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4/15/2003
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Just got this code today. Anyone seen it before?



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4/15/2003
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P0601 - Internal powertrain control module fault condition detected (failed memory check



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4/15/2003
19:02:40

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I have reset the PCM several times to no avail. Any ideas on a fix?



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4/15/2003
19:17:57

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looks like something inside the trany
Gov press switch ??



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4/15/2003
19:28:55

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Looks like ANOTHER trip to the dealer. Thanks for the help.



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8/25/2003
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so what did the dealer say? I just got the same code.. took it to the neighbor hood auto shop, they couldn't fix it, told me if the light came back on to take it to the dealer, like the other guy said.. I'm praying! My warranty ran out 2000 miles ago



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8/25/2003
18:17:39

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FYI -- PCM is covered 8/80 Federal emissions warranty

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If your warranty ran out 2K ago; DC might provide some assistance w/ repairs.



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8/25/2003
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You fried your PCM...the light will never go away. You have to replace your whole PCM. Had this code last year and the dealer said the only thing it said in his book was to replace the entire PCM.

I got this code by not unplugging the battery when I reconnected my PCM so it sent a spike through it frying a circuit.

~Mike~

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8/25/2003
21:14:51

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Mike D is correct.
The 2001 Diagnostic manual states this.
P0601-PCM internal controller failure

Possible Causes-
Powertrain Control Module

Note: This DTC indicates an internal PCM problem.
If no other possible causes remaining, view repair.

Repair:
Replace and program the Powertrain Control Module
in accordance with Service information.



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8/26/2003
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where do I get thins inforamtion on the 8/80 emmisions warranty?? Never heard of it before. Don't you think if the PCM was "fried" the engine would not run correctly? My engine is running fine, my gas milage is good. Called Dodge today and he said it was not covered under warranty, 80.00 to diagnose (as if I don't already know the diagnosis) 300.00 for a PCM and and another 100.00 to have it flashed. I think I might just have to enjoy the pretty colors on my dash for a while. Unless one of you can send me $500, hahaha! Sorry, got to laugh or I'll cry!



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8/26/2003
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Yeah mine ran fine too, all the guages worked ran smooth as it always did. But something in the PCM was fried whether it affected the driveability or not, but if you ever take it to get inspected it'll never pass cuz that code will remain there until you replace it.

Don't bother spending the $80 to have it diagnosed, he's just gonna tell you the same thing the dealership I went to researched on, they'll just tell you to replace the PCM.

~Mike~

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8/26/2003
15:08:25

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2001RT ... P0601 means that a serial communication failed inside the computer at least 6 times. Diagnostic is long, complicated process. It involves first checking all power and grounds to the pcm, including fuses. Next is to do a continuity check of all input and output lines from the pcm to the respective components. Finally, a check for any shorted ouput devices. With this code, all monitoring by the pcm is suspended. Good luck!



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8/26/2003
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Actually, according to the 2001 Powertrain Daignostic Procedures manual, the diagnostic is very short, one of the shortest in the book and is described in full detail in my previous posting.



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8/27/2003
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Thanks Guys, I appreciate the info from the manual, however, I did have to change some of the wording.


Note: This DTC indicates an internal PCM problem.
If no other possible causes remaining, view repair.

Repair:
Take wrench remove PCM, remove fuel injection, replace with good old fashioned carburator, go do a dounut in the dealership parking lot.



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8/27/2003
13:02:58

Not covered ...WTF?
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Check your "warranty information" booklet, it is a supplement to your owner's manual.

For my 2000 Dakota, the catalytic converter and PCM are covered by 8/80 Federal Emission Warranty

If the vehicle has California emission and is registered in California,Massachusetts,or Vermont;
additional parts are covered by a 7/70 warranty: fuel pump, fuel tank, intake manifold, TCM.

The dealer will require you to OK diagnostic charge (check out time) This is to cover their costs in the event your problem is not covered by warranty. If the PCM is found defective and covered by warranty, there should be NO cost to you. NO parts NO labor NO checkout charge NO shop supplies. NO big DC logo pumping in and out of your butthole ... this time



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8/27/2003
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I have a good question...how can you find what the numbered code means?can you get something that tells you what they mean?



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8/27/2003
15:08:27

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FL 4WD... THANK YOU!!!!

I called Dodge and yes I am covered by the 8/80 emmisions warranty if the PCM needs to be replaced, they will even cover the diagnostic fee. I have an appointment next week. You are the Man!!!

Here you go Jeffy: http://www.dakota-truck.net/CGI-BIN/DakotaCodes.cgi



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4/01/2007
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I've had this error for about 67K miles now, my durango is at 127K miles. No problems with engine, gas mileage is still the same, even with 22" wheels; not gonna give the dealer $537.00 unless something starts going wrong, save your money guys



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4/17/2007
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Yeah I've been running my dakota for about a month with the light on and no problems except that I have to get my car inspected. It won't pass until the problem is fixed and I'm over 80,000 miles. So this is coming out of my pocket. Can I fix this myself or does the dealer have to do it? I've read that it's a simple plug in module and then I've read it's an install and software install that only the dealer can do. Anyone know if it can be done by the owner?



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5/21/2007
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would that code effect the 4x4 on my 2002 the 4x4 switch is right by the dash and it will not light up my check engine light is on so im hoping by putting a new one in it will bring back the four wheele drive..any opinons?



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6/05/2007
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engine light just came on again. what the hell is it with these dakotas. code reads p0601. stopped by the dealer. service advisor, if thats what you want to call them, said you can't go by that. could be something else wrong. want my 100.00 to check it. says it would cost between 1500.00 and 1800.00 to replace pcm depending on with one it was. is this guy crazy? or am i. how many pcm's does the damn truck have?



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