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TSB: 01-047/06

2001 - 2004 TRIBUTE - NO START, NO CRANK, OR MIL ILLUMINATION WITH ONE OR MORE DTCs PRESENT

APPLICABLE MODEL(S)/VINS
2001 - 2004 Tribute

DESCRIPTION
Some vehicles may exhibit a Powertrain Control Module (PCM) concern that results in no crank, no start, or malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) on with one or more Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) present. There may also be intermittent or inoperative power windows, door locks, keyless entry system, lighting, speed control, radio, instrument cluster warning lamps (possibly dimly illuminated instead of being off), or other electrical accessories. The concern is typically more noticeable in wet and/or cold weather conditions.

This may be the result of terminal corrosion in the X134 and/or X263 connectors, or the central junction box (CJB). Terminal corrosion results in either high resistance between the male and female terminals, or a short between two or more circuits due to bridging through any corrosion that may be present. Corrosion in X134 connector may be the result of improper positioning/sealing of X134 connector. Corrosion in the X263 connector or the CJB may be due to a water leak in the left hand A-Pillar area.

Customers having this concern should have their vehicle repaired using the following repair procedure.

REPAIR PROCEDURE
Follow the Repair Procedure to inspect and repair the connector terminals for evidence of corrosion. Repair any sources of water entry. If no signs of corrosion or water entry are found, follow normal diagnostics.

CAUTION:
WHEN DIAGNOSING THE CAUSE OF A PCM FAILURE, IT IS CRITICAL THAT THIS INSPECTION AND REPAIR PROCEDURE BE COMPLETED IN ITS ENTIRETY BEFORE INSTALLING A REPLACEMENT SERVICE PART.
THE POSSIBILITY EXISTS FOR A 12 VOLT SHORT TO THE 5 VOLT VREF (CIRCUIT). INSTALLATION OF A SERVICE REPLACEMENT PCM WITHOUT ELIMINATING THE 12 VOLT SHORT WILL RESULT IN REPEAT PCM FAILURE.

Inspect and repair the following connectors:

X134 Connector:

1. Open the hood and locate the X134 connector.


2. Disconnect the connector halves and thoroughly inspect the terminals. Clean any corrosion that may be present and replace any damaged terminals.

3. Use shop air to blow out any moisture that may be present in the terminals, then apply dielectric grease to the terminals in both halves of the connector.

4. Reconnect the connector halves and close the hood.
NOTE:
THE CORROSION WILL NOT BE VISIBLE UNLESS THE TERMINAL RETAINER IS REMOVED.


5. Clean any corrosion that may be present and replace any damaged terminals.

6. Work dielectric grease into the side opening in the connector, then reinstall the terminal retainer.

7. Apply dielectric grease to the terminals in both halves of the connector.

8. Reconnect the connector halves.

Central Junction Box (CJB):
1. Locate the CJB (refer to "X263 Connector" section).


2. Disconnect the four harness connectors from the front and the two connectors from the rear of the CJB, and remove the CJB.

3. Inspect the terminals and also the back side of the CJB or evidence of water damage or corrosion.

4. Clean any corrosion that may be present and replace any damaged terminals or components.

5. Apply dielectric grease to the terminals in the harness connectors.

6. Reconnect the six harness connectors and reinstall the CJB.

7. Reinstall the lower kick panel.
NOTE:
IF ANY CORROSION WAS FOUND IN EITHER X263 CONNECTOR OR THE CJB, THE SOURCE OF THE WATER ENTRY MUST BE IDENTIFIED TO PREVENT A REPEAT REPAIR.

Follow standard water testing procedures to identify the source of any leaks. Shown below are some of the common sources of water leaks.

If corrosion or water leaks are found, consider sending the vehicle at a local body shop if necessary.


WARRANTY INFORMATION
NOTE:
^ This warranty information applies only to verified customer complaints on vehicles eligible for warranty repair. Refer to the Warranty Wizard for warranty term information.
^ Additional diagnostic time cannot be claimed for this repair.
Vehicle Repaired by Dealer Technicial​
Vehicle Repaired and sent to Body Shop to Seal​
Warranty Type​
A​
A​
Symptom Code​
01​
01​
Damage Code​
9R​
9R​
Part Number Main Cause​
5555-06-035A​
5555-06-035A​
Quantity​
0​
0​
Operation Number / Labor Hours:​
YY455XRX / 1.5 Hrs. (Max. Hours)​
YY455XRX / 1.5 Hrs. (Max. Hours)​
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Dollar Amount Charged By Body Shop To Dealer Body​
 
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