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97-8-6
  • MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) – DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES (DTCS) P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0305, P0306, P0307, AND/OR P0308 STORED IN MEMORY
  • LAMP – MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ILLUMINATES – DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES (DTCS) P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0305, P0306, P0307, AND/OR P0308 STORED IN MEMORY
Publication Date: APRIL 14, 1997

FORD:
1996 CONTOUR, MUSTANG, TAURUS, THUNDERBIRD
1996-1997 ESCORT
LINCOLN-MERCURY:
1996 COUGAR, MARK VIII, MYSTIQUE, SABLE
1996-1997 TRACER
1997 CONTINENTAL
LIGHT TRUCK:
1996 BRONCO, ECONOLINE, EXPLORER, F-150-350 SERIES, RANGER, WINDSTAR
1997 F-150

This TSB article is being republished in its entirety to add the 1997 Continental to the vehicles affected.

CALIBRATION:

Refer to the following Calibration Identification Charts for affected calibrations. The calibrations listed are current calibrations. Past calibrations for the listed vehicles are also included.

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:

The Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) may illuminate and Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0305, P0306, P0307, and/or P0308 may be stored in memory with no driveability concerns present.

ACTION:

Reprogram the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) using the Service Bay Diagnostic System (SBDS) or New Generation Star (NGS) Tester. Refer to the following Service Procedure for details.

SERVICE PROCEDURE

  1. For all MIL On concerns, conduct normal diagnostics and repair as required.
  2. Check to verify vehicle does not have the latest calibration. If it does not, reprogram the PCM with the appropriate calibration, referring to the following Calibration Identification Chart using the April 1997 or later CD-ROM.

    NOTE:REGIONAL APPROVAL MUST BE OBTAINED WHEN IT IS NECESSARY TO REPLACE THE PCM.

    NOTE:THE FOLLOWING CHARTS LIST ALL CURRENT CALIBRATION REVISIONS. PAST CALIBRATIONS FOR THE VEHICLES LISTED ON THIS CHART ARE ALSO INCLUDED.


    CALIBRATION IDENTIFICATION CHART
    VehicleOld Calibration-12A650- Old Part NumberNew Calibration-12A650- New Part Number
    19966-38L-R10F6LF-AC6-38L-R10F6PZ-ACA
    Mark VIII6-38K-R10F6LF-CC6-38K-R10F6PZ-ADA
    4.6L (4-Valve)6-38Q-R10F6LF-BC6-38Q-R10F6PZ-AEA
         
    19977-38D-R10F7OF-EE7-38D-R11F7OZ-EF
    Continental7-38R-R10F7OF-FE7-38D-R11F7OZ-FF
    4.6L (4-Valve)    
         
    19966-15E-R05F6ZF-AB6-15E-R05F6PZ-XA
    Mustang6-15E-R06F6ZF-AC/AD6-15E-R06F6PZ-XA
    3.8L6-15P-R05F6ZF-BA/BB6-15P-R05F6PZ-YA
     6-15P-R06F6ZF-BC/BD6-15P-R06F6PZ-YA
     6-16E-R05F6ZF-CB6-16E-R05F6PZ-VA
     6-16E-R06F6ZF-CC/CD6-16E-R06F6PZ-VA
     6-16P-R05F6ZF-DA6-16P-R05F6PZ-WA
     6-16P-R06F6ZF-DC/DD6-16P-R06F6PZ-WA
     6-37M-R07F6ZF-JD6-37M-R10F6ZZ-JE
     6-37N-R00F6ZF-VA6-37N-R10F6ZZ-VB
         
    19966-16F-R07F6SF-AD6-16F-R10F6SZ-AE
    Thunderbird/6-16T-R07F6SF-BD6-16T-R10F6SZ-BE
    Cougar    
         
