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03-21-16
  • TRANSMISSION – E4OD – HARSH SHIFTS – 7.3L DIESEL BUILT BETWEEN 5/15/96 AND 7/8/96 – CALIFORNIA CALIBRATION 6-90P-R11 ONLY
Publication Date: October 6, 2003

FORD:
1996 E-350, F-250, F-350

Article 96-21-16 is being republished as part of a consolidated 7.3L diagnostic aid booklet.

ISSUE:

Some 1996 7.3L diesel E4OD equipped vehicles built between 5/15/96 and 7/8/96 may exhibit harsh upshifts. This may be caused by the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) calibration.

ACTION:

Reprogram the PCM. The new calibration should reduce the possibility of harsh upshifts. Refer to the following text for details.

SERVICE PROCEDURE

WARNING:THIS MODIFICATION IS AUTHORIZED ONLY FOR THE LISTED ENGINE CALIBRATION.

Perform normal diagnostics as outlined in the 1996 F-150-350 Series or Econoline Service Manual, Section 07-01, to verify no other causes of harsh shifts are present and service as required. If the condition still exists, reprogram the PCM.

PCM CALIBRATION INFORMATION
ApplicationOld Part Number (-12A650-)New Part Number (-12A650-)Old CalibrationNew CalibrationNGS/WDS Qualifier
1996 E-350, F-250, F-350- CaliforniaF6TZ-AXGF6TZ-AXH6-90P-R116-90P-R12WDS B26.4 Release or Later

Obtain an Authorized Modifications Decal (FPS 8262 – obtainable through DOES II, 25/pkg) and list the date, dealer number, and summary of modifications performed. Select a prominent place adjacent to the Vehicle Emission Control Information Decal suitable for installing the Authorized Modifications Decal. Clean the area, install the decal, and cover it with a clear plastic decal shield.


AUTHORIZED MODIFICATIONS

THE FOLLOWING MODIFICATIONS HAVE BEEN MADE:
Replaced or Reprogrammed Powertrain Control Module (PCM) per TSB 03-21-16.
THESE MODIFICATIONS HAVE BEEN APPROVED, AS APPROPRIATE, BY EPA AND CARB.
DEALER NUMBER:——————————————DATE:

CHANGE AUTHORITY:

FPS 8262 9/78 FORD MOTOR COMPANY PRINTED IN U.S.A.



OTHER APPLICABLE ARTICLES:

NONE

SUPERSEDES:

96-21-16

WARRANTY STATUS:

Information Only


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.

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