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ECMs Rarely Fail By Themselves

CARDONE offers technical advice on the causes of EMC failures.

ECM failures are most likely caused by a shorted solenoid. The TCC solenoid is sometimes overlooked when testing. To check the TCC solenoid on most vehicles, you must first turn off the ignition, raise the drive wheels, disconnect the blue connector and Ohm the resistance at TCC connector terminal A & D.

When the vehicle is hot and in high gear (third or fourth), the solenoid should measure over 20 Ohms (Refer to your vehicle’s service manual for specific solenoid value). If not, repair the TCC solenoid.

When the solenoid measures over 20 Ohms, turn off the ignition, reconnect the connector and road-test the vehicle.

Courtesy of CARDONE Industries Inc.

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