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No power steering....

No power steering. Message says service ps now. Just changed the battery (its been 25 below up here). Had a low tire, just brought all up to 32-35 psi. Is there a reset procedure?

Mechanic's Assistant: Is the power loss consistent, or does it fluctuate?

Lost it between errands, seems totally gone

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Ford?

2010 Flex with Eco boost engine

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Flex yourself? What have you tried so far?

Trying, just did the front brakes to get ready for inspection, changed the battery yesterday.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

FL tire was very low yesterday during this

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Ford Mechanic: Mike S., ASE Certified Technician replied 1 month ago
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Hi, I am Mike, welcome. I'm reviewing your question.

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Ford Mechanic: Mike S., ASE Certified Technician replied 1 month ago

I assume this has the Electronic Power Assist Steering (EPAS) system

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Ford Mechanic: Mike S., ASE Certified Technician replied 1 month ago

This system is self-monitoring and has the capability of setting and storing DTCs. Depending on the DTC set, the control module will enter into a "safe mode" of manual steering. In addition, the PSCM may send a request to the Instrument Panel Cluster (IPC) module over the HS-CAN bus to display a message in the message center to alert the driver of a potential EPAS concern.

With that done said, I believe your next step would be to have the trouble codes retrieved from all of the modules.

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Ford Mechanic: Mike S., ASE Certified Technician replied 1 month ago

Let me know if it is any of these:

DTC INDEX

DTCDescription

DTC B1D23 Overheat Sensor

DTC C1B00 Steering Angle Sensor

DTC C200B Steering Shaft Torque Sensor 1

DTC C200C Steering Shaft Torque Sensor 2

DTC C2200D Motor Rotation Angle Sensor

DTC P07AE Transmission Friction Element G Performance/Stuck Off

DTC U0001 High Speed CAN Communications Bus

DTC U0100 Lost Communication with ECM/PCM A

DTC U0121 Lost Communication with the Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) Control Module

DTC U0126 Lost Communication With Steering Angle Sensor Module

DTC U0159 Lost Communication With Parking Assist Control Module A

DTC U0300 Internal Control Module Software Incompatibility

DTC U0401 Invalid Data Received from ECM/PCM A

DTC U0415 Invalid Data Received from ABS Control Module

DTC U045A Invalid Data Received From Parking Assist Control Module A

DTC U2011 Motor

DTC U2100 Initial Configuration Not Complete

DTC U2101 Control Module Configuration Incompatible

DTC U3000 Control Module

DTC U3003 Battery Voltage

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I have to go somewhere to get the codes? Can most mechanics do this or do I have to go to a Ford dealership?
Ford Mechanic: Mike S., ASE Certified Technician replied 1 month ago

Places like autozone and/or advance auto usually retrieve them for free but any mechanic with a scan tool can read them, maybe even just a code reader but I think those codes will not be in the pcm but they could be.

You should not have to go to the dealer.

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Ford Mechanic: Mike S., ASE Certified Technician replied 1 month ago

If and when you get the code and no one has helped figure out what it is or how to trouble shoot the code/s, just come back here and tell me the codes.

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