The locations of the body mount cage nuts vary depending on the F-150 cab style. Locations for the Regular Cab model will differ from those of the SuperCab and SuperCrew models.
Locations for the SuperCab and SuperCrew are the same (see Figure 2). Refer to the appropriate service information for the specific location and procedure for drilling the hole.
Through the drilled hole, locate the cage nut retainer tabs and bend them upward to allow access to the cage nut (see Figure 3). Use a suitable tool to hold the cage nut and remove the body mount bolt.
The cage nut may be reused if the threads are not damaged. If damaged, it must be replaced with the correct part number (#78101C38). Ford service information warns against using a standard nut as a replacement, as this may result in damage to the vehicle.
The body mount bolts are one-time use, and must be replaced once removed. Be sure to replace these bolts with the correct part number. The bolt part numbers vary depending on the cab style. Torque the new bolts to 115 N•m (85 lb-ft).
A service plug (part #W651023-S300) is available to cover the hole following installation of the body mount bolt.
When attempting to remove the body mount bolts on some Ford F-150 models, be aware that there may be situations when the cage nut may spin preventing removal of the bolt.
Removing the body mount bolt will require using a hole saw to provide access to the cage nut in order to secure it to prevent it from spinning when turning the bolt. Locations of the cage nuts vary depending on the F-150 cab style. Ford service information includes procedures for locating and drilling the holes.
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