PID is an acronym for Parameter Identification Data. It is used to identify PCM related items on both OEM and aftermarket Scan Tools. The PID Data or data stream items available for display include:
To view PID Data on a Scan Tool, connect the Scan Tool to the vehicle connector; then identify the vehicle by following the setup instructions, and select Data Stream or Parameter from the menu.
Information contained within the PID Data Charts can be used to:
This section of the Domestic Car Handbook contains Parameter ID (PID) tables for Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles from 2004-2005. It can be used to assist in the repair of both Code & No Code problems. Then find the following PCM PID information.
In this example, the Fuel Tank Pressure Sensor should read near 2.6v with the cap removed. The actual PID value from the vehicle can be used to check the sensor calibration by comparing it against the known good PID value in pin voltage tab FREESTYLE PID DATA