Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Saturn (or SE Michigan)
$500 for diagnostics sounds high, and so does $495 for a replacement, unless the quoted amounts are in Hong Kong dollars.
Ford's calls the computer that controls fuel flow rate and injectors the Powertrain Control Module (PCM)(that's what it sounds like you're asking about). I've been told that the Engine Control Unit (ECU) and Engine Control Module (ECM) are pretty much the same.
Replacements are generally special order parts, but, if you shop around, I'd think you can find them for less than what you were told. If you do order one yourself, the calibration code is required (this is on a label in the engine compartment - and is what the junkyards are asking for).
Last edited by IronChopz; 07-22-2003 at 02:01 PM.