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I am getting a p1383 dtc code

My 1999 mercury cougar is running really rough

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This may be caused by: Variable Camshaft Timing (VCT) control system stuck with a machining chip or VCT hollow oil feed bolt being plugged with debris. Try changing oil first and see if this helps.If it doesn't I would suggest taking it to an experienced tech.

Posted on Feb 11, 2009

  • Chuck Martin
    Chuck Martin Feb 11, 2009

    Ford has a Technical Service Bulletin out for this the number is 99-13-8

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