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TSB
99-14-7
  • CALIBRATION INFORMATION – VEHICLES BUILT THROUGH 1/29/1999 – APPLICABLE ENGINES ARE 2.0L, 2.5L, 3.0L, 3.4L, 3.8L, 4.0L, 4.2L, 4.6L, 5.0L, 5.4L, 6.8L, AND 7.3L – SERVICE TIP
Publication Date: JULY 1, 1999

FORD:
1999 CONTOUR, CROWN VICTORIA, ESCORT, MUSTANG, TAURUS SHO, TAURUS, ECONOLINE, EXPEDITION, EXPLORER, F-150, F-250 LD, RANGER, SUPER DUTY F SERIES, WINDSTAR
LINCOLN:
1999 CONTINENTAL, TOWN CAR, NAVIGATOR
MERCURY:
1999 COUGAR, GRAND MARQUIS, MYSTIQUE, SABLE, TRACER, MOUNTAINEER

This TSB article is being republished in its entirety to provide information on using the Service Bay Technical System (SBTS) and New Generation Star (NGS) Tester, and to update the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) Information charts.

ISSUE:

Calibration information was not readily provided on some vehicles.

ACTION:

Refer to the following Service Information and Powertrain Control Module (PCM) Information charts for details.

SERVICE INFORMATION

To determine a vehicle’s calibration:

  1. Check OASIS to see if calibration is shown.
  2. Check the certification label on the door. On most vehicles built after 1/18/1999, the calibration number is printed on the bottom right corner of the certification label. The calibration will be the 4 to 7 digit number located in the section directly to the right of the letters “SPR”.
  3. Refer to the following chart for Step 3 information:

    PCM INFORMATION – STEP 3
    For 1999 Model Year Vehicles Built Through 1/31/1999For All Vehicles Using SBTS And NGS Tester
    For 1999 model year vehicles built through 1/31/1999, find the PCM tear tag located on the vehicle. Cross-reference the tear tag code to find the base calibration using the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) Information charts found in this TSB article.1. Using the NGS Tester, locate the PCM ID Engineering Number (i.e., XR3 FNC) and the Software ID (i.e., CVBAA6C9.HEX) by the following: a) Install the RED diagnostic card into NGS. b) Select vehicle. c) Select diagnostic data link. d) Select PCM from the choices listed on NGS. e) Record the PCM ID and the software ID. Write these down, you will need them later.
     2. On SBTS, go to the icon NGS UTILITY function. This will present two screens, left and right. The option for the FUNCTION (LH screen) is PCM recalibration. The option for the OPTION (RH screen) is View Calibration information. Hit the RUN SELECTIVE FUNCTION button.
     3. Select Model Year, Model, and Engine. This will provide you with five screens (top, LH, middle, RH, bottom).
     4. By scrolling through the calibration options on the QUALIFIER (top screen), you will change the CALIBRATION numbers in the LH screen.
     5. By scrolling through LH screen, the ENGINEERING PART NUMBER (middle screen) will change. When you find the Engineering Part No. from Step 1, the calibration number on the LH screen is the one to use. Write this number down, you will need it later.
     6. Cancel back to the NGS UTILITY function. The FUNCTION (LH screen) is PCM recalibration. The OPTION (RH screen) is Download Cal data through special card.
     7. Hit CALL DOWNLOAD SCREEN button. Download calibration number is the one from Step 5. Hit DOWNLOAD CALIBRATION button.



