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Replace ECM on 1993 Ford Escort

Discussion in 'Ford Escort' started by hodge12, Mar 20, 2015.

  1. hodge12

    hodge12 New Member

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    I have a 1993 Ford Escort 1.9 LX Wagon. The Electric fan stopped coming on ages ago. I have to keep an eye on the temp gauge and turn the fan **** and air on to get the electric fan to kick in. Took it to a mechanic who tested and ruled out anything under the hood. He said it was likely the ECM inside the car, passenger side, near the floor. The guy wants $200 just to replace the computer and he's not positive it is the problem.
    I've looked at the ECM unit, it appears to be just a bolt in the middle to hold the cable connector in and some side clamps. If I bought a used or re manufactured ECM, could I just disconnect the battery, pull the old unit out and replace it??? I have read that starting in 1996, the modules are programmable and my fear is I yank this puppy out and the car won't start, even if I put the original back in.
    Oldie but goodie, just 93K on it (previous owner bought it new for his wife then never let her drive it, they had to take his car).
    Would like to keep it, help would be appreciated. The car also has NO power accelerating up hills. I think catalytic converter, the mechanic thinks it might also be tied to the bad ECM. Please advise.
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    Dominick 1 Well-Known Member Respected Member

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    Rock auto shows one a at reasonable price
    [​IMG] control modules feature double wire bonds for better connections, greater dependability and longer life despite being subjected to intense vibration and the tough operating environment
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    Terminal Quantity12
    Terminal GenderMale
    Terminal TypeBlade
    Mounting LocationDistributorless
    Alternate/OEM Part Number(s): 19017159, DY630, F1945, F1CZ12A297A, F1CZ12A297B, F1CZ12K072A, F3CF12A359AA
    This is not an ECM It's and ignition control module
    you may check it first
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    hodge12 New Member

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    I'm going to take the high road here ad assume you just misread my post and thought I wanted to know where to buy an ECM. If you do re-read my post and can actually help answer the question, it would be appreciated.
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    Dominick 1 Well-Known Member Respected Member

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    Try this on line
    http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/x,make,FORD,vtype,US
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    Action Moderator Staff Member Respected Member

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    Removing and installing a new one or let's just say a different one is pretty straight forward. There are a lot of pins in the connector so be carful in disconnecting or reconnecting.

    After reconnecting the battery the car should start however it will run differently as it has the ability to learn to the vehicle it is installed.

    AND the electronic engine fan IS controlled by that ECM.

    >>>>>>>>>>Action
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    hodge12 New Member

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    Hey, Thanks Action! Appreciate you actually offering help instead of just hawking a website link! Now I feel better about moving forward replacing the ECM.
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    Dominick 1 Well-Known Member Respected Member

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    The reason I gave to the rock auto website is that you have to have the ecm stamping number to get the correct one and they do offer better prices than most.
    Sorry if I made you search to much
    Dom

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