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2012 Ford Focus DIY TCM tips?

2012 Ford Focus DIY TCM tips?

AttemptAcrobatic7341

4 10mm bolts hold the Tcm, the 1xx dollar eBay one works good. Some come bad some don't. All you need to do is remove the old one, put the new one in(don't forget to swap the Orings on to the new one), then do the adaptive learn in forscan, and then you're good to go.


Call_pj

Thanks for the prompt advice so far! I did find this one on ebay, could you offer an opinion? https://www.ebay.com/itm/265347307927?fits=Year%3A2012%7CModel%3AFocus%7CMake%3AFord&epid=1576888818&hash=item3dc7ee9997:g:f3cAAOSwJTRhXctf#rpdCntId


AttemptAcrobatic7341

Had a glance on eBay, before Covid I assume, they had a ton of listings for brand new ones in the 100-150 dollar range. Seems like they only have used ones now. If you are buying a used one I would recommend getting one from an 2015-2018 car. Newer year preferred. Older focuses were the ones with the most prominent TCM issues, don't want a crappy version of TCM, you want one of the latest revisions.


Call_pj

Understood, thank you


Own-Grand5963

How many miles do you have on the 2012 Focus? The dealer should know the TCM warranty was extended to 10 yr/150,000 miles. It should be zero if you do not have the mileage over this. You are still within the 10 years.


Call_pj

I am at 200k miles. The car is in good shape but it's used to commute 60 miles a day. So far, I am on the list awaiting a $900 tcm from Ford. I have an ebay part coming that I will try to install and program via ForScan myself.


converter-bot

60 miles is 96.56 km


Call_pj

I am at 200k miles. The car is in good shape but it's used to commute 60 miles a day. So far, I am on the list awaiting a $900 tcm from Ford. I have an ebay part coming that I will try to install and program via ForScan myself.


converter-bot

60 miles is 96.56 km