Questions tagged [ecu]

Electronic Control Unit. The vehicle computer which controls the functions of the engine based upon input from various sensors. The ECU adjusts different aspects of the engine. PCM, PCU, and ECM can all be considered synonyms.

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1995 VM Jetta/Vento - ECU pinout for my car

I own a 95 Vento GL (Jetta for the american market), with an 1.8 8v, 90hp ADD model engine. The ECU for this model is marked with part number 037 906 021A. I have checked with VAG-COM software and it ...
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How to find out if your ECU has been reflashed?

Vehicle 2010 Audi A4 Quattro, 2.0L TFSI engine, automatic transmission, 180,000 km. Recent History Friend bought this car used 2 months ago from a private party. The check engine light comes on with a ...
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Vehicle is stationary but live data from ECU says Vehicle Speed is 255 km/h, throwing codes P0717 & P0793 and no reversing

I'm repairing Toyota Harrier ACU# (Automatic transmission) with no reversing problem. When gear is shifted to R she throws codes P0717 (input speed sensor A no signal) and P0793 (Intermediate shaft ...
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Mk4 Astra judders, runs hot p0420 p0170 p1130

I have a Mk4 Astra 1.8 petrol 2002 130k Miles. When starting the idle speed revs up & down, it judders when driving the first 500metres. Plenty of oil, water was a bit low. During a 2 hour ...
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SilLabs OBDscan can't connect to Alfa 147: latency too high!

I have an OBD Scan tools built around the Silicon Labs CP210x chipset, but I can't get it to connect to my car at all. When I connect the scan tool to my laptop USB port I have a driver installed and ...
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Overwhelming the Eng. management system, is there specific course of action to recover faster

Citroen C4 2005, Petrol, UK Yesterday I managed to overwhelm my car (for the second time I've been having it, first time was about half an year go). What happened was I was at a rather busy stop ...
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How does a typical OBD communication start?

I'm trying to understand how, at the level of SID (Service Identifier) ​​and PID (Parameter Identifier), a communication must start between an external scan tool and any vehicle ECU (Electronic ...
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110cc scooter sputters under acceleration. Resetting ECU a temporary fix

This is driving my crazy. The dealership is just throwing parts at it. First time, they hooked it up to a little cylinder which has a guage and is connected to pressurized air and connects to the fuel ...
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No resistance measured between two electrical parts, ECU fault?

I'm troubleshooting a car with a faulty Camshaft Sensor error. I used the factory test plan to test the wiring between the sensor & ECU. Here is the wiring: ECU Pin87 -> Wireloom Pin 87 -> ...
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Why is this RPM graph squarewave?

'07 Subaru Outback 3.0R 5 speed auto. I am logging using the excellent RomRaider and was kind of surprised that when graphed RPM looks like a square wave in most situations, don't know if it was ...
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Why would this happen:

If anybody could help me understand this behavior, I'd be grateful: 2003 R1 5PW, Fuel-injected, has an alarm/immobilizer fitted, doesn't report any fault codes: Motorcycle would occasionally (three ...
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U0100 Toyota Aygo CAN Stop Communication or DTC Diagnostics, which is right?

I spent a lot of time trying to resolve some problems with a 2006 Toyota Aygo. The most important or significant code it has is U0100: No communication with ECM/PCM A. Information for 1KR-FE engine, ...
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Car keeps breaking fuel injectors?

Ok so i'm having quiet a strange issues with one of my cars (08 X5 E70 4.8L V8) that may be worth discussing. It seems to keep "blowing" through injectors on only one bank. Suddenly i noticed CEL and ...
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Fuel Map and fooling the speed sensor

Sorry, I didn't know what kind of title I could put for this. I have a '97 Subaru Impreza WRX STi and, as a technical project, I would like to remove the potential (haven't checked yet) 180km/h ...
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OBD request trouble code mode 3 and mode 7

