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ISUZU

SYSTEMS
OEM Application
Operators Manual

Vetronix Corporation
Copyright 2002
Manual P/N 08002614 Ver. B

Tech 1 , Tech 1A , and Mastertech are registered trademarks of Vetronix Corporation


Printed in USA 11/02

This entire document and all information contained herein are proprietary, confidential, and exclusive
trade secret property of Vetronix Corporation, and shall not be reproduced, duplicated, or copied in
whole or in part, or made available to any person, firm, or corporation without the prior written
permission of Vetronix Corporation.

SOME THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

CAUTION!
CAUTION

CAUTION!
CAUTION

Exhaust Gas
When performing any checks with the engine running in an enclosed space
such as a garage, be sure there is proper ventilation. Never inhale exhaust
gases; they contain carbon monoxide, a colorless, odorless, extremely
dangerous gas which can cause unconsciousness or death.

Always set the parking brake securely and block the drive wheels before
performing any checks or repairs on the vehicle.

DISCLAIMER
The TECH 1 and Mastertech are designed for use by trained service personnel only. They have been
developed for the sole purpose of diagnosing and repairing automotive electronic systems. Every attempt
has been made to provide complete and accurate technical information based on factory service information
available at the time of publication. However, the right is reserved to make changes at any time without
notice.

FCC COMPLIANCE
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to
Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses,
and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction
manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a
residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in which case the user will be required to correct the
interference at his own expense.

USING THIS CARTRIDGE WITH A TECH 1 OR TECH 1A TESTER


When using the Asian Imports Software and a TECH 1A on OBD II compliant controllers, an OBD II
interface cartridge and 16/14 pin adapter cable is required, or an OBD II Vehicle Interface Module (VIM)
and 16/24 pin adapter cable can be used. When using the Asian Imports Software and a TECH 1 on Asian
vehicles with OBD II compliant controllers, an OBD II Vehicle Interface Module (VIM) and 16/24 pin
adapter cable will be required.
When you are using this manual to diagnose a vehicle, take the time to determine the type of tester that you
are working with and be sure you are using the correct cables and adapters. Doing so may prevent misuse of
application cartridges and incorrect vehicle diagnosis.

USING THIS CARTRIDGE WITH A MASTERTECH TESTER


In addition to the TECH 1 and TECH 1A, this cartridge can also be used with the Mastertech tester. Refer
to the Mastertech Operator's Manual for installing the cartridge and connecting the Mastertech to the
vehicle.

When using the Asian Imports Software cartridge and a Mastertech on Asian vehicles with OBD II
compliant controllers, an OBD II compliant Mastertech and 16/14 pin adapter cable is required, or an OBD
II Vehicle Interface Module (VIM) and 16/24 pin adapter cable can be used.
When used alone in the Mastertech, the operation of the cartridge and the vehicle identification screens, test
menus and data screens are as described in this manual.
This cartridge can also be used with the Mastertech in conjunction with a program card, which allows
viewing of vehicle identification screens, test menus, and diagnostic data parameters in full-screen
Enhanced Mode displays. Refer to the Enhanced Mode operating instructions in the program card operator's
manual for further detail.

Table of Contents
1.

ISUZU SYSTEMS OEM APPLICATION DESCRIPTION . . . . . . . . .


DESCRIPTION

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MANUAL ORGANIZATION

2.

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OPERATING PRECAUTIONS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
FIELD SERVICE MODE OPERATION
AIR SOLENOID OPERATION

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REMOVING OR CHANGING APPLICATION CARTRIDGES CONTAINING


SNAPSHOT DATA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

ACTUATOR TEST

VEHICLE COVERAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
VEHICLE COVERAGE

4.

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SPECIAL OR 10K MODE OPERATION

3.

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1987 Engine Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


1988 Engine Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1989 Engine Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1990 Engine Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1991 Engine Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1992 Engine Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1993 Engine Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1994 Engine Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1995 Engine Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1996 Engine Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1997 Engine Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1998 Engine Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1999 Engine Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SRS/SIR Systems (1990-97) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transmission Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
AntiLock Brake Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

GETTING STARTED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SETTING UP THE TESTER

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ECM/PCM AND SRS/SIR ADAPTERS REQUIRED

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SELECTING THE MODEL YEAR, SYSTEM, AND VEHICLE

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TRANSMISSION/ABS ADAPTERS REQUIRED


DLC LOCATION

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SELECTING A 1987-95 ECM/SRS BY VIN CODE

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SELECTING A 1987-95 ECM/SRS BY THE FUEL SYSTEM


REVIEW STORED SNAPSHOT DATA

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ISUZU PART NUMBER AND TROUBLE CODE/DTC DISPLAYS

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TEST MODES: ECM, PCM, SRS, SIR, AND OASIS SYSTEMS . . . .

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SELECTING TEST MODES

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SELECTING SUB MODES

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TECH 1/1A AND MASTERTECH-ECM COMMUNICATIONS STATUS DISPLAYS

ECM/PCM/SRS/SIR SYSTEMS

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Mode F0: Data List [ECM/PCM/SRS/SIR] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Viewing Data Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Road Test Mode Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Create Your Own Data Pairs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mode F1: Field Service [ECM] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mode F1: Capture Info. [PCM] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mode F2: Trouble Code/DTC [ECM/SRS/SIR] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mode F2: DTC [PCM] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mode F3: Snapshot [ECM/PCM] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Trigger Point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Trigger Condition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fast Data Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mode F4: Clear Codes/Clear DTC [ECM/SRS/SIR] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mode F4: Misc. Tests [ECM/PCM] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Submode F0: Output Tests [ECM/PCM] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Submode F0: Air Solenoid [ECM] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Submode F1: Backup Fuel/Backup Spark [ECM] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Submode F1: Clear Info [PCM] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Submode F2: Clear Codes/DTC [ECM]. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Submode F2: IAC System [PCM] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Submode F0: RPM Control (1996-1997 Systems)
Submode F3: PRM Control (1987-1995 Systems) [ECM]. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Submode F3: Fuel System [PCM] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Submode F0: Fuel Trim Reset
Submode F3: Fuel Gauge
Submode F4: Injector Balance [PCM] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Submode F4: BLM Reset (1987-1992 Systems) [ECM] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Submode F4: Fuel Trim Reset (1993-1997 Systems). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Submode F5: Transmission (1993 Systems) [ECM] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mode F6: System Info [PCM] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Submode F0: MIL Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Submode F1: System Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mode F7: ID Info [PCM] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Submode F0: Broadcast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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OASIS SYSTEMS

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Mode F0: Data List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Create Your Own Data Pairs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mode F2: DTC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Trigger Condition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mode F3: Snapshot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Trigger Point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replay Data. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Printing Captured Data. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Mode F4: Freeze Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mode F5: Clear Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Submode F0: Clear Codes/Freeze Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Submode F1: ECM Reset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mode F6: Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Idle Speed Adjust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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TEST MODES: TRANSMISSION AND ABS SYSTEMS . . . . . . . . . . .


Mode F0: Data List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mode F1: Function Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mode F1: DTC History (ABS VI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mode F2: Trouble Code/DTC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mode F3: Snapshot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mode F4: Clear Codes/DTC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mode F4: Misc. Tests (4WAL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mode F4: Misc. Tests (ABS VI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
F0: Manual Control Test. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
F2: Hydraulic Control Test. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
F4: Motor Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
F5: Gear Tension Test. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
F6: Relay Test. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
F7: Voltage Load . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
F8: Lamp Test. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
F9: ABS Version. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mode F5: Motor Rehome (ABS VI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mode F5: Actuator Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Basic Output Tests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Automatic Tests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
User Output Control Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mode F6: Wheel Sensors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mode F8: ECU Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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FINISHING UP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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A. IF YOU'RE HAVING A PROBLEM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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BLANK SCREEN

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SCREEN DISPLAYS SOLID BARS

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MASTER CARTRIDGE MISSING OR MALFUNCTIONING

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WRONG DISPLAY AFTER POWER IS APPLIED


WRONG ECM SELECTED

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DATA NOT BEING RECEIVED

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PARAMETERS FLASH ON/OFF

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C. GLOSSARY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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B. HOW TO USE THE DIAG. SELECT BOX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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1. ISUZU SYSTEMS OEM


APPLICATION DESCRIPTION

DESCRIPTION
The Isuzu 87-99 Systems Application is used with the TECH 1, TECH 1 Series A (TECH 1A), or Mastertech
to diagnose and troubleshoot problems in the following systems:
Engine Control Module (ECM)
Transmission Control Module (TCM)
Powertrain Control Module (PCM)
Supplemental Inflatable Restraint System (SRS)/(SIR)
Antilock Brake System (ABS)

MODEL

YEAR

ENGINE

Amigo

1988-93

2.3L Carbureted

Amigo

1988-94

2.6L PFI

Hombre

1996

2.2L MFI

I-Mark

1987-89

1.5L Carbureted

I-Mark

1987-92

1.5L PFI

I-Mark

1988-91

1.6L PFI DOHC

Impulse

1988-89

2.0L PFI

Impulse

1988-89

2.3L PFI

Impulse

1990-93

1.6L PFI Turbo

Impulse

1992-93

1.8L PFI DOHC

Oasis

1996-97

2.2L PGM-FI

Oasis

1998-99

2.3L PGM-FI

Pickup

1988-93

2.3L Carbureted

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MODEL

YEAR

Manual Organization

ENGINE

Pickup

1988-94

2.6L PFI

Pickup

1995

2.6L MFI

Pickup

1993

5.7L TBI
(4L80E Transmission)

Pickup (TF
Truck)

1993-95

3.1L TBI

Pickup (TF
Truck)

1994-95

2.3L MFI

Rodeo

1991-92

3.1L TBI

Rodeo

1991-94

2.6L PFI

Rodeo

1993-97

3.2L PFI SOHC

Stylus

1990-93

1.6L PFI SOHC

Trooper

1988-94

2.6L PFI

Trooper

1989-91

2.8L TBI

Trooper

1991-92

3.1L TBI

Trooper

1992-95

3.2L PFI DOHC

Trooper

1992-97

3.2L PFI SOHC

UBS

1995-97

3.1L DIESEL

UBS

1996-97

3.2L MFI

Specific vehicles and models that can be tested for each system are listed in the tables in Chapter 3.

NOTE

The 1993 4L80E transmission functions are found under the 1993 ECM/
SRS system selection. This is because the vehicle uses a combined Engine
and Transmission control module called a PCM. All other 90-95
transmission functions are found under the TRANS/ABS system selection.

MANUAL ORGANIZATION
This manual is divided into three main sections:
Chapter 2 through
Chapter 4

Identifying the vehicle being tested and selecting a system to test.

Chapter 5

Operating instructions for testing the ECM/PCM, SIR/SRS, and Oasis systems.

Chapter 6

Operating instructions for testing the Transmission and ABS systems.

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Manual Organization

Isuzu Systems OEM Application Description

The headings in Chapter 5 and Chapter 6 identify the system(s) for which the test mode applies. Some test
modes for the various systems have the same name but the operating procedure for the test modes is
different (e.g., Snapshot for ECMs is different than Snapshot for Transmissions). Therefore, you should
verify that you are referring to the correct section of the manual before performing the test procedure.

NOTE

Isuzu Systems OEM Application

In this manual the TECH 1 and TECH 1A are both referred to as the TECH
1, or tester, except when the instructions are specific to one of the testers.

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2. OPERATING PRECAUTIONS

FIELD SERVICE MODE OPERATION


CAUTION!
CAUTION

This mode SHOULD NOT BE OPERATED CONTINUOUSLY FOR


MORE THAN TWO MINUTES at a time as heat damage to the catalytic
converter could result.

AIR SOLENOID OPERATION


CAUTION!
CAUTION

Continuous activation of the AIR management system can cause


overheating and damage to the catalytic converter.

To prevent this damage, the tester will automatically deactivate the AIR management system twenty seconds
after it has been activated by the operator in Test Mode F4. You must be careful not to continuously
reactivate the AIR solenoid after tester has automatically deactivated it; otherwise, damage to the catalytic
converter may occur.

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Operating Precautions

Special or 10K Mode Operation

SPECIAL OR 10K MODE OPERATION


Fuel injected vehicles SHOULD NOT BE DRIVEN in the special (10K) mode. Use the open (road test)
mode instead during driving. See the F0: DATA LIST mode description in Chapter 5.

ACTUATOR TEST
WARNING!

Always put the parking brake on and block the wheels when using this test
mode.

Care must be used when performing this test. If used incorrectly, this test can result in personal injury or
damage to the ECM, TCM, ABS, or vehicle.

REMOVING OR CHANGING APPLICATION


CARTRIDGES CONTAINING SNAPSHOT
DATA
The SNAPSHOT data will be retained within the tester memory for up to 24 hours, even if the tester is
disconnected from the vehicle. However, if you remove, change, or select a different application cartridge,
or power up the tester without an application cartridge or with a different application cartridge, the snapshot
data will be lost.

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3. VEHICLE COVERAGE

Use this section to assist you in operating your Vetronix tester and application software. It covers everything
needed to get your tester connected to the vehicle and begin performing the diagnostic functions. It is
suggested that you read this manual completely before operating the tester and the application software.

VEHICLE COVERAGE
1987 ENGINE TYPES
ENGINE CODE
(8TH DIG. VIN)

ENGINE SIZE AND


FUEL SYSTEM

ELECTRONIC
CONTROL

VEHICLE TYPE

1.5L PFI TURBO

DELCO-GMP4

JT I-MARK

1.5L CARBURETED

DELCO

JT I-MARK

1988 ENGINE TYPES


ENGINE CODE
(8TH DIG. VIN)

ENGINE SIZE AND


FUEL SYSTEM

ELECTRONIC
CONTROL

VEHICLE TYPE

1.5L PFI TURBO

DELCO-GMP4

JT I-MARK

1.5L CARBURETED

DELCO

JT I-MARK

1.6L PFI DOHC

DELCO-GMP4

JT GEMINI

2.0L PFI TURBO

HITACHI

JR IMPULSE

2.3L PFI

HITACHI

JR IMPULSE

2.3L CARBURETED

HITACHI

TF TRUCK (PICKUP)

2.6L PFI

HITACHI

KT TRUCK (TROOPER)
TF TRUCK (PICKUP)

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Vehicle Coverage

Vehicle Coverage

1989 ENGINE TYPES


ENGINE CODE
(8TH DIG. VIN)

ENGINE SIZE AND


FUEL SYSTEM

ELECTRONIC
CONTROL

VEHICLE TYPE

1.5L PFI TURBO

DELCO-GMP4

JT I-MARK

1.5L CARBURETED

DELCO

JT I-MARK

1.6L PFI DOHC

DELCO-GMP4

JT GEMINI
JT I-MARK

2.0L PFI TURBO

HITACHI

JR IMPULSE

2.3L PFI

HITACHI

JR IMPULSE

2.3L CARBURETED

HITACHI

TF TRUCK (PICKUP)

2.6L PFI

HITACHI

KT TRUCK (TROOPER)

TC TRUCK (AMIGO)
TF TRUCK (PICKUP)
TC TRUCK (AMIGO)
R

2.8L TBI

DELCO-GMSM

KT TRUCK (TROOPER)

1990 ENGINE TYPES


ENGINE CODE
(8TH DIG. VIN)

ENGINE SIZE AND


FUEL SYSTEM

ELECTRONIC
CONTROL

VEHICLE TYPE

1.5L PFI

DELCO IEFI-S

JT GEMINI

1.6L PFI SOHC

DELCO IEFI-S

JS STYLUS

1.6L PFI DOHC

DELCO IEFI-S

STYLUS
IMPULSE

1.6L PFI TURBO

DELCO EFI-SG

JI IMPULSE

2.3L CARBURETED

HITACHI

TF TRUCK (PICKUP)
TC TRUCK (AMIGO)

2.6L PFI

HITACHI

KT TRUCK (TROOPER)
TF TRUCK (PICKUP)
TC TRUCK (AMIGO)

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2.8L TBI

DELCO-GMSM

KT TRUCK (TROOPER)

Isuzu Systems OEM Application

Vehicle Coverage

Vehicle Coverage

1991 ENGINE TYPES


ENGINE CODE
(8TH DIG. VIN)

ENGINE SIZE AND


FUEL SYSTEM

ELECTRONIC
CONTROL

VEHICLE TYPE

1.5L PFI

DELCO IEFI-S

JT GEMINI

1.6L PFI SOHC

DELCO IEFI-S

JS STYLUS

1.6L PFI DOHC

DELCO IEFI-S

STYLUS
IMPULSE

1.6L PFI TURBO

DELCO EFI-SG

JI IMPULSE

2.3L CARBURETED

HITACHI

TF TRUCK (PICKUP)
TC TRUCK (AMIGO)

2.6L PFI

HITACHI

KT TRUCK (TROOPER)
TF TRUCK (PICKUP)
TC TRUCK (AMIGO)
RODEO

2.8L TBI

DELCO-GMSM

KT TRUCK (TROOPER)

3.1L TBI

DELCO-GMSM

TF TRUCK (PICKUP)
RODEO

1992 ENGINE TYPES


ENGINE CODE
(8TH DIG. VIN)

