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TSB
06-13-11
  • 6.0L – MIL ON WITH DTC P0460
Publication Date: June 27, 2006

FORD:
2005 Excursion
2005-2006 E-350, E-450, F-Super Duty

This article supersedes TSB 06-11-2 to add a production fix date.

ISSUE:

Some 2005 Excursion, 2005-2006 E-Series built before 6/12/2006, and 2005-2006 F-Super Duty vehicles built before 3/15/2006, equipped with a 6.0L diesel engine may exhibit the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) on with diagnostic trouble code (DTC) P0460 (Fuel Level Sensor A circuit).

ACTION:

P0460 can be caused by several factors. Follow the Service Procedure to determine the correct repair.

SERVICE PROCEDURE

  1. P0460 can be caused by the installation of aftermarket equipment such as remote starter systems and auxiliary fuel tanks.
    1. Ford offers a remote starter system which is recommended. If the vehicle has an aftermarket remote starter system, it would need to be removed / disabled before diagnostics for P0460 can be started.
    2. Auxiliary fuel tanks that continuously replenish the vehicles main tank will cause a P0460. Customers that replenish the vehicles fuel tank from the auxiliary fuel tank while the key is on and engine is running, can set P0460. For vehicles with an auxiliary fuel tank, it is recommended not to use the gravity / continuous fill style auxiliary fuel tanks. It is recommended to add fuel to the vehicles main tank with the key off.

      NOTE:P0460 CAUSED BY AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT/VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS IS NOT COVERED UNDER WARRANTY.

  2. If there are no aftermarket equipment installed causing the P0460, perform PC/ED Pinpoint test QH and Workshop Manual (WSM), Section 413-01 Pinpoint Test B as directed. If no issues are identified per the procedure, reprogram the powertrain control module (PCM) to the latest calibration using IDS release B43.4 and higher. This calibration contains a revised strategy to eliminate the occurrence of a false P0460. Calibration files may also be obtained at www.motorcraft.com.

WARRANTY STATUS:

Eligible Under Provisions Of New Vehicle Limited Warranty Coverage And Emissions Warranty Coverage

OPERATIONDESCRIPTIONTIME
061311AOperation A: 2005-2006 F-Super Duty/Econoline, 2005 Excursion 6.0L: Check For Diagnostic Trouble Codes And Reprogram The Powertrain Control Module: (Do Not Use With 12650D, 12650D84)Operation MT: Claim Additional Labor Required As Actual Time Or Use SLTS Operation If Available: Actual Time0.7 Hr.
MT061311Claim Additional Labor Required As Actual Time Or Use SLTS Operation If AvailableActual Time

DEALER CODING

BASIC PART NO.CONDITION CODE
recalem04

NOTE: The information in Technical Service Bulletins is intended for use by trained, professional technicians with the knowledge, tools, and equipment to do the job properly and safely. It informs these technicians of conditions that may occur on some vehicles, or provides information that could assist in proper vehicle service. The procedures should not be performed by “do-it-yourselfers”. Do not assume that a condition described affects your car or truck. Contact a Ford, Lincoln, or Mercury dealership to determine whether the Bulletin applies to your vehicle. Warranty Policy and Extended Service Plan documentation determine Warranty and/or Extended Service Plan coverage unless stated otherwise in the TSB article. The information in this Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) was current at the time of printing. Ford Motor Company reserves the right to supercede this information with updates. The most recent information is available through Ford Motor Company’s on-line technical resources.

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