Common Symptoms and DTCs of a Damaged ECM | Module Experts

Common Symptoms and Diagnostic Trouble Codes of a Damaged Electronic Control Module

The key functions of the ECM are to regulate the timing of the ignition, the amount of fuel delivered to the engine and other components to meet the precise parameters that your vehicle’s engine requires to run smoothly. This is accomplished by the module constantly reading values obtained by various performance maps and using signals…

Repairing a Control Module | Module Experts

Technology Used to Repair Damaged Control Modules

When one of your vehicle’s control modules becomes damaged, it can significantly impact its performance and drivability. For many, the cost to completely repair a control module may not be in the budget. However, at ModuleExperts we have the tools and expertise to effectively repair nearly every type of control module, and program it to your exact vehicle, at a fraction of the cost of a complete replacement.

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Customer FAQ about Our ECM Services

When your vehicle won’t operate because of a damaged Electronic Control Module (ECM), it can unexpectedly cause disruptions in your day. Finding a reliable and trusted repair service is the first step. It’s important to also understand the processes taken to get your control module repaired. As a result, we’re answering some of our customers most frequently asked questions to serve as a helpful resource.

Common Ways an ECM can Become Damaged | Module Experts

Common Ways an Electronic Control Module (ECM) can Become Damaged

It’s more than obvious that today’s modern cars are a great deal more sophisticated than those from just a few decades ago. Did you know they can rely on between 5 and 80 Electronic Control Modules (ECM) to keep them running smoothly and efficiently? When one or more of these critical components becomes damaged, it adversely affects your vehicle. Depending on the components involved, this might diminish your vehicles performance to the point of not running at all.

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Life Span of an Electronic Control Module (ECM); Why the Life Span for Control Modules Varies

As technology continues to advance and move forward, so does the way our vehicles operate and run. It seems more and more parts rely on computers, sensors, and capacitors than ever before. The ECM or Electronic Control Module (Engine Control Module) and PCM or Powertrain Control Module are both examples of these technological advancements. There are many factors that affect their life span.

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Avoiding Expensive ECM Programming and Labor Costs

As time has progressed, vehicles have become more complex with the integration of mechanical components with electronics. Automobile manufacturers now use small, dedicated computers to control and monitor many vehicle functions. When an Engine Control Module (ECM) or Body Control Module (BCM) is damaged, most vehicles stop working or don’t perform optimally. The ECM is the engine’s brain; generally, the car engine won’t crank, turn over, or start when critical electronic connections stop functioning.

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ECM Options and Selecting Your Best Solution

ModuleExperts understands that every repair situation is unique, which is why they offer several options when it comes to providing solutions for malfunctioning ECMs. Selecting your best option depends on a number of different factors including the specific symptoms & Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) present, and the type of repair needed. ModuleExperts works with you every step of the way to determine the right solution that best meets your needs.

Repairing ECM for Improved Driving Quality | Module Experts

Diagnosing & Repairing Your Vehicle’s ECM Can Improve Driving Quality

Diagnosing & repairing an electronic device is often the best way to fix instances when it is being unresponsive. Whether it’s your computer or your smartphone, chances are you have needed to power the technology-laden device in question completely down before bringing it back to life. It is often this simple act that seems to wipe away the problem issue so that you can go back to using it. But is that enough for your vehicle’s Electronic Control Module, or ECM?

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Steps Taken to Diagnose and Repair a Damaged ECM

At ModuleEXPERTS, we understand that each module repair situation is unique. To meet the exact needs of our customers, every request we receive is evaluated by one of our highly skilled technicians who is able to gather information about the problems you are facing. Rather than performing a limited bench test, we opt for a more comprehensive Diagnostic Evaluation Service (DES) to assess each module. While a bench test typically involves a set fee and may identify issues that are present within the ECM, a DES provides the team at ModuleEXPERTS with the opportunity to learn about your unit and discover all the issues. After this first step, we are then able to provide you with a recommended course of action — repair or replacement.

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Module Experts: Expanding Our Service on Imports

In a constantly changing automotive landscape, it’s imperative that your vehicle service provider understands the new technologies being introduced and has the capability to troubleshoot any issues you are facing. With over 110 years of combined industry experience, ModuleEXPERTS provides customized solutions for owners of American-built and import vehicles. New technologies have allowed us to expand the service we offer on many import vehicles.

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A Breakdown of the Modules We Service

Underneath the hood of your car, there is a whole host of intricate and finely-calibrated modules that are designed to keep your vehicle in precise working order. An imbalance in any one of them could prove to be disastrous to the optimal functioning of your vehicle. Understanding what these modules do and how they work is key to keeping your automobile in top shape. Below are a few (of many) components that we service on a daily basis: