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Bob M

West Leyden, NY

#1 Feb 21, 2008
I need to replace the PCM on my 2002. Trying to buy one online from a rebuilder and they want to know the part number of it, along with other info about the car so they can program it.
Can someone tell me where the PCM is located so I can get the number off of it? Thanks
eon

Watkinsville, GA

#2 Feb 23, 2008
I need to replace the pcm on a 1996 ford E350 van with a 4.9 engine. the dealer says the pcm is no good.
joe

Hollywood, FL

#3 Mar 5, 2008
I've learned that the PCM's are covered by a federal emissions warranty for 8yrs/80,000. If your under that, bring it to a dealer.
joe

Hollywood, FL

#4 Mar 5, 2008
but to answer your question its on the driver side firewall.
lec

Montréal, Canada

#5 Mar 6, 2008
Does anyone have any idea or suggestions as to why my PT Cruiser may be overheating. I have changed the thermostat checked the water pump, radiator, head gasket and topped it up in coolant several times. To no avail it still overheats and burns off collant. It usually takes about twenty minutes before it does overheat and lets off an enormous cloud of smoke, scary actually. I am at my last straw as what to do with it? Any suggestions
sharon

United States

#6 Mar 14, 2008
i have a 2002 mercury cougar. the car was hesitating and then suddenly would not start. the dealer told me the problem is the pcm. get this, the part is obsolete and there isn't a dealer in the us that has one nor is there anyone the dealer can send it to to be rebuilt. no auto parts store on the eastern seaboard has one either. any suggestions?

thanks
MISSIE

Lithonia, GA

#7 Mar 18, 2009
Yeah, mine was doing the same thing and I found it was the PCM not working correctly to tell the fan when to come on. I straight wired the fan to the fuse box (radio fuse), because the dealership has stated the PCM replacement will be around $800. Once straight wired it has not overheated since. Looking to replace the PCM, but not until I can get a better deal. Hope this helps!
lec wrote:
Does anyone have any idea or suggestions as to why my PT Cruiser may be overheating. I have changed the thermostat checked the water pump, radiator, head gasket and topped it up in coolant several times. To no avail it still overheats and burns off collant. It usually takes about twenty minutes before it does overheat and lets off an enormous cloud of smoke, scary actually. I am at my last straw as what to do with it? Any suggestions
PT GUY

Morris, IL

#8 Apr 3, 2009
sharon wrote:
i have a 2002 mercury cougar. the car was hesitating and then suddenly would not start. the dealer told me the problem is the pcm. get this, the part is obsolete and there isn't a dealer in the us that has one nor is there anyone the dealer can send it to to be rebuilt. no auto parts store on the eastern seaboard has one either. any suggestions?
thanks
EBAY
PT GUY

Morris, IL

#9 Apr 3, 2009
EBAY
Rene

Roseville, CA

#10 Feb 23, 2010
You can get PCM or ECU here.
Already programmed.
http://www.ecmtogo.com/partsandpricing.htm
nathan singleton

Rogersville, MO

#12 May 3, 2010
thanks
Dan

Dallas, TX

#13 Jun 12, 2010
lec wrote:
Does anyone have any idea or suggestions as to why my PT Cruiser may be overheating. I have changed the thermostat checked the water pump, radiator, head gasket and topped it up in coolant several times. To no avail it still overheats and burns off collant. It usually takes about twenty minutes before it does overheat and lets off an enormous cloud of smoke, scary actually. I am at my last straw as what to do with it? Any suggestions
"Had the same issue with a 2001, electric fan motor not working. Could be fan, fuses for fan or relays (2) for fan located in main fuse panel under hood"
DIANA HERNANDEZ

Dallas, TX

#14 Nov 6, 2010
Hi I have a 2002 Couger Mercury My was hestating and was told its PCM. where is it located in my car? PLEASE HELP.
OMB

United States

#15 Jul 25, 2011
SOLUTION: Failed PCM took months to isolate in my PT Cruiser 130k mi. It had a brown fluid melted from gel into a multi pin connector (mis)signaling components including fan motor, cam sensor, and crank sensor. The PCM Gel intended to insultate circuitry breaks down from thermo cycling over time depending on use. A specialized mechanic or one experienced with this symptom will make the right diagnosis. MISERY: Others take longer (if at all capable), while swapping components at owner expense. A decent PCM is est. $150 from qual after-market or used part supplier. Otherwise dealer charges est. $550 plus high labor rate replacement plus extra low-priority work.
intrepid 97

Kingston, Canada

#16 Nov 1, 2011
engine light came on. computer would't communicate with diagnostics. pulled the codes doing the key trick. o2 sensor and speed control came up. the wires are fine and just replaced my pcm...still not giving out codes. need to pin point what 02 sensor is shot....any ideas?
rick6510

East Bernstadt, KY

#17 Feb 2, 2012
I have a 2003 pt cr turn the key fuel pump wont kick engine wont crank but everything else works fine any help would be greatly appreciated
derek

Berwick, Canada

#18 Feb 22, 2012
what pcm will fit my 2002 pt ? its idling is erratic and my speedo is jumping up and down when it acts up,just want a used one,dont know what years are compatible,pls help,thanks
Phil McCracken

Delray Beach, FL

#19 Feb 25, 2012
Bob M wrote:
I need to replace the PCM on my 2002. Trying to buy one online from a rebuilder and they want to know the part number of it, along with other info about the car so they can program it.
Can someone tell me where the PCM is located so I can get the number off of it? Thanks
The P C m is mounted to fire wall on drivers side. part # on unit. Be carefull unplugging unit from harness and as always.......... This unit MUST be programed by the dealer. Cost should be 1.0 hr. Oh, and if they state it wont start after the programing. Unplug harness then plug harness back in and ole and behold it will / should start and the ecm transplant is now complete.
tobie

Sammamish, WA

#20 May 5, 2012
lec wrote:
Does anyone have any idea or suggestions as to why my PT Cruiser may be overheating. I have changed the thermostat checked the water pump, radiator, head gasket and topped it up in coolant several times. To no avail it still overheats and burns off collant. It usually takes about twenty minutes before it does overheat and lets off an enormous cloud of smoke, scary actually. I am at my last straw as what to do with it? Any suggestions
Check your PCM. We just had the timing belt and water pump changed in ours. It seems that there was oil or transmission fluid that wicked up and got in computer. So it was not sending a signal to the fan to come on, so it was overheating.
You can get one online for about 200
frank carroll

Cedar Rapids, IA

#21 Sep 1, 2012
Where do order one of these pcm for my pt 02 all ready programed.?

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