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2016 Cadillac XTS 3.6L Engine Control Module (PCM/ECM/ECU) Plug&Play

What is A Powertrain Control Module?

Each vehicle comes with a pre-programmed powertrain control module that monitors several car’s functions. The PCM controls most operations inside the car and is considered a diagnostic tool as well. Most engine control units are unique to the Vehicle's Identification Number (VIN) and are Plug-and-play. Sometimes referred to as the brain of the car, the PCM monitors various vehicle metrics to ensure optimum performance. The control engine module also stores error codes from defective car components. However, like most car...

2016 Cadillac XTS 3.6L Engine Control Module (PCM/ECM/ECU) Plug&Play

What To Know Before Repairing Your Engine Control Module

The Engine Control Module (ECM) is an onboard computer system that monitors and controls the functioning of a vehicle’s systems. Besides controlling engine timing, the functioning of the emissions control system, and other vital car sensors, the ECM also regulates the fuel to air mixture. Some cars have the Engine Control Unit (ECU), while others have the Powertrain Control Module (PCM). Nonetheless, you should note that ECM, PCM, and the ECU are all onboard computer systems that act as...

Difference Between A Bad Alternator Vs Bad Battery

A bad battery or faulty 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 you try to start the engine and the car won't start, it may be an excellent time to have your battery or alternator checked....

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Symptoms of a Bad Transmission Control Module

Various components make up a car. Such components work in tandem for smooth driving. Amongst these components is the TCM (transmission control module). TCM is an electronic device responsible for collecting and processing signals within the car’s transmission and controlling the shifting of the transmission gear. It works closely with the parts that depend on its functionality, such as the engine, turbine sensor, and brake pedal position sensor, among others.  Without TCM, your transmission will not be able to shift gears...

2015 Ford Motorhome 6.8L Engine Control Module (PCM/ECM/ECU) Programmed & Updated

Common Symptoms Of A Failing ECM

It is challenging to maintain today’s vehicles without a proper understanding of their computer systems. Setting your car’s fuel-to-air proportion and adjusting the timing belt are now things of the past. Currently, primary computers (PCM, TCM, and ECM) control such functions. ECM (engine control module) is amongst the most significant components in nearly all contemporary vehicles. Other names of ECM include the engine control unit (ECU) and PCM (powertrain control module). Primarily, it functions as the primary...

ECM repairs 2014 Ford Motorhome 6.8L Engine Control Module (PCM/ECM/ECU) Programmed & Updated

Should You Replace Your Engine Control Module Or Repair it? Find out!

It's disheartening whenever the car shuts-off in the middle of a long journey. The problem worsens if the ECM is the main course of the shutdown. The main reason is that you need a professional to review and assess your ECM before any repair or replacement. Why the engine control module fails is an important question. Some say it is a bug that affects the car computers, slowing its operations or disrupting them entirely. Low voltage resulting in power spikes...

Example of an engine control module ( How to diagnose your ECM )

How To Diagnose Your Car’s Engine Control Module

The Powertrain Control Module (PCM) is also known as the Engine Control Module (Engine Computer Module), and it is the main on-board computer that monitors/controls vehicle functions. The PCM is available in nearly all modern vehicles as a single computer. Older cars have the Engine Control Module and the Transmission Control Module (TCM) monitoring engine and transmission functions, respectively. At its worst, a failing PCM might render your car inoperable. Reasons the PCM fails Powertrain Control Modules often fail because of...

2004 Toyota Camry 2.4L Engine Computer (PCM/ECM/ECU) Programmed Plug&Play

2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid Problems That Are Unavoidable

The Toyota Camry hybrid was among the three top popular cars in the U.S market following its inception. This was partially due to the accommodating interior this sedan provides. Reviewers also touted the vehicle for encompassing brute power and a stylistic exterior. In comparison to other hybrids in the similar trim level like the Honda Accord, the Camry hybrid presents the best choice. However, the book value for this car is relatively higher than most of its peers and...

2010 Toyota Corolla 2.4L Engine Computer (PCM/ECM/ECU) Programmed Plug&Play

Common 2010 Toyota Corolla Problems To Be Aware Of

Most Toyota Corollas are viewed as inferior, especially when it comes to the 2010 Toyota Corolla. Although the downmarket interior is responsible for this, the vehicle competes well-nigh with bigger competitors. Just like Mazda mazda3, Chevrolet Cruze and Subaru Impreza, the 2010 Toyota Corolla has a considerably large clientele. These compact cars are mostly available at affordable book values and are popular among individuals who wish to keep a low profile. However, if you still prefer a classy and sporty...

2005 Toyota 4runner

2005 Toyota 4runner problems You Might Run Into

The 2005 Toyota 4runner is a reliable and comfortable SUV, and it boasts of a sporty exterior styling. You will be impressed by the Toyota 4runner’s performance besides getting the value for the money you spend. The 2005 4runner can be a great family car since it has safety features such as the tire pressure monitoring system, passenger airbags, and driver airbags. Traction control, stability control, and the power steering systems give the 2005 Toyota 4runner superior handling capabilities. Five...

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