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Old 11-23-2011, 11:28 PM   #1
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Default 92 Lesabre ECM PassKey 2 swap problems

My 92 Lesabre was stalling at random moments on the highway, then not starting for 5 or 10 minutes. To make a long story short, I ended up installing a new crank position sensor, a used ICM from a 91 Lesabre and the ECM & PassKey 2 module from a 93 Bonneville. I inserted the appropriate resistor to make the PassKey 2 system work by measuring the resistor on the ignition key for the Bonneville. Now, the car will start and run, but the "Check Engine" light is always on. I think that is because my 92 Lesabre doesn't have an EGR, so the ECM from the 93 Bonneville (which has an EGR) thinks there is a problem. I don't mind having the Check Engine light on, but the car has one other problem... When you start the engine hot, it coughs and shudders until you rev it up for a few seconds, then it runs normal. (This doesn't happen on a cold start.) I have tried putting the old ECM back in, but then the car just starts and runs for about 1 second. Should I try putting the memcal from the Lesabre ECM into the Bonneville ECM? If I do that, do I have to put the original PassKey 2 module from the Lesabre back in (and the resitor to match it)? My wife is really gettin on my case... need solution...I don't have much experience - just trying to figure this out as I go along...HELP!
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welcome to the forum. good luck with your ride....
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Not sure what you mean by "Stock?"... All of my cars (and parts cars) are just regular vehicles with no modifications for performance.
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welcome to the site. the security module puts out the same signal to the pcm if its happy. both pcm'* are looking for the same signal.
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welcome to the site. the security module puts out the same signal to the pcm if its happy. both pcm'* are looking for the same signal.
Thanks JWFIREBIRD. If the car will start and run for about 1 second with the original Lesabre PCM plugged in, does it mean that PCM is faulty? I tried putting the memcal from the Lesabre PCM into the Bonneville PCM, but if I recall correctly, it started and ran for 1 second then too... And for some reason, I have the feeling that if I restored the original PassKey 2 module and plugged in the original PCM, it would start and run like normal. How can this make any sense?
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either pcm should work with the original vats module, its just looking for a 30Hz signal.
http://www.3rdbrakeflasher.com/docum...ass_Module.pdf

i dont think security is your issue. i think those years wouldnt allow the car to start at all. if it was the security light would be flashing.
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