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ECM Processor Error

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by Chappie, Aug 21, 2009.

  1. Aug 21, 2009 at 2:47 PM
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    Chappie

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    My check engine light was no for a couple of days, then went off, and has stayed off since. From the advice in my original thread, I took it to Autozone. The diag test came back with :

    ECM processor error

    Probable cause - Failed ECM

    As I said, the C/E light is now off, and I have observed no oddities of any sort. Recommendations? It's an '06 V6. A quick scan of the internet shows me that these things are $500+. yuck.
     
  2. Aug 21, 2009 at 2:59 PM
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    I'm sorry to here that. You should get a second opinion.I replaced the ECU a couple months back,cost me $950.00 that not include the labor/tax. I hope nothing like that with your.'06 shouldn't have that problem.
     
  3. Aug 22, 2009 at 8:40 AM
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    This is the kind of issue that should probably be referred to a dealership shop. Toyota is the only outfit that can determine if the ECU is definitely faulty.
     
  4. Aug 22, 2009 at 9:01 AM
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    Chappie

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    Is the ECM considered part of the powertrain?
     
  5. Aug 22, 2009 at 9:06 AM
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    Most ECM's are under a 8 year 80,000 mile warranty. If you are within the time or mileage take it to the dealer. Most likely it is covered. ECM's are not a powertrain item. Powertrain consists of internally lubricated parts within the engine and transmission, including bearings on the drive axles. For instance a front wheel drive vehicle will have a 5 year 60,000 mile warranty on front bearings and 3 years 36,000 miles on the rear bearings.
     
  6. Aug 22, 2009 at 9:08 AM
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    The Brain of all the Electrical Systems in your Truck. Electrical Control Module(Unit) Without it your truck, will suffer a great deal. Take it to the stealership let them check it.
     
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