What is the sound of one piston slapping?
What is the sound of one piston slapping?

Been trying to call dealerships, even ones as far as South King County, to locate a service shop that:

A) Knows what the fuck they’re doing with Engine Control Modules on 2010 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptors.

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B) Doesn’t try to give me the run-around with “needing to get a diagnosis”. Asswipe, I ain’t a money-teat.

I already diagnosed it myself. The original ECM failed to send signals to the EVAP Purge Valve a month ago, leading to me replacing it outright with a different ECM from another 2010 Ford Crown Victoria PI belonging to a different jurisdiction.

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The result? I no longer have traction control, because Seattle PD did not order that with their cars. However, my car, which is from Pierce County Sheriff, came with it from the factory. I trust you see the issue here?

Technically I don’t need to get the ECM reflashed, since I can drive without TCS. But its lack of availability bugs me every now and then, plus the throttle behavior seems different from the original ECM at times. I have wasted an hour trying to call these dealerships when they either keep forwarding me to an answering machine, or giving me the run-around with “we need to diagnose it ourselves”.

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Yes, I know the risks of having service conducted on the car going off of my own diagnosis, and no, I’m not paying $200 for a diagnosis, and then a reflash on the ECM (assuming the dealership has the balls to guarantee their work, I’m not taking anything less) for another $200. Fuck that.

Edit: If anyone can recommend a Ford-capable service shop that can reprogram my ECM for me, I’d appreciate it. I’m ready to try third-party shops now...

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