computer question

Discussion in '1998 - 2011 Ford Ranger' started by Billie Joe Brcka, Aug 28, 2017.

  1. Billie Joe Brcka

    Billie Joe Brcka New Member

    my ECU fried in me from the starter shorting out and I'm having a hell of s time finding a ECU for a 2.5 cause well ain't no one seem to have the 2.5, can you use another computer from another year or so? 99 2.5 5 spd 2 wheel drive
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  3. ZappyBear

    ZappyBear Member

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    Billie Joe Brcka

    Billie Joe Brcka New Member

    So I found someone within 2 hours of my house that has a 99 2.5 but it's and automatic! I would assume the ecm would work, with the only difference is the transmission! Any input?
  5. ZappyBear

    ZappyBear Member

    I've read about auto to manual swaps. By what I've read, the computer should work as long as pinouts/connectors are the same. The only issue I'd see if everything matches up is the money light coming on for lack of tranny shift and lockout solenoids.

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