Ford Escape 2013 Replace/Program/Calibrate PCM with Maxisys Elite + J2534

Today I am going to share with you a case study on how the Autel owner experience with his first j2534 programming event.

Purpose: Needed the solenoid body id/ strategy code in order to complete a pcm programming

Car: Ford Escape 2013

Device: Autel MaxiSYS Elite and J2534

Background: client secured a new auto body repair contract and was going to attempt his first programming procedure on new pcm module. while assisting him we discovered Ford software was requesting the solenoid body id/ strategy code but could not retrieve this information since it was a new pcm module installed on the vehicle

How to: locate the solenoid body id/strategy code to complete pcm programming procedure

PCM removal

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New PCM module

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Solenoid body tags location

solenoid body tags:

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Problem:

Cannot locate the body id tag

May need outsource to dealer

Loss of reputation/business relationship

Solution:

Get an original PCM

Old PCM module installed

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programmable parameters
transmission
transmission characterization
document id codes

Program the PCM module:

New PCM module installed

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Reset passive anti-theft system (PATS) parameter:

vehicle without keyless entry and push button start for the 2013 escape

turn the ignition key cylinder from OFF to ON
in Maxisys Elite, select Hot function – immo – PATS functions and follow up the screen instructions to enter the PATS security access
from the Elite, select “Parameter Reset” and follow the on-screen instructions
perform the misfire monitor neutral profile correction procedure

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Autel Maxisys Elite Review 2019: Diagnostic tool with ECU Programming-Share from Internet

If you’re looking for nothing less than the best OBD2 scanner on the market, then look no further than the Autel Maxisys elite scan tool. Autel Scanner is well known for their quality scanner. And the Autel Maxisys is well-known for its speed, multi-tasking, and simplicity. The Autel MS908CV scanner has the same features, but less processor power(means a little bit slow). It is the Upgraded Version of Autel Maxisys MS908P Pro. For the many years that I have repaired and maintained different car models and makes in my car repair shop, this has been one of the most reliable scanners that I have used over the years. Read this Autel MaxiSYS Elite review to know more about this advanced diagnostic tool.
Who will buy the Autel Maxisys Elite Diagnostic Tool?

The Autel Maxisys elite diagnostic scanner is the perfect scanner for busy and professional mechanics as well as technicians. Let the price not deter you from acquiring this fast, efficient, and comprehensive diagnostic scan tool. You can also use it on a variety of car brands, and its ergonomic design is fun to have in the hands. The Wi-Fi connection makes updating easy and the large LCD displays make reading and erasing codes to be quick.
Technical Specifications of the Autel Maxisys Elite Scanner
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FAQ Autel MaxiSys Elite Diagnostic Tool with J2534

Q:  What is the difference between Autel MaxiSYS Elite and MaxiSys Pro?

A: MaxiSys elite comes with upgraded Hardware, Docking station, Better resolution screen, overall quicker unit..

The elite model offers more features than the pro version.

You can check detail Autel automotive scanners comparison table below:

FAQ- Autel- MaxiSys- Elite- Diagnostic- Tool- with- J2534

Q: It is original? Do you have warranty?

A:One year quality insurance. you can contact us at any time.

Q:  How about coding keys?

A:Yes, Maxisys elite can do key coding.This is the most advanced tool in automotive market.

Q: Does it come preregistred?

A: No, you should register it with your own ID and password. It only takes a few minutes, very easy to do it.

Q:HOW MANY FREE UPDATES COME WITH PURCHASE OF MAXISYS ELITE.

WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF I DO NOT UPDATE IT,OR IF I WANT TO UPDATE IT AFTER A YEAR OR TWO

A:It comes with one year free update. And you can still use it if you do not wanna to upgrade it.

Q:Which J2534 ECU Programmer the Pro or the Elite?

A: The J2534 programmer for the Pro and the Elite have no function difference. There are 2 versions of the MaxiFlash Pro. The original unit has an antenna and new unit (MaxiFlash Elite) is smaller without the antenna.

