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Technical Service Bulletins

TSB
96-17-9
  • MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ILLUMINATION – DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES (DTCS) P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0305, P0306, P0307, OR P0308 IN MEMORY – NO DRIVEABILITY CONCERNS PRESENT – VEHICLES BUILT WITH 3.8L, 4.2L, OR 4.6L ENGINE
  • LAMP – MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ILLUMINATION – DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES (DTCS) P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0305, P0306, P0307, OR P0308 IN MEMORY – NO DRIVEABILITY CONCERNS – VEHICLES BUILT WITH 3.8L, 4.2L, OR 4.6L ENGINE
Publication Date: AUGUST 12, 1996

FORD:
1996-1997 MUSTANG, THUNDERBIRD
LINCOLN-MERCURY:
1996-1997 COUGAR
LIGHT TRUCK:
1996-1997 WINDSTAR
1997 E-150, F-150

ISSUE:

The Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) may illuminate and set Diagnostic Trouble Code(s) (DTC) P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0305, P0306, P0307, or P0308 on some vehicles. This may be due to the pulse ring of the crankshaft pulley and damper assembly being removed, replaced or reinstalled. This causes an incompatibility with the profile correction, or “learning”, data stored within the Powertrain Control Module (PCM), which will illuminate the MIL when the engine is started.

ACTION:

Remove the negative battery cable for at least 5 minutes to erase the original profile correction memory when removing, replacing, or reinstalling a pulse ring.

OTHER APPLICABLE ARTICLES:

NONE

WARRANTY STATUS:

Information Only

OASIS CODES:

206000, 499000, 698298