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Both Jim Larocca and Joe Amato told me it has and would work. After spending a full day at downs ford we couldnt get it to work. I never found out if it was a bad pcm or what. There are some pin changes but nothing too major. Let me know how you make out
 

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From what I have read, there are some pin changes in the PCM wire harness from '97 to '98 cars although, I haven't verified this myself.
One other thing to think of is the security system (Passive Anti-Theft System) that comes with the car. The ignition key id-code must match the code in the PATS module. The PATS module communicates with the PCM during start up. There are numerous PATS systems by Ford.
Read: http://www.sts.sae.org/membersonly/techinfo/antitheft.pdf
From the article above, the PATS system for the 96/97 cars is different than the 98 cars. The 98 type (B) looks like that there is a PCM ID code. This may explain why it doesn't start. If you can't get the article let me know. I have a copy.

See also the thread:
http://www.corral.net/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=100936&highlight=smart

Thanks jslagel.
 
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