Autel MaxiSys MS908P/MaxiSys Mini “Network not available” Solution

Problem description:

On Autel Maxisys Pro MS908P or Maxisys Mini, the network connection is fine, but when going to Update page, it says “Network not available, please check the network”.

Solutions:Autel Maxisys MS906

1 Enter Root Explorer/mnt/sdcard/scan/menu and check if there is “init.xml” file. If there is the file, just delete it. Then enter the menu again to make sure if it is deleted successfully.

2.If the network is still not available, please select the Maxisys icon on the main screen. Then hold it and move it to the top where you can see App info, force stop the process of Maxisys and clear the data. Then try to update again.

If cannot solve the problem, send S/N to Autel engineer to check if the scanner is genuine.

Besides, update server is OK, please try to update it again with stable network connection.

Problem description:

When I use the Autel MaxiSys mini MS905, the error message “Unfortunately, maxisys has stopped” on the table.

Solutions:

Just try the following steps:

1 Connect Maxisys mini to PC via USB cable.

2 Turn on USB storage on the msxisys.

3 Wait for several seconds and turn off USB storage.

4 Restart the scanner and try again.
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Question on the new Maxisys MS906, MS906BT, and MS906TS

MS906TS is added TPMS function according to MS906BT.

AUTEL MaxiSYS MS906TS is definitely the latest addition to the MaxiSys item line of advanced wireless diagnostic devices integrated

together with the TPMS antenna module. The device is depending on the Android operating system featured together with the finest probable

coverage of OE-level diagnostics and TPMS integration. Using the highly effective Exynos 5260 6-core processor (1.three GHz

quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 + 1.7 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A15), an 8” capacitive HD touch screen, and long-distance

wireless communication, the MaxiSys MS906TS efficiently provides extensive vehicle diagnostics and evaluation

together with universal TPMS solutions.

Query on the new Autel Tools Maxisys MS906, MS906BT, and MS906TS
MS906 has precisely the same apperance with MS906BT, but MS906BT has a couple of benefit than MS906:
1. MS906BT is installed Bluetooth, permitting diagnosis wirelessly.
2. MS906BT’s diagnostic coverage involves premium car brands which include Maserati and Bentley, which would be required for high-end service shops.
3. MS906BT supports oscilloscope and digital inspection camera add-ons that are not supported by MS906.
4. Lastly, MS906BT has the capability to carry out coding for covered vehicles.

MaxiSys MS906TS from www.cnautotool.com is definitely the latest addition towards the MaxiSys product line of advanced wireless diagnostic devices integrated with all the TPMS antenna module. The device is depending on the Android operating program featured using the finest doable coverage of OE-level diagnostics and TPMS integration. Utilizing the strong Exynos 5260 6-core processor (1.three GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 + 1.7 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A15), an 8” capacitive HD touch screen, and long-distance wireless communication, the MaxiSys MS906TS efficiently provides extensive car diagnostics and analysis in conjunction with universal TPMS solutions.

Powerful Autel MS908P MaxiSys MS908 Pro

MaxiSYS Pro MS908P Description:

The MaxiSys Diagnostic Platform is an evolutionary smart solution for specialized automotive diagnosis and ECU
programming. Designed with the DNA of Autel’s diagnostics family, the MaxiSys is built to offer many of the prestigious qualities of the MaxiDAS DS708 with extreme ease of use and powerful diagnostic performance. However the MaxiSys has evolved far beyond the original capabilities. Utilizing an A9 quad-core 1.40GHz processor that offers 50% increase in speed versus competing products, a 9.7” LED screen with a resolution of 1,024 x 768 capacitive touch screen, the revolutionary multitask-capable Android Operating System, combined with the best possible coverage of OE-level diagnostics, the MaxiSys is the perfect diagnostic solution for shops and technicians who demand unrivalled smart technology and smart repairs.

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Advantages of AUTEL MS908P :

1. Language: English ( Defult language is English, also supports French, German, Portuguese, Polish, Swedish, Russian, change language need 120USD, English and Spanish can’t change between each other)
2. Software version: Every Car Model Software Has A Different Version.
3. Update: Online Update. (Free for One Year, after one year 1200 USD/year)
4. With Wifi The VCI connects wirelessly to the main unit with Long-Range Class 1 Bluetooth
5. Complete capabilities for codes, live data, actuation tests, adaptations, coding and ECU programming
6. Internal reliable and fast 32GB Solid State Drive for better performance.
7. Autel Maxisye Pro can do online programming, at the same time it’s compatiable for diagnosis and online programming for part of the original software.

