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P1383 Diagnostic Trouble Code Discussion for March 2005

Variable Cam Timing Over-Retarded (Cylinder Bank 1)

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2000 Ford Escort LX 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAXP1138Y
Car came in customer, wanted VCT installed, no diagnosis. We replaced VCT and cleared code. Test ran, when warmed up code reset and car ran rough, dies at stops, rechked timeing ok. Pulled service bulletin 03-15-14 dated 8-4-03, says oil pressure must be min o...
March 08, 2005