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TSB 14-0010
3.5L GTDI – HARD START OR NO START – TEMPERATURES BELOW -15 °C (0 °F)
Publication Date: January 15, 2014

FORD: 2011-2014 F-150

ISSUE:

Some 2011-2014 F-150 vehicles equipped with 3.5L Gasoline Turbocharged Direct Injection (GTDI) engine may exhibit a hard start or no start condition when temperatures are below -15 °Celsius 0 °Fahrenheit.

ACTION:

Follow the Service Procedure steps to correct the condition.

SERVICE PROCEDURE

  1. Is the vehicle equipped with a block heater in the thermostat housing? Refer to Workshop Manual (WSM), Section 303-03.
    1. Yes – proceed to Step 2.
    1. No – this article does not apply. Perform normal diagnostics. Refer to the Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual.
  1. Remove the heater and cord and discard. Refer to WSM, Section 303-03.
  1. Remove the left hand turbocharger. Refer to WSM, Section 303-04E.
  1. Install a new block heater following the service kit instructions.
  1. Install the left hand turbocharger. Refer to WSM, Section 303-04E.

It is recommended that the customer plug the block heater in at -15 °C (0 °F) or less to improve cold start.

PART NUMBER PART NAME
DL3Z-6D008-A Immersion Block Heater Kit
W520514-S440 Exhaust Nut (4 Req)
BL3Z-6N652-B Turbo Oil Line Gasket
AA5Z-00815-C Oil Line O-Ring
CL3Z-9450-B Gasket – Exhaust Manifold
W715673-S900 Bolt – Turbocharger (3 Req)
OPERATION DESCRIPTION TIME
140010A 2011-2014 F-150 4X2, 2013-2014 F-150 4X4 3.5L GTDI: Install New Block Heater Following The Service Procedure (Do Not Use With Any Other Labor Operations) 3.1 Hrs.
140010A 2011-2012 F-150 4X4 3.5L GTDI: Install New Block Heater Following The Service Procedure (Do Not Use With Any Other Labor Operations) 3.3 Hrs.

WARRANTY STATUS

Eligible Under Provisions Of New Vehicle Limited Warranty Coverage And Emissions Warranty Coverage.
Warranty/ESP coverage limits/policies/prior approvals are not altered by a TSB. Warranty/ESP coverage limits are determined by the identified causal part and verified using the OASIS part coverage tool.

DEALER CODING

BASIC PART NO. CONDITION CODE
6D008  42