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2001 Chrysler LHS Code P0601

Engine light on, vehicle runs and drives good. Code P0601 PCM control module. Is their a way to fix this without having to replace PCM?

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Pcm has to be replaced

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Error code p0601-fixya


in dodge means that the powertrain control module [pcm] had a problem or shorted 6 times [dodge and Chrysler have been known for this problem] you can try a reset on the code--- or if in reduced power mode or lack of engine power may need to replace the pcm ,but try reset first,if pcm bad than you will have to have the new one flashed [programed to your vehicle ] which more than likely is a trip to dealer for flash not many auto shops have the computer software to do this

Apr 22, 2014 | 2001 Dodge Caravan

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Check eng. light on. P0601 code What can I do?


A code P0601 in most cases means the PCM has gone bad. This is possibly due to a short-circuit inside the PCM. Or, if you disconnect the wires/connector from the PCM while the battery is still connected, that may also cause this code. the most common fix is to replace and reprogram the PCM. In a few cases the dealer may be able to reflash the PCM and get it working. But more than likely the PCM will need to be replaced and reprogrammed dealership for this). The good news is it *may* be covered under your emmissions warranty. good-day!

Apr 07, 2014 | 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 2WD

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What is a PCM


P0601 Internal Control Module Memory Check Sum Error
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Dec 18, 2012 | 2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer

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P0601 internal controller malfunction


Isnt good; the bad news is, this is an internal failure. Sometimes you can clear the code and it won't return. But most of the time you need to replace the PCM. Something inside the logic get garbled and throws that code.

Good news...the PCM is an emissions related component. I believe it is covered under warranty for 8 years or 80,000 miles. Check with your dealer. Just like catalytic converters and such.

P0601 - Internal Control Module Memory Check Sum Error
Basically that means that there is an interal fault in the Powertrain Control Module (PCM). There have been many reported PCM failures on Chrysler/Dodge products although it is possible for this to happen on any vehicle. In Dodge/Chrysler products, a P0601 trouble code means that a serial communication failed inside the computer at least 6 times.

Likely, no symptoms will be discernible to the driver, other than the illuminated Check Engine Light. Typically the engine runs fine, gauges work, etc.

Causes: A code P0601 in most cases means the PCM has gone bad. This is possibly due to a short-circuit inside the PCM. Or, if you disconnect the wires/connector from the PCM while the battery is still connected, that may also cause this code.

Possible Solutions: With a P0601 OBD-II trouble code, the most common fix is to replace and reprogram the PCM. In a few cases the dealer may be able to reflash the PCM and get it working. But more than likely the PCM will need to be replaced and reprogrammed (we recommend you take it to a dealership for this). The good news is it *may* be covered under your emmissions warranty. So even if you're out of bumper-to-bumper warranty or powertrain warranty, check your warranty guide or dealer to see if this is covered.

Other people have reported that they cleared the code only for it to return again and again. Keep in mind that most shops can replace the PCM but not all can program it.

Hope this helps (remember to rating this answer and leave some testimonial comment).

Oct 08, 2011 | 2000 Chrysler Concorde

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Check Engine light, had it diagnosed, PO601, Internal Controller Failure


Basically that means that there is an interal fault in the Powertrain Control Module (PCM). There have been many reported PCM failures on Chrysler/Dodge products although it is possible for this to happen on any vehicle. In Dodge/Chrysler products, a P0601 trouble code means that a serial communication failed inside the computer at least 6 times. goodluck
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Jan 24, 2011 | 2000 Chrysler Town & Country

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Engine light is on. Runs fine. Getting a P0601 "Internal control module memory check sum error" What could cause this?


P0601 - Internal Control Module Memory Check Sum Error

Basically that means that there is an interal fault in the Powertrain Control Module (PCM). There have been many reported PCM failures on Chrysler/Dodge products although it is possible for this to happen on any vehicle. In Dodge/Chrysler products, a P0601 trouble code means that a serial communication failed inside the computer at least 6 times.

Symptoms: Likely, no symptoms will be discernible to the driver, other than the illuminated Check Engine Light. Typically the engine runs fine, gauges work, etc.

Causes: A code P0601 in most cases means the PCM has gone bad. This is possibly due to a short-circuit inside the PCM. Or, if you disconnect the wires/connector from the PCM while the battery is still connected, that may also cause this code.

Possible Solutions: With a P0601 OBD-II trouble code, the most common fix is to replace and reprogram the PCM. In a few cases the dealer may be able to reflash the PCM and get it working. But more than likely the PCM will need to be replaced and reprogrammed (we recommend you take it to a dealership for this). The good news is it *may* be covered under your emmissions warranty. So even if you're out of bumper-to-bumper warranty or powertrain warranty, check your warranty guide or dealer to see if this is covered.

