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Old 08-28-2009, 19:20   #1 (permalink)
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Question 95 T-bird ECU flash needed? Help Needed

Hello, I just swapped with a rebuilt ECU from standard motors.

Do I need to flash the program to some spec before installing?

Or simply plug and play with other ECUs?

Thanks for your help.
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Re: 95 T-bird ECU flash needed? Help Needed

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Hello, I just swapped with a rebuilt ECU from standard motors.

Do I need to flash the program to some spec before installing?

Or simply plug and play with other ECUs?

Thanks for your help.
I would buy an XCAL1 tuner/OBD system. It sounds to me that it's locked to a specific car's setup. I would personally buy a new ECU and the XCAL tuner and set it up to your own specs.
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I would buy an XCAL1 tuner/OBD system. It sounds to me that it's locked to a specific car's setup. I would personally buy a new ECU and the XCAL tuner and set it up to your own specs.
Thanks for your relpy.

Ever since I installed this rebuilt ECU, my car starts making noise and pouring some smokes... I was wondering if this computer is defective or flash needed.

I will look into this XCAL tuner.
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Thanks for your relpy.

Ever since I installed this rebuilt ECU, my car starts making noise and pouring some smokes... I was wondering if this computer is defective or flash needed.

I will look into this XCAL tuner.
Try installing your old ECU, if that doesn't fix it, try and find a friend with an XCAL tuner. You can get them on Ebay for pretty cheap. Tell you what, Take the car spitting and sputtering to the person you bought it from and raise hell. If it screwed your car up, they are morally obligated to fix it for you or else tell them you want your old ECU back and that if they can't get it, to just tune the one they sold you. It's a win/win situation. Don't take No for an answer.
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