Thursday, October 01, 2009

Computer Box Repair ECU Flooded Cars/Vehicles Don't Come Cheap!

I hate to admit it but I'm one of the probably hundreds of car owners with flood submerged vehicles by typhoon Ondoy.

Since I know my car no longer has warranty and no insurance coverage against "acts of god" that include protection against flood damage.

My two mechanics from Andok's maintenance pointed out that my car's Engine Control Unit (ECU) popularly known as Computer Box and the Whetron Car Alarm and keyless entry system's damaged and need to be repaired/replaced. Note that there's another computer brain found in my Toyota Vios 1.5G and that's the Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) computer that may have also been damaged. I already got the boxes withh me cleaned (using contact cleaner i bought from Handyman), and dried using a hair blower/dryer but the same problem that my car engine won't start (after replacing all oils, ATF, gas and coolant).

I'm looking for people and shops who can guarantee, as second opinion, that my ECU and ABS systems are really damaged. Testing, engine scanning and ECU replacement services, at a price cheaper than Toyota Casa. I prefer shops on Banaue (quezon city, araneta avenue, San Juan, and Mandaluyong. An officemate also pointed me to Evangelista St in Bangkal, Makati.

I may have to shell out too much money on this one but I have no choice. heard the ECUs of Honda are more expensive. Don't know about Nissan and Mitsubishi ECUs, new cars of my two peers also submerged plus a Toyota Altis of a director here.

Charge it to experience!

18 comments:

  1. RAMSA near the corner of Evangelista and Pasay Road. Although I've been told that Vios ECU's cannot be repaired.

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  2. my toyota vios computer box was diagnosed by Kanzai to tbe irreparable, second opinion from Speedlab. Andoy's (andro leo beltran) has it queued past the 200 mark with current repairs at 100...it's now with mvalley in marikina. if they're successful then kudos to them and more customers to follow

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  3. RAMSA Electronics is very honest and does not take advantage of the situation. They offer a 100% money back guarantee. They also repair PCB.

    8842787

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  4. I am also looking for a computer engine box for a 2004 Toyota Vios. Where you are able to find one? Let me know. Thanks.

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  5. More than an expensive ECU, what's hard to accept is that our own kababayans take advantage of the situation to charge higher than usual just because the car owners seem desperate looking for a solution to their damaged ECUs.

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  6. i brought an xtrail 04 last wek, but i dont if the ecu computer box is damaged, nw im loking for an expert that can repair said parts. tnx

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  7. I am a satisfied customer of RAMSA Electronics today, Oct 7, 2011. The owner himself repaired the ECU of my '96 Mazda Familia, which was tampered by freelance technicians in Better Living, Paranaque. I thought it was already irrepairable. RAMSA offers a 100% money back guarantee plus 3 months warranty for their work. The shop is located at 1879 Evangelista St, Bangkal Makati, near the corner of Pasay Road. Telephone is 884-2787. They also repair tv sets and other electronic items.

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  8. Sir nabahaan po vios ko nung sendong. me alam po ba kayo nag aayos ng ecu dito sa cagayan de oro?

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  9. @ Butz Bro pareho tayo ng situation san ka nagpa shop sa CDO, na check na ba ECU mo?

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  10. sir may katanungan lang po ako ang binahang sasakyan ba kapag na repair ng maayos at kapag napalitan ang mga parts ay maari pa bang gamitin? gaano katagal naman kaya tatagal gamitin? Ito po bay ligtas paba itakbo??? pls... give me advise thanks and god bless... JET

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  11. anonymous, ok pa naman gamitin yun, been there. kotse ko maayos naman after three years...ang lalim ng lubog nun sakit ng ulo ko aircon

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  12. Boss vios 03 e robin manual ko sabi mekaniko sira ang comp.box,nasisira din ba kahit hndi binaha?repairable ba ito?san nakakabili ng 2nd hand?ang idle kasi nya pag start pa lng nasa 2nd na at hind na bumababa,laging gigil,hope you can help me,thank you

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  13. Any idea po kung magkano 2nd hand at brand new comp.box vios manual robin?thank you

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  14. Can anyone advise me regarding vios a/t 2012 na nabasa floor lang (interior) while running through flooded streets. it's at toyota now & no problem daw w/ the engine coz it started immediately after drying, & all electrical features (e.g. stereo,power windows etc) were functional after the detailing done. however, the service advisor told me that replacement of ecu is recommended, but it's up to me. how come? since it's not insured & parts take so long for them to procure, would it be wise to just use it na lang muna anyway, it's in running condition, & observe for future malfunctions if any? thanks for whatever ideas shared.

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  15. Can anyone advise me regarding vios a/t 2012 na nabasa floor lang (interior) while running through flooded streets. it's at toyota now & no problem daw w/ the engine coz it started immediately after drying, & all electrical features (e.g. stereo,power windows etc) were functional after the detailing done. however, the service advisor told me that replacement of ecu is recommended, but it's up to me. how come? since it's not insured & parts take so long for them to procure, would it be wise to just use it na lang muna anyway, it's in running condition, & observe for future malfunctions if any? thanks for whatever ideas shared.

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  16. Can anyone advise me regarding vios a/t 2012 na nabasa floor lang (interior) while running through flooded streets. it's at toyota now & no problem daw w/ the engine coz it started immediately after drying, & all electrical features (e.g. stereo,power windows etc) were functional after the detailing done. however, the service advisor told me that replacement of ecu is recommended, but it's up to me. how come? since it's not insured & parts take so long for them to procure, would it be wise to just use it na lang muna anyway, it's in running condition, & observe for future malfunctions if any? thanks for whatever ideas shared.

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  17. Can anyone advise me regarding vios a/t 2012 na nabasa floor lang (interior) while running through flooded streets. it's at toyota now & no problem daw w/ the engine coz it started immediately after drying, & all electrical features (e.g. stereo,power windows etc) were functional after the detailing done. however, the service advisor told me that replacement of ecu is recommended, but it's up to me. how come? since it's not insured & parts take so long for them to procure, would it be wise to just use it na lang muna anyway, it's in running condition, & observe for future malfunctions if any? thanks for whatever ideas shared.

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  18. Can anyone advise me regarding vios a/t 2012 na nabasa floor lang (interior) while running through flooded streets. it's at toyota now & no problem daw w/ the engine coz it started immediately after drying, & all electrical features (e.g. stereo,power windows etc) were functional after the detailing done. however, the service advisor told me that replacement of ecu is recommended, but it's up to me. how come? since it's not insured & parts take so long for them to procure, would it be wise to just use it na lang muna anyway, it's in running condition, & observe for future malfunctions if any? thanks for whatever ideas shared.

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