2001 Chrysler Town & Country

Tiny
JAMORGAN
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I have a 2001 Chrysler Town & Country with 67,000 miles. The Check engine light has been on and will not go off. It was taken to autozone and they said the PCM was bad.

Is this something that happens often or could it be something else causing the error? I was told the part would be $750 by more than one person (one being a dealer). I don't have this kind of money and would like some help.

thanks.
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Tuesday, December 5th, 2006 AT 1:04 PM

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Tiny
CARUNDELL
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Hey jamorgan,
First what exactly was the code that the "zone guy" read? And second, its highly unlikely (though not unheard of) that the pcm is bad. If the codes are something like "ram/rom error" or something to that effect, then yes it could be bad. Its also entirely possible (how can I say this diplomatically?) "Scanner operator error" I think some more information may be prudent in this case!

Regards,

Chris

P.S. I'm assuming the vehicle starts and runs ok and that you have not taken it to a professional repair shop
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Tuesday, December 5th, 2006 AT 2:41 PM
Tiny
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They code is P0601. Int control module.

No I haven't taken it to a dealer because the last time I did it cost me $$ to find out it was the gas cap! 100 gas caps are pretty expensive in my book!

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Wednesday, December 6th, 2006 AT 2:24 PM
Tiny
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Hey jamorgan,
Bad news/Good news situation for ya, p0601 refers to an internal failure in the pcm, a communication failure. Thats the bad news. The good news is its more than likely covered under warranty. The federal gov standards I think are 8yr/80K on emissions warranties and the pcm is covered under that. Call your dealer, with your VIN and they will get the warranty info for your vehicle, don't let 'em "blow smoke" either! They gotta cover it!

Regards,

Chris
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Wednesday, December 6th, 2006 AT 2:48 PM

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