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TSB
10-24-1
  • 5.4L 6R80 4X4 – SURGE WHEN COLD ONLY
Publication Date: November 24, 2010

FORD:
2010 F-150

ISSUE:

Some 2010 F-150 4X4 vehicles equipped with 5.4L engine and 6R80 transmission built on or before 8/15/2010, may exhibit a 100-200 RPM surge when cold only. This condition may be present at road speeds between 25-35 MPH (40-56 Km/h), engine speed between 950-1100 RPM only and will not be present once transmission fluid temperature reaches 104 degrees F (40 degrees C).

ACTION:

Follow the Service Procedure to correct the condition.

SERVICE PROCEDURE

  1. Reprogram the powertrain control module (PCM)/transmission control module (TCM) calibration using IDS release 69.01 and higher. This new calibration is not included in the VCM 2010.9 DVD. Calibration files may also be obtained at www.motorcraft.com.

    NOTE:THE TCM CANNOT BE INDEPENDENTLY REPROGRAMMED.

  2. Reprogram using the PMI function to ensure that engine and transmission calibrations are updated to the latest level simultaneously.
    1. Verify that the TCM Calibration is: AL3P-7J104-BD for F-150 4X4.
    2. Select the following from the IDS tool:
      1. Toolbox
      2. Powertrain
      3. OBD Test Modes
      4. Mode Level 9 Vehicle Information
      5. TCM Cal Part Number
  3. Clear TCM keep alive memory (KAM) and adaptive table

    NOTE:IT IS CRITICAL THAT TCM KAM BE CLEARED FOR THIS PROCEDURE TO BE FULLY EFFECTIVE

    1. Using IDS:
      1. Open Toolbox
      2. Choose Powertrain Then Choose TCM
      3. Choose Reset KAM
    2. Using PDS:
      1. Choose all Tests and Calibrations
      2. Scroll down the menu and choose reset TCM KAM

        NOTE:FOR PDS, RESET TCM KAM IS NOT THE SAME AS CLEAR TRANSMISSION ADAPTIVE TABLES, WHICH IS UNDER THE POWERTRAIN – TRANSMISSION MENU TREE.

        NOTE:UNHOOKING THE BATTERY WILL NOT CLEAR THE TCM KAM. IT IS CRITICAL THAT TCM KAM BE CLEARED PRIOR TO RELEARNING THE ADAPTIVE TABLES FOR THE TRANSMISSION.

        NOTE:DO NOT CLEAR THE PCM KAM.

  4. Verify that the transmission fluid temperature (TFT) PID is above 175°F (80 °C). If it is not at 175 °F (80 °C), drive unit approximately 3 miles (5 Km) to reach temperature. TFT must be at 175 °F (80 °C) or above before proceeding to Step 5.

    NOTE:PERFORM ADAPTIVE SHIFT STRATEGY LEARN ON LEVEL SURFACE ROAD.

  5. Drive unit to perform adaptive shift strategy learn.
    1. Accelerate from a stopped position with light throttle to 15 MPH (24 Km/h) and remove foot from accelerator pedal.
    2. Brake very gently to a complete stop, allow at least six (6) seconds.
    3. Repeat steps (a-b) five (5) times in the dealership parking lot or similar setting.
    4. Accelerate from rest with light throttle ensuring that the 1-2, 2-3 and 3-4 shifts occur at engine speeds between 1700-2000 RPM
    5. Continue to accelerate until you achieve 50 MPH (80 Km/h) or the 5-6 upshift.
    6. Brake gently to a complete stop and hold foot on brake for ten seconds.
    7. Repeat steps (d-f) three (3) times

      NOTE:SEVERAL DAYS OF DRIVING ARE REQUIRED FOR THE TRANSMISSION TO FULLY ADAPT.

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
102401A2010 F-150 4X4 5.4L 3V 6R80 Transmission: Check DTCs, Reprogram The PCM And TCM, Includes Time To Clear KAM And Perform Road Tests (Do Not Use With Any Other Labor Operations)1.0 Hr.

DEALER CODING

BASIC PART NO.CONDITION CODE
RECAL42

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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