Thank you again. I will look for the same year and engine configuration in the junk yard tomorrow. Then, if I understand you correctly, I will have to use the relearn procedure to be able to start the car. Is this a one shot deal, or must I use it every time the car is started? Is the junk yard unit only for testing and must it be replaced with a new unit? If the only down side is an incorrect odometer reading I can live with that. I don't care about the mileage reading, and I don't think the state will either since the car is over ten years old.
These new(er) cars certainly are techie, and require a whole different set of skills to figure out. That's the downside for me, but on the other hand they go a lot longer between tune-ups and the engines last a lot longer. Cars used to end up in the junk yard before reaching one hundred thousand miles, today I'm driving a 1996 Silverado with 260,000 and all indications are that it will go a lot farther. Only failures have been a intake manifold gasket, water pump, alternator, and upper ball joints. Everything else was on the truck the day it left the factory. (Other than normal wear items like brakes and tires)
Wednesday, November 7th, 2012 AT 9:40 PM