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What Are The Symptoms Of A Bad PCM?

What Are The Symptoms Of A Bad PCM?

The powertrain control module (PCM) is the brain of every modern car. PCM is sometimes used interchangeably with ECM (engine control module), although the two have some differences. The PCM generally includes both the engine control unit (ECU) and the transmission control unit (TCU). Problems with the PCM can result in various car performance issues...

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Difference Between A Bad Alternator Vs Bad Battery

Difference Between A Bad Alternator Vs Bad Battery

A bad battery or bad alternator can result in various performance problems. Almost every car owner will have to deal with alternator and battery damages at some point. It is easy to misdiagnose the power problem blaming it on a bad alternator when the issue is really from a bad battery or vice versa. If...

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P0101 Code – Quick Fixes,Causes and Symptoms

P0101 Code – Quick Fixes,Causes and Symptoms

The P0101 code is one of the less popular reasons car owners visit the mechanic shop, but it is still very crucial, considering it is inevitable if you plan to use your car for years. This code is a DTC (diagnostic trouble code) used to check for performance issues with the mass airflow (MAF). 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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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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Is it my Transmission Control Module or My ECM?

Is it my Transmission Control Module or My ECM?

Transmission problems can be caused by a number of things. One of those things can be a vehicle’s Engine Control Module (ECM) . It’s important to understand though that if you are having troubles with your transmission, it’s not recommended that you blame it on your vehicle’s computer right away. You should always try to...