. Follow the WSM procedures in Section 303-01F.

57.Connect the battery ground cable. Follow the WSM procedures in Section 414-01.

58. Pressurize the fuel system. Follow the WSM procedures in Section 310-00F.

59. Fill and bleed the engine cooling system. Follow the WSM procedures in Section 303-03F.

60. Install the front engine undershield. Follow the WSM procedures in Section 501-02.

61. Use the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) Misfire Monitor Profile Correction routine in the diagnostic scan tool.

62. Road test the vehicle.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Federal law prohibits selling motor vehicle parts or components that are under safety, compliance, or emissions recall. Unless a part is requested to be returned to Ford, all parts replaced under this FSA must be scrapped in accordance with all applicable local, state and federal environmental protection and hazardous material regulations. Refer to the Parts Retention, Return, & Scrapping section of the FSA dealer bulletin for further information.

 


MUSTANG GT 500 SERVICE PROCEDURE

NOTICE: For this Field Service Action (FSA), it is not necessary to remove the engine oil pan.
Follow technical instructions carefully.

NOTICE: During engine repair procedures, cleanliness is extremely important. Any foreign material, including any material created while cleaning gasket surfaces, that enters the oil passages, coolant passages or the oil pan, can cause engine failure.

1. Release the fuel system pressure. Follow the WSM procedures in Section 310-00C.

2. Disconnect the battery ground cable. Follow the WSM procedures in Section 414-01.

3. Drain the engine cooling system. Follow the WSM procedures in Section 303-03C.

4. Remove the Degas Bottle. Follow the WSM procedures in Section 303-03C.

5. Remove the Air Cleaner. Follow the WSM procedures in Section 303-12C.

6. Remove the RH valve cover. Follow the WSM procedures in Section 303-01C.

7. Remove the LH valve cover. Follow the WSM procedures in Section 303-01C.

8. Remove the Coolant Pump. Follow the WSM procedures in Section 303-03C.

9. Remove the Supercharger Belt Tensioner. Follow the WSM procedures in Section 303-05C.

10. Remove the Supercharger Belt Idler Pulleys. Follow the WSM procedures in Section 303-05C.

11. Remove the Accessory Drive Belt Tensioner. Follow the WSM procedures in Section 303-05C.

12. Remove the Accessory Drive Idler Pulley. Follow the WSM procedures in Section 303-05C.

13. Remove the Crankshaft Front Seal. Follow the WSM procedures in Section 303-01C.

14. Detach the wiring harness retainers, remove the nut and the ground wire. See Figure 32

 

15. Secure the coolant hoses aside. See Figure 33.

 

16. Remove the fasteners and position the generator aside. See Figure 34.

 

17. Drain the engine oil. Remove and discard the engine oil filter. Follow the WSM procedures in Section 303-01C.

18. Remove the nut, disconnect the ground cable, remove the nut, detach the wiring harness bracket from the oil pan stud bolt, disconnect the wiring harness electrical connectors and detach the wiring harness retainers. See Figure 35.

 

NOTE: The fasteners differ in size, note the location of each fastener during removal.

19. Remove the four oil pan to engine front cover fasteners. See Figure 36.

 

NOTE: The fasteners differ in size, note the location of each fastener during removal.

20. Remove the bolts, stud bolts and engine front cover. See Figure 37.

 

21. Install new gaskets on the new engine front cover. See Figure 38.

 

NOTICE: The Variable Camshaft Timing (VCT) variable force solenoid pins must be fully depressed to avoid interference with the VCT valve tips when installing the engine front cover. Failure to follow these instructions can result in damage to the engine.

NOTE: RH shown, LH similar

22. Fully depress the VCT variable force solenoid pins. See Figure 39.

 

NOTICE: The new engine front cover must be installed and all fasteners final tightened within 5 minutes of applying the sealer. If this cannot be accomplished, install the new engine front cover and tighten fasteners 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 to 71 lb-in (8 Nm) within 5 minutes of applying the sealer. All of the fasteners must then be final tightened within 1 hour of applying the sealer. If this time limit is exceeded, all sealant must be removed and the sealing area cleaned. Failure to follow this procedure can cause future oil leakage

23. Using Motorcraft® Silicone Gasket and Sealant / TA-30 (WSE-M4G323-A4) apply 0.59 in (15 mm) diameter drops of silicone gasket and sealant to the cylinder head-to-cylinder block joints. See Figure 40.

 

24. Install the new engine front cover and the fasteners. See Figure 41.

• Torque: Stage 1: Fasteners 1-15: 25 Nm (18 lb.ft).

• Torque: Stage 2: Fasteners 16-19: 10 Nm (89 lb.in).

• Torque: Stage 3: Fasteners 1-15: 60°.

• Torque: Stage 4: Fasteners 16-19: 45°.

 

25. Install the four oil pan to engine front cover fasteners. See Figure 42.

• Torque: Stage 1: 10 Nm (89 lb.in).

• Torque: Stage 2: 45°

 

26. Attach the wiring harness retainers, connect the wiring harness electrical connectors, attach the wiring harness bracket to the oil pan stud bolt, install the nut, install the ground cable and the nut. See Figure 43.

• Torque: Oil pan nut: 14 Nm (124 lb.in).

• Torque: Ground cable nut: 48 Nm (35 lb.ft).

 

27. Install the generator and the fasteners. See Figure 44.

• Torque: 48 Nm (35 ft.in).

 

28. Position back the coolant hoses See Figure 45.

 

29. Attach the wiring harness retainers and install the ground wire and nut. See Figure 46.

• Torque: 10 Nm (89 lb.in).

 

30. Install the new Crankshaft Front Seal. Follow the WSM procedures in Section 303-01C.

31. Install the Accessory Drive Idler Pulley. Follow the WSM procedures in Section 303-05C.

32. Install the Accessory Drive Belt Tensioner. Follow the WSM procedures in Section 303-05C.

33. Install the Supercharger Belt Idler Pulleys. Follow the WSM procedures in Section 303-05C.

34. Install the Supercharger Belt Tensioner. Follow the WSM procedures in Section 303-05C.

35. Install the Coolant Pump. Follow the WSM procedures in Section 303-03C.

36. Install the LH valve cover. Follow the WSM procedures in Section 303-01C.

37. Install the RH valve cover. Follow the WSM procedures in Section 303-01C.

38. Install the Air Cleaner. Follow the WSM procedures in Section 303-12C.

39. Install the Degas Bottle. Follow the WSM procedures in Section 303-03C.

40. Replace the oil filter and fill the engine with clean engine oil. Follow the WSM procedures in Section 303-01C.

41. Connect the battery positive and ground cables. Follow the WSM procedures in Section 414-01.

42. Pressurize the fuel system. Follow the WSM procedures in Section 303-00C.

43. Fill and bleed the engine cooling system. Follow the WSM procedures in Section 303-03C.

44. Use the PCM Misfire Monitor Profile Correction routine in the diagnostic scan tool.

45. Road test the vehicle.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Federal law prohibits selling motor vehicle parts or components that are under safety, compliance, or emissions recall. Unless a part is requested to be returned to Ford, all parts replaced under this FSA must be scrapped in accordance with all applicable local, state and federal environmental protection and hazardous material regulations. Refer to the Parts Retention, Return, & Scrapping section of the FSA dealer bulletin for further information.

 


2 Affected Products

Vehicles

MAKE MODEL YEAR
FORD F-150 2023
FORD MUSTANG SHELBY GT500 2022

 


1 Associated Document

Manufacturer Communications

September 20, 2023
Customer Satisfaction Program 23B17

https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls?nhtsaId=10243412

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