x2 all above.
1997 Tracker, 16v 2wd, 5sp, and some doors. USA or Canada.???.. OBD2.
No scan tool?, working on any OBD2 car, with no $50 full scan tool is
bad idea. both time , money, labor and thrown good parts.
the ECU never fails on 96+ unless bad injector driver inside. rare.
Originally Posted by mr willy
i bought tracker owner said run for a few hundred miles than nothing just would stop.
A dead motor. ok
i checked fuel ,spark, timing belt , distributor .reset timing,started ran great 10 miles than died. ( bad fueling works 2 ways)
IS IT FLOODING? pull a spark plug.
white, and dry , no fuel
wet , black is flooding, so easy a test. x4 on 16v MPI as any injector can
leak. or go dead.
i pulled computer it has been replaced, don't know were to go from here
if car is a Canada car, is it? and is truly a Canada car not a USA car
living there... open hood,look up see white sticker?, vac map.?
that is a USA market car...
if missing and maple leaf stuffed on fire wall, that be a real canada car.
and the Canada car does not show CEL on misfire, (even gross misfire)
and fails to show, EGR death. (etc, )
see sticky1 link to 96fsm for why? it's there in the ECU sections under DTC.
rules.... for canada code B.
So if a USA car, ?
key on, is CEL on.?
while cranking is the tachometer swinging up scale. to near 300 rpm
is car flooding....?????/ or starving......?????
if spark is good all engines run on test fuel,. does it? (cut out fuel pump relay, to end flood)
if not ? the spark is bad or the engine is bad.
if not sure? try working engine problem in the right order....
compression at min spec or more 170 PSI, warm or hot,and WOT.
spark hot x4, not crosswired and timing at 5D.BTDC? cranking?
then fueling last.
if you know its flooding, vast ways to flood.
if compression failed, that means,
wrong tbelt used, not GATES brand but some ebay china brand.
or was put in wrong, with the wrong tension, and it is shredded.?
does the cam turn and dizzy rotor spin. (im sure it does you said spark is good, but good only has one meaning to me, not just 1x dummy spark plug test.
if compression is bad, x4? (say at 90? PSI? WOT)
my belt sneak a peak page works. as does the acid test. at end.
100% effective.... (hope)
How to Sneak a peek?
i cover all no starts here.
Fast Track !
if motor good? (1st in the line) (compression, if dead or 100psi, its bad, fix that first) checked.!
Using an inductive timing light strobe. here.
if spark good, cranking with strobe attached to all 4 spark boots, 1 at a time. and is not crosswired. 1,3,4,2, and 1 is front. the rotor turns CCW, (do not read Haynes books) that means good spark, if the dummy spark plug shows spark x4 and the strobe lands on 5deg. (the true meaning of good spark and not crosswired)
spark wire boot 1,the strobe mark lands on TDC 0 (v cut on pulley aligns with 5mark on tbelt cover scale) (white sticker under hood show YOUR timing spec. , uSA cars)
boot 3 strobe lands on 180deg (from 0)
boot 4 lands on 0 (180 + 180 = back to 0)
Boot 2 lands on 180 from 0
that is how i check spark , and shows timing is right on all 4. (and the dummy plug test)
if fuses are good, all 3 to ECU, see my fuse map. (97 has a FI fuse in the engine bay, moved there in 1996.
fuse 3 and 8
fuse 7 here
the dome fuse 3 resets all Stored, DTC. (when pulled, (out then in, give it 2 mins. to discharge )
then attach the tool and follow my crib sheet. i walk you through each test. (watch for any DTCs live. and the PID data for all sensors., this ECU)
the CEL lamp in a 96+ kick, only tells me some power makes it to the ecu, only a scan tool shows whats going on for sure.