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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