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Car Dead _ECM 0 Code????

Old 08-25-2003, 03:38 PM
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Ok i posted on friday that my car had died due to a loose spark plug cable. Turned the car on to leave... heard a ticking noise.. then the car just died... I tried to start it and it would not start. I know its not the fuel pump cause when i try to start it, I can smell the gas out of the exhaust pipe. I figured it was the coil but i had it tested, and it was fine.. now i figure its either the ICM(ignition control module) or something more serious like the ECM or something.

PS. Its a 94EX D16Z6

Now my question. does anyone know how to test the ICM with a test light or something

I hooked up a jumper pin to the diagnostic plug to see if the ECM wasnt throwing out any codes... well this is what happens....

I turn the key forward and the CEL stays on solid, and the SRS light starts blinking on and off.

What do you guys think?

isnt 0 blinks like the ECM Failure code?

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Old 08-25-2003, 05:32 PM
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It very well may be a bad ECU, has anyone kicked it?

Besides that point, start with your basics, pull the dizzy plugs out from the spark plugs and hold them briefly (make sure your fingersa re on the insulation, and you're not wearing any jewelry or other metal devises, as well as not touching any immediate grounds). Yoou should see a lightning bolt arc from the plug tip to the valve cover. Test each plug this way, and see if you're even getting spark. You can test it at the distributor in a similar fashion, but I think that just gets way to risky with the way you have to hold it.

Check and see if your timing belt has skipped teeth, or is potentially falling off as well.

Is your started engaging? whats the voltage across your battery?

Try a simple reset of the battery and see what happens.

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Old 08-25-2003, 05:38 PM
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ill try that when i get home....... thanks... lets see if that works... otherwise im gonna have to take it to a shop... and thats gonna be expensive...
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Old 08-26-2003, 08:23 AM
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what car is this? I do believe the cel should come on when you put the key in on to prime the fuel and then go off. its a self check it does. then once its started it will start throwing codes. If the SRS light is flashing it might have something to do w/ the airbag. crappy sensor?
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Old 08-26-2003, 02:39 PM
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well i tried checking to see if there was an initial spark... and there wasnt... removed the timing belt cover and timing belt checked out fine.. it has a good amount of tension on it. Well i guess im gonna have to give in and take it to a shop. but thanks anyways guys.
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Old 08-27-2003, 07:07 AM
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if the ecu light STAYS on try another ecu. but the airbag light (SRS) light is flashing too? thats weird. do u have a service manual?
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Old 08-31-2003, 02:03 PM
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So you have fuel but not spark? Do you know how to use a test light to see if the ignitor is firing the coil?
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