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Old 10-24-2006, 06:44 PM   #1
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ok so find out im "screwd" and need a new computer its lockd out of somthing. anyone know the aprox cost of one of these for a 95 se? and cost of labor putting it in? i replaced one in a 89 caviliar and it cost around 300.
my machanic said hes gonna look around in junk yards and try to find one hopfully this option is cheap. cuz im broke and its me and my gfs only car:(
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i got one at a junk yard [$80] but that did not work for me :(
how do you know its the computer [PCM]?
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GM Parts Direct....

Part #16183247 Special order.

$95 core charge. (send in your old one now to avoid the cost)

Price $117.24

*/H $27.94
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and i payed $80 for a used one...suck for me
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The Most I paid for a used PCM for a 94-95 was $50... And it came out of a low milage Bonnie...

Most any of the U Bodies( TransPort, Lumina APV with the 3800) 94-95 ... Or any C or H Body GM car with the 3800 will all have the same PCM...

It only takes a few minutes to swap out...

If you want to save your money... I can post pics on how to replace the PCM on your own

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I paid $45 for one from a junkyard for my '95 SE, - lasted 7 months. I paid $50 for a rebuilt at O'Rielly'* - set false codes - wouldn't work right. Got a replacement from the same remanufacturer - set false codes - different ones - wouldn't work right. Paid $100 for a different reman from O'Reilly. Worked great since install. It is very easy to remove and replace one. You can do it in ten minutes if you have never done it before - in 5 minutes if you have, including installing the PROM chip.
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Bill B... You have me interested in who manufactured the other reman... Any idea the name of the Company? I have had nothing but issues with the remans locally... And that goes for both cars

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Just curious, whats your car doing (or not doing) that it needs a PCM?
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Bill B... You have me interested in who manufactured the other reman... Any idea the name of the Company? I have had nothing but issues with the remans locally... And that goes for both cars
I'll do the research and get back to ya'

Research done:

Bad memory. The first two bad computers came from Rock Auto. I think they were less than $50. The remanufacturer was SIA electronics. I went to Rockauto.com to check the current price and was pleased to see that Rockauto no longer offers the SIA brand for sale. They only offer Cardone for $114 and AC Delco for $151. The good computer I bought from O'Reilly was a Cardone. The current O'Reilly price (and the price I paid) was $98.99 with a $95 core charge. (They really want your old one.) The cardone part number is 77-3247.

What is it about the '94 -'95 that eats PCMs? Is it the dopey hybrid OBDI/OBDII deal?
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