PCM location

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JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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THe EEC also controls the ingnition system. When this happens, do you hear the pump going on and off or could it be something like a crank sensor that is bad?
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Iv'e asked (5) different sources and have gotten (5) different answers to exactly where the PCM is located on this vehicle. Can someone please help?
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Friday, November 23rd, 2018 AT 1:56 PM (Merged)
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INDYUKE
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The PCM is located behind the drivers side kick panel just ahead of the door. Remove the door panel and the PCM will be a silver box approx 1.5" x 8" x 5" just below the level of the underside of the dash. The PCM fits into a slot in the firewall. If you open the hood and look down behind the driver's side wheel well, you will see the wiring harness that is bolted into the PCM through the slot in the firewall. Hope this helps.
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KENMORGAN
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Where is the computer and how do you replace it?
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ASEMASTER6371
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Under drivers side of dash.

Why are you replacing it.

Not a common failure

Roy
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MACE 59
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Engine Mechanical problem
1984 Ford F150 V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic

please tell me exact location of eec computer & eec relay? Thank you mace59.
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BLUELIGHTNIN6
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Hello and thanks for donating

Your vehicle's EEC power relay is under the center of the instrument panel, near the ECA module. The ECA module itself is under the center of the instrument panel as well.
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ECUTLASS
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1990 Ford F150 V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic

where is the pcm located in the truck? And what do it look like?
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Friday, November 23rd, 2018 AT 1:56 PM (Merged)
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BMRFIXIT
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Left side kick panel
its a metal box
look under the hood locate brake booster and to the right of in the firewall wiring harness
in the middle of it has a bolt, that's bolts to the control module and u have also two nuts holding the box on the firewall
good luck
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JWH532
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I have a 1197 ford f-150 xl 4.2 l where can I find the pcm?
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MERLIN2021
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Try tucked up behind the glove box.
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JWH532
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Thanks
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LMJLOANS
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I was told my problem was probably the computer and I took out the control module thinking it was the computer but have since replace it. Now I am trying to find out where and how to take out the computer to see if it is indeed the problem as to why my truck will not start. It appeaed originally that it might have been the fuel pump but according to the diagnostic it said it might be the 02 sensors we replaced two of the sensors but it did not cure the problem. I am being told my another expert that it is probably the computer and I have not been able to locate it. Can you help?
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Friday, November 23rd, 2018 AT 1:56 PM (Merged)
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BLACKOP555
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Driver side firewall. Up under the dash. Its where you see that big wireloom attach to with a bolt in the center under the hood
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FANTUM48
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My truck is in a start/no run situation. I Rebuilt the 4.2L and have put 2000 good miles on it when it just bucked, coughed and stalled out last week. Checked the mechanics of the motor. Fine(timing, compression, all good). Fuel delivers a static 35psi to the rail and is being injected into the cylinders and there is spark. No code has been thrown out by the PCM. All sensors I have checked(TPS, IAC, IWT) are good. I am having issues finding out what voltage I should be seeing going into and out of the Cam Angle sensor and the Crank position sensor. The Cam angle is new from the rebuild. I am at my last resource here before I say its the PCM that quit. So some voltage knowledge and where to go from there would help me greatly. Thanks
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Friday, November 23rd, 2018 AT 1:56 PM (Merged)
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KHLOW2008
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Hi fantum48,

Thank you for the donation.

You mentioned start/no run condition, does that mean it can be started?

The voltage of the CMP is less than 5 volt and with engine running, it should not vary more than 0.1 volt.

Crankshaft position sensor is Hall effect so it is 12 volts.
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FANTUM48
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It cranks over only, sputters and coughs occasionally, but does not run. I have replaced the CMP and CKP. I am at a loss with it, can't figure it out and am very hesitant to get a new PCM. No codes to retrieve. Help!
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KHLOW2008
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Since it is sparking with compression and fuel getting to the cylinders, it should be running.

When sparks are available, it is not likely to be a problem with the PCM, cam or crank position sensor.

Are the sparks bright blue or orange? If it is dull orange, the sparks could be weak resulting in the non starting. Were the spark plugs checked? Are they clean or sooty?
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FANTUM48
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I have replaced the plugs. Then old ones did have carbon build up on them, but I figure that's part of the break in period for a rebuilt engine. The Coil pack primary side was around 700ohm, and the secondary side was around 13k ohms, which I think is just outside of spec. I have not actually looked at at the spark myself, so I dont know if its blue or orange.
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Friday, November 23rd, 2018 AT 1:56 PM (Merged)
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FANTUM48
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In addition. The cam angle sensor(CMP) is seeing.6V under battery voltage, and the Crank Position Sensor(CKP) I cannot get a voltage reading either front or backprobing. These readings were taken key on engine off because of the no start condition
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