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Ecu location on a 1996 cavalier

Need to know the ecu location on a 1996 cavalier. and if a place is known where testing can be done?

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  • prozzaktg Jan 19, 2009

    philriden, Recently I drove over an ice block on the highway on the right side, and right then my car lost all driving power, the spedometer went from 100kms to 0 kms almost instantly. I pulled over shut it off and checked for any noticable damage which there is none. I tried to restart it and it turns over but won't start. The fuel pump is working, the battery is 3 mths old, alternator about 1 1/2 yrs, starter is about 4 yrs.

  • Phillip Ridener
    Phillip Ridener May 11, 2010

    What problems are you having that makes you think it's the ecm is bad? Let me know and I will try to help as much as I can.

  • daniel inouye
    daniel inouye Jan 01, 2014

    i have the same issue but it will start but run really shakey. i have just replaced the fuel pressure regulator, fuel filter and the spark plugs as well as the boots for the plugs. plz hlp



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The ecu is located in the passenger side kick panel just under the glove box. and testing can be done at the at the port on the driver side a plug located under the dash close to the hood release.

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