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Old 01-31-2012, 06:22 PM   #1
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ECM fell off.

UPDATE:

Ok. I fixed my issue.

What I did was cut an old credit card (Gift card) in half and bent it into a 'V' shape. Then straddled it over the bottom perch where the ECM attaches. It lifted the bottom enough to allow the upper tabs to clip/snap into place and hold the ECU perfectly.



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So my ECM just came loose from it's mounts and is just hanging there. Kinda leans against my catch can but isn't going anywhere. However I need to secure it.

Anyone else had this happen and how did you secure it. The tabs just wore loose so they are worthless.

I actually feel like kind of a dumbass too. This pic is from a year ago when I installed the blower. It's hanging then too.

I just noticed it a few weeks ago.

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Old 01-31-2012, 06:26 PM   #2
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Mines leans like that too....Im still trying to figure out what to do to get it more secured. That would suck if it fell off while driving down the road
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Well, I can make you feel like less of a dumbass. Ready??? What is and ECM and what does it do?
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Old 01-31-2012, 06:28 PM   #4
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Old 01-31-2012, 06:30 PM   #5
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Mines leans like that too....Im still trying to figure out what to do to get it more secured. That would suck if it fell off while driving down the road
It has tabs on the back that fit in the slots on the side of the fuse box but mine are either wore out or just flat out don't fit.
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Well, I can make you feel like less of a dumbass. Ready??? What is and ECM and what does it do?
ECM

Engine Control Module

It's the computer.
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Old 01-31-2012, 06:31 PM   #6
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I'd be willing to bet that some out there will go look and find there's is too.
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Old 01-31-2012, 06:32 PM   #7
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... hmmmm 1st time I've seen this... but then IRPQ always has a lot of firsts...
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For all I know it's been like that for over two years.

I went to get a pic to post here and I got to looking at the older ones and I was like..............

How could I install a heritage grill, have the fascia off my car a few times, install the heat exchanger, the supercharger, wire tap the fuse box and PUT THE INNER COOLER PUMP IN............ without noticing that.

Hell, the cooler pump goes directly under the ECU.
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Hell, the cooler pump goes directly under the ECU.


But seriously, I'm checking mine tomorrow when I get home
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Old 01-31-2012, 06:51 PM   #10
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Old 01-31-2012, 06:54 PM   #12
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It's from too much drag racing

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Old 01-31-2012, 06:55 PM   #13
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One thing to remember my early Savini shake might have been factor before they eventually got remade.




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I believe there is a tsb on this. I read about this a long time ago when mine did the same thing.
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I believe there is a tsb on this. I read about this a long time ago when mine did the same thing.
Uh........... well, tsb or no tsb my dealers wont' even let me in the shop.
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I'll be checkin' mine soon.
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Uh........... well, tsb or no tsb my dealers wont' even let me in the shop.
In that case, IT'S DUCT TAPE BOY TO THE RESCUE!!!

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In that case, IT'S DUCT TAPE BOY TO THE RESCUE!!!
Uh. No.

My sons Jeep,,,,,,, yes. My engine bay..... No.
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Uh. No.

My sons Jeep,,,,,,, yes. My engine bay..... No.
you bashing on Jeeps? Maybe just check GM Parts House or something and buy more of the tabs?
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you bashing on Jeeps? Maybe just check GM Parts House or something and buy more of the tabs?
My sons Liberty? Yes.

It's still mine but I'm gonna give it to him.

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Before they got rounder. lol
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my ecm bracket came loose like that also,, dealer replaced it under warranty
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You sure you didn't somehow grab for it in agony when you...erm..."severed" your finger in the wheels? In your pain...you could have destroyed the clips like King Kong swats at airplanes.


...Is that the first time you've been compared to King Kong?



Seriously, though...that is weird...Is the ECM in some kind of a harness that has clips? Or are the clips attached right to the metal casing?
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