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Q: 2007 Camry XLE V6 hook jumper cables on the wrong terminal now it won't accelerate past 25

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2007 Toyota Camry XLe V6. Hooked jumper cables on wrong terminal and now the car won't accelerate past 25 mph. My mechanic says Computer problem $1200 part. Is that possible? He said the code showed a chip in the computer was gone that would cost $1200 to replace. Why would there not be a fuse to protect this expensive part from being ruined by an accident when dropping car off?

My car has 102000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hi there: It’s possible that the mechanic ...

Hi there:

It’s possible that the mechanic is correct, as hooking the battery cables up in reverse can cause serious electrcial damage within the ECU. In regards to why there isn’t a fuse to protect it; you’d have to ask the engineer who developed the Toyota Camry; it doesn’t make sense to me either. The only way to know for certain as to why your car won’t start is to get a second opinion from a mobile mechanic such as one from our team. Have them complete a car is not starting inspection; and let them determine if the ECU is damaged

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