One of the most common failure modes for the Ford Fusion is connected to the DTC U3000 (including U3000:46 and U3000:96). The Ford Fusion 2011-2012 has also been recalled for ECU failure. In this article, we'll list the symptoms, diagnoses, and solutions related to Ford Fusion vehicles that generate the U3000 error code.
When you're dealing with modern EPS systems in your shop, the bulk of the issues and failures you'll be dealing with will likely be related to electronics: components, sensors, boards, circuitry, communication, and more. However, that doesn't mean you will never come across mechanical failures in these vehicles as well, and you should be sure that your team of technicians is prepared to diagnose and repair them. While there are many different potential error codes and mechanical failure types to look for, your first priority should be to familiarize yourself with the most frequently diagnosed types.
In this post, we'll describe the most common EPS mechanical failure types to look for during the diagnostic process and discuss how you can approach rebuilding and repairing these issues.
As electronic power steering (EPS) continues to grow as a segment of the power steering industry, drivers will inevitably need to bring their vehicles in for service from time to time. However, because EPS systems are so different from traditional hydraulic steering, servicing these units requires some specialized tools and training, but not every power steering shop takes the time to invest in them. When your shop makes the transition to EPS service, the benefits of your new capabilities can actually give you a range of advantages over your competition in the industry.
In this post, we'll explain how servicing EPS makes your business more competitive than other shops and the dealership and why making the EPS transition is so important to the future of your business.
Transitioning into electronic power steering service can come with several challenges for your business and service team. Perhaps the biggest change you'll need to undergo is the radical shift in the diagnosis and repair processes today's EPS systems demand. You and your team will need to learn to address and entirely new field of electronic failures that require a different approach than you would use to repair the mechanical, hydraulic issues you might be used to.
When your power steering business is built around electronic power steering, it's going to look and run a lot differently than a traditional hydraulic shop. One of the biggest changes you'll need to make during the transition process is making sure you have all the right tools and equipment on hand to ensure you can handle modern EPS service. In addition to investing in a diagnostic scan tool and the high quality rebuild parts you need to do a successful EPS repair, you may also run into situations where you need a more specialized or even custom tool to get the job done.