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Hello Guys,
Happy New Years ! A while back I posted about my 92 EGT, Check Engine Light On, and I did some parts replacements except the computer itself. The thing is still on. I replaced the following; 02sensor, PCV valve, Ignition module, and Ignition coil. I went to another local shop, and the guy checked the vaccum hose and reset the ecu for free. And it's still on. He said I might have to replace the computer for a couple of hundred bucks. So, I don't know about that. Right now I'm still driving my scort.
 

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WhiteKnightEscort said:
Have you had any one try pulling the codes to find out what the ecu is saying the error is......I know the last time my lx did that was because of a water temp sensor.
exactlywhat I was gonna say. The ECU codes could be anything, randomly fixing things without finding out what the problem is is just a waste of money.
 

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Well, 1st time I went to Autozone to have them check it for free w/ their hand held meter, but d' guy said it'll not work coz d' ECU is different, and I have to take it to a minor repair local shop. I called around town to find out and they're charging $80 minimum just to check all Diagnostic connector, little black box in the hood.
Last time I let another local repair shop did that I had to leave my car for 2 days & ended up paying closed to $300. I guess that's what I have to do then.
 

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joeselb said:
Well, 1st time I went to Autozone to have them check it for free w/ their hand held meter, but d' guy said it'll not work coz d' ECU is different, and I have to take it to a local shop. I called around and they're charging $80 minimum just to check all Diagnostic connector, little black box in the hood. Last time I let them did that I had to leave my car for 2 days & ended up paying closed to $300. I guess that's what I have to do then.
Geez... They let anyone work at autozone now don't they? Your car is OBDI. Like High said it shouldn't take long at all. Hell, you should be able to pop a paperclip in the connectors and turn the key to get the codes.
 

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Don't pull out the light bulb! Look up EEC-IV on the internet and find out hot to put in the jumper wire and read the codes yourself. It's not that hard, but do it in a garage or on a cloudy day or near dusk so you can see the light flashing better. Also do it several times just to make sure you counted the flashing light correctly.

IMO, the cylinder balancing test that you do with the engine running is the most fun.
 

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how is your car running... and how is its fuel economy? i know that when i had a bad ect that i got horrible gas milage and it killed not only my cat but my 02 sensor.
 
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