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Wanted: ECM / PCM for 94 Explorer.

Discussion in 'Parts and Vehicles Wanted' started by Iron Weasel, May 13, 2011.

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    1. Iron Weasel

      Iron Weasel Active Member

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      Looking for a replacement Engine Control Module / Powertrain Control Module (the big computer behind the front passenger kick panel) for my 1994 Explorer, with a manual transmission and federal emissions.

      I can get one out of a "U Pull It" yard here locally, but you can't really tell the condition of those, so I figured I'd check here first and see if anyone has a "known good" unit laying around that I could procure for $50 or less.

      If anyone out there has one, shoot me a PM and we'll see what we can work out.
       
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      I have one for an automatic if you can't fine a manual one.
       
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      I have one out of a '92 4dr, 4wd, manual transmission with push button 4 wheel drive. I have to pull it out of the parts rig but it worked fine until the motor took a crap. I'll sell for $45 shipped.
       
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      92 and 94 are different.
       
    6. Iron Weasel

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      Yeah, unfortunately the ECM has to come out of a 94 Explorer / Navajo...don't think even a Ranger 4.0 would work (I'd have to research it more thoroughly though).

      I'll be headed up to the local U-Pull-It yard on Monday anyway just to see what they have in the way of manual Explorers. I was up there last week for some other stuff and came across 2 or 3 manual trans Explorers, but I didn't take note of the exact year since I was after hard parts that were the same from 91 - 94.
       
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      any 93-94 ex will work 90-92 doesent have some sensors you have and you can use manual or auto ecm im using stock auto one with my swapped in manual tranny
       
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      The auto computer wont work exactly right. There are differences in idle speed in gear vs in neutral; different deceleration characteristics. I ran an auto computer in my 94 limited for a while with a 5spd swap. But yes, it will run and get from point a to point b.
       
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      I opted not to go to the junkyard today for several reasons.

      A) The only other vehicle we can use is a 2001 F250 which eats gas like nothing...would cost at least $40 round trip from my house to the yard.
      B) The yard shows six 1994 Explorers at the yard and they want $40 for one with no warranty since it's an electronic part - store credit only and no refund.
      C) Chances of finding a ECM from a 94 with a manual trans is slim to none.

      Basically, I didn't want to shell out $40 for gas only to get up there and not be able to find a ECM and on the off chance that I did actually find one, didn't want to be out another $40 if it didn't work. What I did instead, was to poke around on www.car-part.com and I found a ECM at a yard in Kingsville, Missouri.

      The lady I talked to was nice, but I had to tell her three times that I'm in NEW Mexico, not Mexico. She finally got it when I told here "Ma'am, we're the 47th state, right between Arizona and Texas and I have a US Postal Service zip code." She said they did indeed have the ECM and it had been sitting on a shelf for about 2 years, so she'd let me have it for $25 shipped. Shipping alone was almost $14 from the UPS estimate, so I got a ECM for basically $11. Even if the unit I ordered is bad, I'm out $25 versus at least $80 if I went to the U-Pull-It yard.

      Supposed to be here Thursday, so I'll find out in a few days if it works or not.
       

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