Ford Escape 2013 PCM Replace with Autel MaxiSys Elite

Today I am going to share with you a case study on how the Autel owner experience with his first j2534 programming event.

Purpose: Needed the solenoid body id/ strategy code in order to complete a pcm programming
Car: Ford Escape 2013
Background: client secured a new auto body repair contract and was going to attempt his first programming procedure on new pcm module. while assisting him we discovered Ford software was requesting the solenoid body id/ strategy code but could not retrieve this information since it was a new pcm module installed on the vehicle
How to: locate the solenoid body id/strategy code to complete pcm programming procedure
PCM removal
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New PCM module
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Solenoid body tags location
solenoid body tags:
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Problem:
Cannot locate the body id tag
May need outsource to dealer
Loss of reputation/business relationship
Solution:
Get an original PCM
Old PCM module installed
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  1. programmable parameters
  2. transmission
  3. transmission characterization
  4. document id codes
Program the PCM module:
New PCM module installed
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Reset passive anti-theft system (PATS) parameter:
vehicle without keyless entry and push button start for the 2013 escape
  1. turn the ignition key cylinder from OFF to ON
  2. in Maxisys Elite, select Hot function – immo – PATS functions and follow up the screen instructions to enter the PATS security access
  3. from the Elite, select “Parameter Reset” and follow the on-screen instructions
  4. perform the misfire monitor neutral profile correction procedure
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Key success factors:
  1. always try to keep the original module on hand
  2. obtain access to repair technical information
  3. relax when you’re under pressure
  4. have a mentor if you are getting into programming for the first time