Defective engine control unit – how to recognise, how to repair?
The engine control unit is – colloquially speaking – the brain of the car. It is an inconspicuous-looking electronic device, which performs critical functions for the efficient operation of the car – controlling the operation of subassemblies and monitoring the condition of the vehicle. Engine controller is in practice a complicated integrated circuit, which despite the importance of its functionality is also burdened with the risk of failure.
What are the symptoms of problems with engine controller’s operation?
Troubleshooting can be done in many ways. The most obvious one is to use a diagnostic tester which will show irregularities in the work of the controller. The control panel on the dashboard will also not remain indifferent to a failure. Considering the critical importance of the engine controller for the operation of the entire car, the consequences of its failure are numerous. In such a situation you can encounter e.g. difficulties with starting the car, its sudden stalling, lack of acceleration, uneven operation of the drive unit, smoke from above the engine and many others.
How to deal with engine controller failure in your car?
The level of technological complexity of engine control units makes diagnostics and repairs difficult; therefore, a popular practice is to solve the problem in the simplest and reliable way: replacing the whole controller component with a new one. By replacing the component you avoid complications resulting from technological nuances while doing so often removes many problems that troubled your car just before. The offer of the shop Defective engine control unit includes attractive prices for various controllers designed for popular models of cars and available off the shelf. It is a good idea to spend some time on browsing the content of the offer available on the website in order to find a component at a good price, one that will restore your car to full efficiency.