There are currently two on Ebay, but it would be prudent to be sure you need
one before you go ahead.
What are the symptoms that led your mechanic to conclude that you need one??
It's actually pretty unusual for the ecu to fail; more often it's a sensor
Do you have diagnostic codes?
They told me that after resetting the computer it immediatly, upon startup,
sets a cam sensor code. But they determined it not to be the cam sensor
after replacing it with a one known working. He told me that as near as
they can ascertain it is the computer.. .or at least it is worth a shot
compared to the hours of labor potentially involved in searching out a bad
Pardon me for not reviewing your prior posts. Is your engine still
sputtering and popping and topping out at 1500 rpm?
So have you replaced the air flow meter yet?
This sounds like it could be an air flow meter problem but if it is there
should be a check engine light and some diagnostic codes.
There's a whole list of possible villains in the Haynes manual
Fuel Pump/Pressure Regulator? Check the fuel pressure and flow rate
Fuel Filter? Ditto
Clogged or Sticky injectors?
Clogged Catalytic Converter? (but not likely since I think your problem
emerged instantly after possibly running out of gas)
Cam or Crank position sensors?
How long since you've replaced plugs and wires?
You might mention to your mechanic that you intend to get the ECU on Ebay --
sometimes this will inhibit the tendancy to propose the most expensive
solution first. By the way, here's a link to the Ebay auction although I
wouldn't go there yet.
The guy has 100% positive feedback rating which probably means that he at
least thinks it works OK but you never know for sure.
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