ENGINE SIZE AND


FUEL SYSTEM

ELECTRONIC
CONTROL

VEHICLE TYPE

1.5L PFI

DELCO IEFI-S

JT GEMINI

1.6L PFI SOHC

DELCO IEFI-S

JS STYLUS

1.6L PFI TURBO

DELCO EFI-SG

JI IMPULSE

1.8L PFI DOHC

DELCO IEFI-S

IMPULSE

2.3L CARBURETED

HITACHI

TF TRUCK (PICKUP)
TC TRUCK (AMIGO)

2.6L PFI

HITACHI

TF TRUCK (PICKUP)
TC TRUCK (AMIGO)
RODEO

3.1L TBI

DELCO-GMSM

TF TRUCK (PICKUP)
RODEO

3.2L PFI SOHC

DELCO IEFI-S

TROOPER

3.2L PFI DOHC

DELCO IEFI-S

TROOPER

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Vehicle Coverage

Vehicle Coverage

1993 ENGINE TYPES


ENGINE CODE
(8TH DIG. VIN)

ENGINE SIZE AND


FUEL SYSTEM

ELECTRONIC
CONTROL

VEHICLE TYPE

1.6L MFI SOHC

DELCO IEFI-S

JS STYLUS

1.6L MFI TURBO

DELCO EFI-SG

JI IMPULSE

1.8L MFI DOHC

DELCO IEFI-S

IMPULSE

2.3L CARBURETED

HITACHI

TF TRUCK (PICKUP)
TC TRUCK (AMIGO)

2.6L MFI

HITACHI

TF TRUCK (PICKUP)
TC TRUCK (AMIGO)
RODEO

3.1L TBI

DELCO-GMSM

TF TRUCK (PICKUP)

3.2L MFI SOHC

DELCO IEFI-S

RODEO

3.2L MFI SOHC

DELCO IEFI-S

TROOPER

3.2L MFI DOHC

DELCO IEFI-S

TROOPER

5.7L TBI WITH


4L80E TRANSMISSION

DELCO PCM

TRUCK

1994 ENGINE TYPES


ENGINE CODE
(8TH DIG. VIN)

ENGINE SIZE AND


FUEL SYSTEM

ELECTRONIC
CONTROL

VEHICLE TYPE

2.3L MFI

HITACHI

TF TRUCK (PICKUP)

2.6L MFI

HITACHI

TF TRUCK (PICKUP)
TC TRUCK (AMIGO)
RODEO

3.1L TBI

DELCO-GMSM

TF TRUCK (PICKUP)

3.2L MFI SOHC

DELCO IEFI-S

RODEO

3.2L MFI SOHC

DELCO IEFI-S

TROOPER

3.2L MFI DOHC

DELCO IEFI-S

TROOPER

1995 ENGINE TYPES


ENGINE CODE
(8TH DIG. VIN)

ENGINE SIZE AND


FUEL SYSTEM

ELECTRONIC
CONTROL

VEHICLE TYPE

2.3L MFI

HITACHI

TF TRUCK (PICKUP)

2.6L MFI

HITACHI

TF TRUCK (PICKUP)
TC TRUCK (AMIGO)
RODEO

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Vehicle Coverage

ENGINE CODE
(8TH DIG. VIN)

Vehicle Coverage

ENGINE SIZE AND


FUEL SYSTEM

ELECTRONIC
CONTROL

VEHICLE TYPE

3.1L TBI

DELCO-GMSM

TF TRUCK (PICKUP)

3.1L 4JG2 DIESEL

COVEC

UBS

3.2L MFI SOHC

DELCO IEFI-S

RODEO

3.2L MFI SOHC

DELCO IEFI-S

TROOPER

3.2L MFI DOHC

DELCO IEFI-S

TROOPER

1996 ENGINE TYPES


ENGINE CODE
(8TH DIG. VIN)
VIN CODE NOT
REQUIRED

ENGINE SIZE AND


FUEL SYSTEM

ELECTRONIC
CONTROL

VEHICLE TYPE

2.2L

GM CLASS 2

HOMBRE

2.3L/2.6L

HITACHI

EXCEPT
AUSTRALIA

2.6L ECM

HITACHI

AUSTRALIA

2.6L PCM

GM CLASS 2

US UCR

3.1L 4JG2 DIESEL

COVEC

UBS

3.2L PCM

GM CLASS 2

US UCR, RODEO

3.2L PCM

GM CLASS 2

US UBS, UX

3.2L SOHC ECM

DELCO IEFI-S

UBS

3.2L DOHC ECM

DELCO IEFI-S

UBS

2.2L

HONDA PGM-FI

OASIS

1997 ENGINE TYPES


ENGINE CODE
(8TH DIG. VIN)
VIN CODE NOT
REQUIRED

ENGINE SIZE AND


FUEL SYSTEM

ELECTRONIC
CONTROL

VEHICLE TYPE

2.3L/2.6L

HITACHI

EXCEPT
AUSTRALIA

2.6L ECM

HITACHI

AUSTRALIA

2.6L PCM

GM CLASS 2

US UCR

3.1L 4JG2 DIESEL

COVEC

UBS

3.2L PCM

GM CLASS 2

US UCR, RODEO

3.2L PCM

GM CLASS 2

US UBS, UX

3.2L PCM

GM CLASS 2

UGS

3.2L SOHC ECM

DELCO IEFI-S

UBS

3.2L DOHC ECM

DELCO IEFI-S

UBS

2.2L

HONDA PGM-FI

OASIS

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Vehicle Coverage

Vehicle Coverage

1998 ENGINE TYPES


ENGINE CODE
(8TH DIG. VIN)
VIN CODE NOT
REQUIRED

ENGINE SIZE AND


FUEL SYSTEM
2.3L

ELECTRONIC
CONTROL
HONDA PGM-FI

VEHICLE TYPE
OASIS

1999 ENGINE TYPES


ENGINE CODE
(8TH DIG. VIN)
VIN CODE NOT
REQUIRED

ENGINE SIZE AND


FUEL SYSTEM
2.3L

ELECTRONIC
CONTROL
HONDA PGM-FI

VEHICLE TYPE
OASIS

SRS/SIR SYSTEMS (1990-97)


MODEL YEAR

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ENGINE CODE
(8TH DIG. VIN)

VEHICLE TYPE

1990

4
5
6

JI IMPULSE
STYLUS IMPULSE
JS STYLUS

1991

4
5
6

JI IMPULSE
STYLUS IMPULSE
JS STYLUS

1992

4
6
8

JI IMPULSE
JS STYLUS
IMPULSE

1993

5
6
8

JI IMPULSE
JS STYLUS
IMPULSE

1995

E
V
V
W

RODEO
RODEO
TROOPER
TROOPER

1996

NOT
REQUIRED

UBS, UX
UCR, RODEO
HOMBRE

1997

NOT
REQUIRED

UBS, UX, UGS


UCR, RODEO

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Vehicle Coverage

Vehicle Coverage

TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS
SYSTEM

90

91

92

93

94

95

96

97

AW 30-40LE

AW 30-80LE

4L30E (BOSCH) TCM

X
X

4L30E (DELCO) TCM


4L30E PCM
JATCO RGB

ANTILOCK BRAKE SYSTEMS


SYSTEM

VEHICLE

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

ABS 2E

UBS, UX, UC

ABS/ASR

NPR/NKR, NHR/S

ABS LK50

UT-II AMIGO

DELPHI ABS VI

UCR, RODEO

4WAL

HOMBRE

ABS LK50

UBS, UX, UGS

ABS LK50

UCR, RODEO

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Vehicle Coverage

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4. GETTING STARTED

SETTING UP THE TESTER


Before operating the Isuzu 87-99 Systems Application with the TECH1, TECH 1A or Mastertech, the
following steps must be performed.
To prepare the tester for use, do the following:
1. The Isuzu 87-99 Systems Application Cartridge is a master program cartridge, so insert it into the bottom
slot of the TECH 1/1A. Verify that no other Master cartridge is installed in the top slot. If you are using
a Mastertech, insert the cartridge into the top rear slot in the tester.
2. Make sure the vehicle ignition is OFF.
3. Connect the DLC Cable to the tester.
4. Connect the DC Power Cable to the DLC Cable.
5. Plug the DC Power Cable into the vehicle cigarette lighter. The DC Power Cable may also be directly
connected to the battery via the Battery Adapter Cable.
6. Verify the tester Power-up display:
ISUZU 87-99 ECU
(VER. X.X)
SELECT
MODEL YEAR: 19??

Isuzu 87-99 Systems Application Power-up Display


7. If the display is correct, proceed to Step 8. If the display is not correct or if the screen is blank, refer to
Appendix A.
8. Locate the vehicle ALDL/DLC. Refer to the charts on the following pages for connector locations.
9. Some vehicles require ALDL/DLC cable adapters. Refer to the charts on the following pages to see if the
vehicle and system you are testing requires any adapters.
If no adapter is required, proceed to Step 10.

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Getting Started

ECM/PCM and SRS/SIR Adapters Required

If an adapter is required, install the adapter(s) onto the DLC Cable, then proceed to Step 10.
If a Diag. Select Box is required, refer to Appendix B.
10. Connect the tester ALDL/DLC cable (with adapter if used) to the vehicle ALDL/DLC connector.

ECM/PCM AND SRS/SIR ADAPTERS REQUIRED


VEHICLES
1987-95 2.8L TBI KT TROOPER
1987-95 3.1L TBI TF TRUCK/RODEO

ADAPTERS REQUIRED
TECH 1:
ALDL Cable
P/N 02001578
TECH 1A/Mastertech
12/14-Pin Adapter
P/N 02001384

1988-89 2.0L PFI Turbo JR Impulse


1988-89 2.3L PFI JR Impulse
1988-91 2.6L PFI KT Trooper
1988-93 2.3L CARB TF Pickup
1989-93 2.3L CARB TC Amigo
1994-95 2.3L MFI TF Pickup
1988-95 2.6L PFI TF Pickup
1989-95 2.6L PFI TC Amigo
1991-95 2.6L PFI Rodeo
1988-97 TF Pickup (General Exp.)

Isuzu/Hitachi 3-Pin
P/N 02001326

All other 1987-95 Isuzu vehicles

Isuzu/Delco 3-Pin
P/N 02001325

1996-97 NHR, NPR, NKR

Isuzu/Delco 3-Pin
P/N 02001325

1996-97 UBS, UX, UGS, UCR,


Rodeo, Oasis, Hombre
1998-99 Oasis

NORTH AMERICAN
OBD II Type 3
Adapter Cable
P/N 02001969
or
TECH 1 OBD II
Vehicle Interface Module (VIM)
P/N 02001808
OTHER THAN NORTH AMERICAN
Diag. Select Box
P/N 5884C23990

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Transmission/ABS Adapters Required

Getting Started

TRANSMISSION/ABS ADAPTERS REQUIRED


VEHICLES

ADAPTERS REQUIRED

1990-91 UBS,
1991-92 UCR

Kent-Moore, P/N J 38770-5 ALDL Adapter

1992 UBS

Isuzu/Delco 3-Pin, P/N 02001325

NHR

Isuzu/Delco 3-Pin, P/N 02001325

All 1993-95

Isuzu/Delco 3-Pin, P/N 02001325

1996 HOMBRE
(for 4WAL tests)

Switched 16/12 Pin, P/N 02001575


RWAL/4WAL Adapter, P/N 02001579

1996-97 (ALL)

NORTH AMERICAN
OBD II Type 3 Adapter Cable
P/N 02001969
or
TECH 1 OBD II Vehicle Interface Module (VIM)
P/N 02001808
OTHER THAN NORTH AMERICAN
Diag. Select Box P/N 5884C23990

For 1990-93 Isuzu JS/JI/JT passenger cars, there may be three 3-pin
ALDL/DLC connectors colored White, Orange, and Green. When testing
the SRS system use the Orange connector. When testing the ECM use the
White connector. NEVER USE THE GREEN CONNECTOR!!!
CONNECTING THE TECH 1 TO THE GREEN ALDL/DLC
CONNECTOR CAN SEVERELY DAMAGE THE TECH 1 OR THE 3PIN ADAPTER!!!

CAUTION!
CAUTION

The 1994 3.2L MFI Trooper and Rodeo with Electronic Automatic
Transmission have a communication anomaly that can cause shift quality
to be affected while the tester is monitoring the vehicle. Transmission line
pressure is commanded to full high pressure by the TCM when the
diagnostic mode is entered.

NOTES

DLC LOCATION
All SRS Diagnostic Connectors (on applicable models) are behind the right kick panel with the exception of
the 1995 3.2L Rodeo. The SRS Diagnostic Connector for the 1995 3.2L Rodeo is behind the left kick panel.
YEAR

MODEL

198789

I-Mark

ENGINE
On right side of dash above
A/C-heater blower motor

Isuzu Systems OEM Application

TRANSMISSION
-

ABS
-

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Getting Started

YEAR

1990

1991

1992

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MODEL

DLC Location

ENGINE

TRANSMISSION

ABS

Impulse

Under left side of dash


near MCU

TF Truck/
Amigo

Under left side of dash


(near hood release)

Trooper

Under center console

Amigo

Behind left kick panel

Gemini

Behind right front kick panel

Impulse

Behind right front kick panel

Behind right front


kick panel

Stylus

Behind right front kick panel

Trooper

Under center console

On left kick panel


near trans. controller

TF Truck

Under center console

On left kick panel


near trans. controller

Amigo

Behind left kick panel

Behind left kick panel

Gemini

Behind right front kick panel

Impulse

Behind right front kick panel

Behind right front


kick panel

Rodeo

Behind left side of dash


above kick panel

Behind left side of dash


above kick panel

Stylus

Behind right front kick panel

Behind right front


kick panel

Trooper

Under center console

On left kick panel


near trans. controller

TF Truck

Behind left kick panel

Behind left kick panel

Amigo

Behind left kick panel

Behind left kick panel

Gemini

Behind right front kick panel

Behind right front


kick panel

Impulse

Behind right front kick panel

Behind right front


kick panel

Rodeo

Behind left kick panel

Behind left kick


panel

Behind left kick panel

TF Truck

Behind left kick panel

Behind left kick


panel

Trooper
(DOHC)

Behind center of dash to


right of steering wheel

Left side of dash (for RWAL,


in fuse panel)

Trooper
(SOHC)

Under left side of dash

Left side of dash

Isuzu Systems OEM Application

DLC Location

YEAR

1993

1994

1995

Getting Started

MODEL

ENGINE

TRANSMISSION

ABS

Stylus

Behind right front kick panel

Behind right front


kick panel

Amigo

Behind left kick panel

Behind left kick panel

Impulse

Behind right front kick panel

Behind right front kick panel

Rodeo

Behind left kick panel

Behind left kick


panel

Behind left kick panel

Stylus

Behind right front kick panel

Behind right front kick panel

TF Truck

Behind left kick panel

Behind left kick panel

Trooper

Under dash, right of


steering column

Behind left kick panel

Amigo

Behind left kick panel

Behind left kick panel

Rodeo

Behind left kick panel

Behind left kick


panel (3.2L)

Behind left kick panel (3.2L)

TF Truck
2.3L

Behind left kick panel

Behind left kick panel

TF Truck
2.6L

Behind left kick panel

Behind left kick panel

TF Truck
3.1L

Behind left kick panel

Behind left kick panel

Trooper

Under dash, right of


steering column

Behind left kick panel

Amigo

Behind left kick panel

Behind left kick panel

Rodeo
2.6L

At left kick panel

Above left kick


panel

At left kick panel

Rodeo
3.2L

At left kick panel

Above left kick


panel

Behind left lower dash

TF Truck
2.3L

Behind left kick panel

Behind left kick panel

TF Truck
2.6L

Behind left kick panel

Behind left kick panel

TF Truck
3.1L

Behind left kick panel

Behind left kick panel

Trooper

Under dash, right of


steering column

Behind left lower dash

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Getting Started

Selecting the Model Year, System, and Vehicle

SELECTING THE MODEL YEAR, SYSTEM, AND


VEHICLE
The title screen is displayed when you power up the tester with the Asian Imports cartridge installed and
Isuzu is selected. To select the model year and vehicle you are testing, follow the procedure below.
To select model year, system, and vehicle, do the following:
1. From the power-up screen, press the last two digits of the year model being tested8, 7 for 1987
models, 8, 8 for 1988 models, and so on.
2. After the model year is selected, the Select System menu is displayed. Press the function key listed to the
left of the system you wish to test. An example is shown below. The menu items displayed vary
according to the year selected.

ISUZU 87-99 ECU


(VER. X.X)
SELECT
MODEL YEAR: 19XX?
8,7 - 8,9

9,8 9,9

19XX SELECT SYS


F0: ENGINE

9,6 - 9,7
9,0 - 9,5

SELECT SYSTEM
F0: ECM/SRS

SELECT SYSTEM
F0: ECM/SRS
F1: TRANS/ABS
)

19XX SELECT SYS


F0: ENGINE
F1: TRANSMISSION
F2:ABS/ASR
d
u

19XX SELECT:
F0: VIN
F2: TBI
F1: MFI
F3: CARB

19XX SELECT SYS


F3: SRS

3. When a system has been selected, the next step is to identify the vehicle being tested.
When a 1987-95 ECM/SRS is selected, you may identify the vehicle by using the VIN code or the fuel
delivery type selection method. How to do this is explained on the following pages.
When a 1987-95 Transmission/ABS, or any 1996-97 system is selected, the tester displays a vehicle
model. If the displayed vehicle type matches the vehicle being tested press y. If the display does not
match the vehicle being tested, press n until the display matches the vehicle being tested. Examples
of selecting the vehicle for the various systems are provided on the following pages.

