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Old 10-01-2013, 11:14 AM   #1
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Default Trouble codes P0341 and P0606. Do I have a bad PCM?

I have a 2001 Saturn with a 1.9L engine with 180k miles.
The car seems to run fine until it is under a load, Like going up a hill or holding the brake while in drive and giving it a little gas. The car will sputter and have trouble building any RPM’s. This also seems to make the Service Engine Soon light come (after it has been cleared) and give a P0341 code.

So I have been trying the things suggested from this forum for clearing the P0341 code.
1. New plugs and wires
2. New coil packs
3. Cleaning the Ignition Module and the transmission where it bolts too.
4. Tested the power and ground from the wiring harness that plugs in to the Ignition Module. Inspected for corroded connection

The next thing is to replace the Ignition Module all together. Price over $100 dollars
Problem is that twice I have gotten this P0606 code while testing the new parts.
So finally my question:
Dose the P0606 mean I have a bad PCM?
I don’t want to keep throwing money at this car just to find out the part to fix it is worth more than the car itself .

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Old 10-01-2013, 11:58 AM   #2
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Default Re: Trouble codes P0341 and P0606. Do I have a bad PCM?

Go to a junk yard and buy the complete module, coils and ICM, will be 30 to 40 for all of it. After market may be overpriced junk and used OEM is much cheaper.

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Old 10-01-2013, 12:32 PM   #3
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Default Re: Trouble codes P0341 and P0606. Do I have a bad PCM?

Yours may be the first here to spit out P0606; PCM internal performance.......This DTC will set when the PCM determines that its microprocessor has failed.

Rather than ponder why this error code popped up, your engine runs and this means the pcm is working. False errors are part of electronics troubleshooting and this error code may go away on its own.

Any mods on this engine? What's battery/alternator voltage?

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Old 10-01-2013, 06:40 PM   #4
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Default Re: Trouble codes P0341 and P0606. Do I have a bad PCM?

Thanks for the replay guys.

Good Ideal OldNuc I will start calling around to junk yards tomorrow.

“False errors are part of electronics troubleshooting and this error code may go away on its own.”
Thanks fdryre, that’s good to know.
Sorry about that I am kinda new to Trouble code troubleshooting.

I am pretty sure the engine is stock.
Battery voltage: 12.56, alternator voltage 14.62

Well I will try to find the parts at the junk yard and continue on. (wish me Luck)
And thanks again for your help.

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Old 10-01-2013, 06:51 PM   #5
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Default Re: Trouble codes P0341 and P0606. Do I have a bad PCM?

Try to find a pull your own parts yard and you can probably get everything plus the PCM for $ 50 or less. Just comes down to whether they happen to have the correct PCM.
Did you check to see if you have the brass ECTS and what type plugs and wires did you use ?

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Default Re: Trouble codes P0341 and P0606. Do I have a bad PCM?

Just wanted say thanks guys, car is running great.(no trouble codes)
It was the ignition module,,, $40 bucks from the junkyard.

You guys saved me a bunch of money.

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