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7.3 PCM Resolder Chip Terminals
Diesel Technology of Chattanooga is a great option if you need to resolder the chip contact terminals on your PCM.
The PCM circuit board is dipped in a conformal plastic coating after manufacture to protect it from moisture, etc. This coating must be removed to install a performance chip, but unfortunately a lot of people remove not just the coating, but the solder also, revealing the copper circuit traces below. The copper then tarnishes, preventing a good electrical contact between the chip and the terminals.
This can cause major problems; if you get lucky, your truck will just stall or not start. If you are unlucky, this will fry the PCM and the chip.
Please fill out the form HERE.
The more info you provide about your vehicle's symptoms and issues, the more thoroughly they can test your modules, and the better guidance they can give you for additional troubleshooting steps.
**The form has to be included in the box with your PCM/IDM!**