January 1972 - December 1972

Bulletin No. 12 - March 3, 1972

(11 articles)

  • Article 121 - Hood Will Not Stay in Full Open Position - (1972 Mercury)
  • Article 122 - Luggage Compartment Door Torsion Bars - Improved - (1972 Mercury)
  • Article 123 - Roof outside Rear Moulding Assembly - Gaps Away From Body - (1972 Torino/Montego - Station Wagon)
  • Article 124 - Alternator Vibration - (1971-72 Pinto with 2000cc Engines [Except Air Conditioning])
  • Article 125 - Power Seat Track - Noisy, Stalls and/or Sluggish Operation - (1972 Thunderbird/Mark IV)
  • Article 126 - Temperature and/or Oil Gauges Read High - (1971-72 Mustang/Cougar)
  • Article 127 - Hard Starting and Rough Engine Operation - (1972 Thunderbird/Mark IV)
  • Article 128 - Ford Steering Gear - Grating Noise - (1971-72 Mustang/Cougar with Integral Power Steering Gear Assembly [Saginaw Design])
  • Article 129 - Fuel Enrichment Deceleration Valve Adjustment Procedure - (1971-72 Pinto/Capri)
  • Article 130 - Oil Consumption - (1971-72 Pinto/Capri with 2000cc Engines)
  • Article 20-S [SUPPLEMENT] - Lubricant Leaks at Transmission Rear Bearing Bore - (Part Number Change) - (1970-72 Medium and Heavy Trucks with Clark or New Process Five-Speed Transmission)


Labor Operation Numbers which appear in Technical Service Bulletin articles are given to aid you in the completion of warranty claims. Many corrections covered in Technical Service Bulletins call for special repair techniques, adjustments or fabricating operations which differ from normal repair procedure. Other corrections involve procedures for which standard labor operations are not included in the Service Labor Time Standards Book. Accordingly, the repair procedure required for the particular problem at hand is time studied and a time for the "Special Operation" is developed. Labor time operations appear at the end of each article in the Technical Service Bulletin. Special operations are identified by an "SP" prefix.

Special operations should be used in the same manner as regular labor operations shown in the "Service Labor Time Standards Book". That is, where it is necessary to perform additional repairs beyond that covered by "SP" operation, appropriate "supplemental" times are printed in the TSB operation with the SP ("A-1, A-2", etc.).

If you are in doubt about the time allowed for any of these "SP" Operations please use the same "Request For Service Labor Time Standards Review", that you use for regular time schedules. Copies of this form can be found in the "Service Labor Time Standards Book." This should be completed for a Special Labor Operation as well as Standard Labor Operations. The request form incorporates a self-addressed, prepaid postage, mailing folder.

Labor operations requested for review using this form will be re-evaluated and your District Service Office will be requested to provide you with an answer.