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After extreme running problems, the mechanic determined the computer installed was the wrong one. Need a new computer and have it programmed. Can that be done for less than $500?

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When I start my car it runs rough and wants to shut off, the little wrench is on, I then disconnect the battery to reprogram the computer and drive it, gets better. Day later same thing happens again.


You cannot just reset the computer to clear the warning lights! You need to connect the OBD code reader and read the codes that will determine the problems you are having! When you have the codes post them here and we can assess your problem!

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Had to replace an engine, car still will not start, mechanic says the computer have to be reprogramed or replaced? Need some information for my own knowledge


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My biggest question would be this: Was the old engine still running when it was determined that it needed to be replaced? If the answer to this question is yes, then the next question is how can a working computer go bad from replacing an engine? IT CAN"T!!! --- What changed during the process?

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27kmiles. Runs great. Engine cuts out.


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1996 Dodge Stratus


Hi...
Depend of the Model and Engine size.
Some of this Computer need to be Programed with the Vin number and Theft code,
To work correctly.
But the first step I can Recomend is Get the Vehicle Scanned to see if there any available code.
To do the Right procedure related with the code. ..
But some times even when you Have programed the computer but if the BODY computer has a problem will prevent the car to running.
When the Engine run for about 5 seconds, is mean the Theft system is activated.
Are a few step to program the ECM installed on the car.
But is a little complicated because all the Accessories need to work ok. Door locks, Horn, Lights.
Door lock cylinders and Trunk lock cylinder.

Try with the scanner, first.
But if you need some information let me know.
I'm a mechanic and have information for all Vehicles.

Thank you for use fixya....

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