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As some of you guys know I recently completed a drivetrain conversion.

The time has come for the scanner to talk to the trucks new computer
In order for me to do this I need a VIN number from the correct truck.

If somebody can PM me or post their VIN number here I would really appriciate it, It will only be used for me to talk to my computer with a OBD-II scanner.

the truck must be:

1997 Mercury or Ford
Mountaineer or Explorer
5.0L V8
All Wheel Drive
Automatic transmission


Also the truck must have P heads but I am not sure thats a big deal, at least to get them talking.

Thank you!
 
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You could make one up. I am sure that you could do a search and find the proper numbers to do that.
 
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Well I have a vin for a 96 Ex that I can use, but I would prefer to use a real Mercury 97 VIN just in case, this truck has the P heads, my 96 Ex does not. I dont think the PCMs are any different, but just in case.
 
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PM V8boatbuilder ;)
 
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PM sent :) thanks!
 
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Bumpity still need, come on people help me out! I am trying to make Moab and I need to get the scanner talking to the truck
 
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410Fortune said:
Bumpity still need, come on people help me out! I am trying to make Moab and I need to get the scanner talking to the truck

Have you tried Ebay? ;)

They always list the VINs of the cars. Just a thought.

Sorry I can't help you, my specs are just what you need but I'm a 96.
 
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good idea! Thanks.....
 
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U R A GENIOUS
30 seconds, found a 97 Ex AWD VIN on Ebay...perfect! Thanks!

I am off to talk to the $3000 Snap On Scanner....fingers crossed.
 
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The last digits are unique to the vehicle. Why not use those from your Bronco II? Just for your own use.
Don
 
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the scanner only asks for the 5th, 8th, and 10th digits.
It worked!

thanks guys! My diagnostics port is wired correctly, I got the codes I expected, and then a few more I dont really care about, so I am happy!
I know what I need to do to get the CEL to go away and its what I expected, so HELL YEAH! I can pass emissions.....
 
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Jamie,

Glad you found a VIN, and everything worked. I was away from the computer for the last few days.

What codes did you pull?

-Aaron
 
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hahahaha well leseee...I pulled a few :)
But most of them I dont give a crap about, I jsut want the emissions ones gone so i can get the CEL off and pass the sniffer test.

I expected all the codes I got, but there were about three I did not expect but I understand, I dont have a GEM module in my BII and the computer is looking for one.

If I hook up my canister vent valve the emissions codes will be cleared and I will be golden!

the important thing is I wired up the diagnostics port correctly and it works!

I will list the codes and their meaning in my conversion thread later, right now I am hitching up the boat and hitting the lake for happy hour/sunset :)
 
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google groups...
 
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410Fortune said:
U R A GENIOUS
30 seconds, found a 97 Ex AWD VIN on Ebay...perfect! Thanks!

I am off to talk to the $3000 Snap On Scanner....fingers crossed.

Glad it worked out!

I expect pictures posted of the final product. I am following your progress.

Best of luck!
 
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OKay I will post pictures and code details this week.
Still a few bugs to work out.....
 
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