ECU repair? How much?

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Gents,

My mechanic diagnosed that my corolla ECU is spoilt, may I know how much is the estimated repair cost? Will you recommend to repair?

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Hi turbo85, whats your model?
As what i know, market price vary from RM300 ~ RM500 or more depends on the level of damage, quality of the work done and the type of ECU.
If you send it to a right person you will have peace of mind until you sell your car!

Hope this info helpful to you.
 

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My toyota car model is AE111, this relates to the problem here:
http://www.zerotohundred.com/newforums/toyota/395265-weird-engine.html

According to the mechanic, he says that I need to change six I.C in the ECU, and since my car is 1.6 L (local malaysia version of corolla), changing to the secondhand imported ECU which is 1.5 L might not be compatible.

To confirm with Sifu levin818, may I know is this ECU related? Can we actually change the ECU, or perhaps I can buy from you if you have it. This is because my preference is to change to a secondhand imported ECU rather than repairing it. If no choice, may I know how do you actually repair the ECU?

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Ok, i have just read thro' the link. Yes it is likely ECU related problem. To further confirm it, you can take a close pic of the component side of your ECU and post it up here or email it to me.

As my understanding, JDM (Japan model) AE111 is running diff spec compare to local model. It mean if you run JDM's ECU in your car, you will get some error codes flag into the ECU. And once you have codes, the ECU will not optimize the performance of your engine.

So your solution would be get a used ECU (local model) or rebuilt your ECU. But thinking of which, a used ECU will subject to similar problem again sooner or later. So my suggestion is rebuilt your ECU.

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How do i rebuilt the ECU?
Identifying the problem - remove the faulty and aging components - 100% removing of residual chemical - track polishing - track plating - bridging broken track (if any) - plug in new component (higher performance, longer lifespan than original) - final cleaning - idle current test - 5V regulator/watchdog test - waterproof coating

1 year warranty, but smile till 2020... :biggrin:
 
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Levin 818 is the most professional ecu repairer i've ever known,his works need to be seen to believe.Very detailed job,worth every cent.
 

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bro levin...i need ur assistance to check my altezza tom's ecu....also problem...how to contact u...tq
 

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not only toyota ECUs.... sent 1 FRIED, BBQ, GRILLED or watever u wanna call it Nissan ECU. Came out chun chun, swee swee, leng leng!:top:
 

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hey tubro85, sorry tumpang your thread..

Hey Levin818,

I'm driving a local 1996 AE111 (A) and i think i might be experiencing pinging when i open the throttle wide at low RPM like when driving up steep roads, just before the gear shifts down.

I saw your guide back in 2010 about adjusting 20V timing and wondering if it's the same for local 4AFE? I'm thinking of trying that out but on idle, i'm getting the lovely mist around the muffler so i suspect it could be a pressure problem like a clogged fuel filter as it's still the original one. LOL. What do u think?

Also wondering, roughly how much would it cost to rebuild an ECU like mine? If you don't mind, please PM me your contact details (just in case).

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Well now we know who to find when my ECU goes kaput...thanks mr Levin 818!
Tks bro, if anything i can help feel free to buzz me.

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bro levin...i need ur assistance to check my altezza tom's ecu....also problem...how to contact u...tq
Hey bro you may contact me at 012-298 8960.
Possible to give me a detail description on how the problem happen, ie: handling mistake or??
 

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not only toyota ECUs.... sent 1 FRIED, BBQ, GRILLED or watever u wanna call it Nissan ECU. Came out chun chun, swee swee, leng leng!:top:
Hi Jason, that was one of the toughest job i ever done... nightmare.. glad to hear that it become swee swee again :biggrin:
 

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can post to you levin818?
Yes you can do so. Please check your PM for my mailing address.

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... experiencing pinging when i open the throttle wide at low RPM like when driving up steep roads.
... on idle, i'm getting the lovely mist around the muffler...
Hi FGT, pinging could be due to too advance in timing, fuel system problem or even due to a faulty ECU. Suggest you look into above areas.
Mist around the muffler? This is serious man. When was your last visit to the workshop? Better bring it to your mech asap. Certain things we can't DIY ourselves and has to leave it to the mech.
 

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Hi FGT, pinging could be due to too advance in timing, fuel system problem or even due to a faulty ECU. Suggest you look into above areas.
Mist around the muffler? This is serious man. When was your last visit to the workshop? Better bring it to your mech asap. Certain things we can't DIY ourselves and has to leave it to the mech.
LOL sorry. I meant i'm getting wap air coming out when it's on idle. Not mist per se. I thought the ignition timing is spot-on if that happens?

Timing was set to stock as per manual last time I service. I'll take a look at the fuel system then. If it persists, ECU -- will come to you. Thanks bro.
 

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LOL sorry. I meant i'm getting wap air coming out when it's on idle. Not mist per se. I thought the ignition timing is spot-on if that happens?

Timing was set to stock as per manual last time I service. I'll take a look at the fuel system then. If it persists, ECU -- will come to you. Thanks bro.
No problem man. Buzz me if you would like me to see look your ECU :biggrin:
 

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huh...scary looking pic there...

may i ask you to look at mine too...??i pm you the details... :biggrin: