Repairing Paccar ECM

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  1. rosnorter

    rosnorter Bobtail Member

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    Hello, we've got a 2016 MX-13 EPA13, with a bad ECM. Dealer has tried reflashing it several times, cannot get it to take the update. No physical damage. They say we should replace, but you know how that is these days. No idea on ETA for a new one. Has anyone tried to get these repaired? We have done with our older Cummins and a Detroit one, but not seeing many options for Paccar.
     
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  3. Arctic_fox

    Arctic_fox Road Train Member

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    Repairs can and do work.....HOWEVER, the quality of the repair and if it even can be repaired will depend heavily on the guy doing the work. What tools he has and what exactly is wrong. If a chip popped off and needs to be soldered back on then most shops can do that. If the PCB is burned due to a short then your SOL. Also keep in mind a poor soldering job could destroy the ECM entirely or only buy you a few days or even cause engine damage when the computer gets confused.

    A much better option is just get a used or rebuilt one with a warranty. Vander haags has several in stock right now. While its not as good as new obviously they typically come with a warranty and your going to get a better quality then a questionable repair.

    Paccar MX13 ECM | Engine Control Modules for sale
     
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    rosnorter Bobtail Member

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    Ya I hear you. We've been going down a few rabbit holes trying to find something. Probably called 50 places since yesterday. Vander haags has sold all the ones they have on their site, only keeping them on in case they get one in they can quickly send off to a customer. Said they've quit taking names for their waiting list 6 months ago. KW has no ETA at all, but price is good, cheaper than the current used market. All the truck wreckers are cleaned right out. This is a real mess to be in at the beginning of the construction season. And obviously KW is putting everything they have into new trucks, discard their old customers without too much regard. :mad:
     
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    Arctic_fox Road Train Member

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    You got a part number? I know a few guys i can call that may have one. Also got a friend in chile who may be willing to ship one stateside
     
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    rosnorter Bobtail Member

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    P/N 1877245 superseded up to 2109555, we did finally find a used one that is supposed to be tested working, for $2500 USD. So we are going that route for right now I guess. Almost the price of the new one from KW that isn't available, though.

    Seems like a lot of unknowns buying a used ECM, considering how good ours looked. Was in a T880, 6000 hours only 90000 Kilometers. So hadn't had a lot of bouncing around. But I guess it's made by men, will break.
     
  7. Goodysnap

    Goodysnap Road Train Member

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    I have contact info for a repairer in the UK.
    Turn around is not fast due to shipping and hold ups in customs from the US.

    PM if interested.
     
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