1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

2001 V-6 auto..ECM replacement

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by MWCTEXAS, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. Nov 28, 2012 at 8:46 AM
    #1
    MWCTEXAS

    MWCTEXAS [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2011
    Member:
    #60241
    Messages:
    12
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    MIKE
    FLORIDA
    Vehicle:
    LIMITED TRD
    ...hello...my ECU needs replacing...I know where it is and what it looks like..
    Toyota says list price is $1,700..... They'll sell it to me $1,525......
    I can OEM online $1,200........question..is it just a matter of un-plugging the connectors or is there more to it...such as programming....settings....specific tools req'd?....in other words is it a "do it myself"?...any info will be appreciated!..thank you...Mike
     
  2. Nov 28, 2012 at 8:48 AM
    #2
    JDMcQ

    JDMcQ Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2008
    Member:
    #10561
    Messages:
    38,687
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    John
    The Mushroom Capital of the World
    Vehicle:
    2006 Toyota 4Runner SR5 V8
    Wow. Did you consider a used ECM?
     
  3. Nov 28, 2012 at 9:33 AM
    #3
    BamaToy1997

    BamaToy1997 ASE Master Tech Vendor

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2012
    Member:
    #71846
    Messages:
    9,424
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Bill
    Navarre, FL
    Vehicle:
    1997 Tacoma 4X4 AKA "Blue Beast"
    Multi-point tow hooks, new bored 2.7L engine, custom paint. 3 inch adjustable Fabtech front coils, 2.5 inch rear AAL. Front Aussie locker. LED bed lights. Full LED conversion interior and exterior. Relentless Fabrication front and rear bumpers. 4X4innovation sliders. BAMF bed rack. CVT rooftop tent.
    Toyota lists their ECU as programmable. Now if you buy it from the dealer, it may be pre-programmed (Toyota techs step in here) I would ask the seller if the ECU comes pre-programmed for your truck.
     
  4. Nov 28, 2012 at 10:36 AM
    #4
    JDMcQ

    JDMcQ Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2008
    Member:
    #10561
    Messages:
    38,687
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    John
    The Mushroom Capital of the World
    Vehicle:
    2006 Toyota 4Runner SR5 V8
    What is the part number?
     
  5. Nov 28, 2012 at 6:06 PM
    #5
    98tacoma27

    98tacoma27 :POOPCORN: Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2008
    Member:
    #11714
    Messages:
    48,248
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ben
    Beech Creek
    Vehicle:
    05 Tundra SR5, 88 SR5 PU, 98 TRD OR (CRUSHED)
    5100's all on fours
    Replacing an ECU is easy and is pretty much plug and play only if you have the correct part number.

    There are other options other than the stealership. Why do you need a new ECU ? They are a "hardy" part and rarely fail.

    I'd also like to know what the part number is...
    Refer to the number sequence under TOYOTA

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Nov 29, 2012 at 8:08 AM
    #6
    JDMcQ

    JDMcQ Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2008
    Member:
    #10561
    Messages:
    38,687
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    John
    The Mushroom Capital of the World
    Vehicle:
    2006 Toyota 4Runner SR5 V8
    A quick search shows the part Ben displayed above as $730 from an online Toyota parts purveyor new ans $129 from Ebay used.
     
  7. Nov 29, 2012 at 8:11 AM
    #7
    cjimenRR

    cjimenRR Be Good or Be Good At It

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2009
    Member:
    #19648
    Messages:
    814
    Gender:
    Male
    North Hollywood, Ca
    Vehicle:
    12' Sport DC,LB, 4x4
    For that year it's strictly plug and play. The part numbers must match though in order for a trouble free plug and play
     
  8. Nov 29, 2012 at 10:02 AM
    #8
    ryanjboutin

    ryanjboutin Mob dirt parking lots.

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2009
    Member:
    #14489
    Messages:
    19,353
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ryan
    Las Vegas
    Vehicle:
    2013 4x4 Off Road, 6 speed.
    Spacers. Spacers everywhere.
  9. Nov 29, 2012 at 10:15 AM
    #9
    BamaToy1997

    BamaToy1997 ASE Master Tech Vendor

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2012
    Member:
    #71846
    Messages:
    9,424
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Bill
    Navarre, FL
    Vehicle:
    1997 Tacoma 4X4 AKA "Blue Beast"
    Multi-point tow hooks, new bored 2.7L engine, custom paint. 3 inch adjustable Fabtech front coils, 2.5 inch rear AAL. Front Aussie locker. LED bed lights. Full LED conversion interior and exterior. Relentless Fabrication front and rear bumpers. 4X4innovation sliders. BAMF bed rack. CVT rooftop tent.
    I stand corrected on my information. Thanks for the info. I will make sure to remember this next time. I had thought anything post-96 were unprogrammed.
     
  10. Nov 29, 2012 at 6:22 PM
    #10
    SafetyDang

    SafetyDang get your facts straight

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2009
    Member:
    #15759
    Messages:
    374
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dang
    Anaheim, CA
    Vehicle:
    DC with 4x4 & MT Conversion
    Swapped to Manual Trans & 4x4
    Hmm.. I have a 2002 Tacoma v6 Auto ECU that will be available soon. I did a 5 speed swap and will need to swap my Manual Transmission ECU in. 100k mines on the ECU if that matters. I'll get you a part number gonna try and swap it Thur or Sunday next week. PM a price if your interested.
     
To Top