ECM/ECU Buyer’s Guide

ECMEvery modern vehicle has an Engine Control Unit (ECU). Its job is to coordinate and manage the engine’s various complex systems. A faulty ECU can cause rough running and poor gas mileage and will eventually prevent your car from working at all.

This ECU buyer’s guide will cover everything you need to know. From common issues to diagnosis and replacement we have it all here. We’ll cover topics like:

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How To Replace An Engine Control Module

The engine control module (ECM) ensures that all your engine’s complex components work seamlessly. A damaged ECM can cause several issues. From poor performance and fuel economy to erratic running.

Once you have identified the ECM as the cause of your problems, replacing it is the only sure way to get your car running properly. In this article we show you the steps required to replace your own ECM successfully.

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OEM Vs Aftermarket Engine Control Modules – Which Are Better?

OEM ECMYour vehicle’s ECM or Engine Control Module (also sometimes called the ECU, Electronic Control Unit) controls several important engine functions. If you are looking to replace your ECM, there are both OEM and aftermarket options to consider.

In this blog, we investigate the differences between both options. And help you decide which one is right for your needs.

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Can You Reprogram A Used ECU?

The Electronic Control Unit (ECU, aka Engine Control Module or ECM) manages just about every aspect of your engine. You are most likely reading this because your ECU is either faulty or has failed completely. And as you might have already found out, a broken ECU can leave you stranded by the roadside.

What you may not know is that every car has a unique ECU. So, the next question is can you reprogram another ECU to work with your car? The short answer is yes. But there are some important things to know before buying a replacement part.
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