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Azviel
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BA Falcon Swap of PCM

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Hi,

I have a BA Falcon XR8 with a Dodgy PCM (Need to heat it on cold mornings to get it to start). I have another PCM, which is like for like with Part numbers.

I can see where I can back other modules up, but I am unable to see the PCM to back it up, and duplicate to the new PCM. BEM, etc are visible however.

Is there something I have missed? or is this something Forscan is unable to do?

I have the full license, and latest version installed (2.3.41 Beta)

Thanks in Advance
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Re: BA Falcon Swap of PCM

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Azviel wrote:
Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:50 pm
Hi,

I have a BA Falcon XR8 with a Dodgy PCM (Need to heat it on cold mornings to get it to start). I have another PCM, which is like for like with Part numbers.

Have a read here : https://www.fordwreckers.com.au/powert ... falcons/

It may be of some help re your PCM problem
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Re: BA Falcon Swap of PCM

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Azviel wrote:
Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:50 pm
Hi,

I have a BA Falcon XR8 with a Dodgy PCM (Need to heat it on cold mornings to get it to start). I have another PCM, which is like for like with Part numbers.
I can see where I can back other modules up, but I am unable to see the PCM to back it up, and duplicate to the new PCM. BEM, etc are visible however.
Is there something I have missed? or is this something Forscan is unable to do?
I have the full license, and latest version installed (2.3.41 Beta)
Thanks in Advance
You're wasting your time "backing up" your defective module. You're backing up a defect.
Two options:
1) The earlier suggestion above with a PCM that is strategy programmed and ready for PATS programming.
2) A reputable shop with a Ford subscription that will program the other PCM with the latest strategy and ready for PATS programming.

By chance did you test / inspect the connections for cleanliness / firmness at the PCM?
Did you open the PCM and look for cold solder joints?
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Re: BA Falcon Swap of PCM

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Ecmbuster wrote:
Mon Jun 14, 2021 11:35 pm


You're wasting your time "backing up" your defective module. You're backing up a defect.
Two options:
1) The earlier suggestion above with a PCM that is strategy programmed and ready for PATS programming.
2) A reputable shop with a Ford subscription that will program the other PCM with the latest strategy and ready for PATS programming.

By chance did you test / inspect the connections for cleanliness / firmness at the PCM?
Did you open the PCM and look for cold solder joints?
Thanks to you both.

Yes I did check the connectors, and also removed the PCM board. ( not a fun job), but was unable to see any dry joints, despite all the resin coating the board. So it looks like a trip to the ford dealer to reprogram the replacement :(
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Or a reputable shop that has a Ford subscription and J2534 device.
You might get lucky and someone has IDS on-line.
Another thought, a mobile Technician?
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Re: BA Falcon Swap of PCM

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Appreciate your help ecmbuster.

Have got onto a local fellow who can do it :)

Thanks for all your advice :)
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Re: BA Falcon Swap of PCM

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Good, adapt two OEM keys and post your final results.
A service manual is a good investment. There are decent links to find one.
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