Remanufacturing has always been an economically smart option for fleet managers facing faulty ECUs. Remanufactured ECUs deliver the same quality and assurance as new parts but at a fraction of the cost. Moreover, often opting for an ECU Repair electronic control units offer several advantages over new ones.
Before we get into those, let’s refresh on the basics.
WHAT IS AN ECU UNIT?
ECU stands for Electronic Control Unit (ECU). This is sometimes referred to as an ‘Engine Control Unit’ or Engine Management System. An ECU is essentially a computer with internal pre-programmed and programmable computer chips. It is used to operate the engine by using input sensors and output components to control all engine functions and is responsible for receiving all vital communication for everything from the transmission to the brakes. They come in all shapes, makes and sizes so don’t be fooled in thinking this is a small component. Hence, it comes in a few forms, namely:
- Engine Control Units (ECU)
- Transmission Control Units (TCU)
- Body Control Units (BCU).
COMMON ECU FAULTS
The most common faults that we see within an ECU unit are liquid ingress, blown surge protectors, and broken connectors.
Liquid ingress covers a multitude of substances including both oil and water. Water ingress can be caused due to the weather, where there may have been a severe downpour of rain, water will leak into the ECU through seals that may be broken or not fully sealed. If liquid ingress occurs it could leak through gaps as small as a micron which can be hard to detect and then causes the main components inside to oxidize.
This is where we would step in and replace all faulty components and ensure that the seals are correctly fitted ensuring the repair is complete.
Blown Surge Protectors
A blown surge protector is caused by reverse polarity, i.e crossed wires. This could be caused by human error when the ECU is fitted into the vehicle.
We would remove the surge protector by desoldering it and then replacing it with a brand new one by our specialist engineers who have many years of experience working with all kinds of ECU’s.
Broken connectors happen quite frequently as they are fragile components within the main body. They are prone to oxidization due to liquid ingress but can easily and quickly be replaced by our remanufacturing engineering team, in no time at all.
WHY REMANUFACTURED ECUS?
When an electronic control unit unit experiences a fault, it usually necessitates a replacement as opposed to repair, but replacements come at a hefty price tag. Remanufacturing is a wiser option. Here are some reasons why:
Thoroughly tested and verified parts – All remanufactured ECUs come with a warranty, which ensures that the part works as expected after installation. Additionally, each unit is fully tested and verified against strict standards to ensure its functionality.
Cost savings – Remanufactured electronic control units cost significantly less than a brand new part, making them an economical option for fleet managers.
Environmentally friendly – Remanufacturing reconditions and upgrades used parts instead of creating new ones from scratch, reducing the number of resources required to produce a product.
WHY CHOOSE REMAN PARTS FOR ECU REPAIR?
Remanufactured Parts specialises in remanufacturing ECU units for a range of vehicles. We offer cost-effective solutions for fleets, workshops, and garages that require reliable quality parts delivered quickly. We specialize in the repair and fault diagnosis of leading manufacturer systems such as Continental, Actia, Wabco, and Knorr Bremse.
Our experienced engineers are specially trained to understand the specifications and characteristics of different ECUs. That’s why our remanufactured units are built to last.
Our Top 15 ECU units for repair
- Mercedes CPC 3 ECU
- DAF Euro 6 ECU Repair
- Scania ECU Repair
- Scania Co-Ordinator ECU Repair
- Mercedes ACM ECU Repair
- Mercedes MCM E6 ECU Repair
- DAF VIC ECU Repair
- Mercedes PLD ECU Repair
- Iveco Easy MUX Control Unit Repair
- MAN / Wabco ZBR2 ECU Repair
- Iveco BCM ECU Repair
- Wabco ECAS ECU Repair
- ECU Unit Irisbus / MAN / Renault / Scania / Volvo AEC5013 Repair
- Knorr-Bremse ABS ECU Repair
- DAF / Cummins ECU Repair
Contact Reman Parts today to discuss our remanufactured ECUs and how we can support your fleet to go further without the lofty costs.