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Old 27 Jun 2019, 01:56 pm
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Default P0352 - An unexpected adventure

I was pulling out of the gas Station the other day when all the lights on the dash started to flash strangely, the car started jerking then the engine died, I managed to roll into the Target parking lot.

I tried restarting the engine, nothing, the car was completely dead.

After some research I found the negative battery cable Connection had snapped off, looks like a stress fracture, I was able to clamp the broken off piece back on with Vise grips.

When I restarted the car it ran very badly stalling a few times as I managed to make it back home.

The Code I got after doing the Key Dance was P0352.

I replaced the Negative cable and still got the same code and bad performance.

After much research on this board and a number of tests I used a test light on the Plug to the coil pack and got a flashing light on pin 1 when you cranked the engine but nothing on pin 3, not finding any other issues I replaced the PCU with a spare I had sitting around, The car started right up and ran very strong for 30 seconds and then died, I tried this a few times and came back to the forum for more research.

The problem seems to be that the Spare PCM has the VIN flashed for the car it came out of, I need my VIN flashed into it.

I contacted the local Chrysler dealer, they told me that I needed the car towed to them, I needed to pay a $100 service fee, then it would cost $250 to flash the PCM, they were very busy so it would be at least 2 weeks until they could get to it.

Right, Wrong…..

I ordered a PCM from ACR https://store.allcomputerresources.c...ptcrpcme3.html

I am currently waiting on delivery.

Lesson learned, check those cheap OEM copper battery connectors occasionally.

Never thought a broken battery cable could take out the PCM.




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Old 27 Jun 2019, 02:40 pm
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Good luck with Allcomputer, I got several bad ones from them, I ended up getting a used set from ebay. Allcomputer said their warranty was for 1 replacement but they sent two and claimed my PT was the problem. the one from ebay with out programming worked the first time.
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Old 27 Jun 2019, 03:18 pm
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FYI for future reference.

Most auto parts stores and shops have the equipment to program your pcm, off of the vehicle. Carry it in with the VIN number and they can program it in a matter of minutes, depending on how busy they are, and the cost should be around $100.
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Old 10 Jul 2019, 10:46 pm
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Hey Peter, sorry for my late reply. I am on vacation and the forum hasn't sent me any notifications about private messages that have arrived. Anyway, I just tried to reply to you, but it says you have chosen not to receive private messages on the forum. You need to change your settings in your profile to allow private messages.

Anyway, I can help you and have typed a long reply already but can't send it as I mentioned. You can send me an email, if you wish, at: myckeee at Hotmail dot com. (There are three 'e' in myckeee). Thanks, Mike
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Old 11 Jul 2019, 07:33 am
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The clamp on your ground cable doesn't look right to me. Did you replace it too or just the cable? If you didn't replace that clamp, do that now. It just looks broken to me.
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Any shop with the Chrysler DRBIII scanner can program an updated VIN into the PCM. It's just a 15 minute job.
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Old 12 Jul 2019, 07:32 am
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FYI for future reference.

Most auto parts stores and shops have the equipment to program your pcm, off of the vehicle. Carry it in with the VIN number and they can program it in a matter of minutes, depending on how busy they are, and the cost should be around $100.
When did they start doing this, Mike? I had no idea. Are you referring to chain stores like the Zone, Advance, O'Reilly and NAPA?
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When did they start doing this, Mike? I had no idea. Are you referring to chain stores like the Zone, Advance, O'Reilly and NAPA?
We have had the equipment to do these for probably 15 years. At first we only had the programs for Ford and GM. Now that we sell MOPAR parts, I believe we can do the Chrysler PCMs also. We sell replacement PCMs which need to be programmed to the VIN, meaning that we cna "flash"it (program it) for an extra fee so when you get home, it is a plug and play. Basically what Mykee does on a "stock" replacement.

The dealer only has the equipment to program the PCM on the vehicle, meaning if it will not run, you will need to get the vehicle to them. If you don't have a truck and trailer, you will have a towing fee on top of the programming fee. Add an extra $125 at least.

Mykee, correct me if I am wrong on your side.


Also, yes we can reprogram a used PCM to your VIN if you bring your own.
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Old 13 Jul 2019, 02:42 am
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Actually, I can erase and reprogram the entire PCM, not only program the vin. This is very beneficial such as when converting a turbo lite to GT programming, converting a NA pcm to turbo, or installing the Mopar Stage 1 programming.
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