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TSB
08-12-1
  • 5.4L ENGINE ONLY – MIL ON WITH DTCS P0301 AND P0171 – EXTENDED IDLE ONLY – BUILT ON OR BEFORE 5/20/2008
Publication Date: May 28, 2008

FORD:
2007-2008 F-150
LINCOLN:
2007-2008 Mark LT

This article supersedes TSB 8-8-10 to update the Action.

ISSUE:

Some 2007-2008 F-150 and Mark LT vehicles built on or before 5/20/2008 with 5.4L 3V engine only, may exhibit a malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) with diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) P0301 and P0171, only after extended engine idle events greater than 1 hour.

ACTION:

Reprogram the powertrain control module (PCM) to the latest calibration using IDS release 54.13 and higher or 55.5 and higher. This new calibration is not included in the VCM 2008.5 DVD. Calibration files may also be obtained at www.motorcraft.com.

NOTE:IF THE VEHICLE IS NOT EXPOSED TO EXTENDED IDLE EVENTS GREATER THAN 1 HOUR, AND DOES NOT HAVE BOTH P0301 AND P0171 DTCS PRESENT, DO NOT REPROGRAM THE PCM. CONTINUE WITH NORMAL POWERTRAIN CONTROLS/EMISSIONS DIAGNOSIS (PC/ED) MANUAL DIAGNOSTICS.

WARRANTY STATUS:

Eligible Under Provisions Of New Vehicle Limited Warranty Coverage
IMPORTANT: Warranty coverage limits/policies are not altered by a TSB. Warranty coverage limits are determined by the identified causal part.

OPERATIONDESCRIPTIONTIME
081201A2007-2008 F-150, Mark LT 5.4L 3V: Check DTCs Reprogram The PCM Authorization Decal Not Required (Do Not Use With 12650D)0.3 Hr.

DEALER CODING

BASIC PART NO.CONDITION CODE
recalem04

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. Warranty Policy and Extended Service Plan documentation determine Warranty and/or Extended Service Plan coverage unless stated otherwise in the TSB article. The information in this Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) was current at the time of printing. Ford Motor Company reserves the right to supercede this information with updates. The most recent information is available through Ford Motor Company's on-line technical resources.

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