Originally Posted by bill buttermore
But what is the deal with the diagnostic procedure in the FSM? I followed it to the letter, and it led me right to "replace ICM." If I had, it would'a been $ down the rathole. Goes to show that experience can be better than "book learnin'. Once again, BC saves the day.
Sometimes it all makes perfect sense...Other times its the farthest thing from what is and can be...LOL
I am actually on PCM #3... BTW the remans at the autoparts stores for the 94-95 3800 powered cars suck.... I had one that left my car stalling out.... My original I think it was was giving me the P1361 with all of the other issues I listed before... I ended up with a Cardone Reman.... 3 month warranty I think... I never got 1 years out of it, I still have it as a core... Its pretty much junk... I got a Factory PCM from another 95 with low miles on it... I have had no issues with it at all...
I don't think what you have done has cause the PCM to fail... I feel that the 94-95 PCM is as reliable as the 88-91 ECM... I have seen a series of people replace everything under the sun trying to get a vin C 3800 to run, when what they really needed was an ECM...
As for the problem you described, I felt it was either the ICM or the PCM... This must be a common failure for the 94-95 PCM... we have seen several 94-95'* with that very code...
Glad it helped you, and even happier that you had a spare PCM to test with
Oh BTW.... Anytime I go on a trip, I toss my Spare PCM in the trunk ....LOL
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