I'm trying to get my own app on phone to read Trouble code in car... I see that i have 3 mode to do this... first is to use the mode 01 with command 01 (but this command is generic) or the mode 03 and ...
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Emissions per mile of high MPG lean-burn gas-powered cars versus standard gas-powered cars

I am wondering if there have been studies or calculations of the NOx emissions per mile of high MPG lean-burn gas-powered cars versus standard gas-powered cars. Honda made some great lean-burn cars ...
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Cadillac CTS “Traction Control Off” displayed after driving 15 mins

After driving 15 mins the "Traction Control Off" light is displayed on dashboard and radio displays "Service Brake Assist". All go away after engine is turned off for about 20 mins. It recently got ...
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2003 Honda Accord not responding to accelerator

2003 Honda Accord, a few months ago we started having problems with it. All of a sudden the CEL and traction control light came on with the d4 light blinking. Also it would idle low, shift hard, and ...
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Corsa C electric power steering ECU 12V power polarity

I need to know the power polarity of Corsa C Electric Power Steering ECU 12V power connector. I suppose the power is the right connector in following photo (it has 2 flat pins vertically aligned): If ...
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Honda Civic Mk8 FK3 interfacing with ECU/body computer

I wanted to create a few improvements for a FK3 Civic, such as: - automatic door locking - automatic cornering lights For those, I need to be able to read few parameters from the car's computers: - ...
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'93 Cavalier ECU issue

I have an old cavalier that loses power to the ECU randomly. It can take many attempts to start again. I do not lose battery power to the lights or stereo. If I flick the keys to the on position ...
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I have a 2000 ford contour 2.0 runs fine but will not get any faster then 40 mph no matter how much throttle I give,

Motor runs fine transmission shits fine has full rpm range all gears but at 40 it will not run any faster no matter how much throttle you give
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Rough idle and stop when I first start the engine in the morning

I have 2005' Legacy 2.0 4AT. Problem 1 As I mentioned in the subject. When I first start to the engine it's quickly working but somehow if I try to change gear to D it stops (sometimes it's not but ...
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Why Long Term Fuel Trims Remains in Negative?

Dear Experts here im attaching log of 1SZ-FE, 1.0L engine for your kind consideration, please advice why my LTFT remains in -ive though MAF, Intake Air Temp sensor, ECT sensor and O2 sensor is working ...
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I have a seemingly very hard wiring problem to solve

Further to my last question : I have a Renault Clio 1.2 2010 that keeps coming up with a P0638 (Throttle Actuator Control Range/Performance) error (according the the OBD2 device I have). One thing I ...
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2004 Vitz door/trunk control(ler?) problem

I have a 2004 Vitz which uses a key with built in 1 button remote. This remote is supposed to unlock the doors and allow the boot switch to operate. (Car is started with a regular key) The doors work ...
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Can the original ECU be replaced with other ECU codes on the same vehicle?

Here is the original ECU of the car, but I have a question whether it can be replaced by another ECU with the same MEG code 17.9.12.1 but different from the 39110-04006 line (by uploading the original ...
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Engine not rev over 3500 after new ECU installed same number

I have Honda civic vtec 1999 with D15 engine installed. ECU/PCM reporting error and mechanic told me this computing having issue in IC I bought new ECU same number but after connecting, car engine ...
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Is it possible to reset a modified Airbag Control Unit to factory default?

I discovered my BMW E46 320d has been in a small crash and the airbag was deployed. The previous owner didn't fix it correctly and reused the airbag and modified the Airbag Control Unit (probably just ...
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How does ecu know the hand brake is on?

I was reviewing the data around the DTC event, and it said the hand brake was on. I assumed it was a software bug, because I was sure the hand brake was off, but today after jacking up the rear I ...
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Car Jump Started in wrong way

We switched the jumper cables when trying to jump start my Altezza 4 cylinder. Main fuse and other fuses were blown. I replaced all the damaged fuses and battery. When we eventually got the car to ...
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Fault code retention on scania

I had an incident in a Scania which was showing an "ABS Malfunction" warning on the dash at the time. My inquiry is if it is possible to "historically" look into the system and see the fault and any ...
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5 speed to 6 speed transmission swap reprogramming?

