Hey guys, I nee your help!!
I am in the process of swapping a 3.2L into a broken 2.7L car (I have a thread going on about my progress). I should be getting ready to fire it up in a few days. BUT before I get there, I need to find the right computer for my car.
I currently have the 3.2L computer that came out of the same car that the engine came out of. They were not able to tell me any details like Sentry system over the phone. When I went to go pull the wiring harness I noticed the dash-LED and an autostick... which my car doesn't have. Since the steering column is all torn out, I cannot get the ignition to it.
I have two options (let me know if there are more):
1) Get a Sentry ignition / steering column, install into my Intrepid, and get it programmed at the dealer
2) Get a computer that isn't preprogrammed for the Sentry system
I prefer to go with #2 if possible. The problem is that the junkyards have the ECM sitting on the shelf without the car there. They cannot tell me if it from a car with Sentry. The dealership is of almost no help. The VIN number from the car will tell them if the car has certain stuff, but not Sentry system (still trying to pick their brains tho). They said when they replace a computer, they order the same part number that is already in the car....
SO WHAT AM I ASKING FROM YOU???...
I would really appreciate it if you guys with a 2nd gen Trep (preferably 99) with no Sentry system will get the part number off the computer for me. The computer is located by the coolant reservoir, cruise control solenoid, engine fuse box (on driver's side engine bay). The cover is made of metal. There should be a part number sticker on it somewhere you can get w/o too much difficulty.
I would like Car model, Part #, and whether it has autostick
I would really appreciate it, as well as others in the future that do swaps like this. (it may be you!!)
Sorry for the long email... just want to be clear and specific. Thanks.