05-06-2019, 01:00 AM
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Mesa, AZ
What I Drive: 2004 ZTW PZEV 2.3 ATX
FF Reputation: 49
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0
Well the dealer was unable to reprogram my used, like new looking PCM, with identical numbers as my original except for the last two digits of the serial number. They offered to sell me a new one for $1,230. So i paid the $152 for their failed attempt and drove home with my old PCM. The car still runs great, has no diagnostic codes but get 20% less fuel economy due to the intake manifold runner flaps being open all the time.
So I found a 36,000 mile 2015 Focus SE on Copart for $5153 and bought it. Will try to drive it back to Kenosha, Wisconsin from Detroit, Michigan on Monday. The plan is to sell my 2010 Focus SEL for $1,000 after we see if the Copart one is at all reliable.
Thanks for all who helped work through my IMRC issues especially Marde and Paul.
Crap. That is a sad ending to your IMRC problem.
Makes me mad that Ford failed during your car service, for PCM PATS key programming. I would guess that the Ford technician (Service Dept) failed you, and the used PCM was OK. I guess we will never know the truth.
I hope your next post or next thread is one about good news. Wishing you good luck, and better luck, with the 2015 Focus.
Always check your fluid levels, -then check your car.