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P1383 Diagnostic Trouble Code Discussion for November 2004

Variable Cam Timing Over-Retarded (Cylinder Bank 1)

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Trouble Ticket Help Requests for DTC P1383
Help Request Posted
1999 Ford Contour LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP6534X
... have recheck it many times. Crank on TDC up against bolt both cams with plate locked in slots both lobes on both gears facing towards each other. My snap-on scanner shows RCAM @ 39.1 to 47.9 trying to keep engine idling Idles real rough and smooths out @ a...
November 26, 2004