Other people have reported that they cleared the code only for it to return again and again. Keep in mind that most shops can replace the PCM but not all can program it.


Hope this helps to solve it (remember to rate this answer).

Jan 05, 2011 | Dodge Ram 1500 Cars & Trucks

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I have a check engine light that comes and goes. The error code is P0601 - no other issues, runs fine.


Basically that means that there is an interal fault in the Powertrain Control Module (PCM). There have been many reported PCM failures on Chrysler/Dodge products although it is possible for this to happen on any vehicle. In Dodge/Chrysler products, a P0601 trouble code means that a serial communication failed inside the computer at least 6 times.


computer needs to be replace

Nov 21, 2010 | 2000 Chrysler Town & Country

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P0601 diagnostic code what is the mean , or whats is the problem


P0601 - Internal Control Module Memory Check Sum Error

Basically that means that there is an interal fault in the Powertrain Control Module (PCM). There have been many reported PCM failures on Chrysler/Dodge products although it is possible for this to happen on any vehicle. In Dodge/Chrysler products, a P0601 trouble code means that a serial communication failed inside the computer at least 6 times.

Symptoms: Likely, no symptoms will be discernible to the driver, other than the illuminated Check Engine Light. Typically the engine runs fine, gauges work, etc.

Causes: A code P0601 in most cases means the PCM has gone bad. This is possibly due to a short-circuit inside the PCM. Or, if you disconnect the wires/connector from the PCM while the battery is still connected, that may also cause this code.

Possible Solutions: With a P0601 OBD-II trouble code, the most common fix is to replace and reprogram the PCM. In a few cases the dealer may be able to reflash the PCM and get it working. But more than likely the PCM will need to be replaced and reprogrammed (we recommend you take it to a dealership for this). The good news is it *may* be covered under your emmissions warranty. So even if you're out of bumper-to-bumper warranty or powertrain warranty, check your warranty guide or dealer to see if this is covered.

Other people have reported that they cleared the code only for it to return again and again. Keep in mind that most shops can replace the PCM but not all can program it.

Other PCM / ECM Codes: P0602, P0603, P0604, P0605, P0606, P0607, P0608, P0609, P0610.

Hope this help to solve it (remember rated this).

Aug 03, 2010 | 2001 Dodge Stratus

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Check engine light is on 3 codes p0740,p0601,& p0700 what do they mean


P0700 - Transaxle Control System Fault Conditions
The P0700 code is for information only and the next step is to check for transaxle codes in the Transaxle Control Module (TCM). So you'll have to have the dealer or another qualified shop/technician pull the transaxle codes from the TCM and go from there.

P0740 - Torque Converter Clutch Circuit Malfunction

P0601 - Internal Control Module Memory Check Sum Error
What does that mean?
Basically that means that there is an interal fault in the Powertrain Control Module (PCM). There have been many reported PCM failures on Chrysler/Dodge products although it is possible for this to happen on any vehicle. In Dodge/Chrysler products, a P0601 trouble code means that a serial communication failed inside the computer at least 6 times.

Symptoms
Likely, no symptoms will be discernible to the driver, other than the illuminated Check Engine Light. Typically the engine runs fine, gauges work, etc.

Causes
A code P0601 in most cases means the PCM has gone bad. This is possibly due to a short-circuit inside the PCM. Or, if you disconnect the wires/connector from the PCM while the battery is still connected, that may also cause this code.

Possible Solutions
With a P0601 OBD-II trouble code, the most common fix is to replace and reprogram the PCM. In a few cases the dealer may be able to reflash the PCM and get it working. But more than likely the PCM will need to be replaced and reprogrammed (we recommend you take it to a dealership for this). The good news is it *may* be covered under your emmissions warranty. So even if you're out of bumper-to-bumper warranty or powertrain warranty, check your warranty guide or dealer to see if this is covered.

Other people have reported that they cleared the code only for it to return again and again. Keep in mind that most shops can replace the PCM but not all can program it.


Good luck!

Jun 02, 2010 | 1998 Chrysler Sebring

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2001 Dodge Dakota Engine Light


below is coped directly from Chrysler. sorry but if you have that code you need a PCM

Symptom:

P0601-PCM INTERNAL CONTROLLER FAILURE
POSSIBLE CAUSES
POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE
TEST ACTION APPLICABILITY

1 NOTE: This DTC indicates an internal PCM problem.
If there are no possible causes remaining, view repair.

All
Repair
Replace and program the Powertrain Control Module in accordance
with the Service Information.

Perform POWERTRAIN VERIFICATION TEST VER - 2.
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COMMUNICATION

Mar 25, 2009 | 2001 Dodge Dakota

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