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Code 14: PIP Circuit Failure
kunar Offline
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#1
Pulled codes on the tbird today for the first time ever. No CEL, but i just bought a new reader and wanted to play around with it. Most of the codes i got im not too surprised about (EGR issues, no BCS, whatever) but one kinda threw me a little. I got a code 14 for a PIP circuit failure, but the car seems to run fine. It does have an occasional misfire at idle, but hardly noticable. I'm assuming that replacing the PIP or maybe even the whole distributor would fix that issue, but other than that how worried should i be about a complete failure? Was planning on a 300 mile trip next weekend. Also, any idea if the guts from a 2.9 TFI distributor would work? Ive got some old parts from my ranger i may want to use...
1987 Turbo Coupe
1987 Ranger 4.0, 4x4
1991 Escort GT
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Pete D Offline
Administrator
#2
Do some more research. My understanding is many things could cause a code 14, like bad plug wires.

See this for more info: http://natomessageboard.com/ubbthreads.p...#Post73576
Pete Dunham


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kunar Offline
Member
#3
Thanks for the input, Pete. Plugs and wires are relatively new (less than 5k miles id bet) but i haven't actually looked them over well, so ill do that. I tried searching the forums but wasn't having much luck. The search function here leaves a little to be desired...
1987 Turbo Coupe
1987 Ranger 4.0, 4x4
1991 Escort GT
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vegas_ss Offline
Senior Member
#4
I agree with your comments on the search function... Relatively useless compared to the old search/site... Anyhow, I digress.

Clear the codes and see if they come back, that would tell you if it's an ongoing issue or a one time thing.
1987 TC, 5sp, Boport Stage 3 Head/2.1 Cam
1996 Impala SS
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Pete D Offline
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#5
It is actually slightly better, once the secret hand shake is known. I was hoping for a bigger improvement but Oh well.
See http://natomessageboard.com/ubbthreads.p...Post234962
Pete Dunham


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