My 98 Odyssey with 105k miles needs to get a clean emissions bill in
the next 30 days or my registration gets suspended. The problem is
that the computer is throwing a P1607 code for a general PCM or
computer failure. I would like to avoid buying a new (or used) PCM
until I can be reasonably certain that that will fix the problem.
Anyone know if either:
1. I can swqap out my parents' PCM from their 97 Accord to see if it
fixes my problem?, OR
2. where on the web to buy an inexpensive PCM unit and how to know
which part my particular vehicle needs?, OR
3. have any other ideas?
About a month ago I first started seeing an inconsistent
occasionally the car goes into "limp home" mode (4th gear?) and I
either have to drive it in
low gear till I get to highway speed and put it back to D4, or pull
over and turn the car
off and then on again and the problem goes away.
I brought it to a transmission guy who read both a torque converter
problem code as well as
the PCM failure code (P1607) and he recommended I see the dealer before
making any tranny investments. I went to the dealer and they sold me
an expensive tranny flush saying they thought my dirty fluid might have
fouled a sensor. Dealer said not to be concerned about the PCM code
So now I have to somehow clear the code and make sure it doesn't come
back so I can at least have a registered vehicle in the good graces of
the state DMV.
Any advice here would be appreciated! Thanks for your time!