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Originally Posted by Paul01
I just went through all this same drill with my 2001 88,000 mi. Same codes would come up, just at random, some times after just starting in the garage, occasionally at a stop in town, at random and only every other month or so.
After 4 trips to the dealer and reseting codes each time mechanic suggested changing the ECU to an updated later version that MAY cure the problem. All this for a quoted $1100. When I objected he remarked there is always E-Bay.
Picked up a late version ECU on E-Bay to install and just had no time yet to install it. Car stalled in town again near the dealer this time, brought it in, same codes. Mechanic looks up some service bulletins and then takes a look into the throttle budy/intake manifold and says----found the problem, oil in the manifold. Asked who was doing my service and when I told him--you guys are-- said ok will fix and no charge!
Suggested I replace the ECU sinse I already have it so I did that. No problems sinse but keeping my fingers crossed.
I suspect the later ECU is less sensitive to engine not starting codes but that is just a guess on my part.
Sounds like they have had a lot of complaints about this and are starting to respond. Very interesting.
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