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Old 07-17-2009, 08:20 PM
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01 Dakota PCM replacement question

I have an 01 Dakota quad cab 4.7 that has been have rpm surging then stumbling issues. The dealer diagnosed it and said it will need "powertrain control module for #7 injector control circuit issue." They said it should be done within a month so it doesn't burn itself through??? It is about a $600-700 repair . Can anyone advise me if this sounds correct? there are 124,000 miles but truck is excellant other than that. thanks for any help or advice!
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Old 07-18-2009, 08:06 AM
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You can change the PCM yourself, but if you have the factory alarm and/or sentry key (is your key kinda fat and grey?) the PCM has to be programmed at the dealer.

There shouldn't be more than a $75 charge to swap and program the PCM I'd think. Depends on what they're screwing you on PCM price I guess.
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Old 07-18-2009, 09:45 AM
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If you really need a PCM replacement don't let the dealer pillage your wallet. I bought a rebuilt PCM for my son's 1999 Dakota RC - $199 with free shipping on the new unit and the core return. It has a lifetime warranty. It is simple to replace it yourself.

The eBay seller is "allcomputerresources". Everything about the unit and the transaction is first class.
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