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Old 15 Apr 2016, 08:46 pm
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Default 2006 Pt Cruiser NA will not crank until new PCM

My 2006 Cruiser NA had a replacement computer about 5000 miles ago from a place that sent me 3 0r 4 bad ones first.After the last one they said warrantee is up because they sent me to many computers. Low and behold the last one they sent cleared all but one code for O2 voltage high which turned out to be a bad ground at the eyelet on the left fender. Drove it for 5000 miles and it sputtered about 6 blocks from home before taking its last breath. I checked most everything mentioned here. I wasn't in a hurry to fix the car so I let it set and looked locally for a PCM / SKIM/ key out of the same 2006 and contacted many on Craigs list but usually there were no replys.
Symptoms were: No crank, and sometimes the little round security light would
come on and sometimes not. There were no codes, just done.
If I held the key in the start position, sometimes the starter would operated just long enough to move the crank a little. I suspected the PCM or TIPM.
Since my Security light was coming on I thought the problem to be with the SKIM module and computer.
Finally a few weeks ago I saw a post by NiTro I believe sbout SYKED ECM Tuning in Washington state and sent my PCM to SKYED eliminate the security process. It turned out to be my PCM was bad but just happen SKYED received a PCM from another person to be flashed For a Turbo. They sent a NA PCM not realizing the difference and with the help of SYKED I purchased the PCM from the guy needing one for a Turbo. I received the PCM this afternoon and in 15 minutes my 2006 Pt Cruiser roared back to life.
Less security, less remote door locks.
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Old 15 Apr 2016, 10:30 pm
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Default Re: 2006 Pt Cruiser NA will not crank until new PCM

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My 2006 Cruiser NA had a replacement computer about 5000 miles ago from a place that sent me 3 0r 4 bad ones first.After the last one they said warrantee is up because they sent me to many computers. Low and behold the last one they sent cleared all but one code for O2 voltage high which turned out to be a bad ground at the eyelet on the left fender. Drove it for 5000 miles and it sputtered about 6 blocks from home before taking its last breath. I checked most everything mentioned here. I wasn't in a hurry to fix the car so I let it set and looked locally for a PCM / SKIM/ key out of the same 2006 and contacted many on Craigs list but usually there were no replys.
Symptoms were: No crank, and sometimes the little round security light would
come on and sometimes not. There were no codes, just done.
If I held the key in the start position, sometimes the starter would operated just long enough to move the crank a little. I suspected the PCM or TIPM.
Since my Security light was coming on I thought the problem to be with the SKIM module and computer.
Finally a few weeks ago I saw a post by NiTro I believe sbout SYKED ECM Tuning in Washington state and sent my PCM to SKYED eliminate the security process. It turned out to be my PCM was bad but just happen SKYED received a PCM from another person to be flashed For a Turbo. They sent a NA PCM not realizing the difference and with the help of SYKED I purchased the PCM from the guy needing one for a Turbo. I received the PCM this afternoon and in 15 minutes my 2006 Pt Cruiser roared back to life.
Less security, less remote door locks.
What place was sending you bad PCM's? Glad you got your PT Cruiser back on the road!
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Old 16 Apr 2016, 01:34 am
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Default Re: 2006 Pt Cruiser NA will not crank until new PCM

The bad PCMs were from a company in Cary, North Carolina Car Computer Exchange and on their web site, their contact information names Imperial Car Computer Exchange.
When it went bad after just a few thousand miles, I didn't even contact them again because my last contact with them, they already said "No More".
Their one year Warranty , as they explained it to me was if it went bad with in that year they would replace it, and they felt they went far beyond their warranty by sending more than one.
I also got one from another company in Florida, I forgot their name, it also was bad but they accepted its return with a full refund.
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65 Dodge Coronet 6 cyl 2dr Post
66 Ply Satellite with 273 engine swap to 69 340 4spd
70 340 4spd Dart Swinger "Those were the days my friend"
73 Charger SE
Had a few Vetts on the way 69, 85
Several Neons some flips
01 Sebring flip
Cruiser's 01, 220K Gone to a new home
Cruiser 03 133K Gone to a new home
Cruiser 06 110K Project Gone to new Home
Cruiser 05 Ltd 120,809 bought with broken belt Oct2015
May 16 Resurrected to once again roam the streets.

20 Miles South Of Pittsburgh

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Old 16 Apr 2016, 05:25 am
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Default Re: 2006 Pt Cruiser NA will not crank until new PCM

Sounds to me like SYKED is the go to for PCM's. I HOPE I never have to replace mine, but that will be my choice. I've only heard good things about SYKED.
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Old 16 Apr 2016, 06:30 am
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Sounds to me like SYKED is the go to for PCM's. I HOPE I never have to replace mine, but that will be my choice. I've only heard good things about SYKED.
SYkED doesn't repair or replace or sell PCM's, I just happen to to be lucky that a customer of theirs sent a PCM to SYKED for reprogramming. SYKED was going to return the PCM to its owner.

Check out their web site for their work.
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65 Dodge Coronet 6 cyl 2dr Post
66 Ply Satellite with 273 engine swap to 69 340 4spd
70 340 4spd Dart Swinger "Those were the days my friend"
73 Charger SE
Had a few Vetts on the way 69, 85
Several Neons some flips
01 Sebring flip
Cruiser's 01, 220K Gone to a new home
Cruiser 03 133K Gone to a new home
Cruiser 06 110K Project Gone to new Home
Cruiser 05 Ltd 120,809 bought with broken belt Oct2015
May 16 Resurrected to once again roam the streets.

20 Miles South Of Pittsburgh
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