I took my car to a mechanic after it just stopped running. Did Trouble shooting on all the fuses, relay switches, etc. The mechanic informed me that my Powertrain Control Module had gone out. I have talked to a few people and some say that I will have to purchase a new one. Others say I can find a used one but will have to have it "flashed" and re-programmed in order for it to work (even if it comes from the same vehicle). And then someone else told me that if it was the same part that I would not have to have it programmed or "flashed." I also was told I could take mine that was bad and have it re-programmed to work.
My questions are: Can I go find a used one and put it in the car and it will run? Or if I do find a used one, do I have to have it re-programmed?
Can I just have my old one re-programmed?
Or is my only option to buy a new one that is already programmed?
Any info would be greatly appreciated!
Thursday, November 3rd, 2011 AT 3:33 PM