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What Does an ECU (Engine Control Unit) Do in a Car?

What Does an ECU (Engine Control Unit) Do in a Car?

Have you ever wondered about the mysterious black box under your car's hood and what it does? That's the Engine Control Unit (ECU), a vital component responsible for controlling various aspects of your vehicle's performance. We'll shed light on ECU's functions and importance, highlighting its role in ensuring your car runs smoothly and efficiently. What is an ECU The Engine Control Unit (ECU) is essentially the brain of your car's engine. It's a computer system that monitors and regulates various parameters, including engine timing, fuel injection, ignition timing, and emission controls. Think of it as the central command center that orchestrates the intricate dance of combustion and propulsion within your vehicle's engine. How Does the ECU Work The ECU continuously collects data from various sensors located throughout the engine and other vehicle components. These sensors provide real-time information about factors ... read more

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