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03-21-11
  • HARD START/NO START/LONG CRANK TIME – F-SERIES BUILT FROM 2/9/94 AND ECONOLINE BUILT FROM 8/94 ALL WITH 7.3L DI TURBO DIESEL
Publication Date: October 6, 2003

FORD:
1994-1996 F SUPER DUTY, F-250, F-350
1995-1996 ECONOLINE

Article 96-6-7 is being republished in its entirety as part of a consolidated 7.3L diagnostic aid booklet, and to update part information.

ISSUE:

A no start/hard start and/or long crank time may occur on some vehicles. This may be caused by the glow plug relay.

ACTION:

Install a Glow Plug Relay Kit which has been revised to reduce the possibility of no start/hard start and/or long crank time. Refer to the following for details.

The Glow Plug Relay Kit (F7TZ-12B533-CA) consists of the following:

  • One (1) Glow Plug Relay
  • One (1) Adapter Wire Assembly
  • Two (2) Nuts – 10-32
  • Two (2) Nuts – 5/16″-18
  • Two (2) Washers
  • One (1) Glow Plug Relay Cover
  • One (1) Instruction Sheet (I.S. #7152)

Refer to the Instruction Sheet in the kit for installation details.

NOTE:WHEN ORDERING AN ENGINE WIRING HARNESS FOR ANY REASON, MAKE SURE IT INCLUDES THE REVISED RELAY. IF IT DOES NOT, USE THE FOLLOWING SERVICE KIT TO UPDATE THE HARNESS.

In addition to the Instruction Sheet, attach the wire adapter connector to the wiring harness conduit using a tie wrap as shown in Figure 1. Early kits may not contain the tie wrap. Obtain a 152mm (6″) tie wrap locally.

PART NUMBERPART NAME
F7TZ-12B533-CAGlow Plug Relay Kit

OTHER APPLICABLE ARTICLES:

96-1-7

SUPERSEDES:

96-6-7

WARRANTY STATUS:

Information Only




Figure 1 – Article 03-21-11


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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