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post #31 of 44 (permalink) Old 01-30-2013, 09:57 AM Thread Starter
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i checked the cluster mount again and cleaned the TCM conn cause i saw the same thing but it appeared to be that grease with metalic flakes. i didnt clean female conn, i not sure how but ill give it a shot.
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...i didnt clean female conn, i not sure how but ill give it a shot.
About all you can do is spray them real good/hard, and then let them dry before applying the dielectric grease.
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Yep - like I said - any of the electronic modules on the bus could be shorting out the bus. Joe - did you get a "no bus" message on the odo?

The fact that he's not getting a "no bus" message leads me to believe in this case that it just may be the cluster. If it were a problem of the bus being loaded/shorted to the point of causing these symtpoms, I would definitely expect the "no bus" message.
I didn't; my odometer would stop at whatever mileage it was at when the gauges stopped working and stay at that mileage until the gauges came back on. Judging from my car's symptoms, I think my PCM was losing its bus connection, but everything else was still communicating. When my tach/speedo/temp gauge would drop out, I could still adjust the climate control (bus communication between ATC head and BCM), and the PRNDL and autostick still worked (bus communication between BCM and TCM). Also, when my headlights were on and I adjusted the dimmer control, the displays on the EVIC and radio would get brighter and dimmer (bus communication between BCM and radio/EVIC). You have to look at what components stop working, and which electronic module those components all have in common.
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I had basically the same problem with mine (minus the airbag light), and it went away after I replaced the PCM and BCM with ones out of a junkyard car. You can read my thread here: '98 ES PCI bus problems, P1698, P1695, P1687
Mikale, did you read the thread that Joe_ posted?
Tons of good information in his thread.
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yes

very helpfull i am going to start replacing according to that. Where is BCM? i looked in the car under driver sidethere is alot there. whats it look like? thanks again for all the help http://www.dodgeintrepid.net/images/smilies/ahh.gif
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Where is BCM? [/url]
It is located right next to the fusebox, but you will need to look under the dash to see it.


I think it's the "smooth" part on the left of the relays.

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oh wow! yeah i saw that there. i am shopping for TCM first since im in limp mode then PCM found both on ebay for $40 with warranty guaranteed to work with a good positive score. i will keep yall informed as it happens.
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BCM is underneath the junction block in that picture and isn't shown. The white section the relays are plugged into in that picture is the Junction Block. You can see a small slice of the BCM to the left in that picture. The white connector you see in that area is the connector for the RKE antenna. The RKE module clips to the BCM. Refer to the figure below for reference on that.

This might help. The middle right figure shows a BCM attached to the Junction Block. The BCM is black in color.


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I didn't; my odometer would stop at whatever mileage it was at when the gauges stopped working and stay at that mileage until the gauges came back on. Judging from my car's symptoms, I think my PCM was losing its bus connection, but everything else was still communicating. When my tach/speedo/temp gauge would drop out, I could still adjust the climate control (bus communication between ATC head and BCM), and the PRNDL and autostick still worked (bus communication between BCM and TCM). Also, when my headlights were on and I adjusted the dimmer control, the displays on the EVIC and radio would get brighter and dimmer (bus communication between BCM and radio/EVIC). You have to look at what components stop working, and which electronic module those components all have in common.
OK - it must be a light short - the bus is just crippled, not a dead short. Since you have definitely seen that situation, I defer to you on that.

Mikale - Good job on getting the TCM and PCM for such a good price. It may take a few tries, but you will get it fixed. Would be cool if it is the TCM and you fix it on the first try - you never know.
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thanks for the pic ronbo very helpfull
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No problem. Let us know how it turns out.
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hello again. it has been a while since i posted but we got crazy busy and my son moved back with his mom. that aside i received tcm however after i installed it it would crank but not stay on for a few cranks then nada. i went to the dealer to get the original tcm # but noticed that the last digit was diffrent. 4606082AK was original 4606082Aj is what was on there? would this matter. this is off a 98 3.2. thanks again!
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The last letter is just the revision. AK is the revised version of AJ; the difference is probably a software update.
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So I wonder if the part is no good? Gunny thing is I reinstalled old one and now guages stay on but a still in limp mode after warm up
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