'02 V8 Sport. A couple months ago I started noticing that the power steering would seem to go out intermittently and it would get hard to steer. After about a week of this, it just started staying stiff all the time (yeah yeah, that's what she said....) I finally got around to doing something about it. Scanner reports these codes: C1924: VAPS Solenoid Actuator Output Circuit Short to Ground C1925: VAPS Solenoid Actuator Return Circuit Failure Shop manual prescribes two pinpoint tests at the Front Electronics Module--Pinpoint Test "A" for the C1924 code and Pinpoint Test "B" for the C1925 code. PINPOINT TEST "A" PINPOINT TEST "B" Figuring they called it "A" for a reason, I started with Pinpoint Test "A": Step A1 -- No continuity at all between Pin 9 and ground, so I go to step A2. Step A2 -- With ignition switch in "Run," I get +11.55V at Pin 1. Yikes! It wants me to replace the FEM! So I move to Pinpoint Test "B": Step B1 -- With ignition switch in "Run," I get no voltage at Pin 1. On to Step B3. Step B3 -- With ignition switch "Off," I measure about 7-8 ohms between Pins 9 and 2. This suggests I need a new P/S actuator, and if that doesn't fix it, then a new FEM. I'm inclined to blame the actuator because my research on LVC indicates that the actuator is a common failure item. However, there do not appear to be any posts here discussing either of these two codes, except for the thread that lists out all the Ford DTCs. So I wanted to post and see if anyone has had any experience with this particular issue. I'm also interested to know if anyone has a lead for a good price on the P/S actuator. It looks like the actuator is part no. 6L7Z-3N803-A (supersedes XW4Z-3N803-BA). I haven't seen any aftermarket versions but I may not have looked in the right places. Another question for those who might be more familiar with Ford's diagrams: Step A1 in the first diagram (for example) has pictures indicating that you should first turn the ignition switch to "Off," then disconnect FEM harness C201a, and then take the specific measurements described under step 3. Step A2 has pictures indicating that you should turn the ignition switch to "Run" and then take the described measurements, but it doesn't give any specific indication about the state of the C201a harness. When I did these tests, I interpreted this to mean that the C201a harness should remain disconnected as it was in Step A1. Is this correct? Or does the lack of an instruction to disconnect that harness mean that it should be connected for that step? Sure would appreciate any comments or suggestions anyone might have!