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'92 GTP DIC - no fuel data?

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Since putting the engine back in my '92 GTP my DIC is not getting any fuel data. Instant econ is 0 and it's constantly telling me to check fuel. It's done this before but usually it comes back after a day or two, but not this time. Suggestions?

 

Thanks,

DD

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Sounds like the DIC is missing either fuel input or an ECM input. The check fuel message would make me think fuel input, but you said you just put an engine in which would make me think ECM input. So it's a crapshoot. Any other problems? Check engine lamp on? Fuel gauge inop/lamp illuminated on cluster? Trouble scanning car at Data Link Connector?

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Is the average speed updating? If so the problem has to be with the fuel input. Checking at the DIC, that wire should have about 90 ohms on a full tank and about 0 empty. If it's open circuit and the fuel gauge works, that's gonna be a problem with the wire. On my 90 the fuel input is pink wire B6; I've no idea if it's different in 92.

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Fuel economy data is derived entirely from ALDL, and the vehicle speed sensor. So you might want to page through and see if those inputs are inop in other parts of the DIC. (ie: coolant temperature is also ALDL-derived).

 

If they are, then make sure that line is connected.

 

If those inputs seem to be available in other pages, my suggestion would be to disconnect the battery terminals for half an hour or so, and let the DIC (and ECU) hard-reset itself. I find that this resets my Cutlass DIC and brings it back to sanity once it stops working normally.

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Hate to have to bring this back from the dead, but since it's my thread....  :)

 

I've got speed data but no fuel data to the DIC, and no data at all on the OBD port. I drove it around a hundred miles or so but it hasn't come back on its own. Robert - can you elaborate on what to check?  The only stuff I've modified is adding a few extra 12V power ports in the console, the RAP mod under the passenger dash, and a keyless entry unit to the locks & trunk (also under passenger dash).

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When you say you have no data at the port...does that mean the check engine light is not coming on?....or when you plug in the scanner there is no data displayed?

 

the DIC is fed by the same circuit that powers up the serial data port. On the backside of the data (under the dash) port look for the orange wire, that's the input side of the port, the white on black is the reference voltage side (5v) , the black on white is the ground, the ground is the upper right corner pin.

 

I'm thinking that if you have no data display the ground may be open or you have an open in the reference side.

 

are you getting a Code 12 at the check light when you jumper the data port?

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1992 should be a 12 pin DLC, no battery power there but there is a ground on pin A. With a brick you have to use the power adapter jumper and hook up both the power and the ground- it reaches under the hood with ease.

 

If you lost serial data after an installation it may be wise to unplug those things and see what you get.

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The MT2500 I have doesn't even power up on it, though it works fine on my Fiero. There's nothing else wrong at the moment, I do get a code 12 flashed out of the SES light if I jumper the pins.

You sure the cigarette lighter is working?

 

Seeing as you're getting the code 12 that would be reassuring that the mem-cal hasn't failed neither the ECM.

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Ok minor technical difficulties resolved and I got the scanner working, but it can't scan any data.  It can short pins A&B that puts the ECM into its diagnostic mode, giving code 12's across the indicator but not much else.  I think the signal is probably just too weak for it to recognize it.  Does anyone know if there's a reference voltage I should see on the data line?

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OK, looks like it's going to be the green wire on the white ECM connector B.  It says not to backprobe it, which I assume is so the weatherpack seal isn't damaged.  I guess I can unplug it and test resistance & continuity back to the C100.  I've got a feeling that's where the problem's going to be, since I had to repair a lot of wires there when I first got the car that were damaged by a frayed accessory belt.

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