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How to know if pcm is bad

Will not crank no engine light

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The PCM would probably not keep the engine from cranking. If the check engine light does not come on when you turn the key switch on, I would check to see if all of the fuses are getting power from the key switch first.
Could be a problem with the key switch.

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I have 96 geo prism no spark and no fuel. Checked all fuses ok I am getting no check engine light on dash when key's is on. ECM?

Before condemning the PCM it would be a good idea to hook up a scan tool an see if the PCM is communicating an check for codes . Could have a burnt out bulb . Plus if the crank sensor was bad it wouldn't have spark or fuel . You could check power and grounds for the PCM ,do you have and know how to use a volt meter ?
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2002 town and country will not start intermittently. Been checked out at garage. Say they cannot find anything. Most times when try to start all warning lights come on.

Will not start how intermittently ? The engine won't turn over or engine does turn but won't start . Starter relay , lose connection . Checking power an grounds would be the first place to start , voltage drop test the main electrical circuits . Voltage Drop Testing the Starter

The starter circuit control is achieved by the starter motor relay ! It is located in the under hood fuse/ relay box or as Chrysler calls it ,integrated power module ! If you pull out the relay an look on the bottom where the pins stick out you will see four sets of numbers .30,87 an 85,86 ! 30 is B+ voltage . 87 is to the starter solenoid . If you jumped those two spots where the relay plugs into the starter would crank the engine over . The last two 85 an 86 are the control side .If you checked with a volt meter where 86 plugged into ,with key on it would show B+ voltage . The last pin is from the PCM - engine computer . When turning the key to start a signal is sent to the PCM to let it know crank has been requested , in return the PCM supplies a ground to pin 85 energizing the starter motor relay sending B+ voltage to the starter motor cranking over the engine . Here is another video on test from the relay base (where relay plugs into ) This is for a horn circuit but same thing . VEHICLE RELAYS Testing from the relay base The relay could be going bad , you never know .Replacing the relay mite not be a bad idea . Good luck , hope this helps !

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My 2007 Suzuki forenza will turn over good but will not start fuel pump new but when you turn switch on can't hear it hum gas getting to injectors reckon it could be anti theft security please thanks

Is there a SECURITY light lit on the dash ? All anti-theft systems warn you some how if a problem is present ! The fuel pump only comes on for two seconds with key on ! When cranking the engine over if a crank pulse is see by the engine computer it will energize the relay turning on the fuel pump ! You have to check the fuel pump electrical circuit from the fuel pump relay !

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I have no spark on my 1999 chrysler sebring convertable

You will need at least a 12 volt test light to check the cam and crankshaft sensors. If either one is bad, the auto shut down relay will not ground the PCM. Remove the 4 pin electrical connector from the coil. one of the terminals is a 5 volt feed. Connect the light to that terminal and clip the other to ground. Turn the key to the on position. the light should flash once. If it does not flash the problem is in the ASD relay or its circuit. If it flashes once, try to start the engine. (don't worry, it can't start.) See if the light flashes during cranking or not. If not, return the key to off and then disconnect the crank sensor wire connector and try again. If it flashes as you crank the engine now, then the crank sensor is bad. If it does not flash during cranking then the cam sensor is probably bad. They are both easy to access and replace. The PCM could also be bad, but the cam/crank sensors are a more common problem. A repair manual is a cheap investment and could be helpful. Good luck.

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1997 jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0 4wd. All the gauges dropped and now won't start. I've replaced the computer but still nothing

wont crank or cranks fast but will not start,????????
wow first thing replaced the most expensive part on car.? why ?
replace PCM. ! wow ! what if used PCM (is it used) is bad,?
if so now 2 problems, Compounding every thing,.....$$$$$$$$

last time it ran was 1 week ago , 1 year, what? miles on it?
bad fuel in tank , old?
why not elaborate that key symptom first.?
there is a cluster there.
gauges, warning lights. many, all must glow.
lets do this dance, posted 100 times;. now.
  1. head lights work not dim? key in pocket.
  2. key on, not cranked ! (covered in missing oper. guide)
  3. all warning lights glow, if not battery is weak or fuses blown.
  4. and the CEL lamp there, it must glow or the PCM has no power ,that too, is a blown PCM fuse. fact. (or lamp dead)
  5. lets say the lamp was dead,CEL the scan tools hows status of the lamp and all else, so use a $10 scan too now. does it communicate with the PCM and show all sensors and not DTC errors? scan it now, cant fix cars now , with no scan tool , buy one, and win on old cars. big time with pay back !!! heck all cars. 96+
  6. so the CEL glows now, good, now you crank, now, does the crank shaft turn fast cranking, yes/no. yes !
  7. then check for spark , got spark x 6?
  8. got spark well test fuel works now , even with dry gas tank.
  9. is the ASD relay closing and then dropping,? ( yes, and yes)
  10. then that means the PCM cut fuel , on purpose !!!!
  11. the scan tool tells you why. it did drop for sure. scan it.

1993 to now , MR. ASD 101

PCM is the engine EFI brain, it runs all spark and all fuel all the time. it also dumps the ASD to stop engine fires, by law.
confuses many, and all cars have this, one way or the other,
all EFI cars.

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You need a scanner. Does the PCM see the engine cranking?
Are the injectors firing (evidence PCM see's engine cranking)?
Does the system show it is firing? This is things you need to know to diagnosis a a no start/hard starting engine.
I've seen Dodges not seeing engine crank due to bad crank sensors. Usually jeeps.
Good luck and ask more if needed?

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2000 Grand Caravan cranks but doesn't run. If I bypass the automatic shut-down relay it'll run for about 3 seconds, but starts surging and conks out. Both the cam & crank position sensors test okay....

the pcm energizes that relay. should be a dark blue wire with a yellow stripe going from pcm pin 67 to pin 8 on power dist center. check all fuses then check wire. Is the check engine light on with key on? Possible bad pcm.

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2002 Hyundai Sante Fe 2.4L

a crank sensor is a magnetic pulse sensor that tells the pcm(computer) how fast the engine is running. it sends an ac voltage to the pcm and that tells the pcm how fast and at what rpm the engine is running. there are no moving parts to the crank sensor itself. it just sends a pulse but it may be shorted or grounded or open. shorted can be caused be heat or liquid infiltration and will cause the signal to be skewed. grounded or open had to do with the windings in the inside. grounded means it has a wire toughing ground on the engine and open means it has a broken wire either inside or in the harness. i don't know where it is on that vehicle.

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This is a bad PCM. Try to disconnect the security system first and if it still does not start then it is the PCM.

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