I HAVE A 1987 TOYOTA P/UP 3.0 V6. NEEDING TO KNOW IF I NEED THE ECU FOR THE REPLACEMENT MOTOR OR CAN I USE THE ONE THAT CAME WITH THE TRUCK?

Asked by Jan 18, 2013 at 04:03 PM about the 1989 Toyota Pickup

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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It depends on the replacement motor. If it's out of the same year and model it should be compatible with your original equipment. If it's not there could be a conclict. Like if you go from a 90 to an 87 e.g. You can always check the serial #s on both devices. If they are different I'd not take a chance. Also the CPU may not be compatible with your ignition system as well. Vehicles are designed as a package. some things like batteries are generic. But intergral components may be vehcile specific and non-transferable. It' s not like the old days when you could put a Chevy motor in an Oldsmobile. Happy Motoring!

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IT CAME OUT OF A 97 AND PUTTING IN AN 89 BUT THE MOTOR LOOKS EXACTLY THE SAME.

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