Originally Posted by coralman
Tell the tale Zee,what did he say?
Get some Koolaid to go with the popcorn and I'll tell you a story
As you probably know Chrysler had vendors for all the bit and pieces to include circuit boards. They had problems with their suppliers sending them nonconforming material (AKA bad parts). The bulk of the conversation was about Chrysler's plight to bring their suppliers up to speed so that the parts they sent them would work when assembled into the modules at the plant.
One particular problem was that they had to rework a lot of the ABS boards because the supplier soldering process wasn't up to spec and they were leaving voids in the thru board connections.... imagine that
I let him know that despite their effort to turn out a reliable product, the effort wasn't 100% successful and told him about all the problems with the ABS board that are cropping up now, as well as the PCM problems.
At that time, the EPA was requiring manufactures to lower the lead content in solder and reliable processes were not well implemented among their suppliers. I can only guess that the same process/material problem affected the other sub assemblies as well. We know the VIC is involved. I didn't get all the details I wanted. I didn't get into which PCMs came from where and the manufacturing quality problems. That's for another day, we both were at work at the time and had to move on.
If i can glean any other pertinent info I'll post it up.