Ford-Lincoln-Mercury Factory Scan Tools

Ford's Integrated Diagnostic System (IDS): This is the current OEM tool for all Ford/Lincoln/Mercury dealers. Introduced to the Ford dealer service departments for model year 2005, this PC based tool covers all Fords models from 1996 to current year. Truck coverage is from the F150 series up to and including the F550 series. The F650 and F750 series trucks are covered for body and chassis, however engine coverage requires additional software and hardware. See our Heavy Duty page for additional information or call us to discuss the variances with these vehicles. customized package includes the IDS VCM-II hardware and required cabling, plus the IDS application software and an annual subscription of all available re-flashing calibration files and software updates for the IDS. All of this hardware and software is pre-installed into a Ford Certified new Dell Latitude laptop. The entire package is then packaged into a custom designed molded case with custom cut foam cushioning for the laptop and IDS hardware and cabling.

This package comes with a 1 year manufacturers warranty on the IDS and on the laptop. Also included with the Dell laptop is 1 year of accidental damage coverage, free service loaner (in North America only) and 1 year of OEMTools 'Total Annual Support'™ including CAS 'Live-On-Line'™ remote PC support. Call to order!


Shown above is a Ford IDS 'Turnkey' Package.



The Ford IDS system can be combined with other OEM applications on the same laptop as long as the laptop has been spec-ed and configured correctly.

NGS Flashfile


New Generation Star Tester: The NGS tool was the factory tool for years at all Ford Service facilities. The IDS (seen above) replaced the NGS as the Ford factory tool in 2006, however there are 1000's of NGS still in use today. Produced by Hickok Corporation, this scan tool will put the automotive aftermarket shop at a 'dealer level' capability when working on Ford/Lincoln/Mercury vehicles. The Ford dealer techs have had access to two tools for scanning Ford products: the IDS (Intergrated Diagnostic System) and the 'NGS. Both the 'NGS' and the IDS are available to the aftermarket throught

The NGS coverage includes all Ford vehicles from 1984 to 2009. There will be no further updates to MY coverages for the NGS. Scan data, codes, bi-directional controls and access to all controllers including Powertrain, Body, Chassis, ABS, GEM, FEM, REM, PATS, signal simulation, and multi-meter. Call to order!



NGS 2009 CAN VIM Update: Still available to OEMTools customers is the 2009 MY software package. This kit also enables the NGS to read CAN communication vehicles. Any NGS 'Classic' version or NGS-XL version can be upgraded to enhanced CAN communications by purchasing this kit. Please note the 2009 CAN VIM Kit update does not add any prior years coverage of non-CAN vehicles beyond what is listed here. Coverage does include all 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005 CAN and Non-CAN vehicles, plus 2004 and 2003 CAN Applications.

Call to discuss what you need to get up to present year coverage.

Software Updates for NGS

Software Updates for NGS

NGS Software Update: For those shops that already own an NGS, this is the Pre-CAN 2004 software update package. This update package will update any older NGS to include 1984-2004 model year coverages for all non-CAN applications. NGS testers with software from as far back as 1998 will be upgraded to current levels. Package includes new additional PCMCIA card and updated manual.

For those NGS owners with software older then 1998, there is a second upgrade kit available. ANY NGS can be updated to the current 2004 MY levels. There are essential, additional cables also needed to complete the functional updating of this tool.

Call to discuss what you need to get up to present year coverage.

Relevant Documents

Name: Product Catalog
Description: General product catalog with additional information on Ford factory scan tools. is a division of CAS of New England