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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-22-2007, 01:06 AM Thread Starter
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Pcm Help

Due to a problem with my Supertuner I managed to overwrite the programming in my PCM with the program from a friends PCM (long story ....... basically hit an error when programming friends truck tried to re-program mine back from stock to perf. the tuner didn't check vin and proceeded to load his 94 programming into my PCM, I'm working with Supertuners on this issue) HOWEVER, The dealer says they can't re-program my PCM to stock because they said they don't have access to the complete programming information from Ford to re-program a PCM only updates, so I'm looking for a replacement PCM.

I have a 97 F350 crew PSD/ E4OD FWD with a PCM F7TF-12A650-RC . I'm looking for information on whether or not other PCM's may be interchangeable with mine (having a bit of a hard time finding a replacement with the same part #)

Any help would be appreciated.

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-22-2007, 01:10 AM
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I would contact either Jody or Diane at DP-Tuner. They carry PCM's and have the cabability of reflashing PCM's. They might be able to give you a hand. Look in our vendor links for their homepage and phone number.

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I to would call DP Tuner. I got a PCM for a guy last week. Great guy to deal with.

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hmmm a dealer should be able to do that.
Maybe ask around just to get you back on the road.
In the mean time, definitely give Jody a call, he can send you a PCM and likely take yours as a core if it's still good.

I would also get him to burn you a chip, if you think the superchips is fun.... HOLD ON!
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Have you tried to start the truck. I would think it would work. If the trucks starts I can burn you up a chip if your interested in ditching that superchips for your PCM. Let me know what code your truck is, and your buddies to be sure.


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So here's the longer story:

This past weekend I was going to let a friend see how his truck performed using my SuperChips 1705. I put my truck in "stock programming and then we plugged into his truck (mine is a 97 PSD his is a 94 PSD). Everthing was going fine we went through the prompts for programming w/o towing, no speed limit, the programmer saved his programming and began loading the "tuned program". It got to the end and listed and error (22?) and said to contact Superchips This is where it got bad..... we tried to check what program was in his truck but the tuner would not read his truck it just kept posting the error. His truck started so we thought his truck was fine. THEN, we took the tuner back to my 97 and when we plugged it in it went through the normal checks we then selected tuning and the programmer started installing "stock program". After this my truck would not start and no error was detected. We verified that his truck is in "stock mode" by putting the tuner back on his truck, running diagnostic & clearing any errors, then going into program mode and selecting program "Return to Stock" selected yes and it completed programming his truck to stock and his truck runs fine. Now when the Supertuner is plugged in to my truck it reads out "not original vehicle/program Error10) and doesn't start. I had it towed to the dealer and According to the local Ford dealer I've lost everything in my PCM and it needs to be replaced. Superchips is unable to help unless I send them my tuner and PCM. Dealer wanted $835 to replace the PCM. I originally thought the dealer would be able to reload the stock programing but this dealer say they can't (see first post) and the only fix is to install a new PCM.

Thanks for the info so far.....

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For that price you could get a new PCM and a kick butt chip with some tunes in it.
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I thought those things were VIN locked? Moreover, I'd tell the stealership to stick-it and contact Jody at DP-Tuner for a pcm or an F5 chip and you'll be light years ahead.
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Well, I talked to the shop foreman and basically this particular dealership does not have the capability to completely restore the factory programming. I did tell them that I would source a PCM rather than buy a new one from them and they were fine with that and even waved their usual $140 diagnostic charge because " we really didn't help you", even though they did spend about 1 1/2hrs trying to upload updates hoping that those would help get the PCM re-programmed ..........

I've been trying all morning to contact DP-Tuner and only get voice mail:shrug:

I'll keep trying.............

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We had to go out of town on short notice yesterday. Pm me your number and I will have Jody call you.

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