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I have 2003 saturn lw 300 3.0 v6. Car won't start. Throttle

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I have 2003 saturn lw 300 3.0 v6. Car won't start. Throttle body actuator has rapid clicking noise. Fuel gauge reads empty no fuel pressure. Unplug Throttle Body fueL Gauge Starts Working And Fuel PRESSURE Is back. Car starts but at reduced power
The throttle body is brand new. The tcm and flashed by dealer. Bcm was sent to get repaired and reinstalled. I had a certified mechanic reprogramed tb. Nothing hasn't worked still having same issue.
Please help.
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Saturn
Expert:  Dan replied 5 months ago.

Hello, my name is ***** ***** I'm here to help get your problem solved.

Expert:  Dan replied 5 months ago.

The ECM "Engine Control Module" is what the Throttle Body Actuator connects to. If wiring/connectors are in good condition on throttle body and ECM then I don't see any other possible problem besides the ECM. Let me know how it goes or if you have more questions, thanks.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I will get a new ecm. Do I need to get it flashed or is it plug and play
Expert:  Dan replied 5 months ago.

It will need to be reprogrammed, here is a link to buy one on ebay. Let me know if you have more questions, thanks.

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/00-05-Saturn-L300-3-0L-V6-ECU-ECM-Engine-Control-Computer-0-261-***-***-****3242-/232083454725?hash=item3609407b05:g:EEYAAOSwYIhWlnEv&vxp=mtr

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Thanks I have a place in houston where I can get rebuilt ones. Does it have to be in the car to be reprogrammed
Expert:  Dan replied 5 months ago.

Yes it does need to be reprogrammed and maybe place will rebuild your ECM so that way it doesn't need to be reprogrammed. Let me know if you have more questions, thanks.

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