IS THERE A VCM FOR FORD DIESEL PICKUP TRUCKS DIFFERENT FROM THE REGULAR VCM FOR FORD?

  • Tiny
  • mrfix it
  • 2003 Ford F-350
  • 89,000 miles

Hello I had a 2003 ford f 350 super duty diesel 6.0 I i had a crank no start cook up the scantool and did some diagnostic and found that the pcm needed replacing I ordered one but the parts guy told me I would need a ford vcm to reprogram the pcm before it work I bought one now they're telling me that the vcm does not work on diesel pickup trucks what you I do?

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Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012 AT 6:31 PM

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  • Tiny
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How did you determine the pcm was bad? Expensive guess.

The dealer can program it for you if it is the issue

what was the code?

Roy

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Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012 AT 6:37 PM
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Wasnt a guess we hook up our bidirectional scan tool got the code diagnostic it using alldata procedures did some testing and after back back checking everything else glow plug, fuses relays, Fuel module, injectors, high pressure oil pump, etc we can to that conclusion and in the caribbean there no ford dealer on the island I already have a vcm but could get it reprogram they said because its diesel and the vcm is not for pickup. Was wondering if there's a vcm just for diesel or some other tool I can buy to do it?

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Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012 AT 12:46 AM
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Yes, just for diesel. The numbers must be the same or it will not work.

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Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012 AT 2:55 AM
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Ok great do you have a link where I can buy it?

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Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012 AT 4:22 AM
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What numbers?

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Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012 AT 4:24 AM
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The numbers on the pump. You may need to remove the pump to see the numbers.

Once you have the numbers, then you can persue the issue with e bay or amazon.

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Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012 AT 11:12 AM
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Ok thanks so once I get the number I use this to get a vcm just for diesel to reprogram the new pcm is that correct? And number of the high oil pressure pump? Those numbers?

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Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012 AT 4:27 PM

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