Pipe Weld Causes Ford Explorer Problems

May 30, 2023
An improperly welded exhaust Y-pipe may cause an illuminated MIL with DTC P013A and/or P013C stored in the PCM of 2013-2019 Ford Explorer vehicles equipped with a 3.5L twin independent variable camshaft timing (Ti-VCT) engine.

Some 2013-2019 Ford Explorer vehicles equipped with a 3.5L twin independent variable camshaft timing (Ti-VCT) engine may exhibit an illuminated MIL with DTC P013A and/or P013C stored in the PCM.

This may be due to an improperly welded exhaust Y-pipe. Inspect the Y-pipe and replace if needed.

REPLACEMENT PARTS

Exhaust Y-pipe............... DB5Z-5G274-B

M10 nut (pack of 4)....... W714265-S441

Gasket.............................7T4Z-9450-AA

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