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98-22-6
  • MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ILLUMINATED – DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE (DTC) P0125 – NO DRIVEABILITY CONCERNS – VEHICLES WITH 5.0L ENGINE BUILT THROUGH 8/10/95
  • LAMP – MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ILLUMINATED – DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE (DTC) P0125 – NO DRIVEABILITY CONCERNS – VEHICLES WITH 5.0L ENGINE BUILT THROUGH 8/10/95
Publication Date: NOVEMBER 2, 1998

LIGHT TRUCK:
1996 BRONCO, ECONOLINE, F-150, F-250

This TSB article is being republished in its entirety to revise procedure from replacing to reprogramming the Powertrain Control Module.

CALIBRATION:

6-54K-R06, 6-54T-R06, 6-54E-R10, 6-53E-R10, 6-53F-R10, 6-53G-R10

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 set a Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) P0125 on some vehicles. This may be due to the Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT) sensor not reaching the required temperature level to enter closed loop operation conditions within a specified amount of time after starting the engine.

ACTION:

Reprogram the Powertrain Control Module (PCM). Refer to the following Service Procedure for details.

SERVICE PROCEDURE

  1. Retrieve, then clear DTCs from the PCM continuous memory.
  2. If a DTC P0125 was present in continuous memory, perform normal diagnostics in accordance with the 1996 Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) Service Manual for DTC P0125.
  3. If no problem was found after performing Step 2, and no other DTCs were present, reprogram the PCM using the Service Bay Diagnostic System (SBDS) or New Generation Star (NGS) Tester.

    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:
    Reprogrammed Powertrain Control Module (PCM) per TSB 98- -
     
     
     
    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:

96-8-12

WARRANTY STATUS:

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

OPERATIONDESCRIPTIONTIME
982206AReprogram Powertrain Control Module (PCM)0.6 Hr.

DEALER CODING

BASIC PART NO.CONDITION CODE
RECALEM42

OASIS CODES:

206000, 402000, 499000, 698298


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