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01-7-4
  • DRIVEABILITY – BI-FUEL VEHICLE COMMUNICATION LINK (VCL) AND ALTERNATIVE FUEL CONTROL MODULE (AFCM) TERMINOLOGY CLARIFICATION – BI-FUEL VEHICLES ONLY
Publication Date: APRIL 3, 2001

FORD:
2000-2001 CONTOUR
1996-1997 F-150, F-250 LD
1998-1999 ECONOLINE
2000-2001 SUPER DUTY F SERIES

ISSUE:

This article is being published to clarify the use of Vehicle Communication Link (VCL) and Alternative Fuel Control Module (AFCM) terminology for the listed bi-fuel vehicles.

ACTION:

Use the text in this article to clarify components, applications, and location of the VCL and the AFCM. The VCL is a separate component and the AFCM is internal to the compuvalve. Refer to the following Service Information for details.

SERVICE INFORMATION

NOTE:FOR MODEL YEAR 2000 AND NEWER BI-FUEL VEHICLES, THE VCL WAS MODIFIED AND REMOVED AS A SEPARATE COMPONENT AND INCORPORATED INTO THE COMPUVALVE (WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE 2000 CONTOUR).

NOTE:THE NEW GENERATION STAR (NGS) TESTER WILL ALWAYS REFER TO THE VCL AS THE AFCM, WHETHER IT IS A SEPARATE COMPONENT OR INTERNAL TO THE COMPUVALVE.

  1. The following application is where the VCL is a separate component.
    • 1996 CNG bi-fuel Econoline and F-Series
    • 1998/1999 CNG/LPG bi-fuel Econoline and F-Series
    • The VCL is located inside the passenger side kick panel.

    • 1996 through 2000 CNG bi-fuel Contour
    • The VCL is located under the center section of the dash. Refer to Figure 1.

  2. The following application is where the AFCM is internal to the compuvalve.
    • 2000/2001 CNG/LPG bi-fuel F-Series Light Duty
    • 2000/2001 LPG bi-fuel F-Series Super Duty
    • The AFCM/COMPUVALVE is located underhood. Refer to Figure 2.

OTHER APPLICABLE ARTICLES:

NONE

WARRANTY STATUS:

Information Only

OASIS CODES:

590000, 690000, 698298




Figure 1 – Article 01-7-4




Figure 2 – Article 01-7-4


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