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Isuzu Systems OEM Application

Selecting a 1987-95 ECM/SRS by VIN Code

Getting Started

SELECTING A 1987-95 ECM/SRS BY VIN CODE


If the VIN code select method has been chosen, the tester will display every VIN code available for the
selected model year. To select a given VIN code simply press n until the desired VIN code is flashing,
then press y. The tester will display a two-line select message describing the engine and vehicle body
type corresponding to the selected VIN code. If the engine and vehicle type select message is correct, press
y again and the Select Mode menu is displayed.
In some cases a given VIN code applies to more than one engine or vehicle type. In this case, if the select
message does not correspond to the vehicle being tested, press n until the appropriate message is
displayed, then press y (see example, below). If none of the select messages correspond to the vehicle,
go back and recheck the VIN code (8th digit).

VIN Code 5
Flashing
SELECT 8TH DIGIT
OF VIN CODE:
579EFLR

n PRESSED
FIVE TIMES
SELECT 8TH DIGIT
OF VIN CODE:
579EFLR

VIN Code L
Flashing

SELECT VIN L ENG


2.3L PFI
JR IMPULSE?
89
(YES/NO)

SELECT MODE
F0: DATA LIST
F1: FIELD SERV.
F2: TROUBLE CODE

SELECT MODE
F0: DATA LIST
F1: FIELD SERV.
F2: TROUBLE CODE

SELECT VIN L ENG


2.3L CARB
TF/TC TRUCK?
89
(YES/NO)
n

Example of Selecting a 1989 VIN L Engine Equipped Vehicle

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Getting Started

Selecting a 1987-95 ECM/SRS by the Fuel System

If you are in doubt about the engine type in the vehicle being tested, refer to the Vehicle Identification
Number (VIN). The information included in the VIN can be used to verify engine type selection.
JAB R

00001
Sequential Number
4: for AIMI, U.S. Territory
5, 6: for GM of Canada
Plant Isuzu (Fujisawa)
Model Year e.g. L: 1990
Check Digit
Engine Type e.g. 5: 1.6L DOHC
Restraint System, Inflatable
Body Type 2 door coupe
Isuzu Brand
Car Line
Maker Identifier
JAB: For AIMI, U.S. Territory
J87: For Canada

Model year codes are listed below.


H = 1987

R = 1994

J = 1988

S = 1995

K = 1989

T = 1996

L = 1990

V = 1997

M = 1991

W = 1998

N = 1992

X = 1999

P = 1993

SELECTING A 1987-95 ECM/SRS BY THE FUEL


SYSTEM
Select the fuel system type for the vehicle being tested from the Select menu. You will then be asked to
confirm the engine size, VIN, and body type. Press the n key until the information displayed on the tester
matches the vehicle being tested, then press y.
Sample diagrams showing how to select engine types are included on the following pages.

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Review Stored Snapshot Data

Getting Started

REVIEW STORED SNAPSHOT DATA


When certain systems are selected, the tester will ask if you wish to view previously stored Snapshot data.
Press y to view the data or n to continue the vehicle selection process.

DISPLAY CAPTURED
DATA FROM LAST
SNAPSHOT?
(YES/NO)

SNAPSHOT MODE
TECH 1 SEARCH
FOR TC?
(YES/NO)

Vehicle Selection

Trouble Code
which occurred
first is displayed.

BATTERY VOLTAGE
12.5 V
BAROMETER SENSOR
0.45 bar
0

1st Data List Pair


Sample Index = 0

ISUZU PART NUMBER AND TROUBLE CODE/DTC


DISPLAYS
When certain ECMs, Transmissions, or ABSs are selected, the tester asks you to confirm the Isuzu Part
Number. Verify that the number displayed on the tester matches the vehicle being tested, then press Y.
If the numbers do not match, press n.
After the Part Number is verified, the tester displays all Trouble Codes/DTCs that have been detected by the
selected system. The tester informs you if no codes have been set.
Following the Trouble Code/DTC displays (if any), the Select Mode menu for the selected system is
displayed.

COMPARE ISUZU
PART-NO.
8971270040
(YES/NO)

y
Trouble Code messages
are displayed if any
Trouble Codes have
been set.

SELECT MODE MENU

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Getting Started

Isuzu Part Number and Trouble Code/DTC Displays

1995 SELECT
F0: VIN
F2: TBI
F1: MFI
F3: DIR

ECM selection menu

! F1
@ F2
# F3

SELECT 8TH DIGIT


OF VIN CODE:
ELVWZ

Select fuel type,


Engine size, VIN,
Body types.

Confirm VIN, engine


size, fuel type and
body type.
YES when display matches
vehicle being tested.
Models with Additional Selection Displays

Additional
Selection
Displays

Models with Fed./Calif.


Selectability

SELECT CALIBR.
F0: FEDERAL
F1: CALIFORNIA

Models with SRS/SIR

SELECT SUBSYSTEM
F0: ECM
F2: SRS

) !

SELECT MODE
F0: DATA LIST
F2: DTC
F4: CLEAR DTC

SELECT MODE
F0: DATA LIST
F1: FIELD SERV.
F2: TROUBLE CODE

Test Mode
Selection Menu.

SELECT MODE
F3: SNAPSHOT
F4: MISC TESTS

Example of 1987-95 Vehicle Selection

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Getting Started

19xx SELECT SYS


F0: ENGINE
F1: TRANSMISSION
F2: ABS/ASR
)

SELECT ENGINE
2.6L (VIN E)
US UCR?
(YES/NO)

SELECT ENGINE
3.2L PCM
US UCR, RODEO?
(YES/NO)

SELECT TRANS
F0: MANUAL
F1: AUTOMATIC

SELECT TRANS
F0: MANUAL
F1: AUTOMATIC

), !

SELECT TRANS
F0: MANUAL
F1: AUTOMATIC

), !

SELECT MODE
F0: DATA LIST
F1: FIELD SERV.
F2: DTC

SELECT MODE
F0: DATA LIST
F1: FIELD SERV.
F2: DTC

), !

SELECT ENGINE
3.2L PCM
US UBS, UX?
(YES/NO)
N
1997 ONLY
SELECT ENGINE
3.2L PCM
UGS?
(YES/NO)
N

SELECT ENGINE
3.2L SOHC ECM
UBS?
(YES/NO)
N

SELECT ENGINE
3.2L DOHC ECM
UBS?
(YES/NO)
N

SELECT ENGINE
3.1L 4JG2
DIESEL?
(YES/NO)

SELECT MODE
F0: DATA LIST
F1: NOT USED
F2: TROUBLE CODES

SELECT ENGINE
OASIS
ENGINE?
(YES/NO)

**

SELECT MODE
F0: DATA LIST
F2: DTC
F3: SNAPSHOT

N
1996 ONLY
SELECT ENGINE
2.2L
HOMBRE
(YES/NO)

SELECT MODE
F0: DATA LIST
F1: CAPTURE INFO
F2: DTC

SELECT ENGINE
2.6L
AUSTRALIA?
(YES/NO)

SELECT MODE
F0: DATA LIST
F1: FIELD SERV.
F2: DTC

SELECT ENGINE
3.2L/2.6L
EXCEPT AUSTRALIA?
(YES/NO)

SELECT MODE
F0: DATA LIST
F1: FIELD SERV.
F2: DTC

* Isuzu Part Number verification and stored Trouble Code/DTC screens are displayed before the Select Mode menu is
displayed.
** Questions for Power Steering and A/C are displayed before the Select Mode menu is displayed.

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Getting Started

Isuzu Part Number and Trouble Code/DTC Displays

19XX SELECT SYS


F0:ENGINE

)
X
SELECT ENGINE
OASIS
ENGINE?
(YES/NO)

SELECT MODE
F0: DATA LIST
F2: DTC
F3: SNAPSHOT

* Questions for Power Steering and A/C are displayed before the Select Mode menu is displayed.

1998-99 Engine Selection

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Getting Started

19xx SELECT SYS


F0: ENGINE
F1: TRANSMISSION
F2: ABS/ASR
!

SELECT TRANS
4L30E PCM
3.2L UCR, RODEO?
(YES/NO)

SELECT MODE
F0: DATA LIST
F1: CAPTURE INFO.
F2: DTC

N
1997 ONLY
SELECT TRANS
AW 30-40 LE
UCR, RODEO?
(YES/NO)

SELECT MODE
F0: DATA LIST
F1: NOT USED
F2: TROUBLE CODE

N
1996 ONLY
SELECT TRANS
4L30E PCM
3.2L UBS, UX?
(YES/NO)

SELECT MODE
F0: DATA LIST
F1: CAPTURE INFO.
F2: DTC

N
1997 ONLY
SELECT TRANS
4L30E PCM
3.2L UBS, UX, UGS
(YES/NO)

SELECT MODE
F0: DATA LIST
F1: CAPTURE INFO.
F2: DTC

SELECT TRANS
4L30E TCM
UBS?
(YES/NO)

SELECT MODE
F0: DATA LIST
F1: NOT USED
F2: TROUBLE CODE

SELECT TRANS
AW 30-40 LE
UBS, UCS?
(YES/NO)

SELECT MODE
F0: DATA LIST
F1: NOT USED
F2: TROUBLE CODE

SELECT TRANS
AW 30-40 LE
UBS, UCS?
(YES/NO)

SELECT MODE
F0: DATA LIST
F1: NOT USED
F2: TROUBLE CODES

SELECT TRANS
AW 30-40 LE
NHR/S?
(YES/NO)

SELECT MODE
F0: DATA LIST
F1: NOT USED
F2: TROUBLE CODES

SELECT TRANS
JATCO RGB
NPR/NKR?
(YES/NO)

SELECT MODE
F0: DATA LIST
F1: NOT USED
F2: TROUBLE CODES

1996-97 Transmission Selection


* Isuzu Part Number verification and stored Trouble Code/DTC screens are displayed before the Select Mode menu is
displayed.

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Getting Started

Isuzu Part Number and Trouble Code/DTC Displays

19XX SELECT SYS


F0: ENGINE
F1: TRANSMISSION
F2: ABS/ASR
@

SELECT ABS
ABS-VI
UCR, RODEO?
(YES/NO)

SELECT MODE
F0: DATA LIST
F1: DTC HISTORY
F2: DTC (S)

N
1997 ONLY
SELECT ABS
ABS LK50
UCR, RODEO?
(YES/NO)

SELECT MODE
F0: DATA LIST
F1: NOT USED
F2: TROUBLE CODE

N
1996 ONLY
SELECT ABS
ABS-2E
UBS, UX?
(YES/NO)

SELECT MODE
F0: DATA LIST
F1: NOT USED
F2: TROUBLE CODES

N
1997 ONLY
SELECT ABS
ABS LK50
UBS, UX, UGS?
(YES/NO)

SELECT MODE
F0: DATA LIST
F1: NOT USED
F2: TROUBLE CODE

SELECT ABS
ABS/ASR
NPR/NKR?
(YES/NO)

SELECT MODE
F0: DATA LIST
F1: NOT USED
F2: TROUBLE CODE

SELECT ABS
ABS LK50
UT-II AMIGO
(YES/NO)

SELECT MODE
F0: DATA LIST
F1: NOT USED
F2: TROUBLE CODES

SELECT MODE
F0: DATA LIST
F1: FUNCTION TEST
F2: DTC(S)

N
1996 ONLY
SELECT ABS
4WAL
HOMBRE?
(YES/NO)
N

* Isuzu Part Number verification and stored Trouble Code/DTC screens are displayed before the Select Mode menu is displayed.

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Getting Started

19XX SELECT SYS


F3: SRS

SELECT SRS SYS


UCR, RODEO?

(YES/NO)
N
1996 ONLY
SELECT SRS SYS
UBS, UX?

(YES/NO)
N
1997 ONLY

1996-97 SRS Selection

SELECT SIR SYS


UBS, UX, UGS?

(YES/NO)
N
1996 ONLY
SELECT SRS SYS
HOMBRE?

(YES/NO)

SELECT MODE
F0: DATA LIST
F2: DTC
F4: CLEAR DTC

ACTIVE KEYS
0-9

Numeric keys, used to select model year.

)-$

Used to select the Test mode or submode.

u&d

Stop automatic menu scroll, manually scroll menu.

u,d,n

Used to move the cursor (flashing VIN code).

y&n

Answer tester display questions.


Move cursor (flashing VIN code).
Choose specific VIN code.

Return to previous display.

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5. TEST MODES: ECM, PCM, SRS,


SIR, AND OASIS SYSTEMS

SELECTING TEST MODES


The tester makes selecting the test mode easy by displaying a list of tests (a Select Mode menu) that is
unique for the vehicle and system that you have selected. The menu also displays which key is used to select
each test mode.
The first three test modes are shown as soon as the system is selected. The other test modes automatically
scroll onto the display three at a time every three seconds. After all menu options have been displayed, the
scrolling process repeats.
To stop the automatic scrolling, press either the u or d key (d key only for Oasis vehicles). The menu
may then be manually changed by pressing either the u key to advance to the next display, or the d key to
return to the previous screen. All multiple menus of more than three items scroll in this way. REGARDLESS
OF WHICH TEST MODES ARE DISPLAYED, ANY TEST MODE CAN BE SELECTED AT ANY TIME
FROM THE MENU.
To select a test mode, simply press the tester key listed to the left of the test mode on the menu. Sample
menus are shown below. The menu items vary according to the vehicle and system selected.

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SELECT MODE
F0: DATA LIST
F1: CAPTURE INFO.
F2: DTC

SELECT MODE
F0: DATA LIST
F1: FIELD SERV.
F2: TROUBLE CODE

Selecting Sub Modes

SELECT MODE
F0: DATA LIST
F2: DTC
F3: SNAPSHOT

d
SELECT MODE
F3: SNAPSHOT
F4: MISC. TESTS
F6: SYSTEM INFO.

SELECT MODE
F3: SNAPSHOT
F4: MISC. TESTS

SELECT MODE
F3: FREEZE DATA
F5: CLEAR MODE
F6: INSPECTION

Oasis Menu Display

SELECT MODE
F7: ID INFO

ECM Menu Display

PCM Menu Display

SELECTING SUB MODES


When some Test Modes are selected, a sub-menu is displayed. Items are selected from the submodes in the
same manner as selecting from the Test Modes. To return to the previous menu just press x.
Detailed operating instructions for each test mode are given in this section.

TECH 1/1A AND MASTERTECH-ECM COMMUNICATIONS


STATUS DISPLAYS
Most TECH 1/1A and Mastertech test modes display data that is sent from ECU to the tester. When you
select a test mode, you may see one or more of the following tester-ECM communications status displays.

WAITING FOR DATA

POSSIBLE WRONG
SELECTION.
EXIT & RESELECT.

Display A means that the tester cannot yet display data as it has not yet received a complete data message
from the ECM. This display is sometimes seen right after selecting a test mode. This is because the ECM to
tester communications begin right after the engine type is selected. If the TECH 1/1A or Mastertech has not
received a complete data message from the ECM by the time you've selected the test mode, it will tell you
that it is waiting for data until a complete message is received from the ECM.
Display B occurs when the tester determines that the data stream it receives from the ECM does not match
the engine type that you have selected. Most ECMs send out a different number of data words, and some
ECMs transmit as a different rate. After you select the engine type, the tester expects to see a certain number

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Selecting Sub Modes

Test Modes: ECM, PCM, SRS, SIR, and Oasis Systems

of words transmitted at a certain rate. If the data word count or rate is different than expected, the tester will
display this message. If this happens, return to the engine type selection step by pressing x twice.
Refer to the VIN tables of section 4.0 to double-check your selection.

NOTE

The Tech 1/1A or Mastertech cannot always tell if the wrong engine type
has been selected. A wrong engine type selection does not always result in
wrong ECM selected message.

NO DATA.
RESELECT OR
TURN OFF & CHECK
ALDL CONNECTOR

NO DATA.
RESELECT OR
TURN OFF & CHECK
DLC CONNECTOR

NO DATA.
TURN IGNITION KEY
TO RUN AND
CHECK CABLE(S)

C
Display C occurs when the tester has not received any data from the ECM. In this case, you should verify
that the ignition is ON and check the ALDL/DLC connections. An incorrect engine type selection may also
cause this condition.

NOTE

Once the tester has received valid data and begins data display, message C
will not occur even if the tester is no longer receiving data. This allows you
to turn off the ignition and still retain the data display.

NOTE

For carbureted vehicles, the circuitry of the vehicle check engine light is
used to electrically transmit the ECM information. The check engine
light will flicker rapidly on those vehicles when the ECM is
communicating with the tester.

ACTIVE KEYS
u&d

Stop automatic menu scrolling, then used to manually control the menu display.

)-%

Select test mode ) - %.

Return to engine select step or return to


Select Mode menu from Misc. Tests menu.

Return to test mode menu.

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ECM/PCM/SRS/SIR SYSTEMS

ECM/PCM/SRS/SIR SYSTEMS
MODE F0: DATA LIST [ECM/PCM/SRS/SIR]
The Data List mode is available for testing 87-97 ECM/PCM and 1995-97 SRS/SIR systems.
The purpose of the DATA LIST mode is to continuously monitor engine data parameters. ECM operation
can be commanded in either the diagnostics mode (also called the 10K mode) or the road test mode
(also called the open mode) for certain vehicles.