    19976-43E-R10F65F-AE6-43E-R11F65Z-AF
    F-1506-43F-R10F65F-BE6-43F-R11F65Z-BF
    4.2L6-43R-R10F65F-CE6-43R-R11F65Z-CF
     6-43S-R10F65F-DE6-43S-R11F65Z-DF
     6-44E-R10F65F-EE6-44E-R11F65Z-EF
     6-44F-R10F65F-FE6-44F-R11F65Z-FF
     6-44R-R10F65F-GE6-44R-R11F65Z-GF
     6-44S-R10F65F-HE6-44S-R11F65Z-HF
         
    4.6L6-47C-R07F65F-JD6-47C-R10F65Z-JE
     6-47D-R07F65F-KD6-47D-R10F65Z-KE
     6-47Q-R07F65F-LD6-47Q-R10F65Z-LE
     6-47R-R07F65F-MD6-47R-R10F65Z-ME
     6-48C-R08F65F-NE6-48C-R10F65Z-NF
     6-48D-R08F65F-PE6-48D-R10F65Z-PF
     6-48E-R08F65F-RE6-48E-R10F65Z-RF
     6-48Q-R08F65F-SE6-48Q-R10F65Z-SF
     6-48R-R08F65F-UE6-48R-R10F65Z-UF
     6-48S-R08F65F-VE6-48S-R10F65Z-VF



    CALIBRATION IDENTIFICATION CHART (Cont’d.)
    VehicleOld Calibration-12A650- Old Part NumberNew Calibration-12A650- New Part Number
    19966-51H-R06F6TF-BC6-51H-R06F6PZ-AJA
    F-Series6-52R-R10F6TF-ED6-52R-R10F6PZ-AGA
    4.9L6-72J-R06F6TF-GC6-72J-R06F6PZ-AKA
         
    19966-53E-R12F6TF-JF6-53E-R12F6PZ-BPA
    F-Series/Bronco6-53F-R12F6TF-KF6-53F-R12F6PZ-BNA
    5.0L6-53G-R12F6TF-LF6-53G-R12F6PZ-BRA
     6-54E-R12F6TF-ME6-54E-R12F6PZ-BKA
     6-54J-R12F6TF-PE6-54J-R12F6PZ-BLA
     6-54M-R12F6TF-SE6-54M-R12F6PZ-BMA
     6-54P-R11F6TF-TD6-54P-R11F6PZ-APA
     6-54Q-R11F6TF-UD6-54Q-R11F6PZ-ARA
         
    5.8L6-64B-R11F6TF-ASD6-64B-R11F6PZ-AVA
     6-64E-R11F6TF-WE6-64E-R11F6PZ-AWA
     6-64H-R11F6TF-ZE6-64H-R11F6PZ-AXA
         
    19966-52J-R10F6UF-BD6-52J-R10F6PZ-BSA
    Econoline6-52K-R10F6UF-CD6-52K-R10F6PZ-ALA
    4.9L6-53L-R06F6UF-DC6-53J-R06F6PZ-AMA
     6-72M-R06F6UF-FC6-72M-R06F6PZ-ANA
         
    5.0L6-54K-R12F6TF-GE6-54K-R12F6PZ-BJA
     6-56T-R11F6TF-JE6-56T-R11F6PZ-ASA
         
    5.8L6-64K-R11F6UF-KD6-64K-R11F6PZ-BCA
     6-64L-R11F6UF-LD6-64L-R11F6PZ-BDA
         
    19966-49A-R10F67F-VB6-49A-R10F6PZ-BEA
    Ranger6-49B-R10F67F-WB6-49B-R10F6PZ-BFA
    2.3L6-49T-R10F67F-YB6-49T-R10F6PZ-BGA
     6-49Q-R10F67F-XB6-49Q-R10F6PZ-BHA
     6-50A-R10F57F-CCD6-50A-R10F6PZ-ASA
     6-50T-R10F57F-CDD6-50T-R10F6PZ-ATA
         
