The car died while driving home from work one night. I stopped at the gas station and when I pulled out I couldn't get it to go past 35mph. So I rode about 20 miles just that speed. I live at the to of a hill, and I knew once I shut it off, there was a possibility that it wouldn't restart. I made it home and sue enough, once I turned it off, it was dead. I had it towed and it was confirmed that the ecm was completely shot. The original estimate that I received was $1200. I then had it towed to another shop, that estimate was $950. So I began exploring options to find the part myself. Mostly all of the ones I have found are rebuilt or used from previous year. I even found a place online that claims to repair them for $125 with one day turnaround. Considering I've found two used ecm components and have had to return them both due to the first being the wrong one, and the second supposedly not communicating with the the reader, I'm at a loss.
Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 AT 6:48 AM