FORD Diagnostics using Ford IDS, What can it do ?

We are able to diagnose faults and problems that other garages and even Ford Dealers seem unable to resolve using FORD IDS. We repair ECU’s and can supply, Fit and Programme New, Used & Refurbished ECU’s and Control Units to all Ford models. Unlike most workshops who would rarther just change parts in the hope that it may fix the problem at your expense. We have the knowledge and expertise to diagnose faults along with any other issues accurately and economically to ensure your ford is back on the road and not hiding any unwanted electrical gremlins, Time and time again we have proven other companies quotes to be misrepresenting of the actual fault for instance we recently had a turbo actuator fault the client was quoted over £1100 for the repair (compleat turbo) we diagnosed the fault and repaired the fault for £280 need we say we had one happy ford owner with money in his pocket.

Our aim at GEL Automotive is to repair the issue you are having with your ford at the best possible price, we will try and repair any part we can rather than replacing it unless it is proven to be faulty.

Ford main dealer diagnostics, to your door

Using the same Ford IDS VCM and VCM 2 interfaces and Ford IDS Software , that is used in ford main dealerships worldwide this gives us the same power as your ford main dealer in terms of diagnosing faults, coding ecu’s and programming keys. We have all the facilities at hand, including programming of new ECU’s, keys and Control units. We are also perform software updates which are increasingly resolving faults on Ford vehicles that seem to elude most ford dealers

Ford Diagnostic capabilities, Ford IDS

Fault code reading
Viewing Live data
Actuating Components
Graphing Live Data in real time
Software Updates and reprogramming
Installing New Control units and ECU’s
We also have other facilities which allows us to reset and re-program Used Control Units, offering significant savings to our customers.

We are able to program the following to all Ford models using FORD IDS

Ford Engine ECU / PCM Programming & Coding
Ford Body Module BCM Programming & Coding
Ford CIM Module Programming & Coding
Ford Rear Body Module Programming & Coding
ford Cooling System Control Unit Programming & Coding
Ford ABS Programming & Coding
Ford SRS / Airbag Programming & Coding
Ford Key Programming & Coding
Ford Central Locking Remotes Programming & Coding
and any other modules that may be fitted.

IDS stands ford Integrated Diagnostic Software this gives us full dealer level diagnostics and programming for all 16 pin Fords. Ford IDS is used by ford dealers all around the world.

FORD IDS the basics

Automatic vehicle recognition
DTC reading and removal
Complete list of up to date data streaming for all mager ECU’s
Recordable / playback of live data
Guided fault finding
New technology for existing ECU’s to fix drivability problems
Programming and installation of new ECU’s (PCM, ABS, Instrument cluster, air bag, fuel pumps etc.,)
Programming new keys
Injector coding
Setting / removing speed limiters
DPF regeneration
Any many, many more dealer specific functions

Why GEL Automotive for FORD IDS and Ford diagnostics ?

GEL Automotive are equipped to tackle any ford diagnostic or programming fault you may have. We have a mobile diagnostic service that covers the east on england we are based in Aldeburgh on the suffolk coast but provide a fully mobile ford IDS Diagnostic service to the local area and beyond. Our mobile diagnostic service covers Suffolk, Essex and Norfolk we are often seen in the following places Lowestoft, Ipswich, Diss, Norwich, Bury St Edmunds, Woodbridge, Colchester, Beccles with coverage of all of these areas in east anglia you are never too far away from a main dealer service.