2011 Scion XB ECM replacement cost.

I got my transmission replaced back in November 2016. I was told by Aamco that they were not able pinpoint that my ECM went bad until after they replaced the transmission. As of right now when I'm driving I'm able to get up to all the gears but between 2nd and 3rd gear I get a stall and my check engine light is also on. Whenever I take my foot off of the break and the car is moving about 3 to 5 mph I hear loud clanking under the hood but anything faster than that or whenever I'm in idle I don't hear the sound. I would like to get this problem fixed because I don't wan
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Hi there. The time to replace an ECM (Engine Control Module) on a 2011 Scion xB with a L4-2.4L engine is around 1 to 2 hours not including programming the ECM.

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The answer to the question “Is it hard to replace an ECM?” is NO! The parts themselves aren`t inexpensive (as long as you`re buying them from us!), plus high quality aftermarket and OEM ECMs can be easily installed yourself.
Signs Your ECM or PCM Might Need Replacing

Engine Performance Issues – You`ll notice a reduction in fuel efficiency, power, and acceleration. Car Not Starting – Your vehicle does not start or is difficult to start. The engine may still crank but won`t be able to start without vital inputs from the computer.

Vehicle owners eventually need to replace a failing ECM. Initially, the unit might still work, but over time a degradation in the performance of the vehicle may take place, including poor fuel mileage and efficiency, problems shifting with automatic transmissions, and jerking or stopping while driving.
But the ECM (all by itself) can do nothing. It first must be programmed. These are the instructions the engineers have given it so it can perform its primary function — maintain the vehicle`s emissions levels.
ECU re-programming is not required because most repairs are done on the hardware parts and not on the software programming. Therefore, the programming of the ECU will never be altered.
One of the symptoms indicating that your ECM is not working properly is engine stalling or misfiring. Sometimes, this sign doesn`t show that there`s something wrong with the engine but that there`s a malfunction in the engine control unit. The chances are that the engine stalling won`t be consistent.
A faulty ECM can send poor data to your vehicle`s transmission control module (TCM). As a result, the vehicle cannot properly shift gears or apply power, causing the shift to feel awkward, delayed, or even jarring. When this occurs, the engine may sporadically become more active or stall out.
If the ECM fails completely, it will leave the vehicle without engine management control, and will not start or run as a result. The engine may still crank, but it will not be able to start without the vital inputs from the computer.
In general, it is not recommended to replace an Engine Control Module (ECM) with one from another vehicle. ECMs are programmed to work with a specific engine and transmission combination and are tailored to the specific hardware and software in the vehicle.
But what if the ECM of your vehicle is damaged beyond repair? Well, in that case, you have three options: brand new, used, and remanufactured.
The average cost for an Engine Control Module (ECM) Replacement is between $977 and $1,042. Labor costs are estimated between $77 and $97 while parts are priced between $900 and $945.
Can I program my own ECU? Yes, of course! ECU is an important part of a car. It controls the function of various systems such as fuel injection, ignition timing and emissions control.
The easiest way to perform an ECU reset is by removing the fuse from the fuse box. It is a very simple process, and all you have to do is pull out the car key, remove the fuse from the fuse box, and then put it back after about 15 to 20 seconds. Doing this clears any long-term memory stored in the car`s ECU.
The Primary purpose of OBD Scanner is to provide data on Performance checks on the car – using data from engine and transmission and finding in faults. However – resetting ECU is not something which OBD Scanners are capable of.
A failed ECM power relay can also cause a battery drain or dead battery. If the relay shorts it can leave power on to the computer, even when the vehicle is turned off. This will place a parasitic drain on the battery, which will eventually cause it to go dead.
What Is An ECM Power Relay? ECM stands for engine control module – the computer that makes your entire car function on its own. The ECM power relay monitors and delivers power to the ECM which in turn decides how virtually every other component in your engine runs.
The least invasive way to diagnose your ECM is to connect an onboard diagnostic (OBD or OBD II) tool to the diagnostic port. From there, you can scan to see if your engine computers have produced any error codes. There are many of these codes, and your diagnostic tool`s manual should have information on what they mean.
You totally can install the same model ECU into another car with the same model. However, if the car has an immobilizer, the car will not start until you program the immobilizer to match the VIN on the ECU.
A faulty ECM can send poor data to your vehicle`s transmission control module (TCM). As a result, the vehicle cannot properly shift gears or apply power, causing the shift to feel awkward, delayed, or even jarring. When this occurs, the engine may sporadically become more active or stall out.
But what if the ECM of your vehicle is damaged beyond repair? Well, in that case, you have three options: brand new, used, and remanufactured.

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2011 Scion XB ECM replacement cost.
ANSWER : Hi there. The time to replace an ECM (Engine Control Module) on a 2011 Scion xB with a L4-2.4L engine is around 1 to 2 hours not including programming the ECM.

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