The Saleen Forums at soec.org header image

Go Back   The Saleen Forums at soec.org > Saleen Mustang Discussions > 1999-2004 Saleen Mustang
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

1999-2004 Saleen Mustang For the SN-95 New Edge platform. Be sure to specify year, model and equipment if asking for help.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 4 Weeks Ago
Surgeon22 Surgeon22 is offline
Saleen Forums Registrant
 
Join Date: Aug 2019
Location: WARREN
Posts: 3
Angry Help: PCM fuse blows in 3rd gear? - 2002 S281 SC

2002 sc when I get in 3rd gear the car bucks hard and blows the pcm fuse under the hood.. no mods completly stock and help appreciated
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 4 Weeks Ago
jcar302 jcar302 is offline
Senior Saleen Forums Participant
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Jackson NJ
Posts: 174
Default

I've been messing with mustangs since I was old enough to drive and this is the first time I've heard anything like this.

Is the car a manual transmission?
In a manual I don't think there is any way for the car to know what gear you are in.

Did you check for codes?
__________________
Terminator powered foxbody
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92hxg7Bg-5Y
Sold xp8 2000 #30, all options including alcons
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 4 Weeks Ago
Surgeon22 Surgeon22 is offline
Saleen Forums Registrant
 
Join Date: Aug 2019
Location: WARREN
Posts: 3
Default

Yes a stick.. dont have any codes pcm fuse just blows when i get into third gear.. car bucks hard then shuts off and then the theft light comes on and wont start till a new fuse is put in.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 4 Weeks Ago
jcar302 jcar302 is offline
Senior Saleen Forums Participant
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Jackson NJ
Posts: 174
Default

Is it possible it blows the fuse in relation to your speed not the gear you are in? And you just happen to be in 3rd.
Speed sensors on the trans are known to cause drivability issues when they go bad.

While I don't have a t45, I think it's the only part on the trans that sends a signal to the computer.

I'm pretty sure there is the back up sensor for the reverse lights and the speed sensor.
But the back up sensor i'm pretty sure is just mechanical in nature.
__________________
Terminator powered foxbody
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92hxg7Bg-5Y
Sold xp8 2000 #30, all options including alcons
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 4 Weeks Ago
DarkStallion DarkStallion is offline
Senior Saleen Forums Participant
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: RSM, CA
Posts: 146
Default fuse issues pcm / ccrm

Same here, never heard of this type of issue. Check to make sure you have correct fuse for that location (correct amps- check fuse diagram). Have you tried to skip third, go from 2nd to 4th...gently of course see if the fuse still pops. If it does, and you don't need to smog the car anytime soon or ever...unplug the battery (red cable)...leave unplugged for 20 mins or so. Then plug back in...then run another procedure with new fuse (easy drive for a bit) see if you can get a check engine light. I am guessing a short somewhere. Oh yes, remember that fuse powers the pcm and ccrm (constant control relay module in the pass fender-fan speed, fuel pump) Don't spend any money on that unless you know that is the problem. Can be just a frayed wire somewhere and the revving of engine makes it makes it ground or touch another wire or something. Good luck hard to say, but all the best.
__________________
Jake 95 Mustang GT. 5.0 Convertible (Sold)
02-11E Saleen Convertible
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 3 Weeks Ago
Surgeon22 Surgeon22 is offline
Saleen Forums Registrant
 
Join Date: Aug 2019
Location: WARREN
Posts: 3
Default

Solved

Wire harness at firewall was touching egr pipe and shorting it out.raised the harness with zip ties.. problem solved..
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 3 Weeks Ago
DarkStallion DarkStallion is offline
Senior Saleen Forums Participant
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: RSM, CA
Posts: 146
Default Solved

Good to hear. Electrical grimlins can drive an owner nuts. Glad to hear you solved the issue and thanks for sharing.
__________________
Jake 95 Mustang GT. 5.0 Convertible (Sold)
02-11E Saleen Convertible
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 3 Weeks Ago
Dave's Avatar
Dave Dave is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Penn
Posts: 11,688
Default

Thank you for the update.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:29 PM.


Orders placed through these advertiser links help to support SOEC and this website.

Tire Rack Wheel Clearance

When you buy one Valeo® ULTIMATE™ Wiper Blade from Tire Rack, you'll get one free!

Dunlop $50 Rebate


| SOEC.ORG | ABOUT SOEC | MEMBERSHIP | SHOWROOM | LITERATURE | VEHICLE PRODUCTION | THE SALEEN TRADER | SALEEN AUTOMOTIVE | CONTACT SOEC | SOEC @ FACEBOOK |


All Original Content Copyright © 1991-2019 Saleen Owners and Enthusiasts Club, LLC (SOEC). All Rights Reserved.
SOEC is the official independent, non-profit organization for owners and enthusiasts of vehicles by Steve Saleen and Saleen Automotive, Inc.