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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:30 am 
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I need to find an ECU from a 1996 Dodge Ram or Dakota with the 5.2 V8. Would like to find a truck being parted so I can get the TCM and BCM too. Thanks for any help.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:22 pm 
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Got a part number you need? I may have a 97.

edit: NVM, do not have the BCM.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:58 pm 
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Thanks for looking anyway Paul. I kinda want to stay as close to my year as possible to maximize potential compatibility. That said, I hit Pick n Pull in Tacoma after work today to finish pulling a pair of Dodge van lower control arms and happened across a 99 1500 5.2 auto truck. Pulled it's ECU and it has the same plugs as the ZJ. Guess I'll find out...

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:19 pm 
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Not sure when "SKIM" started (dodge security). Don't screw yourself like me and turn your key on with a non-skim ecu in a skim vehicle with out the skim module unplugged first.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:29 pm 
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A 96 or 97 will work for the Ram I believe. They both ran the gauges straight off the PCM. In 98 they went to a PCI BUS, and the gauge cluster got fed from that.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:38 pm 
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This sounds a lot like what I had to do for my 5.9 swap. What are you trying to do with this?

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:04 am 
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bgbubabrwn wrote:
This sounds a lot like what I had to do for my 5.9 swap. What are you trying to do with this?



This is for my buggy. I am trying to solve an auto shutdown issue. The rig starts but then kills itself about 2 seconds after it fires. I've tested everything I can think of including another ECU from a 1996 Grand Cherokee limited. No dice. Finding information about this particular issue on the internet leads you to dozens of possibilities. The only thing I'm left with is the security system that is ingrained into the ZJ ECUs. As I understand it the Rams did not have a factory alarm (or that Torque Command stuff pussifing how the transmission shifts).

Those who are compelled to swap a manual transmission into their ZJs use Ram computers from manual trucks to get around the no auto trans to talk to issue. Apparently the Ram ECU runs everything in the same year Grand Cherokee just fine. So I want one. It sounds like an upgrade even if it doesn't fix my problem.

Thanks for the info on the SKIM stuff Ryan. Pick n Pull shows it has a 96 Ram as well as the 99. I'll go swap out these ECUs and get the 96 one. Hopefully the 96 is an auto truck.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:41 pm 
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Be careful, the PCMs in the Rams can be activated as an option from the factory. I have one that was.

edit: although it was a 98, unsure about the 96/97.

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