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?

Core Charge for ECM

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…

Where is my Dodge ECM + PCM Located?

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At Car Computer Exchange, we do the heavy lifting when it comes to getting a new engine control module (ECM) or powertrain control module (PCM) for your vehicle. Each module we sell is pre-programmed to your car’s VIN and compatible with all motor sizes, transmissions, and emission types. It arrives in the mail tailored to…

How Do I Replace My Car’s ECM?

How to Replace an ECM

If you own a car or truck long enough, there will come a time when you are faced with the question of whether or not to replace your Engine Control Module (ECM). It’s just a part of car ownership, especially as your car gets up in mileage. ECMs can, and do, go bad all the…

Typical Repair Costs to Fix or Replace Electronic Control Modules (ECM)

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It’s every car owner’s worst nightmare:  You’re driving down the road and the “Check Engine” light comes on.  What do you do now?  Is it a serious problem, or just a minor fix?  Perhaps the biggest question:  How much is this going to cost?  While nobody likes to be confronted with expensive auto repairs, the…

10 of the Cheapest Engine Control Modules (ECMs) for Sale

Your car is the sum of a variety of modern technologies that all work together to drive you from point A to point B safely, quickly, and comfortably. But, arguably the most important piece of technology in your car is its computer module (ECM or ECU). Your car’s engine computer is what monitors and regulates…