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What Does a Vehicle's ECU Do? Here's What You Need to Know

  The cars and trucks on the road today have become rolling computers. You can find 25 to 30 CPUs controlling different functions in your car. The ECU is the control center hub for these independent processing units. Everything from safety to performance optimization go through the ECU. A Caterpillar ECU is the computer commonly found in larger commercial trucks. This computer can react and adjust faster than any human ensuring top vehicle safety. What is a Ca...

Posted On: 05/08/2018

How to Repair an ECU: A Comprehensive Guide

  Your vehicle's engine is stalling and you don't know why. Where to start, could the ECU be the culprit? Sometimes the issue is easy, such as when 5,500 engines were recalled due to an ECU electrical short. Other times diagnosing the problem with your Cummins ECU is more difficult. The ECU is the common fall back part to vehicle problems when everything else works. If you are experiencing engine problems, work through our comprehensive guide. We will help you determi...

Posted On: 05/08/2018

8 Things You Need to Know About Your ECM

  It wasn't too long ago that cars were just pieces of machinery, albeit finely-tuned and engineered pieces of machinery. Today, cars are 3,000-pound rolling computers and the ECM market is still growing. We live in a high-tech world and ECMs are in every car manufactured but are still one of the most confusing elements of an automobile to grasp. We're going to walk you through eight things you need to know about one of the most popular engine control modules on the m...

Posted On: 05/08/2018

How to Troubleshoot a Caterpillar ECM Engine

Caterpillar ECM Repair: Troubleshooting Your Engine     Have a Caterpillar engine or ECM? Sometimes it doesn't start? Is your engine performance not quite prime? What about your fuel economy? Caterpillar enjoys a 90+ year reputation for strength and reliability. Although Caterpillar no longer manufactures engines for highway use, Caterpillar ECMs (Electronic Control Modules) carry on the tradition of system reliability. However, even an industry leader needs m...

Posted On: 13/07/2018

Cummins ECM: The Total Impact of Engine Performance

Cummins ECM: The Total Impact of Engine Performance     It's been nearly 25 years since the Engine Control Module (ECM) was introduced for semi-trucks. Since then, the ubiquitous ECM is the built into almost every car and truck manufactured. Your ECM is one of the most vital components of your vehicle. It is responsible for interpreting data from various engine sensors to optimize fuel economy and power. Car and diesel truck controls are based on specialized, programmab...

Posted On: 06/07/2018

The Benefits of a Remanufactured Caterpillar ECM

    You're tired of using fluids to get your engine started and are now ready to buy a caterpillar ECM. Like most first-time buyers, however, you don't know much about ECM and whether you should invest in a new, second hand, or remanufactured EMC. You want an ECM that will not only meet your engine's needs but also withstand harsh road conditions and torturous heat. Which option is the best? The answer is simple: go for a remanufactured ECM. Here is why. 1. They're t...

Posted On: 13/06/2018

9 Things That a Cummins ECM Controls

    According to recent statistics, the use of the Electronic Control Module in automobiles is growing at a rapid annual rate of 6 percent. As a matter of fact, nearly all new vehicles have this device attached to them. Two main factors drive the ECM market. They are emission control and better fuel efficiency. Yet, there are more factors than these two that are encouraging the use of the ECM. There are many things a Cummins ECM controls in your diesel engine vehic...

Posted On: 13/06/2018

How a Caterpillar ECM Works

How a Caterpillar Engine Control Unit Works     A computer circuit board is responsible for your car or diesel truck engine running properly. Without this small part, your engine won't run. The ECM provides split-second monitoring and data output for optimum engine performance and vehicle safety. We're going to tell you what your engine control does specifically, what can go wrong, and how to fix it. Caterpillar is one of the major manufacturers of diesel ECM un...

Posted On: 31/05/2018

Common Symptoms of a Cummins ECM Failure

  Over 5,500 Cummins engines were recalled by the manufacturers in 2016 due to a short circuit in the Engine Control Module. This short circuit led to a blown fuse, which resulted in the engine stalling. If you are facing issues with your Cummins engine, it is very possible that the ECM has developed a fault. But the problem is, most times, you may not know if the Engine Control Module is faulty. However, that's about to change. If you are not sure if the problem i...

Posted On: 31/05/2018

Can Your Caterpillar ECU Get Hacked? Tips for Keeping Your Vehicle Safe

  These days, if someone wants to take control of your vehicle, there's no need to smash a window or slash your tires. Instead, they can engage in car hacking. While the rise of autonomous cars might bring with it added excitement, safety features, and convenience, these high-tech vehicles will also put you at an increased risk of being taken advantage of by a hacker. One of the most common ways your vehicle can be controlled? Though your Caterpillar ECU. T...

Posted On: 24/05/2018

How a Cummins ECU Affects Vehicle Performance

    Around 30,000 parts. That's the number of individual components that go into a single car. And of course, the bigger and the more features a vehicle has, the higher this number goes. While each and every part of a motor vehicle plays integral roles, there are some that affect the machine's performance the most. One of these is the Engine Control Unit (ECU). Also known as the Engine Control Module (ECM), the ECU is essentially the engine's brain. It's for t...

Posted On: 24/05/2018

What is ECM Tuning for Cummins Engines?

What is Tuning for Cummins ECM Vehicles?     Did you know that a gain of just 1 mpg could save you up to $12,000 a year? With the average price of diesel now almost $3.00 a gallon, a tractor truck doesn't need to drive far to realize significant savings. In a fleet of 10 trucks, the fuel savings are more than $125,000 a year. The first fuel consumption and pollution standards for heavy-duty diesel vehicles were adopted in the US in September 2011. The ...

Posted On: 17/05/2018

Common Reasons Why Your ECM Diesel Engine is Failing

    Automotive and engine experts agree that nearly 50% of issues with any vehicle can be linked to electrical problems. If you're having trouble with your ECM diesel engine, the computer, electrical system, or a simple relay could be keeping your engine from running. Understanding what common issues are can help you to diagnose your problem. Your ECM is a standard part of your engine's system. It's not usually considered exceptional unless it's been specially...

Posted On: 17/05/2018

Can Your Caterpillar ECU Get Hacked? Tips for Keeping Your Vehicle Safe

  How to Keep Your Caterpillar ECU Safe from Hackers     These days, if someone wants to take control of your vehicle, there's no need to smash a window or slash your tires. Instead, they can engage in car hacking. While the rise of autonomous cars might bring with it added excitement, safety features, and convenience, these high-tech vehicles will also put you at an increased risk of being taken advantage of by a hacker. One of the most common w...

Posted On: 10/05/2018

How a Cummins ECU Affects Vehicle Performance

      An engine control unit is an essential component of any vehicle. Here's how a Cummins ECU affects vehicle performance.   Around 30,000 parts. That's the number of individual components that go into a single car. And of course, the bigger and the more features a vehicle has, the higher this number goes. While each and every part of a motor vehicle plays integral roles, there are some that affect the machine's performance the most. One of t...

Posted On: 10/05/2018

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