    3.0L6-55F-R11F57F-DLC6-55F-R11F5PZ-AUA
     6-55H-R11F57F-CFC6-55H-R11F5PZ-AVA
     6-55R-R11F57F-CGC6-55R-R11F5PZ-AWA
     6-55S-R11F57F-CHC6-55S-R11F5PZ-AXA
     6-56F-R11F57F-CMC6-56F-R11F5PZ-AYA
     6-56H-R11F57F-CKC6-56H-R11F5PZ-AZA
     6-56R-R11F57F-CLC6-56R-R11F5PZ-BAA
     6-56S-R11F57F-CJC6-56S-R11F5PZ-BBA



    CALIBRATION IDENTIFICATION CHART (Cont’d.)
    VehicleOld Calibration-12A650- Old Part NumberNew Calibration-12A650- New Part Number
    19966-57H-R11F57F-CYC6-57H-R11F5PZ-BCA
    Ranger6-57S-R11F57F-CZC6-57S-R11F5PZ-BDA
    4.0L6-57T-R11F57F-DAC6-57T-R11F5PZ-BEA
     6-57F-R11F57F-CXC6-57F-R11F5PZ-BFA
     6-58F-R11F57F-CRC6-58F-R11F5PZ-BGA
     6-58H-R11F57F-CSC6-58H-R11F5PZ-BHA
     6-58T-R11F57F-CUC6-58T-R11F5PZ-BJA
     6-58S-R11F57F-CTC6-58S-R11F5PZ-BKA
         
    19966-58B-R10F67F-DC6-58B-R10F6PZ-KA
    Explorer6-58R-R10F67F-FC6-58R-R10F6PZ-LA
    4.0L6-57B-R10F67F-AC6-57B-R10F6PZ-MA
     6-57R-R10F67F-BC6-57R-R10F6PZ-NA
         
    5.0L6-54G-R11F67F-TD6-54G-R12F67Z-TE
         
    19965-56K-R16F58F-FB5-56K-R16F58Z-FC
    Windstar 3.0L5-56P-R16F58F-GB5-56P-R16F58Z-GC
         
    3.8L6-62J-R10F68F-FA6-62J-R11F68Z-FB
     6-62S-R10F68F-CA6-62S-R11F68Z-CB
         
    19966-10A-R11F6DF-BF6-10A-R12F6DZ-BG
    Taurus/Sable6-10B-R11F6DF-JD6-10B-R12F6DZ-JE
    3.0L (2-Valve)6-10S-R11F6DF-DF6-10S-R12F6DZ-DG
     6-10T-R11F6DF-KD6-10T-R12F6DZ-KE
         
    3.0L (4-Valve)6-14A-R08F6DF-EE/EF6-14A-R11F6PZ-CGA
     6-14A-R10F6DF-EG6-14A-R11F6PZ-CGA
     6-14A-R11F6DF-EH6-14A-R11F6PZ-CGA
         
    19966-03A-R1196BB-AF6-03A-R12F6RZ-AG
    Contour/Mystique6-03A-R1196BB-VE6-03A-R12F6RZ-VF
    2.0L6-03P-R1196BB-BF6-03P-R12F6RZ-BG
     6-04A-R1196BB-CF6-04A-R12F6RZ-CG
     6-04P-R1196BB-DF6-04P-R12F6RZ-DG
         
    19966-08C-R06F6CF-AB6-08C-R06F6PZ-CBA
    Escort/Tracer6-07C-R05F6CF-BC6-07C-R05F6PZ-CAA
    1.9L    
         
    19977-07C-R06F7CF-AC7-07C-R10F7CZ-AD
    Escort/Tracer7-07T-R06F7CF-BC7-07T-R10F7CZ-BD
    2.0L7-08B-R06F7CF-CC7-08B-R10F7CZ-CD
     7-08C-R06F7CF-EC7-08C-R10F7CZ-ED
     7-08P-R06F7CF-YB « »