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Bad Body Control Module Symptoms To Never Ignore

Before we get into some of the Bad Body Control Module Symptoms , you need to understand what the body control module does. The BCM, is the body computer that checks in on many of the vital systems of the car and controls theme from a centralized hub. If your control module bcm malfunctions, it...

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DTC P0113 : Common Symptoms,Causes and Proven Fixes

DTC P0113 : Common Symptoms,Causes and Proven Fixes

What is the DTC P0113 OBDII Engine Code The P0113 is a very generic trouble code that can be triggered by the ECM ( Engine Control Module) when it detects and record a fairly high output from the Intake Air Temperature Sensor. While this can be caused by a failing auto computer, replacing the ECM should not be the...

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The P0606 Trouble Code and How to Fix it.

The P0606 Trouble Code and How to Fix it.

Is there anything worse than waking up to a check engine light  in your vehicle?  Most of us have been there, most of the time a check engine light is the bearer of bad news and repair shops are not what really the best way to spend our hard earned cash because of a P0606 DTC...

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Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Powertrain Control Module

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Powertrain Control Module

The complexity of a vehicle’s engine control unit (ECU/PCM) can often make it very difficult to determine when it’s failing. It’s very common for your vehicle to display symptoms that appear to be an ECU issue when, in fact, there is actually an issue elsewhere in your vehicle or vice versa. This is mainly due...

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How Much Does a Powertrain Control Module cost

How Much Does a Powertrain Control Module cost

Every car owner, at some point or another, has gone through the inconvenience of being without their vehicle for a period of time due to the need for maintenance or repairs. For most people, the longer their vehicle is in the shop, the more disruptive it becomes towards their daily lives and less likely to...

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What Does an ECU do in Your Car?

What Does an ECU do in Your Car?

The engine computer is one of the most important components of any modern vehicle, but as cars become more advanced, the engine control module is becoming more important than ever. In recent years, companies have begun developing vehicles that contain more sophisticated engines and these advances have enabled companies to support the growing demand for...

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What Causes an ECU to Fail?

What Causes an ECU to Fail?

The evolution of technology over the years has enabled companies to keep up with consumers’ demand for more advanced products leading to what we now recognize as today’s modern vehicle. All modern vehicles are equipped with a series of engine control units that are designed to optimize your vehicle’s performance and fuel economy. Its only...

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Can a Bad ECM Drain the Battery?

Can a Bad ECM Drain the Battery?

One of the most important components on any modern vehicle is the engine computer (or ECM) as it is responsible for a wide range of functions within the engine management system. The ECM works by sending signals from a series of sensors to a variety of actuators to control the way they perform based on...

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How Much Does it Cost to Replace Your Engine Control Module?

How Much Does it Cost to Replace Your Engine Control Module?

Once a diagnosis has been made and you have concluded the ECM is malfunctioning, your next step is to decide how to move forward; to decide whether your ECU ( Electronic Control unit needs to be repaired or replaced altogether. Getting your ECM replaced or repaired at a mechanic or dealership is one of the...

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How To Test Your ECM Computer

How To Test Your ECM Computer

Visual Inspection of the Control Module ECM When inspecting your control modules on your vehicle it is important to be conscious of any physical defects you may come across such as frayed wires or corrosion without the need to visit an auto repair shop. Oftentimes, a faulty ECM can be a result of a burnt...