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Ford grinding, clicking, ratcheting sound from wheel area

Diagnose and fix Ford grinding, clicking, ratcheting sound from wheel area

Ford has issued a service bulletin 20-2307 on the vehicles listed below to address a Ford grinding, clicking, ratcheting sound from wheel area on vehicles equipped with the Torque-On-Demand (TOD) transfer case.  The vehicles listed below with the TOD transfer case may cause a grinding/clicking/ratcheting noise from the front wheel area. This may be due to partial engagement of the integrated wheel ends (IWE). To correct this condition, follow steps to remove and cap the vacuum supply line.

Vehicles affected by Ford service bulletin 20-2307

2003-20 Expedition with mode select switch

MSS swtich

MSS swtich

(MSS) that includes a 4-wheel auto (4A) option
2006-20 F-150 with mode select switch (MSS) that includes a 4-wheel auto (4A) option
2003- 20 Navigator with mode select switch (MSS) that includes a 4-wheel auto (4A) option

Ford service bulletin 20-2307 fix for fix Ford grinding, clicking, ratcheting sound from wheel area

1. Locate the vacuum supply line to the IWD check valve.
2. Remove and discard the vacuum supply line

vacuum supply line

vacuum supply line

Cap the supply port and the IWE check valve with caps from #W716372-S300 Package Contains 4 Pieces, 2 Pieces Required per side

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