Olds and Buick ECM compatibility

Larry451

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I have a 88 Buick Electra/Park Ave and a 88 Olds Cutlas Cierra. Both have the 3.8L V-6. Are the ECM units compatible? And where are they?
 
if they have the same 3.8 by vin they are the same. But double check SERVICE NUMBER on computer. They are located behind glove box a little under neath.
 
1227148
you wont find in anything other than a 86-7 turbo regal or an 86 FWd (buick, olds) with the 3.8
 
I have a 88 Buick Electra/Park Ave and a 88 Olds Cutlas Cierra. Both have the 3.8L V-6. Are the ECM units compatible? And where are they?

No. They are different. They are located behind the glovebox. As mentioned only 86' FWD cars or 86-87 turbo cars.
 
ECM- 86-87
GM #1227148
Here is a listing of all that use it:
Note: Turbo Regals use different chips; don’t use the chips from these cars on you GN!!

1989 PONTIAC FIREBIRD TRANS AM V6 3.8L 231cid GAS FI T Engine VIN = 7
1989 PONTIAC FIREBIRD TRANS AM GTA SE V6 3.8L 231cid GAS FI T Engine VIN = 7
1987 BUICK REGAL GRAND NATIONAL V6 3.8L 231cid GAS FI T Engine VIN = 7
1987 BUICK REGAL LIMITED V6 3.8L 231cid GAS FI T Engine VIN = 7
1986 BUICK REGAL GRAND NATIONAL V6 3.8L 231cid GAS FI T Engine VIN = 7
1986 BUICK REGAL T-TYPE V6 3.8L 231cid GAS FI T Engine VIN = 7

1986 BUICK CENTURY CUSTOM V6 3.8L 231cid GAS FI N Engine VIN = 3
1986 BUICK CENTURY ESTATE WAGON V6 3.8L 231cid GAS FI N Engine VIN = 3
1986 BUICK CENTURY LIMITED V6 3.8L 231cid GAS FI N Engine VIN = 3
1986 BUICK CENTURY T-TYPE V6 3.8L 231cid GAS FI N Engine VIN = 3
1986 BUICK LESABRE CUSTOM V6 3.8L 231cid GAS FI N Engine VIN = 3
1986 BUICK LESABRE LIMITED V6 3.8L 231cid GAS FI N Engine VIN = 3
1986 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS CIERA S V6 3.8L 231cid GAS FI N Engine VIN = 3
1986 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS CIERA V6 3.8L 231cid GAS FI N Engine VIN = 3
1986 OLDSMOBILE DELTA 88 ROYALE V6 3.8L 231cid GAS FI N Engine VIN = 3
1986 OLDSMOBILE DELTA 88 ROYALE BROUGHAM V6 3.8L 231cid GAS FI N Engine VIN = 3

1986 BUICK CENTURY V6 3.8L 231cid GAS FI N Engine VIN = B
1986 BUICK ELECTRA PARK AVENUE V6 3.8L 231cid GAS FI N Engine VIN = B
1986 BUICK ELECTRA T-TYPE V6 3.8L 231cid GAS FI N Engine VIN = B
1986 BUICK ELECTRA V6 3.8L 231cid GAS FI N Engine VIN = B
1986 BUICK LESABRE V6 3.8L 231cid GAS FI N Engine VIN = B
1986 OLDSMOBILE 98 REGENCY V6 3.8L 231cid GAS FI N Engine VIN = B
1986 OLDSMOBILE 98 REGENCY BROUGHAM V6 3.8L 231cid GAS FI N Engine VIN = B


http://www.turbobuick.com/forums/hot-air-non-intercooled-tech/33080-basic-hotair-info.html
 
I have a 88 Buick Electra/Park Ave and a 88 Olds Cutlas Cierra. Both have the 3.8L V-6. Are the ECM units compatible? And where are they?

As far as the Ciera,remove the 7mm bolts that hold the glovebox liner. Pull the liner out. Best to remove the bolt for the door strap first.

The ECM is held in by 2 10mm nuts that can be had with a small wrench and some patience. You just need to loosen them. The sticker with the number on it faces the firewall.

The Park Ave ECM is more under the glovebox than behind it. Accessed thru the lower pass side of the dash. It is bolted to the body by the door hinges. Only one bolt holds it in.
 
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