2007 Chevrolet Malibu Transmission Control Module

Tiny
KRISTINAWHITE09
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  • 2007 CHEVROLET MALIBU
  • 3.5L
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 160,000 MILES
Where is the transmission control module located on my vehicle?
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Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014 AT 9:51 AM

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Tiny
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Left rear of engine compartment near strut tower. This may not be the problem if yo are having a trans problem.
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Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014 AT 10:41 AM
Tiny
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Thank you! I took it to a mechanic yesterday and they said the TCM needs to be replaced. Just trying to save a little money by installing the part I purchased myself as opposed to having the dealer do all the work and programming.
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Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014 AT 12:04 PM
Tiny
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Moduls are vin specific so a mechanic will have to program it as well. But you don't need a dealer to do that.
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Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014 AT 12:06 PM
Tiny
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I was told that we can replace the module, have it towed to the dealer, then they could program it. Is that correct? It looks like replacing it wouldn't be too difficult.
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Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014 AT 12:12 PM
Tiny
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Yes you can do that but you can take it to any garage not only a dealer to get it programmed. Probably cheaper too. Try a trans shop they may be able to do that as well.
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Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014 AT 12:20 PM
Tiny
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Thank you! I actually called a trans shop around here who said they didn't have the equipment to program it. Can't find anywhere around here that has it other than the dealer - charging $95. All-in-all won't be bad and I'll be saving around $50-$75 even after I pay for the tow.
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Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014 AT 12:24 PM
Tiny
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One more question about this before I install it - can I drive my car after installing the TCM? Or will it need to be towed to the dealership to program it?
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Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 AT 7:46 AM
Tiny
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Try it your trans may not work or it may. But will still need programming.
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Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 AT 8:20 AM
Tiny
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I actually found a tow for free, so I think I'll just have it towed over there. Thank you very much for all your help!
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Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 AT 9:40 AM

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