Engine-Codes - Ford - P1390 FORD

P1390 FORD - Octane Adjust Out of Self-Test Range

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What is this?
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P1390 FORD Possible Causes

  • Damage or missing Octane Adjust (OCT ADJ) cap

How is the P1390 FORD code repair?

Start by checking the "Possible Causes" listed above. Visually inspect the related wiring harness and connectors. Check for damaged components and look for broken, bent, pushed out, or corroded connector's pins.

What is the cost to diagnose the P1390 FORD code

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the P1390 FORD code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair labor rates vary widely across the country, and even within the same city. Most auto repairs shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.
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Possible Symptoms

  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)

P1390 FORD Meaning

The Octane Adjust (OCT ADJ) shorting bar is used to retard spark timing. Removal of the shorting bar from the in-line connector will typically retard spark three degrees.
The purpose of the OCT ADJ self-test is to check the state of the OCT ADJ shorting bar. A Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) will be present if the shorting bar is removed or if there is an open circuit. The OCT ADJ shorting bar is similar in shape to the SPOUT in-line connector. On some applications the Power Steering Pressure (PSP) circuit will also have a similar shorting bar connector. DO NOT remove the shorting bar unless directed by a Technical Service Bulletin (TSB).
If you don't have the bar, your timing has been retarded.

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