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Looking for an ECU Computer for my pickup

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  1. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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    Hey any of you car guys have a good internet site for picking up an ECU for an older Nissan pickup I have?
     
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    eaterofdog ass grabber

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    Be careful swapping in ECUs. If it was a short, the new one will immediately blow out.
     
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  3. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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    I've been getting an error on an 02 sensor, swapped the sensor and the error stays. I traced the wires and it doesn't appear to be any issues with the wire for as much as I could see.
     
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    eaterofdog ass grabber

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    OK, so not a magic smoke problem.
     
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  5. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    How old? LKQ is a great source, I have one local, but they are online as well as ebay. But they only go back 15 years or so I think.
     
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  6. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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    It's a 1997
     
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    eaterofdog ass grabber

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    We have a Damrons here and their yard is huge. I've bought several low mile motors from them.
     
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  8. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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    I don't think so. I have a crackpot car guy who spent a few minutes on it and tested the voltages coming out of the computer to the o2 sensor and he said something wasn't right. He thought it was either wires or computer. I traced the wires and they look good.
     
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    bean Turbo Monkey

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    I've used http://www.getusedparts.com/ before. It was good for the Saab since finding used stuff locally tended to be a little difficult.
     
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  11. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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    I have a 1997 nissan pickup. I'm not sure if the comp is the same as the pathy but it might be. Thanks for the help.
     
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    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    Just go to www.lkqonline.com and run an inventory search. It shows milage of the vehicle and some parts come with a warranty.
     
  13. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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    Can't find this computer anywhere....part # MECM-B233

    There is one on ebay but they are charging more than I can sell my truck for.
     
  14. bizutch

    bizutch Delicate CUSTOM flower

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    Put a lift kit on it. It will make you feel better.
     
  15. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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    ROFL, it comes slightly lifted now. Well compared to my old high school 1987 nissan pickup. :)
     
  16. MTB_Rob_NC

    MTB_Rob_NC What do I have to do to get you in this car TODAY?

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    Just ignore it. You wont even notice it after a while.
     
  17. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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    Problem is the cops will notice the lack of inspection sticker.
     
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    MTB_Rob_NC What do I have to do to get you in this car TODAY?

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    Try resetting the ECU just before you go into inspection by removing the battery terminals, or slip the inspection guy a lil something something.
     
  19. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    Bribery aside, they wouldn't pass me with two or more sensors set to "not ready" (which they all get set to when you reset the computer). Fortunately, my particular code was one that took a number of drive cycles to trigger, so the rest of the sensors went to ready except the problem one, I passed the inspection, and then my check engine light came on two days later :D
     
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    What he said. If you are looking for a cheap used part check out Harry's U Pull It. www.wegotused.com