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Check this out! by Fishogs 84
Started on: 06-20-2014 08:30 PM
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Last post by: Fishogs 84 on 06-21-2014 01:46 PM
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Report this Post06-20-2014 08:30 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Fishogs 84Click Here to Email Fishogs 84Send a Private Message to Fishogs 84Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I just picked up an '88 L4 standard trans coupe 3 mths ago, and as I was driving down the road the car begins flashing SES light crazy before it stalls out. I try to restart it and no go. After grounding out terminals into test mode, it flashes codes 14-34-35-55. I replace all the coolant sensors and map and vac line, & it runs and I drive home.
On the way it stalls again & flashes same codes! Funny thing was..
I DID NOT HAVE PINS GROUNDED!!
I turned off key and sat for a minute, turned key and SES acts normal, car starts up and start home.
Stalls two more times, I flick key off for 15 secs while in gear, back on and runs fine each time.

Any ideas? I've cleaned grounds and checked ECM connectors and reseated them.

Who has run into the ECM going into diagnostic mode by itself?

Thanks, and sorry for long post. Tried to provide as much info I could.

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Report this Post06-20-2014 08:53 PM Click Here to See the Profile for psychosurferSend a Private Message to psychosurferEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Bad ECM?
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Report this Post06-20-2014 09:10 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Fishogs 84Click Here to Email Fishogs 84Send a Private Message to Fishogs 84Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Will a bad ECM keep the car running?
I've read 15 pages of posts using search topic "ecm" and can't find a problem like this.

At a loss here. HELP
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Report this Post06-20-2014 09:25 PM Click Here to See the Profile for psychosurferSend a Private Message to psychosurferEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Yes. Even modern cars. My Hummer had a bad ecm and it would run at times.. Also, I had a similar issue to what you are describing in an s-10 and after a LOT of prats swapping, that was the culprit.
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Report this Post06-21-2014 07:36 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Purple86GTClick Here to Email Purple86GTSend a Private Message to Purple86GTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Disconnect the ECM at it's main connector.

Then with an ohm tester, check the ALDL connector for any shorts. Looks like the test pin of the ECM is getting grounded (and maybe other pins as well)

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Report this Post06-21-2014 01:46 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Fishogs 84Click Here to Email Fishogs 84Send a Private Message to Fishogs 84Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
My thanks to you both!
I think I found another ECM to try, & definitely going to ohm out aldl before installing.
Looks like the po installed an 86/87 motor as it does not have DIS.
Been a very interesting project!
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