Tailgate Striker Noise Rattle – 2004-2008 Ford & Lincoln

TAILGATE STRIKER – NOISE/RATTLE
FORD: 2004-2005 Explorer Sport Trac
2004-2008 F-150, F-Super Duty
2007-2008 Explorer Sport Trac
LINCOLN: 2006-2008 Mark LT

 

2004-2008 F-Super Duty and F-150, 2006-2008 Mark LT, and 2004-2005 and 2007-2008 Explorer Sport Trac vehicles with a customer complaint of a noise or rattle in the tailgate may have worn tailgate striker sleeves.

This condition may be found on vehicles used in severe conditions such as fleet applications or repetitive rough road/off-road applications.

 

SERVICE PROCEDURE

  1. Remove the tailgate striker bolt using a T50 Torx bit.
  2. Replace the tailgate striker with a new striker.
  3. Align the tailgate striker up/down to the tailgate latch and adjust in/out for margin flushness.
  4. Torque the new tailgate striker to 30 lb-ft ± 4 lb-ft (40 N-m ± 6 N-m).

 

PART NUMBER PART NAME
7A2Z-99404A42-A Tailgate Lock Striker (Sport Trac)
1L3Z-99404A42-AA Tailgate Striker Noise Rattle - 2004-2008 Ford & Lincoln 1 Tailgate Lock Striker (F-150/F-Super Duty/Mark LT)

 

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