P0600 Code: What It Means and How to Fix It

So maybe your check engine light is on or your car isn’t starting smoothly. You’ve hooked it up to your friend’s OBD code scanner, and your car is displaying a P0600 code. What on earth does that mean? Don’t worry. We’ll explain what a P0600 code means for your vehicle, how you can diagnose the…

How to Test a PCM

Modern cars rely on computers to manage their various systems. For example, when was the last time you or someone you know had to adjust their car’s timing? Unless you’re a classic car collector or you’re old enough to carry an AARP card, the answer is probably “never”. There’s a reason for that; we have…

7 Common PCM Failure Symptoms

Not too long ago, all of our cars’ systems were manual. From timing to tire pressure, you had to keep an eye on every aspect of your vehicle, and it was routine for mechanics to give your car a “tune-up” along with your oil change.  Ever wonder why that isn’t necessary anymore? The reason is…

P0700 Code: What It Means and How to Fix It

Every year, cars require more and more computers to meet safety, fuel, and efficiency requirements. The good news is that our cars are more environmentally friendly than ever. They also perform better. Any car from the 1950s drives like a slow hog compared a modern economy car. But when those computer systems fail, they can…

How To Know If You Need a Jeep PCM Replacement

The Powertrain Control Module (PCM) is the computer that controls most of your Jeep’s essential systems. The PCM controls the engine timing, the fuel to air ratio, the transmission, and the anti-lock brakes, along with dozens of other smaller functions. When your PCM fails, it can cause you to lose fuel efficiency and possibly fail…

P0603 Code: What It Means and How to Fix It

A P0603 code is one of many universal error codes that your car may generate. If you see this code on your code scanner, it could mean anything from the minor inconvenience of replacing your battery to serious powertrain problems like mistimed shifting. In this article, we’ll discuss possible causes of the P0603 code, how…

P0113 Code: Everything You Need To Know [Updated]

Modern cars contain dozens of sensors that monitor everything from radiator pressure to engine temperature to the amount of CO2 in your emissions. Since any of these issues can cause your “check engine” light to come on, it’s no surprise that that particular light causes a lot of frustration among motorists. Of course, if you…