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Jimm

Jimm 12/6/2011

1998 Ford Contour LX 4 Cyl 2.00L

Engine

P1383 and VCT question

Have '98 2.0L with new (2 months old) timing belt and tensioner - been running great, no problems.
The other day, it's difficult to start - like fuel or spark issue. Checked the; battery 12VDC, coil; 12VDC signal - both are OK. Recent plug wires and strong spark.
Have scan code of P1383 'Exhaust Camshaft Over-retarded' - is this related only to the VCT system and solenoid? What are some other tests that I need to perform? I have the TSB # 03-15-14 as reference.

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Spoon Sports

Spoon Sports 12/6/2011

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Jimm

Jimm 12/31/2011

Thanks for the information and details. The VCT solenoid is replaced, the cam timing is re-set OK. No fault codes displayed. Have an off-idle stumble / hestation which was not there before the VCT solenoid work. The engine runs OK - no hesitation, no loss of power above idle at any speed.
The spark plugs are new, the MAF body is cleaned, the air filter is new, and the spark plug wires are new. Any other suggestions?

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Spoon Sports

Spoon Sports 1/17/2012

hats as far as i go Master Jimm unfortunately

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