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It depends on how you drive the truck. The computer has lost its memory, usually from disconnecting the battery. Once that happens, the truck has to be driven in various conditions before the memory is relearned.
In most cases, you have to do some highway and city driving AFTER the engine is up to normal temp. Usually 40 or 50 miles of each is enough. And not all in the same trip either.
Posted on May 01, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 1997 FORD CODE P1000
a p1000 code means that the system has not run all checks since last memory erase. in other words after a code erase this code is set until the car has been driven for 2 drive cycles which is 20 to 25 miles then 20 to 25 miles again.
Posted on Apr 21, 2009
You have a vacuum leak..The lines that usually break are on the passenger side under the hood they go toward the firewall..Check that first..If nothing found youll have to back track under the dash
Posted on Sep 05, 2011
SOURCE: how do you repair an
This is pretty common. You have a broken upper lock actuator. the FORD base part number is 3E723.
This is a plastic arm with gear teeth on it that has a steel pin in one end of it that connects it to the lower lock actuator (which actuates the ignition switch). It works sort of like a rack and pinion with the ignition lock cylinder. When you rotate the Lock cylinder, the teeth in the upper actuator engage with the teeth on the lock cylinder gear. This makes the lock actuator slide up and down inside the steering column. The problem is that the steel pin falls out of the thing and causes the problem you are now experiencing. When this happens, the upper lock actuator will not pull the lower actuator back up the steering column and turn the ignition switch off.
The part only costs about $9.00. The problem is that the steering column must be removed from the vehicle and completely disassembled to replace it. Unless you have been into many steering columns, I do not recommend trying this at home - especially if your truck is equipped with tilt steering.
If you look at the diagram below, the part that the person is holding in his hand is the part we are talking about. You can see at the lower (rounded) end of it where the steel pin goes in. The pin is "moulded" into the part and comes with the part listed above.
Posted on Sep 08, 2011
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Although this may be considered a common Ford DTC, it's very minor. You in fact can safely ignore this code and it should go away as part of normal driving, you do not need to clear this code (as it may not actually turn off the MIL). If you want to the code to clear itself, faster, run through the Ford Drive Cycle. However, if you have other trouble codes, the MIL will stay on as there are other issues.
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