1999 Chrysler Sebring CPM removal

Tiny
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  • 1999 CHRYSLER SEBRING
  • 124,000 MILES
I am removing engine cpm and removed 2 top screws and wiring harnesses but it won't come out, it is hung up on bottom. Is there a screw or something on bottom I need to remove that I can' see from top?
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Tuesday, September 24th, 2013 AT 5:31 PM

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Tiny
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Cpm? Are you referring to the PCM? Powertrain control module? (This one tells your engine what to do) or TCM? Transmission control module- tells your tranny how to shift, etc.
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Tuesday, September 24th, 2013 AT 5:55 PM
Tiny
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Im looking up the procedure for you right now, what engine in this vehicle? 4 cyl, or 6cyl?
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Tuesday, September 24th, 2013 AT 6:00 PM
Tiny
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It is a 2.5 6
It's the PCM

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Tuesday, September 24th, 2013 AT 6:27 PM
Tiny
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Ok, the pcm is located on the driver side of the engine bay, and side-by-side of your TCM. Our diagram isnt showing a removal procedure. From memory, I believe its held in by 8, or 7mm self tapping screws. If my memory serves correct, there are 4 screws. The screw, or screws on the bottom, I am almost certain sit sideways, and are easiest accessed with a gearwrench. I dont think any were hidden, just a pain to get to. I hope this helps. Can I ask why your replacing the pcm? Also, are u getting a used one, or a new one? If your going the new route, it will need to be flashed, and that can only be done by the dealer.
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Tuesday, September 24th, 2013 AT 6:47 PM
Tiny
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Well, car stalled (no spark) after engine warm. A "mechanic" said throttle sensor needed to be replaced. Replaced, same problem. Then he said distributor needed to be replaced. Replaced, same problem. Had a complete diagnostic and determined computer kaputt. Bought one from a supplier I found on line in Miami, programmed and ready to install. I don't think there are any screws on bottom, the new computer has a tab on bottom with hole, I'm wondering if there is a spring or something attached to the tab. Maddening!

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Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 AT 6:26 AM
Tiny
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Check the wiring harness that sits in front of front valve cover. I believe its the pressure switch for your a/c compressor, but the map sensor wiring runs above it. They melt together, and short out the 5volt reference. I know, because it took me 6hrs to figure out on a 99 stratus. Hahaha. Terror. Check the wiring inside the loom. Betcha its melted. Once it gets hot, it shorts out. Keep me posted!
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Saturday, September 28th, 2013 AT 4:50 PM

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