3 ECUs have died. I have about 1.6v AC voltage coming from the distributor reference, but no injector pulse and no RPM in WinALDL. RPM gauge shows crank. Strong spark. Solid check engine light with key on and it will blink codes
If I tap 12v to the reference wire coming from the distributor, the ECM will cycle the pump but not pulse the injector
What would cause the RPM sensing circuit or injector driver to fail? I am at a total loss
I have good grounds and have voltage where it needs to be on all ECM pins
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ECM Heat is bad but likely isn't the main problem.
84 are good at having alt wire problems that can cause alternator problems. Have to do how 84 is wiring. See my Cave, Alternator Sense
Check the alternator at most part stores... Bad SI alt can push AC volts and kill ECM etc. Bad alt can be over volt on DC and kill things. 84 doesn't have an alt/battery light that give some warning when alt is bad.
Could be have a bad injector and frying ECM driver and/or blow the fuse.
Power/ground problems can cause low volts to some parts and not others. Low Volts will cause many parts to draw more amps to make up the watts needed by motors and coils. See my Cave, Electric Motors
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Advice for V6 owners. I have never heard of a short in the Duke injector, but perhaps it happens.
I have never heard of it either, last time I had an injector short, I put in a fuse 10amps more than what it was rated for, ran like a champ until the injector took a dump, without blowing the fuse, I then used a looong pigtailed injector connector and "tapped" all 6 injectors until I found out which one wasn't clicking, and then replaced it.
its hard to troubleshoot injector problems unless the injector goes, I usually test ALL injectors by supplying direct power from a battery holding them open at various lengths of time until I am satisfied they wont pop, or if they do pop, to replace them accordingly.
I had one pop in my hand after applying current to it for 5 seconds after it stopped clicking when I was tapping the battery terminal with the pigtail to test. it looked akin to a mushroom cloud...
EDIT: on a side note, I've come across perfectly fine fieros for CHEAP from people who don't know how to troubleshoot. Usually the first singular component I check when I have a fiero that isn't starting up is the ecm. I have found a pin or two on the ecms being fried at the base where they are soldered. My first experience with this was simply just unplugging the harness from the ecm, the harness connector still had the pin from the ecm stuck in it.
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