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TSB
13-10-9
  • 6.8L ENGINE – STATIONARY ELEVATED IDLE CONTROL (SEIC) WITH POWER TAKE-OFF (PTO) – BUILT ON OR BEFORE 12/16/2011
Publication Date: October 10, 2013

FORD:
2011-2012 F-450, F-550

ISSUE:

Some 2011-2012 F-Super Duty F-450 and F-550 chassis cab vehicles equipped with a 6.8L engine and built on or before 12/16/2011 may exhibit a cold start delayed SEIC operation while running the PTO.

ACTION:

Follow Service Procedure Steps to correct the condition.

SERVICE PROCEDURE

Reprogram the powertrain control module (PCM) to the latest calibration using IDS release 86.01 and higher. Calibration files may also be obtained at www.motorcraft.com.

Vehicles equipped with PTO may require long warm-up times entering SEIC in cold climates. The calibration update contains improvement actions to enable PTO operation with engine coolant temperature at -7 °C (20 °F).

NOTE:PLEASE ADVISE THE CUSTOMER THAT THIS VEHICLE IS EQUIPPED WITH AN ADAPTIVE TRANSMISSION SHIFT STRATEGY WHICH ALLOWS THE VEHICLE'S COMPUTER TO LEARN THE TRANSMISSION'S UNIQUE PARAMETERS AND IMPROVE SHIFT QUALITY. WHEN THE ADAPTIVE STRATEGY IS RESET, THE COMPUTER WILL BEGIN A RE-LEARNING PROCESS. THIS RE-LEARNING PROCESS MAY RESULT IN FIRMER THAN NORMAL UPSHIFTS AND DOWNSHIFTS FOR SEVERAL DAYS.

WARRANTY STATUS:

Eligible Under Provisions Of New Vehicle Limited Warranty Coverage
IMPORTANT: 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.

OPERATIONDESCRIPTIONTIME
131009A2011-2012 F-Super Duty 450/550 6.8L 3V: Reprogram The PCM (Do Not Use With Any Other Labor Operations)0.3 Hr.

DEALER CODING

BASIC PART NO.CONDITION CODE
RECAL04