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#146 of 197 Re: 2001 V-6 Mustang electroical short [Mr_Shiftright]
Jul 06, 2010 (4:34 am)
Is there a way that I can get the PCM tested to see if it's good or bad? After I replace the alternator two days ago I have not came across the issues that I was having but I would want to go ahead and get the PCM tested just to make sure.
#147 of 197 Re: 2001 V-6 Mustang electroical short [moyo71]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jul 06, 2010 (8:18 am)
well you could go back to Autozone and have the scan the car's computer--they'll probably do it for free; otherwise, if your charge light isn't on, I'd just see what happens. As I said, rebuilt units from chain stores are a dodgy thing.
#148 of 197 Re: 2001 V-6 Mustang electroical short [Mr_Shiftright]
Jul 06, 2010 (8:46 am)
My car does not have any check engine light on at this time and Autozone will not be able to check it. It might be just that the alternator was bad... if it was then I learn my lesson for next time... but I will be take it to a shop to make sure that the pcm is good just to be on the safe side.
Thanks a lot Mr. Shiftright for helping me out.
#149 of 197 Re: 2001 V-6 Mustang electroical short [moyo71]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jul 06, 2010 (8:48 am)
Oh i don't think you have to do that...if the PCM weren't functioning, you'd know it. You might have the shop check all your battery cables, connections and ground cables however. You see, when the voltage drops, for whatever reason (bad battery, bad alternator, bad connections, etc.) your car's computer goes nuts---so we can't say with any certainly at the moment that the PCM was actually doing something wrong. It does, however, control the charging rate.
#150 of 197 Electrical problems with 2005 v6 mustang
Jul 21, 2010 (3:20 am)
I have a problem that has been going on for over a year that ford cant seem to find.Every so often my dash lights come on engine light brake light hot light .My directionals work outside but dont blink on my dash gas gauge doesnt work.I have changed my battery 2 times in the last year.Yesterday after picking up my car from ford they told me they found some bad grounds and put a new battery in after 3 days my lights are back on and the car is back with ford.Can anyone offer any fixes to this problem before I give up and sell the car even thou I love it.The car has only 40 thousand miles Only after market item installed in car was satelite radio and i pod connection.Cruise control light on dash doesnt come on when i start it but does show up on dash once i set it.Radio buttons around radio dont light up
#152 of 197 speedometer,tach,alarm 05 mustang
Jul 24, 2010 (11:09 am)
drain by windsheild was clogged ,it leaked into the car. took to ford to fix . they removed dash ,carpet and under matting . after 5 days of waiting they called and said was finished and to come pick it up. told us it would have a 1yr warrenty on repair well just after the year and 6000 miles the tach sits sometimes at 1000rpm and then will work somtimes the speedometer will go spastic bouncing from 0-120 while driving then will be normal , then for no reason the car alarm will go off .we called and they said to bring it in when it is doing this .but the thing is .it doesn't do it long enough for us to get it there . any advice to the problem will help
Aug 01, 2010 (12:28 pm)
I have a 2002 Mustang LS convertable. Back in October my daughter was driving home during daylight hours her boyfriend with her car shut down he says seems like alternaor. They attached a battery jump pack to battery and got vehicle home. car sat for probably one month. replaced alternator. Car started missing at around 45 to 50 mph just a little. became extremely worse check engine light on. small hand held computer indicates that had a # 3 misfire. replaced coil pac plugs and wires no relief. can even get car to start now. I am being told it is the car's computor. also being told that it is not very common at all. please help siting idol in Tabernacle
#154 of 197 ABS Module Failure
Aug 11, 2010 (10:01 pm)
I have a 2004 Mustang Mach 1 and the ABS Module has internally shorted out. Replacing the ABS Module looks easy enough, but is there any re-programming required? If so, what needs to be done?
#155 of 197 2001 ford mustage V6 3.8 electrical problem
Aug 13, 2010 (2:04 pm)
I have a 2001 V6 mustage and everyonce in a while the radio cuts off and the oddometor goes dim then back to normal when i have the headlights one. The headlights dim the first time. I changed out the alternator from autozone and a month later i had the same issue. I replace the alternator and now a month later it is doing again. i had a friend take a look at it and he did a quick check on the ground from the engine to the body and it was good. i took the car to ford and they checked it out within an hour and they stated that the ground is good. they told me to bring the car in when it happens again. I do not have any check engine light one. i have 150,000 miles on my car. somebody told me that it may be a fuse but if it was a fuse the system would be off. i was thinking about replacing the headlight switch hoping that they may cure the issue but then i was thinking that it might be a grounding issues. I still have the orignial radio in the car. about a year ago i had the dome light that would stay on after the car was shut off. i when ahead and remove the dome light bulb could this somehow be related.