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I have heard that people are having good luck with the rebuilt ones that are sold on eBay. Unfortunately, I don’t know who the specific seller is. A friend bought one for around $400 iirc.
 

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Bill I really appreciated the response, thats the route I was planning. I know very little about these cars. Im a nissan guy, but my friend has one and they are a blast to drive, and the egronomics are great. His was a pristine silver model before he loaned it to a friend and the guy crashed it and then lied about it. He needs a new bumper too, but I think thats in the future. .The TCM has him scared with the price quote he got, but I am planning on doing it for him
 

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Also, is there an atricle explaining what the common code and symptoms for a tcm is? I took it to a local franchise type shop and had a guy come out and scan it and tell me it was the TCM and hand me his business card. Seemed like a pretty legit guy but I just want to confirm the symptoms. The car seems like it may be shifting rough, but moreso its running rough with very little power like a limp mode. An inconsistent limp mode. It has only done it twice, and the car has cleared the code itself and is running fine for over a week.
 

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Also, is there an atricle explaining what the common code and symptoms for a tcm is? I took it to a local franchise type shop and had a guy come out and scan it and tell me it was the TCM and hand me his business card. Seemed like a pretty legit guy but I just want to confirm the symptoms.
I would do a search on this website to confirm, but as I understand it, the trans will be stuck in one gear and you will have a light on the dash. As well as an odd symbol in the gear number screen. (This pertains to what I remember about the first gen cars though). Also, the 1st gen cars with the 2.0 engines apparently have the TCM integrated into the ECU. There is/was a huge amount of info on these cars on this website, the trick is to find it...
 

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My TCM went out on me earlier this year!!!....I was looking at getting a Refurb TCM that was cheaper...BUT I decided I did not wanna get a Refurb TCM and then have issues...SO I just bought a new TCM that was arounnd $500 at least I have the piece of mind I wont have any issues for a while!...Knocks on Cyber Wood
 

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Thread resurrection alert!!

So last Sunday I get up early to go grab breakfast from a 24hr fast food joint. Fire up the ‘08 2.3 hatch, drop it in gear and it bangs into drive. Hit reverse-same thing. Then I notice the lights on the dash. Wouldn’t go past 3rd gear and got a P0753 code.
So add me to the dead TCM list... lol. Sent the TCM out Tuesday to that place in Van Nuys, Ca., hope to get it back soon. I need that car running, it’s the family workhorse.
 
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