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Eric Gardner, ASE Certified Technician
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Im mary. we have a 2006 dodge durango. put a pcm in it and

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hi im mary. we have a 2006 dodge durango. put a pcm in it and it still is burning up coil pack #5.
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Customer: Well the truck has been abused if you know what i mean. but anyways we had the transmission rebuilt and the pcm put on. as soon as i picked it up it blew a fuse and the coil pack #5. its like it doesnt have a ground.
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Customer: No we are a shop and my mechanic is. if we can find out how.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Eric Gardner replied 1 year ago.
Thanks for your decision for choosing us. That can be a very frustrating issue. If the issue is only specific to #5 then we can be sure that the PCM is at fault.The PCM provides the grounding for the coil driver circuits. Coil number #5's driver is not powering off and is staying in the closed position. That is causing the coil to overheat and burn down.Unfortunately, the PCM will need to be replaced to fix the problem. When replacing the PCM make sure to check the wires going to the coil #5 as there will very likely be damage to the wires in the form of melting conduit. If the wires look questionable, make sure to replace them or the driver in the new PCM will fail again. Let me know if you have any other questions.
Expert:  Eric Gardner replied 1 year ago.
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