    1999 LIGHT TRUCK POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE (PCM) INFORMATION
    VehicleApplicationTear Tag (* = Any Number)QualifierCalibration
    2.5L RANGERFED/ALT/CANBDB*9B1A-AA CALIBRATION9B1A-AA*
     CALCLC*9B1A-BA CAL WITH TEAR TAG CLC09B1A-BA*
    1999.5 MODEL YEARFED/ALT/CANETT*9B1A-AB CALIBRATION9B1A-AB*
    1999.5 MODEL YEAR50SRRH*9B1A-BA CAL WITH TEAR TAG RRHx9B1A-BA*
    2.5L RANGER – MANUALFED/ALT/CANDTR*9B1M-AA OR 9B1M-AB CALIBRATION9B1M-A A
     FED/ALT/CANXNA*8-49B OR 9B1M-AC CALIBRATION9B1M-AC
     CALMRM*8-49S OR 9B1M-BB CALIBRATION9B1M-BB
     FED/ALT/CANGAJ*9B1M-AA OR 9B1M-AB CALIBRATION9B1M-AB
     CALEPC*9B1M-BA CALIBRATION9B1M-BA
    3.0L RANGERFED/ALTMJH*, HCL0, HCL29LAA-AH WITH TAG HCL0/HCL2/MJH09LAA-A H
     FED/ALTHCL3, HCL49LAA-AH WITH TAG HCL3/HCL49LAA-AH
     FED/ALTRGJ*, JTQ0, JTQ29LAA-AJ WITH TAG JTQ0/JTQ2/RGJ09LAA-AJ
     FED/ALTJTQ3, JTQ49LAA-AJ WITH TAG JTQ3/JTQ49LAA-AJ
     CALNCH*, KDM0, KDM29LAA-BH WITH TAG KDM0/KDM2/NCH09LAA-BH
     CALKDM3, KDM49LAA-BH WITH TAG KDM3/KDM49LAA-BH
     CALYRB*,LYC0, LYC29LAA-BJ WITH TAG LYC0/LYC2/YRB09LAA-BJ
     CALLYC3, LYC49LAA-BJ WITH TAG LYC3/LYC49LAA-BJ
    3.0L RANGER – MANUALFED/ALTMXA*9LAM-AA CALIBRATION9LAM-AA
     FED/ALTNTT*9LAM-AB CALIBRATION9LAM-AB
     FED/ALTPFK*9LAM-AC CALIBRATION*9LAM-AC
     CALYBJ*9LAM-BA CALIBRATION9LAM-BA
     CALPDL*9LAM-BB CALIBRATION9LAM-BB
    3.0L RANGERCAN/MEXJAA***9LAA-MA
     CAN/MEXGRR***9LAA-MB
    1999.5 MODEL YEARCAN/MEXLLF***9LAA-MA
    1999.5 MODEL YEARCAN/MEXMTD***9LAA-MB
    3.0L RANGER – MANUALCAN/MEXMBJ***9LAM-MA
     CAN/MEXPDR***9LAM-MB
    4.0L RANGER – MANUALFED/ALT/CANGHA*9LTM-AB CALIBRATION9LTM-AB
     FED/ALT/CANHPD*9LTM-AC CALIBRATION9LTM-AC
     CALNFF*9LTM-BB CAL WITH TEAR TAG NFFx9LTM-BB
     CALPFY*9LTM-BC CAL WITH TEAR TAG PFYx9LTM-BC
    1999.25 MODEL YEARFED/ALT/CANSUQ*9LTM-AD CALIBRATION9LTM-AD*
      TRP*9LTM-AE CALIBRATION9LTM-AE*
     CALVHA*9LTM-BB CAL WITH TEAR TAG VHAx9LTM-BB
     CALXDD*9LTM-BC CAL WITH TEAR TAG XDDx9LTM-BC
    4.0L RANGERFED/ALT/CANRKJ*9LTA-AB CALIBRATION9LTA-AB
     FED/ALT/CANSDY*9LTA-AC CALIBRATION9LTA-AC
     CALTCR*9LTA-BB CAL WITH TEAR TAG TCRx9LTA-BB
     CALVGF*9LTA-BC CAL WITH TEAR TAG VGFx9LTA-BC
    1999.25 MODEL YEARFED/ALT/CANERR*9LTA-AD CALIBRATION9LTA-AD
     FED/ALT/CANHUU*9LTA-AE CALIBRATION9LTA-AE
     50SKDX*9LTA-BB CAL WITH TEAR TAG KDXx9LTA-BB
     50SNEG*9LTA-BC CAL WITH TEAR TAG NEGx9LTA-BC
    4.0L EXPLORER/MOUNTAINEER OHV50SXQX*9LTA-BA CALIBRATION9LTA-BA
    4.0L EXPLORER/MOUNTAINEER SOHC50SZRA*9LTM-BA CALIBRATION9LTM-BA
    4.0L EXPLORER/MOUNTAINEER50SCDE*9NEA-BA CALIBRATION9NEA-BA
    4.2L F-150FED/ALT/CANAAT*9LYA-AA CALIBRATION9LYA-AA
     FED/ALT/CANBNC*9LYA-AB CALIBRATION9LYA-AB
     CALDQE*9LYA-BA CALIBRATION9LYA-BA
     CALEJK*9LYA-BB CALIBRATION9LYA-BB
     MEXICOCVE* 9LYA-AH
    4.2L F-150 – MANUALFED/ALT/CANFMY*9LYM-AA CALIBRATION9LYM-AA
     FED/ALT/CANGTL*9LYM-AB CALIBRATION9LYM-AB
     CALJNY*9LYM-BA CALIBRATION9LYM-BA
     CALKGA*9LYM-BB CALIBRATION9LYM-BB
     MEXICOHDP* 9LYM-AC
