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ford taurus: 3.0L..idle surging in park..restart every thing

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2004 2-valve 3.0L ford taurus hard start when cold and some idle surging in park, p0300 and p0316. after a start up or restart every thing is fine other than idle surging.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Shawn E replied 4 years ago.

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There is a TSB on this concern the processor needs to be updated this can be done at a Ford dealer for about 1 hour labor or $100. It is covered under the emission warranty which is 8 years or 80,000 miles.

04-13-1
  • COLD ENGINE HARD START/NO START AND/OR SLIGHT SURGING AT IDLE - DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE (DTC) P0300 (MISFIRE) - 3.0L 2-VALVE ENGINE (GAS AND FFV)
Publication Date: June 25, 2004

FORD:2004 Taurus
MERCURY:2004 Sable

ISSUE:

Some 2004 Taurus/Sable vehicles equipped with 3.0L 2-Valve engine (gas and FFV) may exhibit the following conditions:

  • Hard start or no start with engine cold.
  • P0300 misfire DTC.
  • Slight engine idle surging in 15 second intervals with transmission oil temperatures below 100° F (38° C), shift lever in park, and foot off brake.

 

ACTION:

Reprogram the powertrain control module (PCM) to the latest calibration using WDS release B31.9 or higher. Calibration files may also be obtained at www.motorcraft.com.

NOTE:IF THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED IN FOR A NO START CONDITION, CHECK FOR EVIDENCE OF FUEL IN THE OIL AND CHANGE THE OIL AND FILTER IF NECESSARY. THE VEHICLE MAY ALSO EXHIBIT DTC'S P2196/P2198 DUE TO ENGINE FLOODING, RESULTING FROM THE CRANK NO START/HARD START CONDITION. DO NOT REPLACE HEGO(S), MAF OR PCM FOR THESE CODES OR CONDITIONS UNLESS DIAGNOSIS CLEARLY INDICATES COMPONENT NEEDS REPLACEMENT.

NOTE:IF DTC P0300 STILL EXISTS AFTER PCM REPROGRAMMING, PERFORM NORMAL DIAGNOSTICS AND ONLY REPLACE COMPONENTS IF TESTS INDICATE REPLACEMENT IS APPROPRIATE.

WARRANTY STATUS:

Eligible Under The Provisions Of New Vehicle Limited Warranty Coverage And Emissions Warranty Coverage

 

I hope my assistance helped you and resolved your concern, if you need further assistance please ask.


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Experience: 23 Years with Ford, 12 Year Ford Senior Master, ASE Master.
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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Im pretty sure its been done becuase of the sticker in the door but I will run the vin tomarrow. is that the only thing you can think of becuase i have that sitting on my desk. what Im asking is are you sure or you like me looking stuff up.

Expert:  Shawn E replied 4 years ago.
I recognized that problem right away. The only way to tell for sure is hook an IDS (Ford diagnostic computer) up to the cars computer and see if an update is available running the Vin will not tell you.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
it fits thanks for your help

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