Kindly Notice:
1. Spanish need custom made, cannot exchange English to Spanish, If you want Spanish Language, we can ship English+Spanish Language.
2. Newly added Russian language, but when you register the country, do not choose Russia, need choose another country name
3. The package do not contains BENZ 14PIN adpter, if you need it, contact our customer service after place order.
4. MS908P can support Malaysia proton and Perodua, do not including AU Holden
5. The device can not sell to Korean

MaxiSys Pro 908P Vehicle List:

AUDI, BENZ, BMW, DACIA, EU FORD, AU Ford, Ford, Holden, LANDROVER, MINI, OPEL, PEUGEOT, RENAULT, SEAT, SKODA, VW, VOLVO, SMART, JAGUAR, BENZ SPRINTER, SAAB, FIAT, ABARTH, LACIA, ALFA ROMEO, VAUXHALL, MAYBACH, BENTLEY, BUGATTI, PORSCHE,GM, CHRYSLER, FORD,SUZUKI, KIA, DAWEOO, ISUZU, TOYOTA, SUBARU, SCION, NISSAN, MITSUBISHI, LEXUS, INFINITI, HYUNDAI, HONDA, ACCURA, MAZDA.

Autel MaxiSys Pro 908P Features:

Hardware:
1. Extensive vehicle coverage for more than 80 US, Asian and European vehicle makes
2. Complete function capability for codes, live data, actuation tests, adaptations, coding, and even ECU programming
3. Extraordinarily powerful Cortex-A9 quad-core processor
4. 9.7 inch 1,024×768 LED-backlit glossy widescreen Multi Touch display with IPS technology
5. Built-in 5-megapixel rear camera with autofocus; Virtual on-screen keyboard· Wi Fi wireless to access your favorite web resources & automatically update new software
6. Unique shop tough ergonomic design features strong rubber protection and housing
7. Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery for up to 8 hours of continuous operation
8. USB, audio, and auxiliary ports make it easy to connect accessories
9. Internal Reliable and fast 32GB Solid State Drive for better performance
10. The VCI connects wirelessly to the main unit with ultra-range Bluetooth

Software:
1. Open source Android Operating System for fast boot-up and multitasking
2. Easy and intuitive navigation makes finding what you need simple and fast
3. Displays live data in text, graph and analog for easy data review and analysis
4. Configure live data display options, set alarms, record, and playback data frames with one touch
5. Records and playbacks live data to pinpoint troubles of sensors and components
6. Cloud-based Data Manager saves customer and vehicle records, scanner data and technician notes
7. Remote technical support for convenient demonstration, training and increased customer satisfaction
8. Intelligent memory of vehicles for easy and quick diagnosis of tested vehicles
9. Prints out recorded data anytime and anywhere with Wi-Fi technology
10. Automatic Wi-Fi updates available in new software releases

Autel 908P Main unit :

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1. 9.7” LED Capacitive Touch Screen
2. Ambient Light Sensor – detects ambient brightness
3. Microphone

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1. Audio Speaker
2. Collapsible Stand – extends from the back to allow hands-free viewing of the display tablet at a 30 degree angle
3. Camera Lens
4. Camera Flash

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1. Mini SD (secure digital) Card Slot – optional module
2. Mini USB (universal serial bus) OTG Port
3. Head Phone Jack

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1. DC Power Supply Input Port
2. Ethernet Port
3. HDMI (high-definition multimedia interface) Port
4. USB Port
5. VGA (video graphics array) Port
6. Lock/Power Button – turns the MaxiSys tool on and off with long press, or locks the screen with short press

J2534 Functional Description:

