Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: St Louis, MO
92 s10 project is offline
Re: Why Does ECM/PCM Go Bad?
While I agree with blazing saddle, a lot of problems do come with mis-use. But there are some trucks out there that have had a very user friendly life with the same problems as the workers.
For example, my truck was owned from new by an old man I have known since I was a child. In his words, 'I just wanted a cheap little truck with a stick' lol. Not once did that truck ever haul a load greater than 500 lbs, or did it get revved to its limits every day, nor was it driven higher than the posted speed limits. All it was used for was a driver to work (lots of highway) and get groceries. The man had the oil changed very frequently, exactly every 4 weeks no matter the mileage, I have the records to prove it. Only thing he didnt do was clean under the seat lol.
Yet I still have the same kind of issues as the work trucks such as various engine or electrical problems, sagging doors, binding and/or rattling windows, and just plain old worn out components.
I think it all boils down to the fact that a lot of these trucks are at least 14 years old, most being much older. Time takes its toll on a vehicle, especially a daily driver that sees winters. Wait and see whats wearing out on a brand new '08 Chevy fullsize after 15 years of use. Granted the list might not be as long, but its damn well going to need some maintenance.
Wow, jeez, got going off on a tangent there, sorry for the rant...
Black '92 S10, Reg Cab Short Bed, 2.5L w/ 5spd, lowered 2" on ZQ8's and a little this and that.
Looking for first gen bedrug...