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Bad PCM = Broken pedal assembly?

My truck has been stalling a lot lately. And as of a few days ago i was getting zero throttle response from my pedal. Well i had it towed to my local Ford dealership and they just now looked at it and told me what was wrong.

They said i was getting no throttle response because my "pedal assembly" had shorted out. That's a $475 fix.

Then he said the reason it shorted out is because i didn't secure my PCM properly after installing my chip, and it's been "bouncing around" inside it's housing. That's also why my truck has been stalling lately. This is a $750 fix.

Before i agree to it i just want to make sure, does this even sound plausible? Is this right? Does replacing a PCM really cost $750?

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it does at the dealer.........I bought mine off ebay for $125 & did it myself
oh, don't know the condition of your pedal, but I have a spare one of those too......

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That's what i thought. When he said changing the PCM i figured it's as easy as installing a chip.....just undo the bolts, pull it out, pop in a new one, bolt it down. Why the heck is this costing $750? The average PCM new is only $125?

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I will find the link to who I used. his prices are about that cost when I bought mine a year ago, that is all he deals with, there are probably others on there, but I wanted a guarentee, just in case
U HAVE to make sure the numbers match on the pcm, or have it reflashed. I got lucky to find the exact same year, make model....but it is extremely easy to replace

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here is his link.... eBay My World - wegotyourpart there may be others, but this guy was very helpful & knowledgeable & his product worked perfectly, plug & go for me

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Thanks Korg! Geez that's a ton less than what the dealer is charging. They have a new PCM/ECM at $645 and labor at $100

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your welcome, if you have ?'s the guy is awesome I talked to him personally, its not like u want to dump $ & find it wont work AFTER~!!!
GOOD LUCK, keep us posted

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I'd start with the cheaper fix. Maybe changing the pedal assembly is all you need to do.


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Well the dealer already swapped out the pedal assembly/throttle sensor. As far as the PCM goes I'm just going to do it myself. $750 is crazy

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