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HELP needed!! ecu question
« on: Aug 10, 2004, 07:35:08 AM »
OK, I think my 3vze ecu is shut, I've found a complete 93 truck for 1000$canadian(I'll have a spare motor and spare parts :greengrin:)

now the question, mine is an auto trans. and the other is a manual trans., I've looked on car-part.com and I see no difference in the part# of m/t and a/t so will a m/t ecu work with a a/t? ??? :help:
88 4runner v6,
5.29 with 35" tires,
Isuzu Rodeo rear disk brake,
t-case hand brake in near futur
solid axle'd

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Re: HELP needed!! ecu question
« Reply #1 on: Aug 10, 2004, 11:22:21 AM »
why not swap in the 5 speed too. :greengrin:
Full hydro, 186:1 with an auto and 44's what could go wrong??

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Re: HELP needed!! ecu question
« Reply #2 on: Aug 10, 2004, 12:02:49 PM »
cause I like the auto, I had the 5 speed on my previous truck and I really like being able to focus on the driving insted of holding clutch brake and gs pedal all at the same time. :driving: plus the auto give me more crawl ratio, maybe it's not great on a 22re but with the 3vze(low end torque and hp) I don't realy see the major upgrade with the 5 speed.

anyway, you don't know if it's the same ecu,some 22re have the same a/t as mine(a340h) so if it work on a 22re why wouldn't it work on a 3vz.

a340h have a separate computer on top of the tranny tunnel so I don't know if the ecu as anything to do with it. :help:
88 4runner v6,
5.29 with 35" tires,
Isuzu Rodeo rear disk brake,
t-case hand brake in near futur
solid axle'd

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Re: HELP needed!! ecu question
« Reply #3 on: Aug 14, 2004, 05:00:24 PM »
well good news it was not the ecu, bad thing is I already bought the other truck, but what's good about it I now have a complete spare truck :biggthumpup:

the trouble was the distributor it was changed at the stealer for a new one but the truck wouldn't start after the replacement.
thought it was the ecu but during winter I had done some experimenting with a 4 cylinder ingnitor and messed with the plug and 2 wire were inverted :smack: :smack: :smack: :smack:

but I found that yes the computer from a M/T can work without mod on a A/T

now I'm gonna keep all electrical stuff, throttle body, doors(will make half doors :eyebrow:), rear axles and sell the what's remaining piece by piece so I'll probbly end up making some money with it. :thumbs:
88 4runner v6,
5.29 with 35" tires,
Isuzu Rodeo rear disk brake,
t-case hand brake in near futur
solid axle'd

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Re: HELP needed!! ecu question
« Reply #4 on: Aug 15, 2004, 09:31:39 PM »
The computer for the manual, and automatic are different, so if you want to run the A/T you'll need the A/T computer.
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Re: HELP needed!! ecu question
« Reply #5 on: Aug 16, 2004, 05:36:32 AM »
but I found that yes the computer from a M/T can work without mod on a A/T

Isn't that clear enough for you :duh: I did swap them and it work for the 88 89 v6 auto or manual trans.
If you go on car-parts.com and search for 88 v6 engine computer you'll see that they all have the same part# a/t or m/t.

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88 4runner v6,
5.29 with 35" tires,
Isuzu Rodeo rear disk brake,
t-case hand brake in near futur
solid axle'd

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Re: HELP needed!! ecu question
« Reply #6 on: Aug 16, 2004, 10:46:45 AM »
My bad bud, I just saw the year of your truck. that might be the difference why your ECU's are interchangable. My computer on my 95 burned out, and I replced it with a used one. Unfortunatly the one the shop ordered was for an A/T, which the  mechanic said would not work with a manual. Glad to here your back up and running.
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Re: HELP needed!! ecu question
« Reply #7 on: Aug 16, 2004, 11:55:51 AM »
Don't worry I knew you didn't see something.

95 is totaly different cause it's the first year of the 3.4l 5vze.

don't trust anyone from the dealer they don't know sh#t.
i.e. the other day I was arguing with a girl in the part departement telling her that v6 started in 88 but she was totally positive that it started in 86.
next time I'll see her I'll bet 3000$ that she can't find a v6 before 88 in notrh america. :eyebrow:
88 4runner v6,
5.29 with 35" tires,
Isuzu Rodeo rear disk brake,
t-case hand brake in near futur
solid axle'd

 
 
 
 
 

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