Viewing Data Parameters


In order to maximize the information that can be seen at one time the tester displays data parameters in pairs.
There are up to two dozen preprogrammed pairs for each engine type. A typical pair of data parameters is
shown in figure A in the following diagram.
To see the other preprogrammed data pairs available for the engine type you've selected, press either the
y or n key. The y key will cause the tester to scroll forward through the list of preprogrammed
pairs. The n key will cause backward scrolling. Holding either key will cause continuous scrolling.

Road Test Mode Operation


If monitoring data parameters in Road Test mode is selected, the letters RT are displayed on line 2 of the
display as shown in figure B in the following diagram. The letters indicate Road Test mode operation. If
the tester automatically selects the Road Test mode (see Step 2a, 1987-97 ECM/SRS/SIR SYSTEMS: on
page 35), the letters RT will NOT appear on line two (figure A).
Selecting Road Test mode operation for engine types which do not transmit data in this mode causes a tester
display as in figure C.

RT
INDICATES
ROAD TEST
MODE
OPEN/CLOSED LOOP
OPEN LOOP
OXYGEN SENSOR
150 mV

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OPEN/CLOSED LOOP
OPEN LOOP
RT
OXYGEN SENSOR
150 mV

ROAD TEST MODE


NO DATA
AVAILABLE

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Test Modes: ECM, PCM, SRS, SIR, and Oasis Systems

Create Your Own Data Pairs


Some parameters are displayed as preprogrammed pairs, as shown in example A in the preceding diagram.
You can create data parameter pairs different from the preprogrammed pairs, as explained below.

NOTE

Some parameters for Class 2 vehicles are displayed in a single parameter


format with a full screen parameter description and cannot be made into
pairs.

New data pairs are created simply by scrolling either the bottom or top parameter, while the other parameter
is fixed. Pressing ) causes the top display parameter to be fixed, which is indicated with an asterisk (*)
in the left column of the second line of the display, as shown in figure A in the preceding diagram. Pressing
! causes the bottom display parameter to be fixed, as shown in figure B below. To unfix the top
parameter, press !. Press ) to unfix the lower parameter. The top and bottom parameters cannot be
both fixed at the same time.
As an example, let's say you wish to create a pair with ENGINE SPEED and OXYGEN SENSOR. To do so,
scroll through the preprogrammed pairs with the y or n key until you find a pair with ENGINE
SPEED. Fix ENGINE SPEED by pressing ) if ENGINE SPEED is the top parameter, ! if it is the
bottom. Then scroll the other half of the display with either the y or n key until OXYGEN
SENSOR is displayed.

* FIXES TOP
PARAMETER
ENGINE SPEED
* 950 RPM
OXYGEN SENSOR
150 mV

NOTE

ENGINE SPEED
950 RPM
OXYGEN SENSOR
*
150 mV

* FIXES BOTTOM
PARAMETER

For 1996-97 Class 2 vehicles, scrolling through the data parameters after
one parameter has been fixed will cause the tester to skip parameters that
are displayed in the full screen format.

To select Data List mode, do the following:


1. Press ) to select DATA LIST from the Select Mode menu.
2a. 1987-97 ECM/SRS/SIR SYSTEMS:
If an ECM Mode option menu appears, select either the Diagnostics (10K) or Road Test (Open) mode of
operation. The tester automatically selects the Diagnostics (10K) mode for the carbureted ECMs and it
selects the Road Test (Open) mode for the other vehicles that don't allow this option.
For the 1987-88 1.5L Turbo you select either a slow data list or a fast data list. Different parameters are
available for each list. If the slow list is selected after the fast list has been active you must turn the car
off for a least 3 seconds to get slow data.

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ECM/PCM/SRS/SIR SYSTEMS

1993 5.7L TBI Truck: You may select Engine, Transmission or Both data. When Both is selected,
some values may vary slightly between the engine and transmission due to the data being read from two
separate messages in the data stream.
When you have selected F0: ENGINE or F1: TRANSMISSION, the & key may be pressed to toggle
display of engine or transmission parameters. There will be a slight delay and a blank screen as the tester
initiates communication with the other control module.
2b. 1996-97 PCM SYSTEMS
For 1996-97 PCMs, a menu is displayed which allows you to display general engine data parameters or
display only the data parameters for specific engine systems. If F4: Specific Eng. is selected, a menu of
specific engine systems is displayed.
Once in the Data List mode, the following options are available: Press @ to go to the Select Status
menu, press # to display the name of the current data list, press & to go to the next Data List in the
selected menu.
For 1996-97 Class 2 vehicles, some parameters are displayed with an enhanced full screen description.
3. Select the data parameters to be displayed by scrolling through the parameters with the y and n
keys.

SELECT MODE
F0: DATA LIST
F1: FIELD SERV.
F2: TROUBLE CODE
1987-88
)
1.5L TURBO

SELECT LIST
F0: SLOW DATA
F1: FAST DATA

1993
5.7L TBI TRUCK

SELECT ECM MODE


F0: DIAG (10K)
F1: ROAD TEST
(OPEN)

SELECT LIST
F0: ENGINE
F1: TRANSMISSION
F2: BOTH
), !, @

), !

TURN KEY TO OFF


FOR 3 SECONDS.
TURN KEY TO RUN
THEN PRESS ENTER

SLOW LIST
SELECTED
AFTER FAST
DATA ACTIVE

OPEN/CLOSED LOOP
OPEN LOOP
OXYGEN SENSOR
451 mV

SCROLL
DATA
DISPLAY

IDLE AIR CONTROL


150
ENGINE SPEED
1300 RPM
y

MORE DATA
PARAMETERS

Data List Mode for a 1987-97 ECM

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Test Modes: ECM, PCM, SRS, SIR, and Oasis Systems

4. The displayed data may be printed if the TECH 1 is equipped with an RS232C I/F Cartridge (P/N
01001151) connected to a compatible printer. The RS232C I/F Cartridge is not required for TECH 1A or
Mastertech testers. To print the data, press *. While the data is being sent to the printer, the tester's
keyboard is disabled.
Data List data can also be printed in a tabular format using the SCREEN PRINT feature. This is enabled by
pressing ^ for approximately 1 second until an RS232 SETUP menu is displayed. Pressing ! will
then enable the SCREEN PRINT function. Refer to the RS232C I/F or TECH 1A or Mastertech Operator's
Manual for more detail.

NOTE

At present, printing is not supported for Class 2 engine and transmission


systems.

5. For high-speed ECMs, the # key may be used to toggle a fast data mode which requests data from
the ECM at a faster rate than normal Data List (8 times per second as opposed to 5 times per second).
FAST will appear in the lower right corner of the display when mode is active. This gives a more
immediate response on the tester display to fast events.
6. Press x at any time to return to the test mode menu.

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ECM/PCM/SRS/SIR SYSTEMS

SELECT MODE
F0: Data List
F1: Capture Info.
F2: DTC
)

SELECT DATA
F0: Engine 1
F4: Specific Eng.
)

SELECT DATA
F1: EGR
F2: HO2S
F3: Misfire
F4: Drivers Curr.
F5: Drivers Hist.

Engine Speed
950 RPM
Desired Idle
900 RPM
y

Engine Speed
950 RPM
MPH
km/h
0
0

ECT
-40C -40F
IAT
-40C -40F

n
MORE DATA PARAMETERS

Desired EGR Pos.


10%
Actual EGR Pos.
8%
y
n
MORE DATA PARAMETERS

Data List Mode for a 1996-97 PCM

On 2.6L vehicles prior to 1994, it is possible that the tester may not display
the actual state or value of the following parameters:

NOTE

A/C REQUEST

PRESS. REGULATOR

MAP

This DOES NOT indicate an error with the TECH 1/1A, the Mastertech, or
the ECM. It is a normal operation of the vehicle controller under certain
conditions.

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Test Modes: ECM, PCM, SRS, SIR, and Oasis Systems

Diagnostics (10K) mode ECM operation is different than during normal


driving. In the diagnostics mode, engine speed is maintained at 1000 RPM
for certain fuel injected engines, and extra spark is added to the normal
spark calculations. FUEL INJECTED VEHICLES MUST NOT BE
DRIVEN IN THE DIAGNOSTICS MODE. Carbureted engines may
exhibit a rough idle and stalling at idle may occur. The road test mode does
not affect normal ECM operation, therefore the vehicle can be driven in
the road test mode. The 10K mode may mask cold driveability problems
and induce stalling.

NOTE

ACTIVE KEYS
y&n

Scroll through displayed data parameters.

)&!

Mark top or bottom displayed parameter as fixed for creating your own data
pairs.

)&$

Select a Data List from the Select Data menu.

For Class 2 vehicles, displays the Select Status menu.

Toggle the fast data mode on and off.


For Class 2 vehicles, displays the name of the Data List you are viewing.

&

Toggle display of engine or transmission parameters on the 5.7L TBI Truck.


For Class 2 vehicles, goes to the next Data List in the selected menu.

Print current data sample (if equipped with RS232C I/F and printer).

Return to test mode menu.

MODE F1: FIELD SERVICE [ECM]


The purpose of the FIELD SERVICE mode is to command ECM operation in the field service mode (also
called the ground mode). The FIELD SERVICE mode is available for most ECMs.
Most ECMs do not transmit data in the FIELD SERVICE mode. Instead, the vehicle check engine light
flashes out stored trouble codes (Key ON, Engine OFF). The tester display reproduces the vehicle check
engine light flashing to allow remote viewing of the dashboard flashing check engine light for certain
vehicles.

NOTE

The check engine light will not flash for 2.3L Carbureted or 2.0/2.3/2.6L
PFI engines.

Some ECMs transmit data in the FIELD SERVICE mode and display data list parameters while in this
mode.

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ECM/PCM/SRS/SIR SYSTEMS

To access the Field Service mode, do the following:


1. Press ! to select Field Service from the Select Mode menu.
2a. FIELD SERVICE WITHOUT DATA LIST
For certain vehicles, the tester display will flash stored trouble code numbers in a manner similar to the
vehicle CHECK ENGINE light.
2b. FIELD SERVICE WITH DATA LIST
For these engines, the Data List parameters are displayed. Select the data parameters to be displayed with
the y and n keys. The letters FLD will appear at the end of line two of the display and SRV
will appear at the end of line four to remind you that you are in the Field Service mode. The display will
not flash with the check engine light for these engines.
3. Press x to turn off the Field Service mode and return to the Select Mode menu.

SELECT
ECM

SELECT MODE
F0: DATA LIST
F1: FIELD SERV.
F2: TROUBLE CODE

FIELD SERVICE
MODE ACTIVE

CHECK ENGINE

x
CHECK ENGINE
FLASHES CODES

Field Service without Data List

SELECT
ECM

SELECT MODE
F0: DATA LIST
F1: FIELD SERV.
F2: TROUBLE CODE

ENGINE SPEED
1050 RPM
DESIRED IDLE
1000 RPM

FLD
SRV

Field Service with Data List

ACTIVE KEYS
y&n

Scroll through displayed data parameters.

Mark top display parameter as fixed.

Mark bottom display parameter as fixed.

Return to test mode menu.

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MODE F1: CAPTURE INFO. [PCM]


The Capture Info. mode is used to obtain vehicle information and store it in the tester for immediate or
future review. The PCM information requested by and stored in the tester contains Stored Codes, one Freeze
Frame and five Failure Records.
To access the Capture Info. mode, do the following:
1. Press ! to select the Capture Info. mode from the Select Mode menu.
2. The tester displays the type of information that will be captured.
3. Press ) to select Store Info.
4. The tester stores the information in its memory.
5. Once information has been stored, pressing ! from the Select Mode menu will display the following
options.
F0: Refresh Info.
This selection captures DTC Info., Freeze Frame and Failure Records to refresh the previously stored
data in the tester memory.
F3: Review Info.
This selection allows you to review the previously stored data.
6. Press x to return to the Select Mode menu.
SELECT MODE
F0: Data List
F1: Capture Info.
F2: DTC
!
Stores DTC,
Freeze Frame, &
Failure Record
Information
If no information is stored
in the testers memory

If previously captured information is


stored in the testers memory

Capture Info.
F0: Refresh Info.
F3: Review Info.

Capture Info.
F0: Store Info.

ACTIVE KEYS
)-#

Select a menu option.

Return to the Select Mode menu.

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MODE F2: TROUBLE CODE/DTC [ECM/SRS/SIR]


This procedure is for ECM/SRS/SIR systems only. For PCM systems, see to Mode F2: DTC [PCM] on
page 44.
For 1993-1997 vehicles, Trouble Codes are referred to as Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs).
The purpose of the TROUBLE CODE/DTC test mode is to read stored Trouble Codes/DTCs.
To access the Trouble Code/DTC mode, do the following:
1. Select the TROUBLE CODE/DTC mode from the test mode menu by pressing @.
2. If trouble codes are present, the tester automatically displays each trouble code for three seconds, in
numerically ascending order, then returns to the Select Mode menu. Each trouble code present is
displayed with its number and a description of the trouble code. If no trouble codes are present, the tester
displays a message to that effect for three seconds, then automatically returns to the Select Mode menu.
Some ECM/SRS systems can display both history and current trouble codes. For these systems, the
current trouble codes are displayed first (if any) followed by the history (stored) trouble codes.
3. A trouble code can be held by pressing the d key while the code is being displayed. This enables you
more time to record the code. The u key is then used to resume display of the rest of the trouble codes.
4. Press x to terminate the TROUBLE CODE/DTC mode and return to the Select Mode menu.
Operation of the TROUBLE CODE/DTC mode for ECM/SRS/SIR systems is summarized in the following
flow diagram.
Trouble codes can also be displayed in SNAPSHOT mode.

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SELECT MODE
F0: DATA LIST
F1: FIELD SERV.
F2: TROUBLE CODE

1993
5.7L TBI TRUCK

SELECT DTC
F0: ENGINE
F1: TRANSMISSION
F2: BOTH

= ADVANCE

), !, @

= HOLD

TRBL. CODE 14
COOLANT TEMP. HI

EACH CODE
DISPLAYED FOR
3 SECONDS

TRBL. CODE 55
ADU ERROR

AUTOMATICALLY RETURNS
TO SELECT MODE MENU
AFTER LAST TROUBLE
CODE/DTC IS DISPLAYED

For 1993-97 vehicles DTC (Diagnostic Trouble Code) is displayed instead of Trouble Code.

ACTIVE KEYS
x

Return to test mode menu.

Advance to next trouble code.

Hold presently displayed trouble code.

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MODE F2: DTC [PCM]


This procedure is for PCM systems only. For ECM/SRS/SIR systems, see Mode F2: Trouble Code/DTC
[ECM/SRS/SIR] on page 42. For Oasis vehicles, refer Mode F2: DTC on page 73.
The DTC mode allows you to read stored Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs). For PCM systems (except
Oasis) you also have the option of viewing stored DTC Info., a specific DTC, Freeze Frame Data, Fail
Records, as well as clearing the stored information.
To access DTC mode, do the following:
1. Press @ to select DTC from the Select Mode menu.
2. A menu of options is displayed. Each option is explained below.
F0: DTC Info

If F0: DTC Info. is selected, a menu of submodes is displayed. When a submode is


selected, stored DTC numbers are displayed. Use the arrow keys to move the cursor
() to select a DTC number, then press @ to display a description of the DTC.
F0: History Displays the History DTCs.
F1: MIL Request Displays the DTCs that caused the MIL to be requested.
F2: Last Test Fail Displays the DTCs set the last time the PCM checked for DTCs.
F3: Test Fail SCC DTCs set Since Codes Cleared.
F4: Not Run SCC DTCs Not Run Since Codes Cleared.
F5: Fail This Ignition DTCs set during this ignition cycle.
F6: DTC Status Displays the RUN and FAIL status of the DTCs.

F1: Specific DTC

Allows you to use the tester keypad to enter a specific DTC number.

F2: Freeze Frame

Displays Freeze Frame data. Press x to return to the Select Mode menu.

F3: Fail Records

Displays Fail Records data. Press x to return to the Select Mode menu.

F4: Clear Info.

Allows you to clear the stored DTCs, Freeze Frame data, and Failure Records.
Press e to clear the info, or press x to return to the Select Mode
menu without clearing the info.

3. Press x at any time to return to the previous menu.

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SELECT MODE
F0: Data List
F1: Capture Info.
F2: DTC
@

SELECT MODE
F0: DTC Info.
F1: Specific DTC
F2: Freeze Frame
F3: Fail Records
F4: Clear Info.
)

To Freeze Frame data display.

#
To Fail Records.
$

SELECT STATUS
F0: History
F1: MIL Request
F2: Last Tst Fail
F3: Test Fail SCC
F4: Not Run SCC
F5: Fail This Ign
F6: DTC Status

DTC, freeze
frame & failure
records will be
cleared [ENTER]

Enter DTC:
Pxxxx

1, 2, 3, 4 (example)

DTC
P1234
Test Ran and
Passed

ACTIVE KEYS
)-^

Select a menu item.

0-9

Enter a DTC number.

Clear the stored information.

Return to the Select Mode menu.

