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Release Date:
Applicable Country:
USA
NHTSA Campaign Number:
85V116000
Manufacturer:
FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Component(s):
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
    • WIRING
      • FRONT UNDERHOOD

Summary

THE ELECTRONIC ENGINE CONTROL WIRING HARNESS INSULATION MAY BE DAMAGED DUE TO COPPER SPIKES PRODUCED DURING THE WELDING OF ITS WIRES. THIS CREATES A POTENTIAL FOR A SHORT CIRCUIT BETWEEN THE WIRES WHICH ENERGIZE THE FUEL PUMP, CAUSING SOME FUEL INJECTORS TO OPEN, DISCHARGING FUEL INTO THE ENGINE. CONSEQUENCE OF DEFECT: FUEL DISCHARGED INTO THE ENGINE WOULD EVENTUALLY LEAK THROUGH THE EXHAUST SYSTEM TO THE GROUND. THIS COULD RESULT IN A FIRE IF A SOURCE OF IGNITION IS PRESENT.

Remedy

REPAIR WIRING HARNESS, CHECK ENGINE AND CATALYST FOR DAMAGE.

Notes

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: LIGHT TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH 2.9 LITER ENGINE. SYSTEM: ELECTRONIC ENGINE CONTROL WIRING HARNESS.

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