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My taurus at times will not start.Its like the battery is dead.But it has a charge of 13amps.The schanner code that showsup is P0606.Not sure what that is other than internal.Any ideas?

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Your going to need professional help on this. PO606 is a PCM Failure. If other codes exist,fixing those items may save swapping out a new PCM.

The 13 is Volts,not AMPS

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