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2001 pt cruiser with automatic tranny; cruise control

doesn't work. dealership said...
2001 pt cruiser with automatic tranny; cruise control doesn't work. dealership said it was control switch. $350 to replace and functions no better. Now telling me its the PCM; supposedly somebody changed it out and put in a used one from a stick shift car. that sounds totally bogus and what would a PCM have to do with cruise control? Car drives fine
JA: Have you checked the fuse? What size is your engine?
Customer: its not the fuse. my regular mechanic replaced pretty much everything (in some cases used parts). the cruise sort of works-- might take 3-10 tries to set and then it can hold for anywhere from 3 to 30 miles
JA: Are you fixing your PT Cruiser yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: my mechanic changed brake switches, servo, and all the typical "fail" items. He said take it to a dealership which would have a 10 K Chrysler diagnostic computer he lacked . they came up with the cruise control switch on steering wheel which did nothing
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: well I can randomly replace parts a lot cheaper than a dealership who apparently doesn't even run diagnostics as far as I can tell how much is the full consult
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7/7/2017
Gunvir Singh
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Hello, let me get some info. Please stand by.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Okay

Do you also have the engine light on too?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I don't think so but car is at dealer. I am thinking maybe used servo bad? I can buy reman pre programmed to VIN for 120 to 130. Do you think servo? Do you think my car would even run and drive fine with a standard trans pcm?
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Sorry switched gears on u. I can buy a new new servo for around 90$ and reman PCM for around $ 120

I have personally replaced pcm to fix cruise control issues. The pcm gets the input from the cruise control switch and sends it to the controller.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Ok thanks. They were quoting around $600 for PCM. Since they wasted a couple hundred already I plan to pay the $600 IF they guarantee working cruise

You're welcome and good luck with your vehicle, And please don’t forget to rate my performance in the upper left corner otherwise i don’t get compensated. Thank you and have a blessed day.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
There was one question not answered. Would my automatic trans vehicle even operate if a prior mechanic put in a manual trans pcm?

No, it will not.

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