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The design of modern vehicle electrical systems means it's becoming increasingly difficult to access and test wiring and connections. In this 'How To' video, Frank demonstrates the methods he employs to safely access and accurately carry out PCM pin testing. Subscribe to Autoinform online magazine for FREE at www.autoinform.co.uk for more great videos and technical information for the professional automotive technician - delivered directly to your inbox every issue.
This video provides general guidance for removing the Accord computer system on 1997-2002 Honda Accord model years. Printable instructions available at https://bit.ly/2wyCuAE *Facebook- www.facebook.com/PullAPartAuto *Instagram - www.instagram.com/pullapartauto/ *Twitter - twitter.com/pullapartauto *Check vehicle inventory and pricing - www.PullAPart.com *Find a Pull-A-Part location near you - www.PullAPart.com/locations/ -- Part Pulling Team Member: https://www.youtube.com/user/EricTheCarGuy
The Truth About Engine ECU Re-mapping Should you re-chip, or re-flash your engine control ECU? Plenty of people do - and sometimes it ends in tears. Re-mapping your engine sounds great - just a few taps on the keyboard. More kilowatts and more Newton-metres plus greater economy, better emissions. But it doesn’t always work out that way. Certainly it did not recently for this guy: "My VW Amarok failed. The dealership stated there was an oil leak that clogged the DPF, which fouled the turbo. When I asked for a diagnostic they claimed it was because the ECU was remapped so therefore it is my fault. The company who remapped the engine are putting it back on VW. So basically I have a 4 year old $60,000 paperweight." - Shannon When your engine blows up, an aftermarket engine control ECU is a great deal for the carmaker - because it essentially allows them to sidestep any accountability for engine or powertrain failures. And then there’s the ECU-hacking backyarders. Do you suppose the guy selling you some aftermarket chip over the counter of an industrial unit in West Analsex has a test-track and a couple of engine dynos running flat-out, doing extreme accelerated life component testing on all the makes and models he re-flashes? Do you think he bothers to establish emissions compliance? Does he appear to have a budget to compensate you for a catastrophic engine failure? I urge you to think about this beyond the vague claims on the el cheapo website. These malignant keyboard jockeys can certainly overfuel an engine at wide-open throttle get power. They can lean it out at part throttle and push the NOx through the roof - and also save a little fuel. But there’s no free lunch. You cannot do this without compromising reliability and/or emissions. The most poignant of barrel bottom-scraping missives from the department of self-destructo engines over the past 12 months emerged into my inbox almost a year ago today. "I bought a Ford Ranger 2012 brand new. It's 10 months out of warranty. It’ been serviced on time at the dealer. The car has a chip on it and the Dealer said Ford won't provide assistance because of that chip. The chip was recommended to me by the Ford salesperson and I was told it would not void the warranty. (The salesperson’s dad sells them through his own business)." - Nathan I went a fair way down the track investigating this. All I can say is: I didn’t sniff any bullshit. I formed the view it is - at best - morally repugnant for a salesman at a dealership to solicit customers for dad’s ECU upgrade business. And to purport warranty compliance, which is flat-out untrue, that’s epic misconduct - even for a car salesman. So I contacted Ford. A company with a functioning moral compass would have gone on a witch hunt. A dealer’s franchise agreement would have been leveraged against a significant pull-through. Subject to verifying the truth of the allegations, or course. I’m certain there’s a ‘bringing the brand into disrepute’ termination clause in most car dealers’ contracts. If I had received a phone call from Ford, and if the facts had been corroborated by the owner of the Ranger, with his balls suddenly released from the $15,000 vice, if they’d said: We’re fixing this and we’re taking definite steps to ensure this kind of malfeasance never happens again … … I would have gone: ‘OK. Nice one. I won’t report it.’ Instead: Deafening silence. So my strong advice to you is: Buy a vehicle that performs as you require in its standard configuration. Engine, handling - whatever - do not step across the line and open Pandora’s box by re-mapping the engine control ECU. Unless you want to wave goodbye to essentially all consumer safeguards. Re-mapping the ECU is an invitation to disaster.
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In this video we have a look at a Buick LeSabre that the customer replaced his own ECM on. He was told by another shop that this would fix his low power complaint. Now he had to have the car towed here because it will not crank, and NONE of the functions of the car seem to work. It does not take long to find out the whole story! As we have learned many times before, there is allllllways more to the story. -Enjoy! *Power Probe IV (AES# PP-4) Link: https://www.aeswave.com/cart.php?m=affiliate_go&affiliateID=2525b91fc8e906e8215984074c9d9e8f&go=https://www.aeswave.com/Power-Probe-IV-p9304.html If an SMA Video has helped you out please consider giving using "Patreon" to help support us. The videos take real time to create and pull us away from real work that pays our bills. CLICK HERE: https://www.patreon.com/southmainauto THANKS A MILLION!! --Eric O. If you don't like Patreon feel free to use the "PayPal Me" link: https://www.paypal.me/SouthMainAuto The South Main Auto Amazon Store: https://www.amazon.com/shop/southmainautorepairavoca AES Wave Automotive Diagnostic Tools: https://www.aeswave.com/cart.php?m=affiliate_go&affiliateID=2525b91fc8e906e8215984074c9d9e8f&go=https://www.aeswave.com/Miscellaneous-p9347.html WANT AN "SMA" STICKER OF YOUR OWN!?! Simply send and E-mail to SMAstickers@outlook.com including: your shipping address and e-mail address in the text, I in turn will send you a Paypal invoice for $5 each USA or $6 each international. Let me know how many you want and as soon as the Paypal invoice is paid I will ship them out ASAP! Thanks for your support of our channel!! --Eric & Vanessa O. Feel like sending some swag to SMA because you love the videos but don't know where to send it? Just ship it here: South Main Auto Repair 47 S. Main St PO Box 471 Avoca, NY 14809 Disclaimer: Due to factors beyond the control of South Main Auto Repair, it cannot guarantee against unauthorized modifications of this information, or improper use of this information. South Main Auto Repair assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. South Main Auto Repair recommends safe practices when working with power tools, automotive lifts, lifting tools, jack stands, electrical equipment, blunt instruments, chemicals, lubricants, or any other tools or equipment seen or implied in this video. Due to factors beyond the control of South Main Auto Repair, no information contained in this video shall create any express or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result. Any injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not South Main Auto Repair
In this DIY auto repair video, young mechanic Aiman will demonstrate how to remove PCM (Powertrain Computer Module), also known as ECM (Engine Computer Module) or ECU (Electronic Control Unit) on a 2004 Honda Accord, which is the same for model years 2003, 2005, 2006 and 2007 DX LX EX 2.4L & 3.0L V6 engine.
At the end of the video, Aiman also show you how to take out the SRS Airbag Unit.
The removal process for both is very simple and only requires minimal tools and wrenches. Installation is the same as removal except for it's in reverse.
The procedures should also be very similar to most late model Honda and Acura such as Civic, Element, CRV, Pilot & Odyssey SUVs and minivans.
We're taking apart this car, and while doing so we would like to show you, and give you ideas on how-to take apart certain parts and components, interior, exterior, underbody and in the engine compartment so it they can assist you in fixing, removing, replacement & installation undertakings.
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