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Old 11 Jul 2013, 10:57 pm
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Hey guys so my pt cruiser is dying a week after I put in a reman pcm. I replaced my old pcm because it was throwing 32 and 38 now with the new one it giving me 300 201 202 203 204 508 32 and 38 the cel flashes shortly after it starts to buckle and then just dies I have to coast to the side of the road and crank it a couple of times till it starts again. If anyone has any advise im all ears
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Old 12 Jul 2013, 07:19 am
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Why on earth would you replace the computer because you were getting Oxygen Sensor fault codes?

That's what P0032 and P0038 fault codes are.

Now you have the same 02 sensor codes plus ALL your injectors and the IAC (Idle Air Controller) and a random mis-fire code (P0300).

Not sure where you should go from here. Hopefully you got the correct PCM programmed for your car.
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Old 12 Jul 2013, 08:12 am
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The reason I went ahead and changed the pcm was because it threw the same codes 32 38. Even after changing the o2 sensor over 3 times with both oem dealer parts and bosch parts I was still getting the same codes over and over. The new pcm should be programmed with the right software as I got it from a authorized Chrysler rearm place
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Old 12 Jul 2013, 08:41 am
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the bucking sounds way more like a sensor than a PCM
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Old 12 Jul 2013, 08:49 am
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Either your connection to the ECM/PCM are not making connectivity or you have a faulty unit. Disconnect battery then pull the ECU/PCM and re install it. If the engine runs well then clear all the codes using a proper device to clear them in the RAM of the ECU/PCM. If the problem continues you need to replace the ECU/PCM.
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Old 12 Jul 2013, 11:20 am
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Either your connection to the ECM/PCM are not making connectivity or you have a faulty unit.
I was thinking the same thing after reading about all the times the O2 sensors were changed......Didn't hear anything about checking the wiring or connectors.(Got multi-meter?)
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Old 12 Jul 2013, 12:00 pm
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This from the 2004 PT Cruiser shop repair manual:

Powertrain Control Module Connectors
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NOTE: Connector Cavities A, B, C, And D must beconnected prior to battery connection and ignitionkey on to avoid setting erroneous controller fault
codes. It is also recommended that cavity A connector is made prior to any other connectors.

The PCM module utilizes four wiring harness connectors as described:
Connector Cavity A is for Power & Ground (Black)
Connector Cavity B is for Engine Side (Orange)
Connector Cavity C is for Headlamp & Dash (White)
Connector Cavity D is for Transmission (Green) If equipped


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Either your connection to the ECM/PCM are not making connectivity or you have a faulty unit. Disconnect battery then pull the ECU/PCM and re install it. If the engine runs well then clear all the codes using a proper device to clear them in the RAM of the ECU/PCM. If the problem continues you need to replace the ECU/PCM.
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mega; 0032 and 0038 are codes for the heaters in the o2 sensors. Check the wires , connectors, and grounds for that harness. The sensors are pretty dependable.
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