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MODE F3: SNAPSHOT [ECM/PCM]


The purpose of the SNAPSHOT test mode is to help you isolate an intermittent or transient problem by
STORING ENGINE DATA PARAMETERS BEFORE AND/OR AFTER THE PROBLEM OCCURS.
If the selected vehicle is the 1993 5.7L TBI Truck, you may select engine data, transmission data, or both.
When the tester is operating in SNAPSHOT mode, it is constantly storing information about data parameters
and trouble codes. A time and position index for the stored information is also saved.
The tester stores all of the Data List parameters and trouble codes for the vehicle selected. It can store from
80 to over 250 data samples. When the memory is full, the oldest (earliest) data collected is erased to make
room for new information.
A TRIGGER tells the tester when to stop collecting data. You can specify a TRIGGER CONDITION so
the tester collects data that will be most useful in diagnosing the current problem. You can also select a
TRIGGER POINT.

Trigger Point
If F9:TRIG. POINT is selected from the SNAPSHOT MODE menu, a trigger point selection menu is
displayed. Trigger Point allows you to specify which data to capturedata that occurs before, after, or both
before and after the point at which the trigger occurs. If no trigger point is selected, the center trigger point
will be used and a similar number of data samples before and after the trigger will be saved. Trigger point is
fully explained in Step 5.

Trigger Condition
The trigger condition defines the specific circumstances under which you want the trigger to occur. The
possible trigger conditions are:

ANY CODE: If any new trouble code is detected by the ECM, it will cause the trigger to occur.

SINGLE CODE: You can select a specific trouble code that will cause the trigger to occur. Step 4 in the
Operating Procedure tells you how to enter the code.

MANUAL TRIGGER: While operating the SNAPSHOT mode, you can always cause the trigger to
occur by pressing the (, e or x keys.

Once the trigger occurs, the tester will retain data according to which trigger point you have selected.

Fast Data Mode


If F4: FAST DATA is selected from the Snapshot Mode menu, the tester will request data at a faster rate
(approximately every 125 ms, or 8 times a second) than the normal request rate. This will cause the Snapshot
buffer to fill with data sooner, but will give improved resolution to catch quick events. This feature is not
available for low-speed ECMs.

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Fast Data is not available for PCM systems.


The diagnostics mode causes ECM operation to be different than during
normal driving. In the diagnostics mode, engine speed is maintained at
1000 RPM for certain fuel injected engines, and extra spark is added to the
normal spark calculations. FUEL INJECTED VEHICLES MUST NOT
BE DRIVEN IN THE DIAGNOSTICS MODE. Carbureted engines may
exhibit a rough idle and stalling at idle may occur. The road test mode does
not affect normal ECM operation, therefore the vehicle can be driven in
the road test mode.

NOTE

To access the Snapshot mode, do the following:


The operation of SNAPSHOT mode is divided into three phases: Set-Up (Steps 1-5), Data Capture (Steps 69), and Data Display (Steps 10-14).

Setup Phase
1. Select the SNAPSHOT mode from the test mode menu by pressing #.
2. Note: Step 2 is only present for certain vehicles.
Some vehicles will require that you select ECM operation in either diagnostics (10K) or road test (open)
mode during SNAPSHOT test, by pressing ) or ! respectively.
For the 1987-88 1.5L Turbo you must select either fast data or slow data at this point. (See F0:Data List
description.)
If the 1993 5.7L TBI Truck is selected, you will be asked to select Engine, Transmission, or Both data to
perform a snapshot on.
3. The trigger conditions and Replay Data options are displayed in a self-scrolling SNAPSHOT MODE
menu. To select a trigger option, just press the Function Key displayed to the left of the desired trigger
condition. To replay previously captured data, press #.
4. You can choose a specific trouble code/DTC for the trigger condition as explained below.
When the tester screen displays SNAPSHOT MODE, ENTER ECM CODE:, xx or ENTER DTC:
Pxxxx, use numeric keys 0 - 9 to enter the trouble code/DTC number that you have selected, then
press the e key. The tester will continue to store data until the specified trouble code is detected,
or until you press the x key. If the code/DTC you enter does not exist for the engine type being
tested, an INVALID CODE message will be displayed and the code will have to be reentered.
5. In addition to offering a trigger condition selection, you have the option of selecting a trigger point. If
you select F9:TRIG. POINT from the SNAPSHOT MODE menu, the following options will be
displayed: F0: BEGINNING, F1: CENTER, and F2: END.
F0: Beginning

The trigger will be at the beginning of the captured data. After the trigger occurs, the
tester will continue to capture data until the memory is full, then the data will be
displayed. If not enough data samples have been collected to fill the tester memory
(because the x key was pressed before the tester memory was full), some data
samples that were captured before the trigger point will also be available for display.

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F1: Center

If enough time has elapsed before and after the trigger point, a similar number of data
samples that occurred before and after the trigger point will be available for display.
However, if the trigger occurs at or near the start of the Data Capture phase, there will
be fewer samples before the trigger point available for display. Also, if the x key
is pressed after the trigger occurs, but before the tester memory is full, fewer data
samples captured after the trigger point will be available for display.

F2: End

Data that occurred before the trigger will be displayed. If the tester memory was not
full when the trigger occurred, some data samples captured after the trigger point will
also be available for display.

After the Data Capture phase, you can scroll through all of the stored data for display. In the Data Display
phase (Steps 10-14), data parameters are displayed in a manner identical to that of the Data List mode. You
can also specify the data sample you wish to display (Steps 10 and 11).

ACTIVE KEYS
x

Return to test mode menu.

)-@

Select trigger condition or trigger point.

Select Replay Data.

Select fast data mode


(Available only for high speed ECMs)

Select Trigger Point.

0-9

Select specific trouble code (DTC).

Enter selected trouble code (DTC).

Snapshot Setup Phase


(Select Trigger Condition or Display Previously Captured Data).
Press the function key to the left of the desired trigger condition. To bypass the Data Capture phase and
review previously captured data, press #: REPLAY DATA.

NOTE
F4: FAST DATA is not available for PCM systems.

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SELECT MODE
F1: FIELD SERV.
F2: TROUBLE CODE
F3: SNAPSHOT
#

SELECT LIST
F0: SLOW DATA
F1: FAST DATA

),!
Isuzu
Turbo
only

#
SELECT ECM MODE
F0: DIAG (10K)
F1: ROAD TEST
(OPEN)

SELECT LIST
F0: ENGINE
F1: TRANSMISSION
F2: BOTH

),!

),!,@
1993 5.7L
Truck Only

SELECT TRIGGER POINT

REPLAY PREVIOUSLY
CAPTURED DATA
OPEN/CLOSED LOOP
CLOSED LOOP
OXYGEN SENSOR
810 mV
0

SNAPSHOT OPTIONS
F0: ANY CODE
F1: SINGLE CODE
F2: MANUAL TRIG
F3: REPLAY DATA
F4: FAST DATA
F9: TRIG. POINT
!

SNAPSHOT MODE
ENTER ECM CODE:
xx

),
@

),!,@
$
FAST DATA MODE
SELECTED

for 1.5 seconds

Code, then

DATA CAPTURE
PHASE

TRIGGER POINT AT
F0: BEGINNING
F1: CENTER or
F2: END of data.

OPEN/CLOSED LOOP
CLOSED LOOP
OXYGEN SENSOR
810 mV
W

More Data Parameters

Data Capture
6. Once the trigger condition is specified, the tester begins storing engine data parameters and trouble
codes while displaying the Data List parameters.
7. The data is organized as a number of data samples. The value or state of each parameter as well as all
trouble codes are saved for each sample. The data display will indicate the waiting for trigger
condition with a flashing W in the lower right-hand corner of the display. While waiting for the
selected trigger, the (, x, or e key can always be used to force a trigger.

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OPEN/CLOSED LOOP
OPEN LOOP
OXYGEN SENSOR
350 mV
W

OPEN/CLOSED LOOP
CLOSED LOOP
OXYGEN SENSOR
810 mV
T

Waiting for Trigger

Trigger Occurs

OPEN/CLOSED LOOP
CLOSED LOOP
OXYGEN SENSOR
810 mV
O

Data Display Phase

8. Once the trigger occurs, the tester will continue to save data samples until its memory is full. The data
display indicates that the trigger has occurred by replacing the flashing W with a fixed T. As soon as
the memory is full, the data capture terminates automatically and the tester goes to the Data Display
phase.
9. Press x to terminate the Data Capture phase early and move to the Data Display phase.

ACTIVE KEYS
IN THE SNAPSHOT DATA CAPTURE PHASE
y&n

Scroll through displayed data parameters.

Mark top displayed parameter as fixed for creating your own data pairs.

Mark bottom displayed parameter as fixed for creating your own data pairs.

Manual trigger.

Manual trigger.

Manual trigger or Display captured data if trigger has already occurred.

Data Display
10. The Data Display phase is indicated with a number (initially zero) in the lower right hand corner of the
display. Select the data to be displayed by using the y and n keys (see the DATA LIST mode
description).
If no data has been captured, or if data stored in the tester memory is not data from the vehicle currently
being tested (i.e., it's from a previously tested vehicle), the tester will display one of the following messages
for four seconds (or until the u or x key is pressed):

CAPTURED DATA
NOT FROM
SELECTED
VEHICLE.

NOTE

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NO CAPTURED
DATA IN MEMORY

During the Data Display phase, the trouble codes present for each sample
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11. Use the u and d keys to select the desired sample. An index is displayed in the lower right-hand
corner of the tester display. Sample 0 corresponds to the trigger sample; sample -1 is the sample
immediately preceding the trigger; sample +1 is immediately after the trigger, and so on. The index
range may be less than the maximum number of samples if not enough time was allowed for data capture
before or after the trigger.
You can advance directly to the first, last, or trigger sample with the press of a button.
F4: Display first (earliest) sample
F5: Display trigger sample (0)
F6: Display last (most recent) sample

More Data Samples


before the trigger

D
Data Sample
that occured
just before
the trigger
occured

OPEN/CLOSED LOOP
CLOSED LOOP
OXYGEN SENSOR
418 mV
1

Trigger
Position

More Data Samples

OPEN/CLOSED LOOP
CLOSED LOOP
OXYGEN SENSOR
810 mV
0

D
Y

IDLE AIR CONTROL


45
ENGINE SPEED
1200 RPM
0

An Example of Snapshot Data Display


D
Data Sample
that occured
just after
the trigger
occured

OPEN/CLOSED LOOP
CLOSED LOOP
OXYGEN SENSOR
623 mV
+1

More
Data
Parameters

More Data Samples

More Data Samples


after the trigger

12. While in the Data Display phase, pressing e will cause the tester to toggle between the sample
index and sample time.

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IDLE AIR CONTROL


45
ENGINE SPEED
900 RPM +16

Sample
Index

IDLE AIR CONTROL


45
ENGINE SPEED
900 RPM +3.4

Sample
Time

The sample time display gives the time in seconds (relative to the trigger sample) at which the tester
received the currently displayed sample. For example, a sample time of +3.4 means the sample was
received 3.4 seconds after the trigger sample. A sample time of -2.6 seconds means the sample was
received 2.6 seconds before the trigger.
13. The currently displayed sample may be printed if the TECH 1 is equipped with an RS232C I/F Cartridge
(P/N 01001151) connected to a compatible printer. The RS232C I/F Cartridge is not required for TECH
1A or Mastertech testers. To print the data, press *. While the data is being sent to the printer, the
keyboard will be disabled.
SNAPSHOT data can also be printed in a tabular format using the SCREEN PRINT feature. This is enabled
by pressing ^ for approximately 1 second until an RS232 SETUP menu is displayed. Pressing ! will
then enable the SCREEN PRINT function. Refer to the RS232C I/F, TECH 1A, or Mastertech Operator's
Manual for more detail.

NOTE

At present, printing is not supported for Class 2 engine and transmission


systems.

14. When you are finished viewing the sampled data, press x to return to the trigger select menu. If you
are finished with the SNAPSHOT mode, press x again to return to the test mode menu.

ACTIVE KEYS
IN THE SNAPSHOT DATA DISPLAY PHASE
y&n

Scroll through displayed data parameters.

u&d

Scroll through selected samples.

)&!

Fix top or bottom display parameter respectively.

Display trouble codes for current sample.

For Class 2 vehicles, displays the name of the Data List you are viewing.

Advance to first (earliest) sample.

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ACTIVE KEYS
IN THE SNAPSHOT DATA DISPLAY PHASE
%

Advance to trigger sample (sample 0).

Advance to last (most recent) sample.

Print current data sample (if equipped with RS232C I/F cartridge and printer).

Toggle between sample index and sample time display.

Return to trigger select.

MODE F4: CLEAR CODES/CLEAR DTC [ECM/SRS/SIR]


The purpose of the CLEAR CODES/DTC mode is to command the clearing of stored trouble codes. Both
current and history codes are cleared with this mode.
To access the Clear Codes/Clear DTC modes, do the following:
1. Select the CLEAR CODES/DTC mode from the test mode menu by pressing $.
2. For some systems the tester asks if you want to clear the codes. Press y to clear the codes, or press
n to return to the Select Mode without clearing the codes. The tester automatically returns to the test
mode menu when the codes have been cleared.
Operation of the CLEAR CODES/DTC mode is summarized in the following flow diagrams.

SELECT MODE
F4: CLEAR CODES
F5: ACTUATOR TEST

DO YOU REALLY
WANT TO CLEAR
THE CODES?
(YES/NO)

4JG2 ENG.
CODES CLEARED

OR

4JG2 ENG.
CODES NOT
CLEARED
(YES)
Y

4JG2 ENG.
TC PRESENT
XX XX XX XX
(YES)

3.1L Diesel ECM System

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SELECT
VEHICLE

SELECT MODE
F2: TROUBLE CODE
F4: CLEAR CODES

CLEARING SIR
CODES

SIR CODES
CLEARED
1.5
SECONDS

1.5
SECONDS

For 1993 and later models, codes are referred to as DTCs

SRS/SIR Systems

ACTIVE KEYS
y

Clears the codes.

Return to the Select Mode menu without clearing the codes.

MODE F4: MISC. TESTS [ECM/PCM]


Submode F0: Output Tests [ECM/PCM]
The Output Tests submode allows you to control a number of individual ECM/PCM outputs. With this mode
you can exercise many of the ECM systems. The specific outputs that you can control depend on the vehicle
selected.
The outputs that are available to control appear in an Output Tests menu unique to the vehicle selected.
Some of the output control options are further broken down into submenus allowing you to control one
output from a group of similar outputs.
With the tester, you can turn an output ON or OFF. For most of the outputs, the tester will automatically
return the output to ECM/PCM control after five seconds to avoid damage to an actuator or the engine.
There are certain constraints to controlling some of the outputs. Some are determined by the ECM/PCM, and
some are determined by the tester. These constraints are described in the following pages.
While controlling the parameters, the Data List parameters are available for most vehicles.
For most vehicles, the engine must be running before the ECM/PCM will allow an output to be controlled by
the tester. See the following pages for exceptions to this rule.
To access Misc. Tests mode, do the following:
1. Press $ to select Misc. Tests from the Select Mode menu.
2. Press ) to select Output Tests (Eng. Outputs for PCM systems) from the Misc. Tests menu.

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3. After a three second prompt message, a menu of the available outputs will appear. This menu will
automatically scroll every three seconds. To turn off the automatic scrolling and manually control the
menu display, use the u and d keys.
4. To select an output to control, press the function key displayed to the left of the desired output. It is not
necessary that the menu item be currently displayed for you to select it; any menu item can be selected
while the menu is scrolling. Once an output is selected, you can then begin controlling the state of that
output.
For the 1993 1.6L MFI SOHC JS Stylus, the Shift Light cannot be controlled until the ECM has first
commanded it on.
5. 5. A controlled output can be in one of three states:

When the output is first selected, it is under NORMAL ECM/PCM control; the output will be
determined by the ECM/PCM only.

To override control of the ECM/PCM and force the output ON, press the u key.

To override control of the ECM/PCM and force the output OFF, press the d key.

Note that the state of the output (ON or OFF) will not change as the override is commanded if the
override state is the same as the ECM/PCM controlled state. For example, if the Check Engine Light is
ON, and it is then commanded ON with the u key, its state will not change; it will stay ON.
6. The tester will allow output override control (ON or OFF) for only five seconds (for most outputs)
before it returns control of the output to the ECM/PCM. This safety feature is to prevent damage to the
controlled output.
7. For some selected vehicles, the Data List parameters are not displayed while the outputs are being
controlled. For vehicles that do display parameters in this mode, a three character window is displayed at
the end of line 2. These three characters serve as a reminder of which output is being controlled.

NOTE

The three character window at the end of line 2 is not displayed for Class 2
vehicles.

The last three characters of line 4 of the display will read ON or OFF if the state is being overridden
by the tester. It will be blank when the output is under normal ECM/PCM control.
For vehicles that do not display Data List parameters while in the Output Tests mode, the controlled
output is displayed along with a one line output state descriptor.

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SELECT OUTPUT:
F0: SHIFT LIGHT
F2: C.E. LIGHT
F3: A/C RELAY

OUTPUT CONTROL
= ON
= OFF

CONTROL OPERATION
PROMPT

SAMPLE OUTPUT
TESTS MENU

EGR SOLENOID
ON (OVERRIDE)

EGR SOLENOID
OFF
EGR
BATTERY VOLTAGE
13.2 VOLTS ON
SAMPLE OUTPUT CONTROL
WITH DATA LIST
(EGR CONTROLLED ON)

= ON

= OFF

SAMPLE OUTPUT CONTROL


WITHOUT DATA LIST

For Class 2 vehicles, pressing # displays the selected data list on line 1, and the selected output on line
3.
Selected Data List

Engine
Data List
MIL
Control

Selected Output

8. When you are finished controlling the output, press x to return to the output tests menu. When
x is pressed, control of the selected output is returned to the ECM/PCM. Press x again to
return to the Miscellaneous Tests menu.

