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Old 02-15-2013, 11:31 AM   #1
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Bad PCM

My '06 GT motor crapped out. Found low mileage '07 motor and swapped but get a persistent "bad cam" code. Do I need a new PCM? Would a tuner (Predator) be a me to correct? If a Predator can correct that would seem to be the way to go.
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i would take it to the dealer and see what they think,a tuner is always a good idea!!.
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Which cam code is it? IS it the a cam sensor code? If so that's usually an easy fix.
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Thanks. Dealer wants to sell me a "rebuilt" (?reflashed?) PCM for $300. New predator is about $750, but comes w many tune options doesn't it? Car runs great. Salvage motor had only 15,000 on it.
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Not sure which cam code but since dealer can't fix will assume the more difficult. Will a predator tune get rid of that pesky "CHECK ENGINE" lite? I won't be able to smog the car with that #£€?& lite on.
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If it really is a cam problem I have my stock ones still.
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:11 PM   #7
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OP,

A tuner will not be able to correct this code for you. You need to take the car to an auto shop or dealer to have them diagnose it. There's a good chance it's just a faulty sensor. The PCM rarely ever fails by itself or of "old age," so unless it was flashed incorrectly or encountered physical damage, it's not likely the PCM is faulty.

Good luck, I hope this points you in the right direction!

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A tuner will give the exact code. Autozone can read codes as well I believe. A tuner can erase the code, but once you start it, the Coe will come back You need to find out the code.
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Thanks Shane. The dealership suggested the possibility of a faulty sensor. Allegedly that was ruled out as they insisted I need a new or rebuilt? PCM. Not clear how faulty sensor ruled out without replacing the sensor. Car runs great but shows "check engine" symbol. Bummer!

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Bummer. If dealer can't fix w/o new or rebuilt PCM, guess I'm stuck. Thanks for the suggestions

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Thanks. Doesn't appear to be any probs with the cams
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