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96 sable ECU/PCM Reprogram needed if Replaced?

I may need to replace the ECU on a 96 sable. I'm digging deep to make sure it's nothing else.
If I do have to replace it, can I simply put a new one in as long as it has the same part number and came from the same engine type?

I'veread into it and it appears that ECU's for 96 sable is not directly connected to the theft system (PATS).

Do I need to reprogram a new ECU with the same part number?

I'll add more info if needed.

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SOURCE: Is the replacement of an ECU in a 96 sable straight forward? I just bought a 96 sable for a great price. The only thing is that it needs a new ecu. The stealership wants $800. I currently have a 96 je

1996 is the beginning of odb II when all the manufacturers had to start calling things by the same names, more or less. the ecu became the pcm, powertrain control module. physically installing a new one in your sable is about as easy as you describe. i can give you the step by step. if it really is a new one, you should not have any problems. if you use one from a junkyard it might not go so smooth. i don't know when ford started using vin matching, but it can be nasty. ok, here's the procedure i found:
1.disconnect battery negative cable
2.remove cowl deflector
3.remove engine wiring harness ground cable from the dash panel
4.remove the pcm electrical connector
5.remove the mounting nuts
6.remove the pcm
and then to reinstall
1.install the pcm in the dash panel. tighten the nuts to 71-106 in-lbs
2.install the pcm electrical connector
3.connect the engine harness ground cable
4.connect the negative battery cable
hope that helps

Posted on May 29, 2009

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Posted on Jun 02, 2009

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When the anti-theft light is flashing rapidly then either it is not seeing the key,or the transciever module is not communicating with the PCM. It could be the transciever or it could be the PCM is not powering up for some reason. I would first try replacing the PCM relay in the underhood fuse panel.

Posted on Jun 25, 2009

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All that needs to be done is to replace the faulty TPS. There should be no need to do anything to the ECU. Hope this helps and best wishes.

Posted on Jul 31, 2009

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SOURCE: I'm having problems starting car

is the security light flashing in the dash display? would u like to bypass the system key code sensor?

Posted on May 17, 2010

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