did the used pcm have the save service number?
does the dash gear indecator light up with the key on?
does the instruments work?
the # XXXXX the pcm[computer] does it have the same service number
are you there?
My husband asks if he were to buy a rebuilt computer online - would that make a difference? He was not sure about the same service number. He did say that the dash gear indicator did light up and that the instruments did work. It all worked but the security system shut it down.
it would work with the same service #,,
ifr not..it will need to be flashed[programed] by the dealer
Hmm. He got the same year, etc. Where do we find the service number (location)? To see if it's the same?
it is on the side of the pcm
may i ask,,why did you replace the computer?
let me find out
because engine had a misfire and previous engine had high mileage. So after changing the motor, this engine had the same misfire. After checking coils, wires and spark plugs - I figured that it was a computer issue. So I changed the computer and it ran for 2 minutes without a miss. But I turned it off to put the head light back on - it started but then stalled out after 2 seconds everytime.
and,,the instrument cluster works when it does this?
your dealer may need to flash the computer to make it work with your van
I've heard go to the dealer a lot. Please give me something out of the box.
you dont have the computer to do the programming with
'only the dealer
if you had bought a rebuilt computer like from auto zone
it would work
So if I buy a new computer online - will I still have to go to the dealer no matter what?
yes,,unless they do the flash
you need to ask if they flash them
they will need your milage and vin#
Do you know about how much it costs for the dealer to flash the computer?
depends on the dealer
estimate? We live upstate NY
Thanks so much then. You're very helpful as to where to go next with this issue. Have a great weekend! :)
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