Question about 2001 Dodge Durango
Dealer says Code 0601 means my PCM needs to be replaced. How difficult to replace.
Who scanned it, the dealer? A pcm code doesn't necessarly mean it's is bad. You need a service manual and follow the flow chart. Without a top of the line professional scan tool and years of experience,I would just go to the dealer. If you replace it, you still have a lot of relean stratagies to put into it and only the dealer can flash your initial factory settings.
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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.
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.
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