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97-2-6
  • MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ILLUMINATED – GASEOUS FUEL PREP (GFP) VEHICLES – POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE (PCM) REPROGRAMMING REQUIRED – VEHICLES WITH 2.0L OR 4.9L ENGINE
  • LAMP – MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ILLUMINATED – GASEOUS FUEL PREP (GFP) VEHICLES – POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE (PCM) REPROGRAMMING REQUIRED – VEHICLES WITH 2.0L OR 4.9L ENGINE
Publication Date: JANUARY 20, 1997

FORD:
1996 CONTOUR
LIGHT TRUCK:
1996 E-250, E-350, F-150, F-250

This TSB article is being republished in its entirety to provide Powertrain Control Module (PCM) part applications.

CALIBRATION:

6-52G-R10, 6-72V-R10, 6-52V-R10, 6-52N-R10, 6-72W-R10, 6-04N-R00, 6-04G-R00

WARNING:THIS MODIFICATION IS AUTHORIZED ONLY FOR THE LISTED ENGINE. PERFORMING THIS MODIFICATION ON OTHER ENGINE CALIBRATIONS IS UNAUTHORIZED AND COULD CREATE LIABILITY UNDER APPLICABLE FEDERAL OR LOCAL LAWS.

ISSUE:

A vehicle converted to bi-fuel, Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), under the Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM) program that has not received the revised calibration may illuminate the Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) and set multiple OBD II codes even if the gaseous fuel system is functioning properly.

ACTION:

Perform routine diagnostics and reprogram the PCM. CNG vehicles will require the Gaseous Fuel Injection (GFI) Vehicle Communication Link (VCL) to be replaced in addition to PCM reprogramming. Refer to the following Service Procedure for details and the Application Chart for appropriate calibration using the latest update 1996 CD-ROM.

NOTE:REGIONAL APPROVAL IS REQUIRED WHEN IT IS NECESSARY TO REPLACE THE PCM.

SERVICE PROCEDURE

  1. If the MIL lamp is illuminated, verify the PCM calibration in the Gaseous Fuel Prep (GFP) vehicle prior to performing the Diagnostic Procedure in the 1996 Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) Service Manual.
  2. Reprogram (using SBDS or NGS) the PCM with the bi-fuel PCM calibration (refer to Application Chart). Refer to the appropriate Service Manual for PCM removal and installation procedures.

    NOTE:K1-122 VCL IS REQUIRED FOR GFI EQUIPPED CONTOUR VEHICLES, K1-110 VCL IS REQUIRED FOR GFI EQUIPPED ECONOLINE AND F-SERIES VEHICLES. RETURN USED VCL MODULE TO GFI.

    NOTE:VCL MODULE CAN BE REFLASHED IF THE APPROPRIATE GFI PERSONNEL AND EQUIPMENT ARE AVAILABLE.

  3. Replace the GFI VCL module. Refer to the appropriate vehicle GFI Service Manual for VCL module removal and installation.

    APPLICATION CHART
    ApplicationOld CalibrationOld Part NumberNew CalibrationNew Part Number
    F-150/250 Under 8500 GVW6-52V-R10F6PZ-12A650-BC6-52V-R11F6PZ-12A650-BD
    F-250 Over 8500 GVW6-72V-R10F6PZ-12A650-CC6-72V-R11F6PZ-12A650-CD
    E-250 with E4OD Trans.6-52G-R10F6PZ-12A650-FC6-52G-R11F6PZ-12A650-FD
    E-250 with C6 Trans.6-52N-R10F6PZ-12A650-GC6-52N-R11F6PZ-12A650-GD
    E-3506-72W-R10F6PZ-12A650-HC6-72W-R11F6PZ-12A650-HD
    Contour – California6-04N-R00F6PZ-12A650-EA6-04N-R10F6PZ-12A650-EB
    Contour – 49- State6-04G-R00F6PZ-12A650-DA6-04G-R10F6PZ-12A650-DB

    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.




PART NUMBERPART NAME
F6PZ-12A650-BDPowertrain Control Module (PCM)
F6PZ-12A650-CDPowertrain Control Module (PCM)
F6PZ-12A650-FDPowertrain Control Module (PCM)
F6PZ-12A650-GDPowertrain Control Module (PCM)
F6PZ-12A650-HDPowertrain Control Module (PCM)
F6PZ-12A650-EBPowertrain Control Module (PCM)
F6PZ-12A650-DBPowertrain Control Module (PCM)

OTHER APPLICABLE ARTICLES:

NONE

SUPERSEDES:

96-13-2

WARRANTY STATUS:

Eligible Under The Provisions Of Bumper To Bumper Warranty Coverage And Emissions Warranty Coverage

OPERATIONDESCRIPTIONTIME
970206AReprogram Powertrain Control Module (PCM) – All Vehicles0.2 Hr.
970206BReplace Powertrain Control Module (PCM) – Econoline0.3 Hr.
970206CReplace Powertrain Control Module (PCM) – F-Series0.8 Hr.
970206DReplace Powertrain Control Module (PCM) – Contour0.4 Hr.

DEALER CODING

BASIC PART NO.CONDITION CODE
12A65008

OASIS CODES:

206000, 623000, 690000, 698298


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