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…

Manufacturers of Automobile Engine Computers

Since their inception, car engine computers — also commonly referred to as a car’s PCM, ECM, or TCM — have developed into ever more critical components for proper engine and vehicle function. Taking in information from a host of sensors including the oxygen sensor, air pressure sensor, air temperature sensor, throttle position sensor, and the…

How Does the Engine Computer in a Car or Truck Work?

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Modern cars are highly advanced and complex pieces of technology. To the uninitiated, they might even sound like something out of a sci-fi movie. And just like some futuristic vehicle, the majority of your car’s functions are controlled by its engine computer, also known as its Engine Control Unit (ECU), Engine Control Module (ECM), or…

Where is My Vehicle’s Engine Computer (ECM / PCM) Located?

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If you have a failing or malfunctioning engine computer — also commonly referred to as an ECM, PCM, or TCM — it’s in your (and your car’s) best interest to get it taken care of as quickly as possible. The module itself is a complex piece of technology—basically your car’s central computer—that involves software and…

When is it Time to Repair or Replace My Vehicle’s Engine Computer?

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A malfunctioning or failing powertrain control module (PCM), transmission control module (TCM), or engine control module (ECM) is not something you want to experience.  The name or configuration of these components may differ depending on what make your car is (for example, some makes combine the TCM and ECM into a PCM, while some keep…

How Do I Know I’m Buying the Right PCM?

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How do I know this is the right PCM for my vehicle?  When replacing your PCM, it’s vital that you are choosing the right PCM for your vehicle. That’s because when there’s a problem with your vehicle’s powertrain control module (PCM), it’s a big deal.  This is your car’s internal computer and controls and monitors…

California is the Most Popular State for Car Computers in 2018

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We’ve shipped more auto computers — powertrain control modules (PCMs), engine control modules (ECMs), and transmission control modules (TCMs) to California than any other state in the country! If you’re from California, or have ever driven around the L.A., San Diego, or Bay Area in times of heavy traffic (which is pretty much all the…