Reflashing: How to Flash or Remap an Engine Computer Unit (ECU)

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Reflashing an ECM is a tuning technique that is also often called flashing, remapping, or flash tuning. Like any computer, your car’s ECM has software with different settings or parameters, and these can be changed to alter the performance and driving limits of a vehicle. Reflashing or remapping an engine computer is essentially just the…

Saudi Arabia Custom ECU Chip Tuning

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Whether you’re driving down the Las Vegas Strip or down Dammam highway in Saudi Arabia, your car’s ECM or engine control module is going to be the most important component in your engine. With its system of circuits and sensors this acts as your car’s brain and central nervous system. It controls, monitors, and regulates…

Can You Fix Your Car’s ECM by Yourself?

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Short answer:  Yes!  Buy a replacement ECM for your vehicle from our site and get it delivered to your door.  It’ll be delivered with the latest and greatest software from your car’s manufacturer.  It’s relatively easy to install! The last thing any of us want to deal with when we go to take our car to…

What’s the Difference? Aftermarket vs Stock Engine Control Units (ECUs)

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What’s the difference between aftermarket engine control units (ECUs) versus stock or OEM engine control units?  We’ll tell you! As we’ve discussed quite a bit in our articles in the past, your vehicle’s engine control module (ECM) is really at the center of your engine. It monitors, controls, and regulates everything from your transmission to fuel…

Should I Repair or Replace My ECU / ECM?

Have you or someone working on your car — maybe a repair shop or dealership — determined that your car’s computer is causing problems?  Commonly known as an Engine Control Unit (ECU), Electronic Control Module (ECM), or a variety of other terms, the computer in your vehicle is responsible for countless functions. So, how do…

Electronic Control Unit (ECU) Repair Costs

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Your car is what you depend on every day. We become so accustomed to them consistently working so well, that we often get lulled into thinking they always will…no matter what. But then the check engine light comes on. Or we start to hear an odd sound. Then the thoughts start racing about what the…

What’s a Core Charge / Deposit When Buying an ECM?

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If you’re shopping for an engine control module for your Dodge, Jeep, Ford, or some other make and model, then you’ve probably come across something called a “core deposit” or a “core charge.” You may have found a great deal on an ECM but this core fee is turning you off — what is it?…

Guide to Buying a Remanufactured Electronic Control Module (ECM)

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Electronic (also called engine) control modules are highly advanced pieces of technology — are computers that control, monitor, and regulate all the vital functions of your engine. From gear shifting to fuel injection, to the engine starting and fuel economy, the ECM is constantly making changes and adjustments to your engine to produce peak performance under…

How to Test for ECM Errors and Problems

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Testing your ECM is the only way to be sure whether it’s not working properly, or if there is a different component causing an issue with your car. Do you need a replacement ECM for your vehicle?  We carry engine control units (ECUs) for all makes and models.   We all dread this day. We’re driving…

What is a Bodytrain Control Module (BCM)?

Engine Control Modules (ECMs) should be very familiar to you at this point. If you’ve read any of our other posts, then you should be comfortable with the basic concept of an ECM. Today we want to take a look at one of the potential areas of concern for the do-it-yourself mechanic when it comes…