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97-6-29
  • TRANSMISSION – E4OD – HARSH/DELAYED 2-3 UPSHIFTS – VEHICLES WITH 7.3L DIESEL AND 49-STATE CALIBRATION – F-SERIES BUILT THROUGH 2/3/97 AND ALL 1996 E-350
Publication Date: MARCH 17, 1997

LIGHT TRUCK:
1996 E-350
1996-1997 F-250, F-350

CALIBRATION:

6-90A-R11

WARNING:THIS MODIFICATION IS AUTHORIZED ONLY FOR THE LISTED ENGINE. PERFORMING THIS MODIFICATION ON OTHER ENGINE CALIBRATIONS IS UNAUTHORIZED AND COULD CREATE LIABILITY UNDER APPLICABLE FEDERAL OR LOCAL LAWS.

ISSUE:

Some 1996 Econolines and 1996-97 F-Series equipped with a 7.3L Diesel engine and E4OD transmission with 49-State calibration may experience a delayed/harsh 2-3 upshift.

ACTION:

Reprogram the Powertrain Control Module (PCM). The new calibration has been revised to better match the engine torque output characteristics. Refer to the following PCM Application Chart for the correct PCM calibration.

Perform normal diagnostics as outlined in the appropriate model/year Service/Workshop Manual, Section 07-01/307-01 to verify no other cause for the concern is present. Service as required. If the concern still exists, reprogram the PCM using the latest CD-ROM (February 1997 or later).

PCM APPLICATION CHART
Old CalibrationOld Part NumberNew CalibrationNew Part Number
6-90A-R11F6TZ-AYG7-90A-R10F7TZ-TA

NOTE:REGIONAL APPROVAL MUST BE OBTAINED WHEN IT IS NECESSARY TO REPLACE THE PCM.

Obtain an Authorized Modifications Decal (FPS 8262 – obtainable through DOES II, 25/pkg) and list the date, dealer number, and summary of modifications performed. Select a prominent place adjacent to the Vehicle Emission Control Information Decal suitable for installing the Authorized Modifications Decal. Clean the area, install the decal, and cover it with a clear plastic decal shield.




PART NUMBERPART NAME
F7TZ-12A650-TAPowertrain Control Module (PCM)

OTHER APPLICABLE ARTICLES:

NONE

WARRANTY STATUS:

Eligible Under The Provisions Of Bumper To Bumper Warranty Coverage

OPERATIONDESCRIPTIONTIME
970629AReprogram Powertrain Control Module (PCM)0.2 Hr.
970629BReplace Powertrain Control Module (PCM) – F-Series0.7 Hr.
970629CReplace Powertrain Control Module (PCM) – 1996 E-Series0.5 Hr.

DEALER CODING

BASIC PART NO.CONDITION CODE
RECAL08

OASIS CODES:

501000, 504000


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