    4.2L ECONOLINEFED/ALT/CANATD*9LYA-AC CALIBRATION9LYA-AC
     FED/ALT/CANBYT*9LYA-AD CALIBRATION9LYA-AD
     FED/ALT/CANCGR*9LYA-AE CALIBRATION9LYA-AE
     FED/ALT/CANDMZ*9LYA-AF CALIBRATION9LYA-AF
     CALEML*9LYA-BC CALIBRATION9LYA-BC
     CALFFY*9LYA-BE CALIBRATION9LYA-BE
     CALGGD*9LYA-BF CALIBRATION9LYA-BF
     CALHXB*9LYA-BG CALIBRATION9LYA-BG
    4.6L ECONOLINEFED/ALT/CANRII*8-48M CALIBRATION8-48M
     CALSYY*8-48W CALIBRATION8-48W
    4.6L F-150FED/ALT/CANYBQ*9VNA-AD CALIBRATION9VNA-AD
     FED/ALT/CANZJP*9VNA-AE CALIBRATION9VNA-AE
     FED/ALT/CANAMG*9VNA-AF CALIBRATION9VNA-AF
     CALCFK*9VNA-BB CALIBRATION9VNA-BB
     CALDRT*9VNA-BC CALIBRATION9VNA-BC
     CALEPY*9VNA-BD CALIBRATION9VNA-BD
     MEXICOBRB* 9VNA-AJ
    4.6L F-150 – MANUALFED/ALT/CANFUG*9VNM-AC CALIBRATION9VNM-AC
     FED/ALT/CANGZW*9VNM-AD CALIBRATION9VNM-AD
     CALJHX*9VNM-BC CALIBRATION9VNM-BC
     CALKSR*9VNM-BD CALIBRATION9VNM-BD
     MEXICOXSB* 9VNM-AE
    4.6L F-250FED/ALT/CANNSL*9VNA-AG CALIBRATION9VNA-AG
     FED/ALT/CANPSA*9VNA-AH CALIBRATION9VNA-AH
     CALRCD*9VNA-BE CALIBRATION9VNA-BE
     CALSWY*9VNA-BF CALIBRATION9VNA-BF
     FEDRPH*9VNA-AP CALIBRATION9VNA-AP*
     CALSGX*9VNA-BN CALIBRATION9VNA-BN*
    4.6L F-250 – MANUALFED/ALT/CANTPP*9VNM-AA CALIBRATION9VNM-AA
     FED/ALT/CANVTE*9VNM-AB CALIBRATION9VNM-AB
     CALWXK*9VNM-BA CALIBRATION9VNM-BA
     CALXTE*9VNM-BB CALIBRATION9VNM-BB
    4.6L EXPEDITION50SBTG*9VNA-BG CALIBRATION9VNA-BG
    5.0L EXPLORER/MOUNTAINEER50SEQE*9VAA-BA CALIBRATION9VAA-BA
    5.4L ECONOLINEFED/ALT/CANRLM*8-46K CALIBRATION8-46K
     CALANQ*8-46Q CALIBRATION8-46Q
     FED/ALT/CANBRR*8-74C CALIBRATION8-74C
     CALCVQ*8-74S CALIBRATION8-74S
     CALDWW*8-74T CALIBRATION8-74T
     CALETY*8-74U CALIBRATION8-74U
     CALFSS*8-74V CALIBRATION8-74V
    NATURAL GAS VEHICLE50S/ALT/CANRST*7-46N CALIBRATION7-46N
     FED/ALT/CANLHH*9VZA-AH CALIBRATION9VZA-AH
      NYY*9VZA-BL CALIBRATION9VZA-BL
    5.4L F-150FED/ALT/CANZZT*9VZA-AC CALIBRATION9VZA-AC
     FED/ALT/CANBOJ*9VZA-AD CALIBRATION9VZA-AD
     FED/ALT/CANDAH*9VZA-AP CALIBRATION9VZA-AP
     CALFCR*9VZA-BC CALIBRATION9VZA-BC
    5.4L F-250 NATURAL GAS50S/ALT/CANZET*9VZA-AN CALIBRATION9VZA-AN
    5.4L F-250FED/ALT/CANWIJ*9VZA-AB CALIBRATION9VZA-AB
     CALHNE*9VZA-BF CALIBRATION9VZA-BF
    5.4L SUPER DUTYFED/ALT/CANMER*9VZA-AF CALIBRATION9VZA-AF
      NUY*9VZA-BJ CALIBRATION9VZA-BJ
    5.4L NAVIGATOR 4V50SLAZ*9WCA-BA CALIBRATION9WCA-BA
    5.4L EXPEDITION/NAVIGATOR50SJAS*9VZA-BE CALIBRATION9VZA-BE
    6.8L ECONOLINEFED/ALT/CANWOM*8-96E CALIBRATION8-96E
     50S/ALT/CANXTT*8-96J CALIBRATION8-96J
     CALYMC*8-96T CALIBRATION8-96T
     CALZJZ*8-96W CALIBRATION8-96W
     CALVOO*8-96X CALIBRATION8-96X
    6.8L SUPER DUTY50S/ALT/CANYHH*9WAA-AA CALIBRATION9WAA-AA
     FED/ALT/CANAEO*9WAA-AC CALIBRATION9WAA-AC
     50S/ALT/CANBIH*9WAA-AF CALIBRATION9WAA-AF
     FED/ALT/CANDOZ*9WAA-AH CALIBRATION9WAA-AH
     50S/ALT/CANMCM*9WAA-AI CALIBRATION9WAA-AI
     CALEAP49WAA-BC CALIBRATION9WAA-BC
     CALFOT*9WAA-BD CALIBRATION9WAA-BD
     CALJUR*9WAA-BL CALIBRATION