PCM VIN Programming

Arsalan Manager Washington, District of Columbia Posted   Latest   Edited  
Question
Programming
1998 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L (4) 4-spd (4T40-E)—3G1JC5242WS835374
U1016
Crank / No Start
Security Theft / No Start
No Communication

Hello.

This vehicle came to my shop with check engine light DTC U1016.

I found a TSB for ppm re-programming. TSB - #87-65-19. I tried to re-program PCM using GM SPS with card Plus 3 and as soon as I click confirm for programming SPS was stuck on connecting to server for 15 minutes. I tried closing the application and tried re starting the SPS and BOOM no communication and PCM fried.

I installed a NEW PCM and vehicle started and have communication but I need helping programming PCM.

WHAT CAN I DO OR USE TO PROGRAM VIN INTO PCM?

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Tomi Diagnostician
Chicago, Illinois
Tomi
 

Cardaq is too fast for this model year. You need to use tech2 to program it.

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Arsalan Manager
Washington, District of Columbia
Arsalan
 

I called tech line and that's what they told me aswell. I do have a Tech 2 but my question is do I needs a windows XP in order for me to download it or can I try using Tech2Win?

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Phillip Owner/Technician
Fresno, California
Phillip
 

If you have j2534 , do a pass thru for a/c delco GM ‘‘tis to web $40 . Cardiac 2 tools box drew technology

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Arsalan Manager
Washington, District of Columbia
Arsalan
 

I have autel J2534 & CARDAQ Plus 3.

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Benjamin Owner
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Benjamin
 

Yes, this is the best way to do this. Use a physical Tech2 as a pass thru or even better program it using “Tech 2 Remote”. It pushes the data in at a slower pace. You can disconnect the battery for 10 minutes and restart the programming process using the “Tech 2 Remote“ and recover the PCM.

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Rusty Owner/Technician
Oakham, Massachusetts
Rusty
 

Cardaq is fine for this. Check your version of Java and use the old one suggested on SPS.

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Arsalan Manager
Washington, District of Columbia
Arsalan
 

I have tried everything and still no luck

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Paul Mobile Technician
Salem, Massachusetts
Paul
 

I agree with Tomi, have had this same issue when trying to program older GM vehicles with my MDI2 when I first got it. AC Delco aftermarket support spent some time with me and even got on my laptop with team viewer. We came to the conclusion that the transfer speed was too fast. I then did a hard reset on the vehicle and performed a Tech 2 passthru progamming session. Brought the module, a GM

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Arsalan Manager
Washington, District of Columbia
Arsalan
 

Hello Tomi. I have learned the hardware after burning 3 PCM/ECM/ECU by try programming with J2534 & MDI. I must say that I HATE doing programming on older model GM cars but I finally did it with Tech 2 TIS2000 using windows XP and another remain A1 cordone PCM. Thank You

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Michael Diagnostician
Holt, Michigan
Michael
 

You have a battery maintainer on it. Make sure you have a good internet connection. It would be best on something that old to use a tech2 or a older style jbox that accommodates the slower network speed. May even isolate the pcm

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Arsalan Manager
Washington, District of Columbia
Arsalan
 

Yes I always keep my battery maintainer on car at 13 V. I use wired connection on for internet. I do have a Tech 2 but unfortunately I do not have laptop with windows XP in order for me to use with TIS2000 :(

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Geoff Diagnostician
Lahaina, Hawaii
Geoff
 

If you have TIS2000 disc you can install a virtual WinXP and run it inside that, but you also need a keyspan serial converter if your laptop doesn't have a serial port. I know it looks like a ethernet cable would work but it won't. I absolutely suck at anything Windows related but I figured out how to do a virtual XP and install TIS2000. Took me all day cuz I'm dumb that way. LOL I'm a Mac

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Arsalan Manager
Washington, District of Columbia
Arsalan
 

That's a great advice. I will try to do that and see if it works. Thank You

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Neil Mobile Technician
Wellesley, Massachusetts
Neil
   

Use your pass thru with tech2win. It will work with Windows 10. You will need to download the cardaq tech2win driver's from drew Technologies, read the instructions from the drew site before installing. You will find the driver's about halfway down on the drewtech download page. I hope this helps.

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Arsalan Manager
Washington, District of Columbia
Arsalan
 

Hello Neil. Thats what I was thinking about doing. But I will contact tech support first and ask them if it will before I waste my $55. :(

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Michael Mobile Technician
Clinton, Utah
Michael
 

Arsalan, You can use the "real" tech 2 with windows 7 or windows 10. As mentioned by Geoff you need a Keyspan serial converter USA19-HS. I have tried other serial converters. The Keyspan is the only one I have found that works. If you have a laptop with a serial port, that works too. My experience is that it works best at around 56,000 KBs setting. Use the TIS 2 Web program. Choose Tech2 remote

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Geoff Diagnostician
Lahaina, Hawaii
Geoff
 

well crap..."compatibility mode".....sure would have saved me a half day of figuring out virtual PC concepts to install WinXP. As mentioned, Windows is like Gaelic to me, being a Mac guy, Happy New Year Mike. oh, PS, in my notes to myself I had to set "baud rate" to 9600 in TIS2000 to upload a SnapShot from the Tech2. After that I was "done" as I had no actual car to program, just wanted to

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Keith Diagnostician
Collinsville, Oklahoma
Keith
 

I feel bad I didnt see this until now, But the very first post here on DN I made was about this type of problem. It can be seen here: Early GM Class 2 Programming Woes

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Geoff Diagnostician
Lahaina, Hawaii
Geoff
 

missed that one, thanks for re-post KP (or Okie-P....LOL) :-) Aloha and Happy New Year.

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Arsalan Manager
Washington, District of Columbia
Arsalan
 

FIX FIX FIX FIX FIX Programmed PCM using Tech 2 TIS2000. I thank you all for all the helps you have provided.

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Anthony Technical Support Specialist
Kirkwood, Pennsylvania
Anthony
 

Hi Arsalan: You may have gotten the module programmed but I find it hard to believe that an at least 11-year old calibration is the correct one for that vehicle module. (BTW, do you know why it was called TIS2000?) I'm curious on why you are gripped about Win XP. Win 7/10 Pro version is the GM requirement for SPS . XP doesn't work with SPS. The correct Java won't install. Win 8.x and home

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Rusty Owner/Technician
Oakham, Massachusetts
Rusty
 

Guido :)

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