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TSB 08-12-12

06/23/08

2.3L ENGINE/CD4E TRANSMISSION ONLY -
INTERMITTENT NO START, HARD START
(EXCLUDES HYBRID)

FORD:
2008 Escape

MERCURY:
2008 Mariner

ISSUE
Some 2008 Escape and Mariner vehicles equipped with a 2.3L engine/CD4E transmission (Excludes Hybrid) may exhibit a intermittent crank no-start hard-start, runs rough after starting in ambient temperatures above 60 degrees F (16 degrees C).

ACTION
Reprogram the powertrain control module (PCM) to the latest calibration using IDS release 55.8 and higher. This new calibration is not included in the VCM 2008.5 DVD. Calibration files may also be obtained at the website.

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.

OPERATION
DESCRIPTION
TIME
081212A2008 Escape 4X4, 4X2, Mariner AWD, FWD 2.3L /CD4E: Check For DTCs And Reprogram The PCM Authorization Decal Not Required (Do Not Use With 12650D)
0.3 Hr.​
DEALER CODING
BASIC PART NO.
CONDITION CODE
RECAL
04​
 

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Bulletin No.: 01-032/08

Last Issued: 06/24/2008

Subject:
INTERMITTENT NO START/HARD START

APPLICABLE MODEL(S)/VINS
2008 Tribute 2.3L vehicles equipped with a CD4E automatic transmission
(Service Bulletin does not apply to Tribute Hybrid)

DESCRIPTION
Some vehicles may exhibit an intermittent crank no-start, hard-start, runs rough after starting in ambient temperatures above 60°F (15.6°C).

Customers having this concern should have their vehicle repaired using the following repair procedure.

REPAIR PROCEDURE
1. Reboot the IDS to clear memory before reprogramming.

2. Using IDS 55.8 or later software, reprogram the PCM to the latest calibration (refer to "Calibration Information table) by following the "Module Reprogramming" procedure.
NOTE:
^ Always update the IDS tool first, then follow on-screen instructions to download the needed calibration file for PCM reprogramming.
^ It is not necessary to remove any fuses or relays during PCM reprogramming when the IDS screen prompts you to do so. You may accidentally stop power to one of the PCM terminals and cause the PCM to be blanked, or you may receive error messages during the IDS reprogramming procedure.
^ IDS shows the calibration part numbers after programming the PCM.
^ Please be aware that PCM calibration part numbers and file names listed in any Service Bulletin may change due to future releases of IDS software, and additional revisions made to those calibrations for service related concerns.
^ When reprogramming a PCM, IDS will always display the "latest" calibration P/N available for that vehicle. If any calibration has been revised/updated to contain new information for a new service concern/issue, it will also contain all previously released calibrations.
^ When performing this procedure, we recommend that a battery charger be installed on the vehicle battery and turned ON to a maximum charge of no more than 20 AMPS to keep the vehicle battery up to capacity. If you exceed 20 AMPS, it could damage the VCM.

3. After performing the PCM reprogramming procedure, verify the repair by starting the engine and making sure there are no MIL illumination or abnormal warning lights present.
NOTE:
^ If any DTCs should remain after performing DTC erase, diagnose the DTCs according to the appropriate Troubleshooting section of the Workshop Manual.
^ After PCM reprogramming, it is no longer necessary to road test the vehicle to "relearn" KAM (Keep Alive Memory).

4. Fill out an "Authorized Modifications" label (P/N 9999-95-AMDC-97) with the new PCM calibration information, your dealer code, and today's date.

5. Place the "Authorized Modifications" label on the radiator support next to the Emission Control sticker. The "Authorized Modification" label will inform technicians of the PCM calibration change if future repairs are necessary.

CALIBRATION INFORMATION
Spec.​
New PCM Calibration Part Number​
File Name​
Cal. A/T​
8U7A-12A650-VA​
QIEF3A5​
Fed. A/T​
8U7A-12A650-XA​
QIEF3AA​
NOTE:
The PCM Calibration Part Numbers listed above are provided for PCM reprogramming purposes only. These are not necessarily the same Mazda part numbers used to order an actual PCM through the Mazda Parts System. It is not necessary to order a PCM as part of this repair procedure.

WARRANTY INFORMATION
NOTE:
^ This warranty information applies only to verified customer complaints on vehicles eligible for warranty repair.
^ This repair will be covered under Mazda's New Vehicle Limited Warranty term for a Powertrain Component.
^ Additional diagnostic time cannot be claimed for this repair.

Warranty Type
A​
Symptom Code
02​
Damage Code
9W​
Part Number Main Cause
5555-08-018A​
Quantity
1​
Operation Number / Labor Hours:
YY524XRX / 0.3 Hrs.​
 
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