New "Computer" Needed

sebring
chrysler
computers

#1

My car would start, drive some 35 miles, and after a wait of an hour, wouldn’t start again. The battery was replaced and the next day, same problem. The alternator and starter test fine and I am told that the problem is in the “computer” - the security system is telling the auto lockup to occur. The red security light on the dashboard does come on after driving a short distance. I am told the “computer” will cost about $1100. Does this sound like the probable cause and a reasonable cost to repair?


#2

No, Not The Probable Cause.
What Make, Model, Model-Year, Is This Vehicle ?
How Many Miles On It ?
Who Told You That You Need A Computer ?

CSA


#3

Year, make, model?

It could be reasonable. Just agree ahead of time what the shop will do if the replacement part doesn’t fix the problem.


#4

If it does turn out to be a faulty ECM, then you might want to consider a rebuilt rather than new. Rebuilt will cost less and is likely to be better than new as most of the electronic components will be burned in to a greater extent than new components.

I had a 1980s ECM failure. New as I recall was around $700; rebuilt was around $300 or $400.


#5

Chrysler Sebring 2000 90K mi Repair shop who installed new battery said computer must be replaced.


#6

2000 Chrysler Sebring


#7

Since very similar problems occour with the GM Passlock II system an entire industry revolves around by-passing Passlock II. Have you “googled” "How can I by-pass the (good time to find out the exact name of your system)on my 2000 Sebring? Perhaps the same type equipment exists for your Sebring.