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COMPUTER PROBLEMS

2000 Ford Explorer

Computer problem
2000 Ford Explorer 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic

My name is Chris I need some help I have this car and it had some problems with the computer. So I found out that the computer is new. And has not been reset to the car and so this is my problem I dont have the old computer the people lost it and did not tell me about it. So I called ford and they told me I had to have the old computer to reset the new one. Is there a way to go around and reset the new computer without the old computer. I have it at a repair shop now but it wont let the guy reset it, it keeps telling him about a security block and wont let him finish the process. So can you help me.
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UGAboy47
April 15, 2010.




Flash Electronically Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory (EEPROM) is contained in an Integrated Circuit (IC) inside of Powertrain Control Module (PCM). The EEPROM contains the vehicle strategy and any calibration information specific to vehicle. The IC is reprogrammable and at times it may become necessary to reprogram or reflash the entire contents. This is usually due to an after production strategy change or the Flash Vehicle Identification (VID) Block has been previously reprogrammed and has reached its limit. The VID block can be tailored to accommodate various hardware changes made since vehicle production. This procedure can only be performed using Ford's Service Bay Technical System (SBTS) or equivalent.
A replacement PCM will have a label stating PROGRAMMING REQUIRED. This indicates that it is necessary to retrieve VID data from the original PCM before removing PCM from vehicle. This procedure can be performed using New Generation Star (007-00500) scan tool or equivalent. See FLASH VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION BLOCK PROCEDURE. If original PCM is damaged, nonfunctional or incapable of communicating, it will be necessary to manually reprogram VID block. This procedure can only be performed by contacting the " AS BUILT" data center for programming information.

Dave H
Apr 15, 2010.


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