Driveline Vibration After Drive Pinion Flange Removal And Installation – 2015-2019 Ford Mustang

NHTSA ID Number: 10160933

Manufacturer Communication Number: SSM 47991

Summary

Some 2015-2019 Mustangs may exhibit a driveline vibration after removal and installation of the drive pinion flange. This may be due to improper removal and installation of the drive pinion flange. It is critical to reinstall the drive pinion flange in the same orientation on the drive pinion stem as it was before it was removed. Mark the drive pinion flange and the drive pinion stem before removing the flange to make sure that it is reinstalled on the stem in the same orientation as it was before removal. Refer to Workshop Manual (WSM), Section 205-02.

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3.7L Or 3.5L – AWD – PTU Venting, Noise, Odor – 2015-2016 Ford & Lincoln

NHTSA ID Number: 10160936

Manufacturer Communication Number: SSM 47993

Summary

2015-2016 Edge/MKX/Flex/MKT/MKZ/MKS/Taurus/Taurus Police/Explorer/Explorer Police vehicles built on or before 10-Jun-2016 and equipped with a 3.5L or 3.7L engine, all wheel drive (AWD) and a power transfer unit (PTU) may exhibit a PTU venting, an odor originating from the PTU, or noise originating from the PTU. These vehicles may be a candidate for rebuild using PTU Idler Gear/Shaft/Bearing Kit (GB5Z-7P258-A). Refer to Workshop Manual (WSM), Section 308-07.

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A/C System – Discharge Temperature Different Between Left Vents And Right Vents – 2015-2019 Lincoln MKC

NHTSA ID Number: 10160937

Manufacturer Communication Number: SSM 47996

Summary

Some 2015-2019 MKC vehicles built on or before 01-Apr-2019 may exhibit an air conditioning (A/C) system with a difference in the discharge temperature between the left and right vents. The left vent discharge temperature will usually be warmer than the right vent discharge temperature. Reprogram the front controls interface module (FCIM) using the latest software level of the appropriate Ford diagnostic scan tool. For claiming, use causal part 18842 and applicable labor operations in Section 10 of the Service Labor Time Standards (SLTS) Manual.

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6.7L – Cooling Fan Stays On Or Is Inoperative – DTCs P0480, P0494, P0495, P0529, P0691, P0692, P0693 And/Or P0694 – 2016-2019 Ford F-Super Duty, F-650/F-750

NHTSA ID Number: 10160939

Manufacturer Communication Number: SSM 47999

Summary

Some 2016-2019 F-Super Duty and 2016-2019 F650-750 vehicles equipped with 6.7L engine may exhibit a concern where the engine cooling fan stays on at all times or is inoperative. Diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) P0480, P0494, P0495, P0529, P0691, P0692, P0693 and/or P0694 may be stored in the powertrain control module (PCM). To address these vehicle symptoms, use the updated online version of pinpoint test AH in the powertrain control/emission diagnostic (PC/ED) tab on the PTS website. The pinpoint test has been updated to aid in preventing unnecessary fan clutch replacement.

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Automatic Transmission – Multi Purpose Grease Application On Torque Converter Pilot Hub And Presence Of Engine And Crank Alignment Dowels – 2010-2019 Ford Lincoln Mercury

NHTSA ID Number: 10160931

Manufacturer Communication Number: SSM 47976

Summary

On vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission it is imperative that the converter pilot hub be greased with Motorcraft Multi-Purpose Grease Spray XL-5-A even if grease was not applied from the factory. Also verify that the engine/transmission alignment dowel pins are present as well as the engine crankshaft dowel pin, if equipped, when installing the transmission. Failure to adequately lubricate the converter hub greatly increases the likelihood of the flexplate cracking in the future. Missing dowels may cause a misalignment issue also resulting in a premature failure. Refer to Workshop Manual (WSM), Section 307-01.

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