Thank God for ASE
It was them that pushed OBD2 so hard so it is easier for all makes and all independent shops now
Ford and BMW were the worst offenders when it came to special tools that cost a fortune
Nothing has changed
You want to get serious with new Fords as an independent
Its about 10-50k a month for the tools and a satellite link to Detroit last I heard
Thank God for OBD2
Replace the windshield in a BMW, water leaks on the headlight switch. You replace it
You need to go to them to put the miles back in the new headlight switch with their scan tool (new) VAG I believe
The mileage is stored in the headlight switch which has a expensive module attached wtf
Get ready for more of that
Yeah, there are no codes at this point. All code 11 (no faults)I’m not sure if there’s a way to test them, but generally it will throw a code 41 or 91. Atleast that’s what mine did. Did you follow the surging idle checklist in order? Since this thread is getting pretty lengthy it may be beneficial to make a summary of what you’ve done so far.
Do you have a link to the list? It's been a few weeks since I've looked at it and I wasn't sure I was looking at the right one.Go back to the list, you are not following the steps or it appears from the posts, things have to be done step by step, no jumping around.
Yeah, that's the one I went off of. We didn't check the O2 sensors and we'll dive into that today. I was told it would flag a code if they were bad so we skipped that one. We also haven't replaced all of the hoses but have visually checked them. We might need to just replace to be safe.Your car does not have mafUpdated 26-Oct-2019 to clarify creeping idle RPM increase as the car is being driven. Many of you are familiar with the "Cranks OK, but No Start Checklist for Fuel Injected Mustangs" checklist and the No Crank Checklist. They are very effective in finding and eliminating the problems by use of...forums.stangnet.com
Sounds good to me.ForScan can do a lot of what the Ford IDS can do. Of course it’s not meant for business use but does enable the home mechanic a lot of ability in terms of servicing a newer ford
I’ve used it to program modules and activate features and such on newer Fords. You can recalibrate various features and run ABS pump cycles among other things. It can’t do everything but it’s impressive what it can do.
When I replaced my steering rack I used it to reprogram the module. Saved me a dealer trip. Also activated navigation and added heated steering wheel and enabled the button on the touchscreen using it. It also lets you view all the module faults and every single PID you can imagine.
Of course…you need to know your way around the software. Not something I see the average Joe Blow doing.
I've been out of town for a while so I took it to a mechanic to check out. He's gone through several things (including replacing the CPU etc..) and seems he's onto something now. The vacuum system has about 13 in. He clamps it at the manifold and everything smooths right out. I haven't gone to look at it yet so not sure where he's actually clamping, though. I'm not even sure how the engine creates the vacuum so not sure where to start. As outlined in a previous post I checked the lines 3 times and did smoke tests twice and couldn't find any leaks. I'm wondering however the vacuum is created is the problem rather than it could be leaking. Just not sure yet.Any updates Hardwerk?