ACTIVE KEYS
)-&

Select output to control.

Displays selected data list and output for Class 2 vehicles.

Turn selected output ON or advance menu scroll.

Turn selected output OFF or freeze menu scroll.

y&n

Scroll through displayed data parameters.

)&!

Mark top or bottom displayed parameter as fixed for creating your own data pairs.

Exit from Output Tests mode and return control of selected output to the ECM/PCM.

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Submode F0: Air Solenoid [ECM]


The purpose of the AIR SOLENOID submode is to control the state of the Air Switch solenoid while
continuously monitoring engine data parameters. The solenoid causes air to be directed to the vehicle
exhaust ports and can be used to test the effect on engine data parameters like oxygen sensor voltage.
Submode F0: AIR SOLENOID Control is not available for High Speed ECMs.
The tester AIR SOLENOID submode allows monitoring of engine data parameters in a manner identical to
that of the DATA LIST mode. See the VIEWING ECM DATA PARAMETERS portion of the DATA LIST
mode description.
To select Air Solenoid submode, do the following:
1. Select the MISCELLANEOUS TEST mode from the test mode menu by pressing $.
2. Select the AIR SOLENOID test from the Miscellaneous test menu by pressing ).
3. When the AIR SOLENOID submode is entered, The letters A/S will appear at the end of line two of
the display. The tester initially leaves the AIR Switch solenoid under ECM control. To energize the
solenoid, press the u key; ON will appear at the end of line four of the display. The solenoid will
return to normal ECM operation after 20 seconds or when the d key is pressed; the end of line four is
then blanked.
4. Select the data parameters to be displayed by scrolling through the parameters with the y and n
keys.
5. Return to the Misc. tests menu (and decommand the AIR Solenoid) by pressing x.
Operation of the AIR SOLENOID submode is summarized in the following flow diagram.
SELECT MODE
F3: SNAPSHOT
F4: MISC. TESTS

$
SELECT MISC. TEST
F0: AIR SOLENOID
F1: BACKUP FUEL
)

= ON

= OFF

WAITING FOR DATA


More data parameters
y
d

COOLANT TEMP
35 C 95 F A/S
MANI AIR TEMP
30 C 86 F

Scroll
Data
Display

u
n

More data parameters

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35 C 95 F A/S
MANI AIR TEMP
30 C 86 F
ON
y

More data parameters

Air Solenoid
Commanded ON

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ACTIVE KEYS
y&n

Scroll through displayed data parameters.

),!

Mark top or bottom displayed parameter as fixed.

Command AIR Solenoid ON.

Stop commanding AIR Solenoid ON.

Return to Miscellaneous Test menu.

Submode F1: Backup Fuel/Backup Spark [ECM]


The purpose of the BACKUP FUEL submode is to command the ECM BACKUP FUEL and SPARK mode
of operation (also called the 3.9K mode or Throttle Body Backup).
The ECM enters the BACKUP FUEL and SPARK mode of operation under two conditions: when the tester
commands the mode or when the ECM fails. The BACKUP FUEL and SPARK mode sets base timing and
supplies fuel injector pulses so the vehicle may be driven in for service if the ECM is dead or system voltage
is very high or very low.
For 1990-93 1.6L PFI vehicles, only BACKUP SPARK may be commanded. For this vehicle the menu item
will read F1: BACKUP SPARK.
The tester will automatically turn off the BACKUP FUEL mode after 20 seconds.
To select Backup Fuel or Backup Spark submodes, do the following:
1. Select the MISCELLANEOUS TEST mode from the test mode menu by pressing $.
2. Select the BACKUP FUEL or BACKUP SPARK test from the Miscellaneous test menu by pressing !.
No data is available while the vehicle is in BACKUP FUEL or BACKUP SPARK mode.
3. Press e to quit the BACKUP FUEL or BACKUP SPARK mode and return to the miscellaneous
tests menu. The TECH 1 or Mastertech will automatically exit after 20 seconds.
Operation of the BACKUP FUEL or BACKUP SPARK submode is summarized in the following flow
diagram.

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SELECT
VEHICLE

SELECT MODE
F2: TROUBLE CODE
F3: SNAPSHOT
F4: MISC. TESTS

SELECT MISC. TEST


F0: AIR SOLENOID
F1: BACKUP FUEL

BACKUP FUEL
AND SPARK
MODE ACTIVE

x
OR 20
SECONDS

Backup Fuel Mode


SELECT
VEHICLE

SELECT MODE
F2: TROUBLE CODE
F3: SNAPSHOT
F4: MISC. TESTS

SELECT MISC. TEST


F0: OUTPUT CONTROL
F1: BACKUP SPARK
F2: CLEAR CODES

BACKUP SPARK
MODE ACTIVE

x
OR 20
SECONDS

Backup Spark Mode Active

ACTIVE KEYS
x

Return to Miscellaneous test menu.

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Submode F1: Clear Info [PCM]


The purpose of the CLEAR INFO submode is to command the clearing of stored DTCs, Freeze Frame Data,
and Failure Records.
To select the Clear Info submode, do the following:
1. Press $ to select Misc. Tests from the Select Mode menu.
2. Press ! to select Clear Info. from the Misc. Tests menu.
3. A message informing you of the data that will be cleared is displayed. Press e to clear the stored
information, or press x to return to the Misc. Tests menu.
4. The tester clears the information and then automatically returns to the Misc. Test menu (if successful).

SELECT MODE
F3: Snapshot
F4: Misc. Tests
F6: System Info.

SELECT MISC. TEST


F0: Eng. Outputs
F1: Clear Info.
F2: IAC System

DTC, freeze
frame & failure
records will be
cleared [ENTER]

Clearing Info.

ACTIVE KEYS
e

Clear stored information.

Return to Miscellaneous test menu.

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Submode F2: Clear Codes/DTC [ECM]


The purpose of the CLEAR CODES/DTC submode is to command the clearing of stored trouble codes. This
CLEAR CODES/DTC submode is available if certain high speed ECMs have been selected for testing. If
the SRS system has been selected, the trouble codes can only be cleared using Mode F4: CLEAR CODES.
To select the Clear Codes/DTC submode, do the following:
1. Press $ to select Misc. Tests from the Select Mode menu.
2. Press @ to select Clear Codes/DTC from the Misc. Tests menu.
3. For high speed ECMs if communication is lost while the tester is commanding clear codes, the message
CLEAR CODES FAIL will appear for 2 seconds before returning to the test mode menu.
4. The tester automatically returns to the Misc. Test menu when the stored trouble codes have been cleared.
SELECT MODE
F3: SNAPSHOT
F4: MISC. TESTS

SELECT MISC. TEST


F1: BACKUP FUEL
F2: CLEAR CODES

CLEARING ECM
CODES

ECM CODES
CLEARED
1.5
SECONDS

1.5
SECONDS

CLEAR CODES FAIL

For 1993 and later models, CODES will appear as DTC

ACTIVE KEYS
x

Return to Miscellaneous test menu.

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Submode F2: IAC System [PCM]


Submode F0: RPM Control (1996-1997 Systems)
The IAC system submode F0: RPM CONTROL function is available for certain PCMs.
The RPM Control function allows you to remotely control engine RPM from the tester. If an elevated RPM
or diagnosis of the IAC motor is required for any reason, this mode allows quick and easy control of the IAC
motor. Some systems may have a slight time delay prior to IAC movement. This is not the fault of the IAC
motor, PCM, or tester.

CAUTION!
CAUTION

This test should only be run with the parking brake on and the drive wheels
blocked. Any other mode of operation is not recommended and is unsafe.

To select the RPM Control submode of the IAC System submode, do the following:
1. Press $ to select Misc. Tests from the Select Mode menu.
2. Press @ to select IAC Systems from the Select Misc. Tests menu.
3. Press ) to select RPM Control from the Select Function menu.
4. Set the parking brake, block the wheels, put the transmission in Park or Neutral, then start the engine.
Press e to continue.
5. The tester initializes controlled engine speed to 1000 RPM. You can increase or decrease the engine
RPM by pressing the keys listed in the Active Keys chart. Holding down any of the keys will cause the
RPM to change in the appropriate direction. For most vehicles the engine speed can be controlled from
600 to 2000 RPM.
6. Data parameters are displayed as in Data List mode. The currently commanded value of RPM is
displayed at the end of line four. Data parameters can be scrolled and fixed as in the Data List mode.
ENGINE SPEED
742 RPM
RPM
DESIRED IDLE
750 RPM
750

RPM control
value

Rpm Control with Parameter Display

NOTE

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600 to 1500 RPM is only the range of control allowed by the tester.
Depending on current engine conditions, some engines may not achieve
1500 RPM, or may stall at 300 RPM. This does not necessarily indicate a
faulty IAC Motor. Engine age, wear, or other system faults (e.g., vacuum
leaks) may be the cause.

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ACTIVE KEYS
u

Increase engine speed by 25 RPM.

Decrease engine speed by 25 RPM.

Increase engine speed by 100 RPM.

Decrease engine speed by 100 RPM.

Increase engine speed by 500 RPM.

&

Decrease engine speed by 500 RPM.

y&n

Scroll through displayed data parameters.

)&!

Mark top or bottom displayed parameter as fixed for creating your own data pairs.

Terminate the RPM CONTROL mode and return to the Select Function menu.

Submode F3: PRM Control (1987-1995 Systems) [ECM]


Submode F3: RPM CONTROL is available for certain ECMs.
The RPM CONTROL function allows you to remotely control engine RPM from the tester. If an elevated
RPM or diagnosis of the IAC motor is required for any reason, this mode allows quick and easy control of
the IAC motor. Some systems may have a slight time delay prior to IAC movement. This is not the fault of
the IAC motor, ECM, or tester.

CAUTION!
CAUTION

This test should only be run with the parking brake on and the drive wheels
blocked. Any other mode of operation is not recommended and is unsafe.

To select the RPM Control submode, do the following:


1. Block the wheels, set the parking brake, put the transmission in Park or Neutral, then start the engine.
2. Press $ to select Misc. Tests from the Select Mode menu.
3. Press # to select RPM CONTROL from the Misc. Tests menu.
4. The tester initializes controlled engine speed to 1000 RPM. You can increase or decrease the engine
RPM by pressing the keys listed in the Active Keys chart. Holding down any of the keys will cause the
RPM to change in the appropriate direction. For most vehicles the engine speed can be controlled from
300 to 2000 RPM.
5. Most ECMs that have RPM CONTROL capabilities also display parameters as in DATA LIST mode.
For these ECMs, RPM appears at the end of line 2 of the display, and the currently commanded value
of RPM is displayed at the end of line 4. Data parameters can be scrolled and fixed as in the Data List
mode.
Systems that cannot display parameters display the currently controlled RPM value.

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Indicates
RPM being
controlled

RPM CONTROLLED
TO 750

ENGINE SPEED
742 RPM
RPM
DESIRED IDLE
750 RPM
750

CONTROL BY:

RPM control
value

RPM Control with Parameter Display

RPM Control without Parameter Display

300 to 2000 RPM is only the range of control allowed by the tester. Depending on current engine conditions,
some engines may not achieve 2000 RPM, or may stall at 300 RPM. This does not necessarily indicate a
faulty IAC Motor. Engine age, wear, or other system faults (e.g., vacuum leaks) may be the cause.

ACTIVE KEYS
u

Increase engine speed by 25 RPM.

Decrease engine speed by 25 RPM.

y&n

Scroll through displayed data parameters.

)&!

Mark top or bottom displayed parameter as fixed for creating your own data pairs.

Terminate the RPM CONTROL mode and return to the IAC test menu.

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Submode F3: Fuel System [PCM]


Submode F0: Fuel Trim Reset
The FUEL TRIM RESET mode is used to reset all of the Block Learn values stored in the Block Learn Cells
to 128. Individual Cells cannot be reset with this mode. Fuel Trim Reset can be used to cancel an
excessively rich or lean fuel correction after a repair has been made to verify proper operation of the fuel
system.
To select the Fuel Trim Reset submode of the Fuel System submode, do the following:
1. Press $ to select Misc. Tests from the Select Mode menu.
2. Press # to select Fuel System from the Select Misc. Test menu.
3. Press ) to select Fuel Trim Reset from the Select Fuel System menu.
4. The tester informs you that this function resets long term fuel trim. Press e to continue.
5. The tester will not reset the fuel trim until the u key is pressed. The fuel trim can be reset as many
times as you wish with the u key while in this mode.
6. While in the Fuel Trim mode, data parameters are displayed as in the Data List mode. The letters FTR
appear at the end of line two of the display, and RST appears at the end of line four. Data parameters
can be scrolled and fixed as in the Data List mode.

Short Term FT Ba1


-1%
0
Long Term FT Ba1
+1%
0
ON

Use to reset
all long term
fuel trim cells.

Control Key Prompt

Fuel Trim Reset Mode Display

7. Press x to return to the Miscellaneous Tests menu.

ACTIVE KEYS
u

Reset all Block Learns to 128.

y&n

Scroll through displayed data parameters.

)&!

Mark top or bottom displayed parameter as fixed for creating your own data pairs.

Terminate the Fuel Trim Reset mode and return to the Misc. Tests menu.

Submode F3: Fuel Gauge


The FUEL GAUGE mode is used to increase or decrease the Fuel Gauge Value.
To select the Fuel Gauge submode of the Fuel System Submode, do the following:
1. Press $ to select Misc. Tests from the Select Mode menu.
2. Press # to select Fuel System from the Select Misc. Test menu.

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3. Press # to select Fuel Gauge from the Select Fuel System menu.
= Increase the
Fuel Gauge Value
= Decrease The
Fuel Gauge Value

4. Press u to increase the Fuel Gauge Value or press d to decrease the Fuel Gauge Value.
5. Press x to return to the Miscellaneous Tests menu.

ACTIVE KEYS
u

Increase Fuel Gauge Value.

Decrease Fuel Gauge Value.

y&N

Scroll through displayed data parameters.

)&!

Mark top or bottom displayed parameter as fixed for creating your own data pairs.

Terminate the Fuel Gauge mode and return to the Misc. Tests menu.

Submode F4: Injector Balance [PCM]


Available for certain PCMs, the INJECTOR BALANCE mode is used to control individual injectors off and
on.
To select the Injector Balance submode, do the following:
1. Press $ to select Misc. Tests from the Select Mode menu.
2. Press $ to select Inj. Balance from the Select Misc. Test menu.
3. The tester instructs you to set the brake, block the wheels, start the engine, then press e.

NOTE
Be sure to turn the A/C off during the test.

4. Use the ! - ^ keys to select an injector to control (! = Injector 1, @ = Injector 2, etc.).


5. Press d to turn the selected injector off. Press u to return control of the injector to the PCM.
Use F1 - F6 key to
select injector
= PCM control
= Off

6. Press x to return to the Miscellaneous Tests menu.

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ACTIVE KEYS
e

Confirm instructions have been followed.

!-^

Select an injector to control.

Return injector control to the PCM.

Turn selected injector off.

Return to the Misc. Tests menu.

Submode F4: BLM Reset (1987-1992 Systems) [ECM]


Submode F4: Fuel Trim Reset (1993-1997 Systems)
The BLM RESET (87-92 ECMs) and FUEL TRIM RESET (93-97 ECMs) modes are available for certain
ECMs.
These modes are used to reset all stored Block Learn Multiplier/Fuel Trim cell values to 128. While in this
mode you can reset the cells as many times as you wish. Individual cells cannot be reset with this mode.
BLM/FUEL TRIM RESET can be used to cancel an excessively rich or lean fuel correction after a repair
has been made to verify proper operation of the fuel system.
To select the BLM Reset or Fuel Trim Reset submodes, do the following:
1. Press $ to select MISC. TEST from the Select Mode menu.
2. Press $ to select BLM RESET or FUEL TRIM RESET from the Misc. Test menu. An instruction
message for resetting the BLM or Fuel Trim Cells appears for three seconds before the mode becomes
active.
3. The tester will reset the cells when the u key is pressed. The cells can be reset as many times as you
wish with the u key while in this mode.

USE
TO RESET
BLOCK LEARN
TO 128

FUEL INTEGRATOR
137
BLM
BLOCK LEARN
128
RST

CONTROL KEY
PROMPT

BLM RESET MODE


DISPLAY

USE
TO RESET
ALL FUEL TRIM
CELLS TO 128

CONTROL KEY
PROMPT
(1993-97)

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137
FTR
L.T. FUEL TRIM
128
RST

FUEL TRIM RESET


MODE DISPLAY
(1993-97)

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4. While in the BLM RESET test mode, data parameters are displayed as they are in the DATA LIST mode.
The letters BLM appear at the end of line two of the display, and RST appears at the end of line four.
Data parameters can be scrolled and fixed as in the DATA LIST mode.
5. Press x to return to the Miscellaneous tests menu.

ACTIVE KEYS
u

Reset all Block Learns to 128.

y&n

Scroll through displayed data parameters.

)&!

Mark top or bottom displayed parameter as fixed for creating your own data pairs.

Terminate the BLM RESET mode and return to the Misc. Tests menu.