I have a 2003 Pontiac Vibe (which is the same as Toyota Matrix) that the transmission locked up. For what I researched it is a very common problem with the Vibe. Solution suggested was to swap it for ...
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non v-tec swap to a v-tec

ive got a 98 civic dx engine is a D16y7 non v-tec I have swapped engines to a v-tec D16Z6. im having problems with the ecu it does not work on a v-tec motor. it does start the car but no v-tec ive ...
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my subaru's getting no injection signal from ecu

I have a problem starting my Subaru engine ej25. I had my sub wire (hot) hit the body of my car and I think I have spiked my ecu (Motec-m400) and nows its doing all sorts of stuff with my coil packs. ...
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No injectior signals and error codes

On a Hyundai Accent CRDI 3 cylinders, there is no signal on the injectors wires during cranking but if the car is forced to start with other methods the injectors will start getting the signal and ...
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Diagnose misfires before the ECU codes them

My 2007 Mazda 6 ran rough for months before the check engine light finally came on and the ECU set a code for misfires on cylinder 1. Replacing the coil on that cylinder fixed it and it was running ...
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Steady, low voltage on pre-cat O2 sensor while idling, but voltage increases upon revving

To test my pre-cat O2 sensor, I unplugged its connector from the ECU and stuck a voltmeter’s probes into said connector. When I let my engine idle, my voltmeter shows a steady low voltage, oscillating ...
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ECU tuning exhaust - why?

When a sports exhaust is fitted to a car apparently a re-tune of the ECU is required. For a simple example consider a regular unmodified normally aspirated petrol car which then has a sports exhaust ...
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Understanding ECU hex changes for language change

Is there a way to understand the ECU files hex changes applied by the software? I'm new to ECU files and struggling to understand possible areas of interest in the file. For example, when the language ...
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Daihatsu Materia 2005 model 1.5 engine smother while driving

we have a Daihatsu materia 2005 , we replaced the plugs,cam sensor , petrol pump, body sensor, air intake temp and catelis converter. The car drive fine when cold, but after a few kilometres it doesn’...
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2005 Jeep Cherokee key transponder issue linking to fuel

I currently have a 2005 Jeep Cherokee 2.8D in the workshop. It seems as though there is a communication error between the key and its transponder. The ignition turns on and the engine turns over, ...
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E34 BMW V8: unusual CAMshaft sensor signal voltage from ECU

My BMW is an E34 with an M60 engine (OBDI) and one morning started idling and running poorly enough to not be drivable. Unplugging the camshaft sensor with the engine running made no change to the way ...
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Volkswagen GTI OBDII Readiness

I have a 2015 Volkswagen GTI SE (2.0T) which is (a little over) due for an emissions test. A few weeks ago I had some rear-end bumper damage repaired, and while in the shop they cleared the trouble ...
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Random Battery Voltage Drops

I have a 2008 Pegout 207 that does not start anymore, since the car has parked for a while, I assumed it was the battery (the battery icon was flashing). Even with a new battery the car does not start,...
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Can I find out the unique code of my original car ECU?

I recently got my ECU changed although it was not causing any symptoms. I was still able to use my car with my original ECU. After getting my ECU changed, my original ECU does not seem to work anymore....
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Secondhand ECU recoding

I have a Passat 1.6 blue motion 2014 and the car has suddenly becomes immobile when trying to start and responds with many warning lights,on occasions it does start and run but not for long.I have ...
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Pull start fuel injected motorcycle/car injured or not?

A lot of time I heard from some people that pull start fuel injected motorcycle or car injured engine by shifting the time of engine or confuse EMS(Engine Management System computer) because tires ...
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testing for voltage

I am sitting with a problem that is slowly draining my wallet. I drive a opel corsa utility 14i, and after having to replace a blown head gasket, all sorts of gremlins started popping up. First no ...