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1. Ethernet Port
2. USB Port
3. Power LED – illuminates solid green when powered on
4. Error LED – illuminates solid red when serious hardware failure occurs
5. Bluetooth LED – illuminates solid green when connected with the MaxiSys display tablet through Bluetooth
communication
6. Ethernet LED – illuminates solid green when connected with the MaxiSys display tablet or an existing LAN via the Ethernet serial cable
7. USB Status Light — illuminates solid green when the device is properly connected and communicating with the MaxiSys display tablet or the PC via the USB cable
8. Vehicle LED – flashes green when communicating with the vehicle’s network
IMPORTANT: Do not disconnect the reprogramming device while this status light is on! If the flash reprogramming procedure is interrupted while the vehicle’s ECU is blank or only partially programmed, the module may be unrecoverable.
9. Bluetooth Antenna
10. DC Power Supply Input Port
11. Vehicle Data Connector (DB26-Pin MVCI)
12. External Programming Voltage Output Port
13. A/D Input Port

AUTEL MS908P MAXISYS Pro itself has already supported ECU programming function for BENZ and BMW cars, if you need to get support for more car models, you must use J2534 device along with OEM software to implement this function. J2534 DEVICE can not only use with AUTEL MAXISYS Pro , but also can work on other OEM software.
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Using additional OEM software, the MaxiFlash Pro can be used as a Pass-Thru diagnostics tool as well, which allows users to read and clear Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) and data log PIDS, collect sensor data and log generic OBDII data etc.

MaxiSys Elite Special Functions

These functions of MaxiSys Elite perform various component adaptations, allowing you to recalibrate or configure certain components after making repairs or replacement.

The main section of the Adaptation Operation screen displays a list of operational and vehicle status information, which mainly consists of four parts:

1.The first part in the top line shows the description of the operation being performed, and the execution status is displayed on the right, such as Completed, or Activated, etc.

2.The second part shows the preconditions or requirements for executing the operation being selected.
The third part displays the current conditions of the OBD2 Scanner control module being learned for comparison to the preconditions suggested by the second part. If the current condition of the control module is out of the suggested limit value, you must adjust the vehicle condition to meet the requirement

3.The third part displays the current conditions of the vehicle control module being learned for comparison to the preconditions suggested by the second part. If the current condition of the control module is out of the suggested limit value, you must adjust the vehicle condition to meet the requirement.

4.The last part displays the instruction of how to use the functional button at the lower right corner of the screen to manipulate the teach-in operations.
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Read the information carefully and check the Autel Scanner condition accordingly, when you are sure that the vehicle is ready to perform the adaptation, simply follow the instruction provided to make appropriate selections. When the operation is done, an execution status message such as Completed, Finished or Successful, displays.

Tap the ESC button to exit the function.

MaxiSys Elite Powering Up

Press the Lock/Power button on the top right side of the display tablet to switch the unit on. The system boots up, and shows the lock screen. Pressing the inner ring with a Lock icon at the center displays 3 entry options:

1.Unlock – Drag the inner ring to the right edge of the circle to enter the Android System’s Home Screen.

2.MaxiSys — Drag the inner ring to the bottom edge of the circle to enter the MaxiSys Job Menu.

3.Camera – Drag the inner ring to the left edge of the circle to launch the camera.

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1.Application Buttons

2.Locator and Navigation Buttons

3.System Status Icons

4.App Switcher

NOTE: The screen is locked by default when you first turn on the display tablet. It is recommended to lock the screen to protect information in the system and reduce battery usage.

Almost all operations on the display tablet are controlled through the touch screen. The Autel Scan Tool touch screen navigation is menu driven, which allows you to quickly locate the test procedure, or data that you need; through a series of choices and questions. Detailed descriptions of the menu structures are found in the chapters for the various applications.

Application Buttons

The Application buttons configure the Autel MaxiSYS Elite Scan Tool for the type of operation or activity to be performed. The table below gives brief descriptions of the available applications.

Use the stylus pen or your finger tip to select an application from the Job Menu.

