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Ford Freestar SE I installed a reman PCM in an 05 Ford Freestar

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I installed a reman PCM in an 05 Ford Freestar - a JustAnswer Ford expert suspected it of being the reason for the trans having no output. The reman people, Automotive Electronics Solutions, programmed the PCM to the VIN, but don't program it for security function. The vehicle will not even crank with the reman PCM installed - the instrument cluster powers up, but that's all. Reinstalled the original PCM, van starts and runs. Repeated the two installs with same results. AES says it needs security programming. I'm used to that disabling ignition, but not cranking. Do you know for sure?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Ron replied 6 years ago.
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They are correct, the New PCM will need to be programmed to be able to read the key. THe dealer should be able to do this for you with the PCM out of the car. They usually charge right at an hour in labor.
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