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04-25-4 HARD START OR NO START - 7.3L

Publication Date: December 2, 2004

FORD: 2000-2003 E-Series, Excursion, F-Super Duty


This article supersedes TSB 04-22-8 to update Figure 1.

ISSUE:
Some 7.3L vehicles equipped with the glow plug control module (GPCM), may exhibit a hard start or no start condition. This may be due to the GPCM connector.

ACTION:
A new GPCM connector service kit, available for the 6.0L engine, can now be adapted to the 7.3L engine. Refer to the following Service Procedure.

SERVICE PROCEDURE

Inspect the GPCM connector for pin conditions such as; pin fit, pull out, bent, corrosion, etc.
If a concern is found, replace the GPCM connector with the kit. The kit contains a replacement connector with pigtail to be spliced into the existing harness. DISREGARD THE INSTRUCTIONS INCLUDED IN THE KIT (WHICH ONLY APPLY TO 6.0L) AND REFER TO FIGURE 1 FOR WIRE SPLICING.
If no concerns are present, proceed with normal diagnosis.


Figure 1 - Article 04-25-4



PART NUMBER PART NAME
4C3Z-12B568-AA GPCM Connector Kit


WARRANTY STATUS:
Eligible Under Provisions Of New Vehicle Limited Warranty Coverage And Emissions Warranty Coverage

DEALER CODING
BASIC PART NO. CONDITION CODE
12B568 X2

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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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