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Locator and Navigation Buttons
Operations of the Navigation buttons at the bottom of the screen are described in the table below:

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System Status Icons

These are the standard status icons of the Android operating system. Your MaxiSys display tablet is a fully functional Android Pad. Refer to Android documentation for additional information.
By tapping on this area (bottom right corner), a Shortcuts Panel will be displayed, on which you are allowed to set various system settings of the tablet. Operations of each button on the panel are described in the table below:

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App Switcher

1.The App Switcher can be enabled or disabled on Android System Settings. Short pressing this button opens a control panel.
2.Tapping a specific app shortcut button enables you to switch directly to the selected application screen.
3.Long pressing a specific app shortcut button displays the app menu, on which you can select and change the app shortcut.
Pressing and dragging the App Switcher around allows you to change the button position alongside the edge of the screen

4.Powering Down
All vehicle communications must be terminated before shutting down the MaxiSys display tablet. A warning message displays if you attempt to shut down while the VCI unit is communicating with the Car Scanner Tool. Forcing a shut down while communicating may lead to ECM problems on some vehicles. Exit the Diagnostics application before powering down.

5.To power down the MaxiSys tablet:
a)Press and hold the Lock/Power Button.
b) Tap OK; the tablet will turn off in a few seconds.

Is MS908P Worth Buying

Is MS908P Worth Buying

1. Its quad-core processor, the Cortex-A9 Samsung Exynos 1.4 GHz, provides high processing speeds.

2. The compatibility of the device with other add-ons makes it possible to install a language pack.

3. The scanned data is presented as texts and/or graphs.

4. The device is compatible with a large number of vehicles.

5. Android Ice Cream 4.0 on which it runs enables multitasking and quick boot up. Almost 5 times faster than other diagnostic devices.

6. It is light, compact and robust. Therefore, you can carry and work with it anywhere without much hassle.

7. You can share data via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi with other people in your team or print for hard copies.

It’s one of the best Professional Autel Scanners!!

Why Autel MaxiSys Pro MS908P?

This diagnostic device is mainly for professionals, those with Garage or Auto Repairing Shops. It wouldn’t suit you if you are a single car owner. The design is meant to serve many people.If you are an owner of a garage or car shop Autel Professional OBD2 MS908P, it could be of great help to you in getting things done fast.

Is It Worth Buying Then?

Autel MaxiSys MS908 Pro is an all round and powerful tool that I would definitely recommend to any professional mechanics in the auto-repairing business.

It can a long way in easing up and increasing efficiency in your engine diagnostics from all the features mentioned. The returns are a guarantee.

It is a current tool that is compatible with most vehicles models. With its ‘Future Proof’ feature, it is to remain relevant with new vehicle models being released.

Autel Scan Tool are very good with after-sale services and you are assured of getting updates every time they are done.

My using experience about Autel MaxiSYS Elite

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I have been a Ford Master Technician for 30 years and used about every brand diagnostic scanner over the years and this one is hands down the best and most universal scanner I have used to date! Never once have I had an issue with the Blue Tooth connection between the scanner and the VCM II unlike what we use at Ford. Programs keys perfectly, bi-directional controls work flawless and is very fast processing of live data….WAY faster than Snap On Versus and the software especially for Ford is almost identical to Fords software with the IDS we use at the dealership…I actually prefer my Autel over the IDS now.

Autel Scanner would not connect with some vehicles, then with all vehicles. This cable solved the issues, and now all is well. As the site says, have a spare on hand. It will keep you from being out of the game and it is the common failure point due to USER “use” (or abuse…LOL)

The scanner can be charged with the charge cable or you can plug the charge cable into the stand and then simply set the scanner in and out of the stand as needed and it stays charged when docked between uses. I have it set up on my shops WiFi and it lets me know when there are updates and they update often which I also like.

The Autel MaxiSYS Elite can also be used as a tablet, has great resolution and does everything Snap On’s scanners do for a fraction of the price!

This is a nice heavy unit, not cheap and doesn’t feel cheap in your hands, comes with about every adapter you could ever need foreign and domestic for PCM hook up and can be easily expanded for oscilloscope and other options.

It is an amazing product, I would to thank to the people that helped me with my scanner I really appreciate it. The Professional Diagnostic Tool works very well and I’m happy with it. My only complaint is that I didn’t try one much sooner!!!
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