Ecm swap

Asked by Mar 14, 2017 at 08:41 AM about the 2001 Subaru Forester L

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have an 01 subaru forester that i swapped
the 2.5 for a 05 2.0. Everything bolted rite up
changed the flywheel and that was it. Then i
went to start it and it acts as if its way out of
time and will not start. Do i need to get a
ecm from a 2.0 car for it to run

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Yes you do. No guarantees that your automatic transmission will work with the other ECM but hopefully it will.

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