computer swap

Asked by Dec 18, 2015 at 08:29 PM about the 2006 Mazda Tribute i

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a bad computer problem on an 06 Mazda
tribute . I'm going to replace all coils an plugs . An
was wondering if I got a used computer out of
another tribute and the ignition would it work . I
figured pats would be a problem so that's y I'm
asking if I swap the ignition would it work. ??

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Theft would be an issue. That's the same truck as the ford escape. what is the nature of the computer problem? Is it a 4 cylinder. Is it that 1 or 2 of the coils or injectors is loosing its ground in the pcm?

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This is just a guess, but I think so. That it will work I mean. Swapping both brain and ignition from same donor car will recognize key. The PATS won't 'know' it's in a different car

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I type very slow Guy.

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It' not just the pcm its also the sjb or gem that has info that has to be programmed with the parameter reset when installing a new module. .... I think that I was typing just as Dusty posted.

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Good evening Mr. FordNut...& Guy...

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Back at ya Roweslow

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I mean fast...

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I deserve that...

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All in fun my friend... you know that

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Howdy gents.

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