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08-16-2
  • 6.4L – VEHICLES BUILT BEFORE 4/23/2007 – ELECTRONIC THROTTLE CONTROL PEDAL REPLACEMENTS
Publication Date: July 25, 2008

FORD:
2008 F-Super Duty

ISSUE:

Some 2008 F-Super Duty 250-550 vehicles equipped with a 6.4L diesel engine and built before 4/23/2007 will require a calibration update if the Electronic Throttle Control Pedal has been replaced with an 8C3Z-9F836-E.

ACTION:

Follow the Service Procedure steps to correct the condition.

SERVICE PROCEDURE

Reprogram the powertrain control module (PCM), transmission control module (TCM) and instrument cluster (IC).

  1. Reprogram the PCM/TCM by selecting Module Reprogramming PCM to the latest calibration using IDS release 55.10 or later, patch 24 or later and 56.1 or later, patch 8 or later. This new calibration is not included in the VCM 2008.7 DVD. When reprogramming the PCM on automatic transmission equipped vehicles the TCM will also automatically be reprogrammed to the latest level. Calibration files may also be obtained at www.motorcraft.com.
  2. Reprogram the IC by selecting Module Reprogramming IC to the latest calibration using the same IDS release.

    NOTE:REPROGRAMMING CONCERNS/ERRORS MAY BE CAUSED BY THE DATA LINK CONNECTOR (DLC) OR VEHICLE COMMUNICATION MODULE (VCM) BECOMING DISCONNECTED, LOW BATTERIES ON THE INTEGRATED DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM (IDS) OR THE IDS GOING INTO ANY TYPE OF SLEEP MODE, OR LOW VEHICLE BATTERY VOLTAGE. IF THERE WAS AN INTERRUPTION DURING REPROGRAMMING, MAKE SURE THE ORIGINAL IDS SESSION THAT WAS CREATED FOR THE VEHICLE IS NOT DELETED. IF THE ORIGINAL VEHICLE SESSION IS NOT USED OR DELETED BEFORE THE MODULES ARE COMPLETELY REPROGRAMMED, FURTHER REPROGRAMMING ERRORS CAN OCCUR. THE MODULE RECOVERY PROCEDURE IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE AND IT IS CRITICAL THAT MODULE SWAPPING IS NOT PERFORMED FROM VEHICLE TO VEHICLE. TO REGAIN COMMUNICATION WITH A MODULE THAT HAS BEEN ERASED DURING REPROGRAMMING, RESUME THE ORIGINAL SESSION ONCE THE IDS IS RE-BOOTED.

OTHER APPLICABLE ARTICLES:

08-13-02

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
081602A2008 F-Super Duty 6.4L Automatic Transmission: Reprogram The PCM/TCM/IC Includes Time To Check For DTCs Authorization Decal Not Required (Do Not Use With 12650D)0.5 Hr.
081602B2008 F-Super Duty 6.4L Manual Transmission: Reprogram The PCM/IC Includes Time To Check For DTCs Authorization Decal Not Required (Do Not Use With 12650D)0.4 Hr.

DEALER CODING

BASIC PART NO.CONDITION CODE
Recal04