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august2007

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Where can I find computer information and parts?
« on: October 15, 2007, 09:13:24 PM »
I have a 94 Trans Am, which was towed to the shop. I'm told the Injectors aren't getting a signal. Then they started talking Greek:
The PCM or ECM, the Ignition Control Module,  Power source and car computer system.
So I searched ~trying to see the order of the computer system.
Anyone know about any article or where I can learn what is where and why????
I'm starting to sound like my father talking about the simpler days!!

T/A JLK

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Re: Where can I find computer information and parts?
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2007, 01:54:15 PM »
Hi:

(Turn that Greek into American)

The ECM // stands for Electronic Control Module {in American / Lehman’s term your cars computer}

The PCM // stands for Power Control Module {in American / Lehman’s term basically the same as above!}

Basically along the line, GM’s. making changes to their terminology

However; I will point out that the modern PCM is more sophisticated then the older ECM; but in short I won’t drag it out.

If you would like to have a little clearer understanding of what the mechanic is talking about, // you may want to purchase a do-it-yourself repair manual from a local Auto Parts store in you’re area for a couple of bucks / if I may suggest “The Haynes Repair Manual”

It has some of the basic terminology ie. terms that you may want to familiarize yourself with along with repair procedures, should you decide to make some repairs yourself.


Haynes Repair Manual- # 24017 from your local Auto Parts Store.

 
 
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Re: Where can I find computer information and parts?
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