Submode F5: Transmission (1993 Systems) [ECM]


Available only on the 1993 5.7L TBI Truck, this test allows you to select one of the available transmission
outputs and control it on and off while viewing Data List parameters. This feature enables you to determine
if the proper response is occurring when an output is cycled on and off.
On some vehicles, the tester can only control the outputs when the engine is running. The control will not be
accepted by the ECM in any other ignition mode.
To select the Transmission submode, do the following:
1. Press $ to select Misc. Tests from the Select Mode menu.
2. Press % to select Transmission from the Misc. Test menu.
3. The Transmission tests title screen, displayed for 3 seconds, informs you that the outputs are controlled
ON and OFF by the u and d keys respectively. The tester then displays all outputs available for
testing.
4. To select an output to control, press the function key displayed to the left of the desired output.
The following transmission outputs can be tested:
F4: TCC SOLENOID
F5: SHIFT TRANS
F0: 1-2 SOL
F1: 2-3 SOL
F2: GEAR SHIFTS
F6: PCS CONTROL

Gear Shifts
When performing the Gear Shift Test, u and d are used to slew up and down through the gears. The
commanded gear is displayed in the lower right corner.
PCS Control (Pressure Control Solenoid)
When performing the PCS Control Test, u and d can be used to slew the amperage from 0.1-1.0 amp.
5. A controlled output can be in one of three states:

When the output test is first selected the output is under the control of the system controller.

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To override the system controller and force the output ON, press the u key.

To override the system controller and force the output OFF, press the d key.

NOTE

The state of the output (ON or OFF) will not change if the override state is
already the same as the state being commanded.

6. The tester will allow output override control (ON or OFF) for only five seconds (for most outputs)
before it returns control of the output to the system controller. This safety feature is to prevent damage to
the controlled output.
7. To select a different output to control, press the x key, then select the new output.
8. The Data List parameters are displayed while the outputs are being controlled. At the end of line 2 an
abbreviation of the output being controlled is displayed. ON or OFF is displayed at the end of line 4
indicating if the system controller is being overridden by the tester. The end of line 4 is blank when the
output is being controlled by the system controller.
9. When you are through controlling the output, press x to return to the Output Options menu. When
x is pressed, control of the selected output is returned to the system controller. Press x again
to return to the Miscellaneous Test menu.

OUTPUT CONTROL
= ON
= OFF

Output Control Test Title


THROTTLE ANGLE
63%
TCCS
THROT POSITION
0.12v
ON

TCC PWM SOL


Output being
controlled ON

THROTTLE ANGLE
63%
TCCS
THROT POSITION
0.12v
OFF

TCC PWM SOL


Output being
controlled OFF

Indicates the
gear selected

CURRENT GEAR
3
GEAR
SOL A
SOL B
OFF
ON 1

In GEAR SHIFTS,
Use and to slew
through the gears

ACTIVE KEYS
FOR TRANSMISSION
u

Turn selected output ON or advance menu scroll.


Slew gears or increase force motor amperage.

Turn selected output OFF or freeze menu scroll.


Slew gears or decrease force motor amperage.

)-^

Select output to control.

)&!

Mark top or bottom displayed parameter as fixed for creating your own data pairs.

Terminate Output Control and return to the Output menu or subselect menu. Press twice to
return to Select Mode menu.

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MODE F6: SYSTEM INFO [PCM]


Submode F0: MIL Status
Submode F1: System Status
The SYSTEM INFO mode is used to display the MIL Status and System Status.
To select the System Info mode, do the following:
1. Press ^ to select System Info. from the Select Mode menu.
2. Press ) to select MIL Status, or ! to select System Status from the Select Info. menu.
3. The status of the selected system is displayed.
4. Press x to return to the Select Mode menu.

ACTIVE KEYS
)

Select MIL Status.

Select System Status.

Return to the Select Mode menu.

MODE F7: ID INFO [PCM]


Submode F0: Broadcast
The ID INFO mode, BROADCAST submode, is used to display both the Vehicle ID (VIN) and Calibration
ID numbers found in the vehicle controllers.
To select the Broadcast submode of the ID Info mode, do the following:
1. Press & to select ID Info. from the Select Mode menu.
2. Press ) to select Broadcast from the Select ID menu.
3. Press x to return to the Select Mode menu.

ACTIVE KEYS
)

Select Broadcast.

Return to the Select Mode menu.

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OASIS SYSTEMS
MODE F0: DATA LIST
The purpose of the DATA LIST mode is to continuously monitor engine data parameters.
The tester displays data parameters in pairs. To see the other preprogrammed data pairs available for the
engine type you've selected, press the y key to scroll forward or the n key to scroll backward
through the list of preprogrammed pairs. Holding either key causes continuous scrolling.

Create Your Own Data Pairs


You can create data parameter pairs different from the preprogrammed pairs. Any two parameters which can
be monitored for the engine type you selected can be made into a pair.
New data pairs are created simply by scrolling either the bottom or top display parameter, while the other
display parameter is fixed. Pressing ) causes the top display parameter to be fixed, which is indicated
with an asterisk (*) in the left column of the second line of the display, as shown in figure A in the following
diagram. Pressing ! causes the bottom display parameter to be fixed, as shown in figure B. To unfix the
top parameter, press ). Press ) to unfix the lower parameter. The top and bottom parameters can not
be fixed at the same time.
As an example, let's say you wish to create a pair with ENGINE SPEED and OXYGEN SENSOR (O2S). To
do so, scroll through the pre-programmed pairs with the y or n key until you find a pair with
ENGINE SPEED. Fix ENGINE SPEED by pressing ) if ENGINE SPEED is the top parameter, ! if it
is the bottom. Then scroll the other half of the display with either the y or n key until OXYGEN
SENSOR is displayed.

* FIXES TOP
PARAMETER
ENGINE SPEED
* 950 RPM
O2S
0.15V

Figure A

ENGINE SPEED
950 RPM
O2S
*
0.15V

* FIXES BOTTOM
PARAMETER

Figure B

To select Data List mode, do the following:


1. Press ) to select DATA LIST from the Select Mode menu.
2. Select the data parameters to be displayed by scrolling through the parameters with the y and n
keys.

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SELECT MODE
F0: DATA LIST
F2: DTC
F3: SNAPSHOT
)

IDLE AIR CONTROL


150
ENGINE SPEED
1300 RPM
n

Scroll
Data
Display

More data
parameters

3. The displayed data may be printed if the TECH 1 is equipped with an RS232C I/F Cartridge (P/N
01001151) connected to a compatible printer. The RS232C I/F Cartridge is not required for TECH 1A or
Mastertech testers. To print the data, press *. While the data is being sent to the printer, the tester's
keyboard is disabled.
4. Press x at any time to return to the test mode menu.

ACTIVE KEYS
y&n

Scroll through displayed data parameters.

)&!

Mark top or bottom displayed parameter as fixed for creating your own data pairs.

&

Toggle the display between metric and English units of measure.

Print current data sample (if equipped with RS232C I/F and printer).

Return to test mode menu.

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MODE F2: DTC


The DTC test mode displays each stored vehicle DTC for three seconds. Each DTC present is displayed
with its number and a description of the trouble code. You don't have to refer to manuals to determine what
a trouble code number means. The tester will tell you if no DTCs are present.
To select DTC mode, do the following:
1. Press @ to select the DTC mode from the Select Mode menu.
2. If trouble codes are present, the tester will display each trouble code for three seconds, then returns to the
test mode menu. If no trouble codes are present, the tester displays a message to that effect.
TROUBLE CODES
P0117
COOLANT TEMP
VOLTAGE LOW

3. A trouble code can be held by pressing the d key while the code is being displayed. This enables you
more time to record the code. The u key is then used to resume display of the rest of the trouble codes.
4. Press x to terminate the DTC mode and return to the Select Mode menu.
DTCs present during Snapshot data capture can also be displayed in Snapshot replay by pressing the #
key.

ACTIVE KEYS
u

Advance to next trouble code.

Hold presently displayed trouble code.

Return to the Select Test Mode menu.

The purpose of the Snapshot test mode is to help you isolate an intermittent or transient problem by storing
data parameters before and after the problem occurs.
When the tester is operating in Snapshot mode, it is constantly storing information about data parameters
and DTCs. A time and position index for the stored information is also saved. When the memory is full, the
oldest (earliest) data collected is erased to make room for new information.
A Trigger tells the tester when to stop collecting data. You can specify a Trigger Condition so the tester
collects data that will be most useful in diagnosing the current problem. You can also select a TRIGGER
POINT.
SNAPSHOT OPTIONS
F0: ANY CODE
F2: MANUAL TRIG.
F3: REPLAY DATA
F9: TRIGGER
POINT

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Trigger Condition
The trigger condition defines the specific circumstances under which you want the trigger to occur. The
possible trigger conditions are:

ANY CODE: If any trouble code is detected by the ECM, it will cause the trigger to occur.

MANUAL TRIGGER: While operating the SNAPSHOT mode, you can always cause the trigger to
occur by pressing the (, E, or x keys.

Once the trigger occurs, the tester will retain data according to which trigger point you have selected.

MODE F3: SNAPSHOT


Trigger Point
If F9:TRIG. POINT is selected from the Snapshot Mode menu, a trigger point selection menu is displayed.
Trigger Point allows you to specify which data to capture data that occurs before, after, or both before and
after the point at which the trigger occurs. If no trigger point is selected, the center trigger point will be used
and a similar number of data samples before and after the trigger will be saved. Trigger point is fully
explained in Step 3.

Replay Data
You have the option of bypassing the Data Capture phase and displaying previously captured data. To do
this, select F3:REPLAY DATA from the Snapshot Options menu. All data captured during Snapshot is
retained in the tester memory for at least 24 hours, or until it is overwritten by a new Snapshot.
If no data has been captured, or if data stored in the tester memory is not data from the vehicle currently
being tested (i.e. it's from a previously tested vehicle), the tester displays the following message for four
seconds (or until the U or X key is pressed):
CAPTURED DATA
NOT FROM
SELECTED
VEHICLE.

NOTE

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During Snapshot replay, the trouble codes present for each sample can be
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Printing Captured Data


You can print the captured data, providing a hard copy of any selected data sample. Refer to the RS232C I/
F, TECH 1, TECH 1 Series A, or Mastertech Operator's Manual for printing instructions.
To select Snapshot mode, do the following:
The operation of Snapshot mode is divided into three phases: Set-Up (Steps 1-3), Data Capture (Steps 4-7),
and Data Display (Steps 8-12).

SET-UP PHASE
1. Press # to select the Snapshot mode from the test mode menu.
2. The trigger conditions and Replay Data options are displayed in a self-scrolling Snapshot Options menu.
To select a Snapshot option, just press the key displayed to the left of the desired Snapshot option. To
replay previously captured data, press #.
SNAPSHOT OPTIONS
F0: ANY CODE
F2: MANUAL TRIG.
F3: REPLAY DATA

SNAPSHOT OPTIONS
F9: TRIGGER
POINT

3. In addition to offering a trigger condition selection, you have the option of selecting a trigger point. If
you select F9:TRIG. POINT from the Snapshot Mode menu, the following options will be displayed: F0:
BEGINNING, F1: CENTER, and F2: END.
F0: BEGINNING

The trigger will be at the beginning of the captured data. After the trigger occurs,
the tester will continue to capture data until the memory is full, then the data will be
displayed. If not enough data samples have been collected to fill the tester memory
(because the x key was pressed before the tester memory was full), some
data samples that were captured before the trigger point will also be available for
display.

F1: CENTER

If enough time has elapsed before and after the trigger point, a similar number of
data samples that occurred before and after the trigger point will be available for
display. However, if the trigger occurs at or near the start of the Data Capture
phase, there will be fewer samples before the trigger point available for display.
Also, if the x key is pressed after the trigger occurs, but before the tester
memory is full, fewer data samples captured after the trigger point will be available
for display.

F2: END

Data that occurred before the trigger will be displayed. If the tester memory was
not full when the trigger occurred, some data samples captured after the trigger
point will also be available for display.

After the Data Capture phase, you can scroll through all of the stored data for display. In the Data Display
phase (Steps 8-12), data parameters are displayed in a manner identical to that of the Data List mode. You
can also specify the data sample you wish to display (Steps 8 and 9).

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ACTIVE KEYS
x

Return to the Select Test Mode menu.

)-@

Select trigger condition or trigger point.

Select Replay Data.

&

Toggles the display between metric and English units.

Select Trigger Point.

DATA CAPTURE PHASE


4. Once the trigger condition is specified, the tester begins storing engine data parameters and trouble codes
while displaying the Data List parameters.
5. The data is organized as a number of data 'samples'. The value or state of each parameter as well as all
trouble codes are saved for each sample. The data display will indicate the 'waiting for trigger' condition
with a flashing 'W' in the lower right-hand corner of the display. While waiting for the selected trigger,
the (, x , or e key can always be used to force a trigger.

ENGINE SPEED
2328 RPM
VSS
17 km/h
W

Waiting for Trigger

ENGINE SPEED
2328 RPM
VSS
17 km/h
T

Trigger Occurs

ENGINE SPEED
2328 RPM
VSS
17 km/h
0

Data Display Phase

6. Once the trigger occurs, the tester continues saving data samples until its memory is full. The tester
indicates that the trigger has occurred by replacing the flashing 'W' with a fixed 'T'. As soon as the
memory is full, the data capture terminates automatically and the tester goes to the Data Display phase.
7. Pressing x terminates the Data Capture phase early, an the Snapshot Mode moves to the Data
Display phase.

ACTIVE KEYS
y&n

Scroll through displayed data parameters.

Mark top displayed parameter as fixed for creating your own data pairs.

Mark bottom displayed parameter as fixed for creating your own data pairs.

&

Toggle display between English and metric units.

Manual trigger.

Manual trigger.

Manual trigger or Display captured data if trigger has already occurred.

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DATA DISPLAY PHASE


8. The Data Display phase is indicated with a number (initially zero) in the lower right hand corner of the
display. Select the data to be displayed by using the y and n keys (see the Data List Mode
description).

NOTE

During the Data Display phase, the trouble codes present for each sample
can be displayed by pressing @. Pressing # displays the cause of the
trigger.

More Data Samples


before the trigger

D
Data Sample
that occured
just before
the trigger
occured

ENGINE SPEED
2250 RPM
VSS
14 KM/H +1

More Data Samples

ENGINE SPEED
2328 RPM
VSS
17 KM/H 0

Trigger
Position

u
Y

COOLANT TEMP
118C 245F
MANI AIR TEMP
118C 245F 0

More
Data
Parameters

More Data Samples

ENGINE SPEED
2416 RPM
VSS
20 KM/H -1

Data Sample
that occured
just after
the trigger
occured

More Data Samples


after the trigger

9. Use the u and d keys to select the desired sample. An index is displayed in the lower right-hand
corner of the tester display. Sample 0 corresponds to the trigger sample; sample -1 is the sample
immediately preceding the trigger; sample +1 is immediately after the trigger, and so on. The index
range may be less than the maximum number of samples if not enough time was allowed for data capture
before or after the trigger.
Use the following keys to advance directly to the first, last, or trigger sample.
$ Display first (earliest) sample
% Display trigger sample (0)
^ Display last (most recent) sample
10. While in the Data Display phase, press e to toggle between the sample index and sample time.

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Sample
Index
ENGINE SPEED
2328 RPM
VSS
17 Km/h +16

e
Sample
Time

ENGINE SPEED
2328 RPM
VSS
17 Km/h +3.4

The sample time display gives the time in seconds (relative to the trigger sample) at which the tester
received the currently displayed sample. For example, a sample time of +3.4 means the sample was
received 3.4 seconds after the trigger sample. A sample time of -2.6 seconds means the sample was
received 2.6 seconds before the trigger.
11. The currently displayed sample may be printed if the tester is connected to a compatible printer. Refer to
the RS232C I/F, TECH 1, TECH 1 Series A, or Mastertech Operator's Manual for printing instructions.
12. When you are finished viewing the sampled data, press x to return to the trigger select menu. If you
are finished with the Snapshot mode, press x again to return to the test mode menu.

ACTIVE KEYS
SNAPSHOT DATA DISPLAY PHASE
y&n

Scroll through displayed data parameters.

u&d

Scroll through selected samples.

)-!

Fix top or bottom display parameter respectively.

Display trouble codes for current sample.

Displays the cause of trigger.

Advance to first (earliest) sample.

Advance to trigger sample (sample 0).

Advance to last (most recent) sample.

&

Toggle between English and metric units.

Print current data.

Toggle between sample index and sample time display.

Return to Trigger Select menu.

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MODE F4: FREEZE DATA


The Freeze Data mode displays data saved at the time a trouble code was set. The data is displayed in a
format similar to the Data List mode, with the Freeze Trouble Code displayed as the top parameter of the
first display pair. The display pairs can be viewed as described in the Data List section.
To select Freeze Data mode, do the following:
1. Press $ to select the Freeze Data mode from the Select Mode menu. The screen on the right is
displayed if no Freeze Data is stored.
TROUBLE CODE
1
ENGINE SPEED
0 RPM

NO FREEZE DATA

2. Press the y key to move forward through the list of pre-programmed pairs or press the n key to
move backward through the list of parameter pairs.
3. The displayed data may be printed if the tester is connected to a compatible printer. Refer to the RS232C
I/F Cartridge, TECH 1, TECH1 Series A, or Mastertech Operator's Manual for printing instructions.
4. Press x to return to the Select Mode menu.

