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Recently, my father and I have just pulled my engine in my Volvo S60 2.4l (w/o turbo) and replaced it with another one (head gasket blew <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> ). We hooked everything up correctly. However, when we start it, it's like it's struggling to get fuel. It sputters and idles like a mad man (2000-2500 up and down). It's not drivable. When I step down on the accelerator it only goes to like 3000 rpm's and that's wit the foot touching the floor. When we listen to the injectors, not all of them click. We replaced the fuel pump and then thought about replacing the relay in it, but the fuel pump wouldn't work with a bad relay. So, we're basically doing a process of elimination here. The lines aren't clogged with anything, trust me we cleaned them out vigorously too. The lines also don't have any leaks. When we hook the lines up to our own little pressurized system that we rigged up out of PVC pipe, it runs fine, but as soon as we put everything back together it runs like crap. We think it might have something to do with the ECU. It got banged up a tiny bit while were pulling the engine/trani as one unit and and reinstalling them. If the ECU is the case, can someone please tell me where I can get one reprogrammed for cheap? It's not getting an ECU that's hard (EBAY), it's having one programmed for my car. I live in the DFW area and I would greatly appreciate and feedback.<br>Thanks, guys. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by snake43 at 9:57 PM 4-3-2009</i>
 

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sure you have everything plugged in correctly ? <br>plugs gapped correctly ? <br>vac lines hooked up right ? <br>also if you wrecked your ECU you will have to ge the dealer to get you a new one there programed per car you cant just swap another one in like on the 98 older cars
 

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What year is your S60? Maybe it's an ETM issue?
 

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Yeah, everything is plugged in fine, we checked it on our vadis. We thought it might have been a vac line, but it's not. And yes, we realize that you can't just swap ecu's or ecm's..whatever they're called. So my question to you is, will the dealerships reprogram them for us if we just bring the car in with a new ecu? i'm mainly asking because i don't want to have to pay for a new ecu from them, it's a couple grand. Thanks for your input, man! Appreciate it.
 

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We think it might be a throttle body issue now. It would explain the non-responsiveness and the funny idling. That was my guess at first. The dealerships say the throttle body has to be re-flashed like an ECU does, but is that true? They're also saying that sometimes the ECU and the throttle body can't be re-flashed again. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>snake43</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">We think it might be a throttle body issue now. It would explain the non-responsiveness and the funny idling. That was my guess at first. <b>The dealerships say the throttle body has to be re-flashed like an ECU does, but is that true?</b> They're also saying that sometimes the ECU and the throttle body can't be re-flashed again. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><br>From what I understand, that's not the case on the 2001-and-prior models. No idea about 2002-on.
 

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Yeah, on '02's and up they have to be re-flashed. I found a place not too far away and they're doing it right now. It's funny...as soon as we pulled up and I pulled my car off of the dolly, the car started right up and responded normally, almost as if nothing happened! I was pissed and happy at the same time. However, since we towed the damn thing all the way up there, we left it with the guys and they're supposedly re-flashing it now. My car should be back to normal soon, theoretically. Thanks, for all of your input, man. I really do appreciate it. ttyl.<br>Happy Volvo-ing
 

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Cool beans. Hope that fixes it!
 
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