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EcoBoost Timing Chain Issues

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Old 12-06-2018, 11:23 AM
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EcoBoost Timing Chain Issues

I have a 2012 F150 v6 Ecoboost displaying codes P0016 and P0299. It has about 90,000 miles and I bought used about 3 years ago from the same dealer where it sits now. They told me today that it would be at least $3400 to replace cellunoid, timing chain and timing chain stretchers(?), but that may not fix it all. If it's worse than, it could warrant a new engine, but they won't know until they either replace these parts or open it up. It also periodically has the rattle upon starting it up. Would I have any recourse with Ford since this seems to be a known engine design flaw? The dealer said they would check with Ford directly, but I'm not convinced that they will truly do that.
 
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Old 12-06-2018, 09:56 PM
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Unfortunately, that is normal.

TSB 14-01943.5L GTDI - DTC P0016 - PRIMARY TIMING CHAIN WEAR - BUILT ON OR BEFORE 10/10/2014

Publication Date: October 13, 2014

FORD: 2011-2014 F-150

ISSUE:

Some 2011-2014 F-150 vehicles equipped with a 3.5L Gasoline Turbocharged Direct Injection (GTDI) engine and built on or before 10/10/2014 may exhibit a malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) illuminated with diagnostic trouble code (DTC) P0016. Other DTCs and driveability concerns may also be present. This concern may be due to a worn primary timing chain.

ACTION:

Follow the Service Procedure steps to correct the condition.

SERVICE PROCEDURE

  1. Is the vehicle build date on or before 10/10/2014?
    1. Yes - proceed to Step 2.
    1. No - this procedure does not apply. Refer to Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual for normal diagnosis.
  1. Using Integrated Diagnostic System (IDS), with key on and engine running (KOER), select the VCT_INT_ACT1 Parameter Identification Data (PID) in the Datalogger.
    1. If VCT_INT_ACT1 PID reads +6 degrees or greater, proceed to Step 3.
    1. If VCT_INT_ACT1 PID reads +5 degrees or less - this procedure does not apply. Refer to Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual for normal diagnostics.
  1. Replace the primary timing chain. Refer to Workshop Manual (WSM), Section 303-01.
PART NUMBERPART NAMEAT4Z-6268-C AT4Z-6268-CPrimary Timing ChainAA5Z-9439-A AA5Z-9439-AIntake GasketBL3Z-6584-A BL3Z-6584-ACam Cover Gasket - Left HandBR3Z-6584-B BR3Z-6584-BCam Cover Gasket - Right Hand (2011-2012)DL3Z-6584-B DL3Z-6584-BCam Cover Gasket- Right Hand (2013-2014)BL3Z-9E583-B BL3Z-9E583-BHigh Pressure Pump O-ringBR3Z-8507-C BR3Z-8507-CPump GasketBR3Z-8527-A BR3Z-8527-APump O-ring7T4Z-8590-A 7T4Z-8590-ACoolant Inlet SealXW4Z-6700-AA XW4Z-6700-AACrankshaft SealBR3Z-6020-A BR3Z-6020-AFront Cover Radial SealF5RZ-6A340-B F5RZ-6A340-BDamper BoltTA-357 TA-357Motorcraft® High Performance Engine RTV SiliconeVC-30-A VC-30-AMotorcraft® Silicone Gasket RemoverVC-31-B VC-31-BMotorcraft® Metal Surface Prep WipesVC-3-B VC-3-BMotorcraft® Orange Antifreeze/Coolant ConcentratedXO-5W30-QFS XO-5W30-QFSMotorcraft® SAE 5W-30 Full Synthetic Motor OilTA-25-B TA-25-BMotorcraft® Threadlock and SealerTA-24-B TA-24-BMotorcraft® Thread Sealant with PTFEOPERATIONDESCRIPTIONTIME140194A2011-2014 F-150 3.5L GTDI: Diagnose And Replace The Primary Timing Chain (Do Not Use With Any Other Labor Operations)8.9 Hrs.

WARRANTY STATUS

Eligible Under Provisions Of New Vehicle Limited Warranty Coverage And Emissions Warranty Coverage.
Warranty/ESP coverage limits/policies/prior approvals are not altered by a TSB. Warranty/ESP coverage limits are determined by the identified causal part and verified using the OASIS part coverage tool.

DEALER CODING

BASIC PART NO.CONDITION CODE626833
 


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