Ford Electric Steering Rack

Ian Owner/Technician Ontario Posted   Latest  
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Electrical
2015 Ford Fusion S 2.5L (7) 6-spd (6F35)

we have to install a new electric steering rack, but step one is to install scan tool and upload pscm configuration. then after installation download pscm configuration. problem is my techs say our snap on triton scanner does not have that feature to upload. question is, can we install this rack??? we do have the RAP 2 remote programmer, can we just program with that after??

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Allan Instructor
Manitoba
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Check with Drewtech. They should be able to program the module after installation but it may be easier if they download the information from the old module first.

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James Diagnostician
Georgia
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You can do it with as built data

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Brandon Owner/Technician
Colorado
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Unfamiliar with RAP 2, but I had just installed one on a 2019 edge and you can program the rack as built if you do not load it in first. I used a DrewTechnologies cardaq3 plus. I would imagine the rap2 would work considering it is Drewtech ,but may want to confirm first with them

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Dominick Technician
New Jersey
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Good info, did not know either!

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Nick Diagnostician
Missouri
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You can do PMI with Launch autel or j2534

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Lane Mobile Technician
Kentucky
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You can use the RAP system after the install. I do them on the regular after they are installed. Its just to configure the new PSCM.

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Benjamin Diagnostician
Tennessee
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If you have the RAP2 they can program it using As Built data.

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Dean Owner
New York
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Ian, I've been down this road. This is a plug in and go. If you don't program it, it will work perfect. It will have an option configuration code. But, you can program this after install to extinguish that code.

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Samuel Technician
New Jersey
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Interesting...did not know this ^

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Stuart Mobile Technician
Illinois
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I did not know this either.

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Mike Owner/Technician
Florida
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I've seen that, too. Customer had a check engine light, so I was scanning the vehicle. I saw the configuration code stored, so asked the customer if the rack had been replaced. He said he replaced it and didn't know if had to be configured. I performed the configuration and it cleared that code. The truck had been driven several thousand miles that way with no issues.

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Anthony Technical Support Specialist
Pennsylvania
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Hi Ian: Before releasing the vehicle, make sure the replacement rack is good. Earlier this year, it took 4 to get a good one. The last 3 were from the dealer. For the life of me, I can't figure out why modules get pissy about skewed sensor readings. :) HTH, Guido

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Josh Diagnostician
Florida
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You can install new rack, it should pull the asbuilt data for programming.

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Leon Owner/Technician
Massachusetts
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If you are internet savvy, I’ve been using Forscan for all my programming needs. It will pull the data from the old module and install it when new module is in place. In case of corrupt files or module, you can still enter As-Built data with same results. You will just need to download the software and purchase an OBD device For about 25$.

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Chris Technical Support Specialist
New York
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FORScan can be used to code modules to the configuration of the vehicle. If there are software updates FORScan will not update the module. As said before the RAP2 will be able to perform the configuration and the calibration if available. J2534 passthru and FJDS will also perform the function. If time and convenience are most important, Schedule the RAP If you are looking to get into…

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Gary Owner/Technician
Michigan
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The ones I've changed worked just fine after install with no programming. But I was chicken and I've always ran them over to the dealer to be reprogrammed. My scan tool won't upload either.

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Josh Diagnostician
Florida
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One thing, if you install without programming it can affect the operation of ADAS systems. It effects the steering angle sensor and if equipped with lane keep assist, it may not be operational until done. Also anytime you do front end work on a Ford equipped with a forward facing camera it must have the dynamic calibration completed as well.

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Colin Owner/Technician
United Kingdom
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Don't forget to reset the drift correction and straight ahead compensation values

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