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Old 04-16-2010, 06:58 PM
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Originally Posted by ljeff20 View Post
By the way, is this the right part? The only listings I can find are for Ignition Control Modules. Is that the same as the Power Control Module?

http://www.autozone.com/autozone/cat...&parentId=57-0
No, that'* a ICM, you need a PCM, also known as a ECM, Engine control module.
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Check at www.rockauto.com And look for engine control module (computer)
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Ah ok. One last question. Where do I find the PCM in the car? lol
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I think it'* under your dash on the passenger side.
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Damn. You are quick on the draw. I appreciate all the help by the way. lol
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Tried two different remanufactured PCMs and neither solved anything, so guessing that'* not the problem.

My brother seems to think it'* the alternator, which seems unlikely to me. He said something about a bad voltage regulator inside the alternator preventing the coils from getting enough juice to fire. Maybe?

His buddy seems to think it'* the Ignition Control Module...

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ICM is about the only other possibility. There'* only so many things that can prevent spark.
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Can a failing/failed ICM cause the battery to die while driving? That was my first symptom. Both times it died, the battery was dead and it wouldn't turn over. Then it wouldn't start after jumpstarting or using a fully charged battery.
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A dead battery comes from a bad alternator, or a bad cable between the battery and alt. There are tests in tech info for those, take a look and see what you find.
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Spent an hour cleaning connections after test replacing pretty much everything electrical. It now starts and runs, but the battery dies quickly and the gauges are erratically possessed. Guess I will just spend more time cleaning connections.

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