Where is the ECM located

Tiny
DAVE233
  • 1997 FORD TAURUS

Computer problem 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 110000 miles

I think i've damaged the ecm while replacing the alt. I had a bad short because I didn't disconnect the battery, is the ecm located behind the glove box in this taurus gl. Wagon

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Thursday, July 10th, 2008 AT 10:51 PM

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Tiny
2CARPROS KEN
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Hello

The ECM is located in the passenger's compartment above the hvac box which you can get to by removing the glove box door. Here is some diagrams (Below) so you can see what I am talking about.

Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.

Cheers, Ken

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Saturday, November 11th, 2017 AT 7:21 PM
Tiny
CHICO1969
  • 1997 FORD TAURUS

Computer problem
1997 Ford Taurus 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic

where is the ecu located in a 1997 ford taurus

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Saturday, November 11th, 2017 AT 7:22 PM (Merged)
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It passes through the firewall on the passenger side and is accessed from the engine side but most of it hangs inside under the dash.

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Saturday, November 11th, 2017 AT 7:22 PM (Merged)
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TOJO PHILLIPS
  • 1995 FORD TAURUS

Engine Mechanical problem
1995 Ford Taurus 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 173000 miles

Where is the engine control module located?

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Saturday, November 11th, 2017 AT 7:22 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Powertrain Control Module (PCM) On top right side of firewall.

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Saturday, November 11th, 2017 AT 7:22 PM (Merged)
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TOJO PHILLIPS
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Is the powertrain control module and engine control module the same

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Saturday, November 11th, 2017 AT 7:22 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Its the same thing-unless you are referring the ICM ( ignition control module ) as the computer-

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Saturday, November 11th, 2017 AT 7:22 PM (Merged)
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I have installed new igintion module car still shuts off as if you turn the key off let it set for about 5 min it will restart what is my next step with out a scanner

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Saturday, November 11th, 2017 AT 7:22 PM (Merged)
Tiny
STONEBOAT
  • 1995 FORD TAURUS

Electrical problem
1995 Ford Taurus 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 158000 miles

My 16 year old daughter just bought this Ford Taurus, The check engine light is on and the seller said that 'The control module' needs replaced. The seller even had the part from NAPA and said that her husband was going to fix it but didn't have the time. The unit is about 4" long and 1.5" wide has two places for electrical plugs. The side is steel and comes with a small tube of dielectric paste. I have looked all over and can't find where this goes. Someone suggested that it attaches to the side of the distributor but I can't see it. Any ideas?

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Saturday, November 11th, 2017 AT 7:22 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Hello,

If it is a 3.0L engine it is mounted on the side of the distributor.

If it is the 3.8L engine it is located on the passenger side firewall.

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Saturday, November 11th, 2017 AT 7:22 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Check the fuel pressure to rule out the fuel pump-could also be the ignition switch breaking up when it heats up-

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Saturday, November 11th, 2017 AT 7:22 PM (Merged)
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TOJO PHILLIPS
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How do you test an ignition switch?

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Tiny
PENCILCAR
  • 1996 FORD TAURUS

Engine Mechanical problem
1996 Ford Taurus 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 120000 miles

the dome light and the fan will not shut off. My husband believes it is the brain box. Where is the brain box located? Could this be the problem?

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Saturday, November 11th, 2017 AT 7:22 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Dome light most common to be door switch use penetrating oil and spray in the door latch open and close door few times try that on all doors

Fan always on!
Is it the Coolant fan?

Check coolant sensor, coolant sensor connector and wiring
Check for codes
Check fan relay, check CCR module

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