ACTIVE KEYS
y&n

Scroll through displayed data parameters.

Mark top displayed parameter as fixed for creating your own data pairs.

Mark bottom displayed parameter as fixed for creating your own data pairs.

&

Toggle between English and metric units.

Print current data.

Return to Select Mode menu.

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MODE F5: CLEAR MODE


Submode F0: Clear Codes/Freeze Data
The purpose of the Clear Codes/Freeze Data submode is to command the clearing of stored trouble codes
and Freeze Data.
To select the Clear Codes/Freeze Data submode, do the following:
1. Press % to select the Clear Mode from the Select Mode menu.
2. Press ) to select Clear Codes/ Freeze Data from the Select Mode menu. The tester clears the codes and
freeze data, then informs you if the clearing was successful.
TROUBLE CODES
AND FREEZE DATA
CLEARED

CLEARING CODES
AND FREEZE DATA

3. The tester will not allow code and data clearing if vehicle speed is detected or if the engine RPM is above
2000. Once the vehicle is stopped and the engine RPM is less than 2000 RPM, the tester will attempt to
clear the codes.
CLEAR/RESET NOT
ALLOWED. STOP
VEHICLE AND
RELEASE THROTTLE

4. If the tester is unable to clear the trouble codes and freeze data, the following screen is displayed. Check
the DLC cable and adapter connections, then repeat this procedure to try to clear the codes again.

CLEAR FAILED

ACTIVE KEYS
x

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Return to the Select Mode menu.

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Submode F1: ECM Reset


The purpose of the ECM Reset submode is to reset learned engine parameter values.
To select the ECM Reset submode, do the following:
1. Press % to select the Clear Mode from the Select Mode menu.
2. Press ! to select ECM Reset from the Select Mode menu. The tester resets the ECM, then informs you
if the reset was successful.

THE ECM HAS BEEN


RESET

RESETTING ECM

3. The tester will not allow the ECM to be reset if vehicle speed is detected or if the engine RPM is above
2000. Once the vehicle is stopped and the engine RPM is less than 2000 RPM, the tester will attempt to
reset the ECM.
CLEAR/RESET NOT
ALLOWED. STOP
VEHICLE AND
RELEASE THROTTLE

4. If the tester is unable to reset the ECM, the following screen is displayed. Check the DLC cable and
adapter connections, then repeat this procedure to try to reset the ECM again.

ECM RESET FAILED

ACTIVE KEYS
x

Return to the Select Mode menu.

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MODE F6: INSPECTION


Idle Speed Adjust
The IDLE SPEED ADJUST procedure is used to perform a Base Air Adjustment procedure.
To select Idle Speed Adjust, do the following:
1. Press ^ to select Inspection from the Select Mode menu.
2. The tester informs you if any DTCs are detected. The problem must be repaired and then the DTCs must
be cleared before the tester will continue with the Idle Speed Adjustment mode.
3. If no DTCs are detected, the tester guides you through a preparation sequence to setup the vehicle for
adjusting the idle speed.
4. When the preparations are complete, the tester guides you through the Idle Speed Adjustment procedure.
Follow the instructions on the tester display to adjust the idle speed.
5. Press x to return to the Select Mode menu.

ACTIVE KEYS
$

Select Idle Speed Adjust.

Advance to the next display in the setup procedure.

Return to the Select Mode menu.

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6. TEST MODES: TRANSMISSION


AND ABS SYSTEMS

To make selecting test modes easy, the tester automatically displays a test mode select menu. The menu is
a display of test modes available for the system you are testing, as well as the key you press to select the
mode.
A sample Select Mode menu is shown below. The modes displayed are determined by the selected year and
system.

SELECT
VEHICLE

SELECT MODE
F0: DATA LIST
F1: NOT USED
F2: TROUBLE CODE

SELECT MODE
F3: SNAPSHOT
F4: CLEAR CODES
F5: ACTUATOR

SELECT MODE
F6: WHEEL SENSORS

Since all of the test modes cannot be displayed at the same time, use u and d to manually scroll through
the test modes.

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To select a test mode, simply press the tester key listed to the left of the test mode on the menu. For example,
to select F0:DATA LIST, press ). Regardless of which test modes are being displayed, any test mode can
be selected at any time from the menu.

TEST MODE GUIDE


The tester will help to guide you to the most effective test mode to use at the time. It does this by blinking
the displayed tester key to the left of the most effective test mode. For example, if trouble code 49 (Battery
Voltage High) is detected, the tester will blink F0 to indicate that F0:DATA LIST should be selected. The
tester will indicate a test mode to select if either of the following occur:

A trouble code is recognized that can be diagnosed most effectively by using one particular test mode.

You have tried to operate a test mode with a trouble code present that would prevent successful
operation. In this case, the tester will blink F4 to indicate that F4:CLEAR CODES should be selected.

Additionally, the tester will help guide you to the correct test step after you select a test mode from the test
mode menu. For instance, if you select F0:DATA LIST when F0 is blinking, the tester will automatically
show you the data parameters relevant to the trouble code. To continue our example of trouble code 49, if
F0:DATA LIST is selected, the tester will automatically display the Battery Voltage data parameter.
BATTERY VOLTAGE
17.5 V
BAROMETER SENSOR
0.45 BAR
1.88V

NOTE

Be sure to use the Isuzu service manual in conjunction with the Isuzu
systems application.

MODE F0: DATA LIST


The purpose of the F0:DATA LIST mode is to continuously monitor data parameters.
Viewing Data Parameters
The tester displays data parameters in pairs. Select the data parameters to display with the y and n
keys. If you hold either key down, the tester will sequence through all of the parameter pairs.
Create Your Own Data Pairs
You can create data parameter pairs different from the preprogrammed pairs. Refer Mode F0: Data List
[ECM/PCM/SRS/SIR] on page 34 for operating instructions.
To select Data List mode, do the following:
1. Press ) to select DATA LIST from the Select Mode menu.
2. Select the data parameters to be displayed by scrolling through the parameters with the y and n
keys.

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NOTE

For 4WAL systems, the SOFT FAULT parameter can be very helpful in
detecting an intermittent wire connection. This is accomplished by
selecting SOFT FAULT and monitoring the tester screen as you wiggle
wires and connectors. If a fault is detected, YES will appear on the screen.

3. The displayed data may be printed if the TECH 1 is equipped with an RS232C I/F Cartridge (P/N
01001151) connected to a compatible printer. The RS232C I/F Cartridge is not required for TECH 1A or
Mastertech testers. To print the data, press *. While the data is being sent to the printer, the tester's
keyboard is disabled.
Data List data can also be printed in a tabular format using the SCREEN PRINT feature. This is enabled
by pressing ^ for approximately 1 second until an RS232 SETUP menu is displayed. Pressing !
will then enable the SCREEN PRINT function. Refer to the RS232C I/F or TECH 1A or Mastertech
Operator's Manual for more detail.

NOTE

At present, printing is not supported for Class 2 engine and transmission


systems.

4. Press x at any time to return to the test mode menu.

ACTIVE KEYS
y&n

Scroll through displayed data parameters.

Mark the top display parameter as fixed for creating your own pairs.

Mark the bottom display parameter as fixed for creating your own pairs.

For Class 2 vehicles, pressing # displays which Data List is active.

&

Toggle between MPH and km/h unit display (4WAL and ABS VI only).

Output Data List parameters to printer (RS232C Cartridge must be installed for TECH 1).

Return to Select Mode menu.

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MODE F1: FUNCTION TEST


The Function Test is available for 4WAL systems only. A switched 16/12 pin adapter and RWAL/4WAL
adapter must be used to perform the 4WAL tests.
The purpose of the FUNCTION TEST is to actuate the 4WAL system. When Function Test is selected, the
tester sends a signal to the 4WAL ECU, which causes the 4WAL system to cycle.
To select Function Test mode, do the following:
1. Press ! to select Function Test from the Select Mode menu.
2. If the 4WAL system detects a trouble code, the tester will display: CODES ARE SET, REPAIR AND
CLEAR CODES BEFORE TESTING. The fault must be repaired and the code cleared before
continuing. Select the TROUBLE CODE mode to clear the code.
3. Complete the Function Test by following the directions of each screen.

NOTE

The brake must continuously be applied to conduct 4WAL function test. If


system will not cycle, check brake lamp switch circuit.

ACTIVE KEYS
Return to Select Mode menu.

SELECT MODE
F0: DATA LIST
F1: FUNCTION TEST
F2: TROUBLE CODE

FUNCTION TEST
CK FLUID LEVEL
CK/SET PRK BRAKE
PRESS ENTER

APPLY AND
HOLD BRAKE TO
ACTUATE TEST

TEST IS BEING
CONDUCTED

ADVANCE

NO CODES
TEST COMPLETE

HOLD

CODE XX
DESCRIPTION

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MODE F1: DTC HISTORY (ABS VI)


DTC History is available only for ABS VI systems.
DTC History provides you with additional fault information for the purpose of increasing serviceability.
This information, when used in conjunction with standard diagnosis procedures, can reduce the time you
spend trying to locate the cause of intermittent faults by identifying the degree of intermittence. Highly
intermittent (rarely occurring) faults are difficult to recreate and therefore are usually diagnosed differently
than frequent or permanent faults.
DTC History identifies the following information. Two pages of information are displayed for each of the
first five failures and three pages of information are displayed for the last failure.
First Five (Or Fewer) Failures
The first five faults are displayed in the order in which they occurred. This information can be used to
identify situations where an initial fault that was detected no longer remains, but the fault conditions explain
the occurrence of a later fault.
The first page of information displays how often each of the first five faults have occurred. The second page
informs you how many drive cycles have occurred since the code was last set.
This information identifies intermittent fault conditions and the degree of intermittence. If a fault occurred 1
out of 35 drive cycles, an unusual condition may have occurred, such as a severe pothole, that caused the
fault. In any case, a fault this intermittent is going to be difficult to locate. Up front, you know special
diagnosis techniques are needed to identify the cause. If the fault occurred 10 out of 15 drive cycles, your
chances of identifying the fault are much greater and recreation is probably much easier. Again, you know
this before an attempt is made to identify the cause. If the fault occurs every drive cycle, the fault is
HARD or easy to duplicate. Diagnosis should be easier.
Last Failure
The last failure that occurred is identified specifically. This fault is what brought the customer in for repair.
Additionally, the following information identifies what was happening when the last fault occurred:
1. The first page of information about the last failure indicates the speed the EBCM believes the vehicle
was going at the time the fault occurred. An unreasonable number here may lead you to suspect wheel
speed sensor problems.
The status of the brake switch at the time of the fault (Off or On). This will tell you if there was any
brake application when the fault occurred. Only the state of the brake switch is known, the brake pedal
may have simply been depressed or shorted without any vehicle deceleration.
2. The second page of information about the last failure displays the status of the brake warning lamp at the
time of the fault (ON or OFF), and whether or not the brake had been depressed this ignition cycle. If the
brake switch circuit was OPEN, no brake input will be seen. Also, many drivers do not depress the brake
when starting the car but do prior to putting the car in gear. If no brake input was seen prior to the fault
and the brake switch circuit is OK, this information tells you the fault was probably detected shortly after
the ignition switch was turned on.
Also on the second page is whether or not the vehicle has been driven at a speed greater than 25 MPH
during this ignition cycle.
3. The third page displays whether or not an ABS stop was in progress when the fault occurred. This may
point to a fault caused by additional stresses or vibration the vehicle encountered when in an ABS stop.

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Drive cycles since the last failure occurred are displayed. If zero drive cycles have occurred, the
customer drove in with the fault detected (ABS Warning Light probably flashing or on continuously). If
five drive cycles have occurred, no fault was present when the vehicle arrived for service. If no fault has
occurred for 40 drive cycles and only occurred once based on the intermittent information, the fault may
have occurred under unusual circumstances and a true fault may not exist.

NOTE

If no ABS faults have occurred for 100 drive cycles, the EBCM will clear
itself of all fault information.

To select DTC History mode, do the following:


1. Press ! to select DTC History from the Select System menu.
2. The tester displays two pages of information about the first failure which occurred. The first page
indicates how many times the failure has occurred over how many drive cycles. The second page tells
how many drive cycles have occurred since it was
last set.
The pages automatically sequence at 5-second intervals. Press u to manually sequence through the
pages or d to stop the sequencing.
3. Step 2 is repeated to display information from the first five failures. If fewer failures have occurred, only
information from failures that have occurred will be displayed.
4. After the first five (or fewer) DTC(s) have been viewed, the tester will display additional information
from the most recent failure. Three pages are needed to display all of the information about the last
failure as shown in the flow chart on the following page. These pages will automatically sequence at 5second intervals, or you can press u to manually sequence through them or d to freeze the display.
In the sample flow chart on the following page, the first failure (code 27) demonstrates an intermittent
fault that was the first code set, but it hasn't occurred for the past 14 drive cycles. The second failure of
the flow chart demonstrates a hard fault that is currently present since there have been 0 drive cycles
since it occurred, and it occurred on 5 of the last 5 drive cycles. In the example, the last failure is the
same as the second failure, since only two failures had occurred.
5. Press x to return to the Select Mode menu.

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SELECT MODE
F0: DATA LIST
F1: DTC HISTORY
F2: DTC(s)

LAST FAILURE:
DTC 42 WAS SET
AT 55 MPH, THE
BRAKE WAS OFF
5 Seconds

FIRST FAILURE:
DTC 27 WAS SET
1 OF LAST 14
DRIVE CYCLES

THE BRAKE WARN.


LAMP WAS ON
AND ABS WAS
ACTIVE
5 Seconds

5 Seconds

FIRST FAILURE:
DTC 27 WAS LAST
SET 14 DRIVE
CYCLES AGO

SOMETIME DURING
THIS IGN. CYCLE
THE BRK SW INPUT
WAS NOT PRESENT

5 Seconds

SECOND FAILURE:
DTC 42 WAS LAST
5 OF LAST 5
DRIVE CYCLES

5 Seconds

AND VEHICLE SPD.


WAS < 40 km/h.
THERE HAVE BEEN
xx DRIVE CYCLES

5 Seconds

SECOND FAILURE:
DTC 42 WAS LAST
SET 0 DRIVE
CYCLES AGO

5 Seconds

SINCE THIS LAST


FAILURE. REPAIR
VEHICLE PRIOR TO
CLEARING DTC(s).

5 Seconds

ACTIVE KEYS
!

Select DTC History from the Select Mode menu.

&

Toggle between MPH and km/h display.

Manually scroll the display.

Stop the display from sequencing.

Return to the Select Mode menu.

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MODE F2: TROUBLE CODE/DTC


Trouble Codes/DTCs are set by the ECU when an abnormal condition is detected. They are a key to
diagnosing many of the problems which can occur in the ECU system. Therefore, you should look to see if
any trouble codes are set at the beginning of every diagnostic session.
To select Trouble Code/DTC mode, do the following:
1. Verify that the ignition is in the ON position.
2. Press @ to select Trouble Code or DTC from the Select Mode menu.
3. For some ECUs, the tester displays each Trouble Code/DTC for six seconds. Press u to advance to the
next code or press d to hold the display.
For some ECUs, the tester will display each code, with the highest priority code displayed first. Present
codes are displayed first, followed by Intermittent, then Not Present codes. Press y to scroll to the
next code. When all trouble codes have been displayed, the tester displays a summary of the Present,
Intermittent, and Not Present codes. Only five trouble codes can be displayed per summary screen, so if
more than five trouble codes have been displayed, more than one summary screen will appear.
4. For some ECUs, after all codes are displayed, the tester will ask if you want to clear the codes. Press
y to clear the codes, or press n to return to the Select Mode menu without clearing the codes.
5. For some ECUs, you must press e to return to the Select Mode menu.

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SELECT MODE
F0: DATA LIST
F1: FIELD SERV.
F2: DTC

1993
5.7L TBI TRUCK

SELECT DTC
F0: ENGINE
F1: TRANSMISSION
F2: BOTH

= ADVANCE

), !, @

= HOLD

TRBL. CODE 14
COOLANT TEMP. HI

EACH CODE
DISPLAYED

TRBL. CODE 55
ADU ERROR

AUTOMATICALLY RETURNS
TO SELECT MODE MENU
AFTER LAST TROUBLE
CODE/DTC IS DISPLAYED

CLEAR CODES?
YES/NO

Example of Mode F2: Trouble Code Display

ACTIVE KEYS
u

Advance to the next code display.

Hold screen.

Clear codes.
Advance to the next code display.

Return to the Select Mode menu without clearing codes.

Return to the Select Mode menu.

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MODE F3: SNAPSHOT


The purpose of the Snapshot test mode is to help you isolate an intermittent or transient problem by storing
data parameters before and/or after the problem occurs. The Snapshot test mode can be used in the service
bay and during road testing.
When the tester is operating in Snapshot mode, it is constantly storing information about data parameters
and trouble codes. A time and position index for the stored information is also saved.
To select Snapshot mode, do the following:
The operation of Snapshot mode is divided into four phases: Setup (Steps 1-2), Data Capture (Steps 3-6),
Search for Trouble Codes (Step 7), and Data Display (Steps 8-13).

NOTE
The Search for Trouble Codes phase is not available for all ECUs.

Setup Phase
1. Press # to select Snapshot from the Select Mode menu.
The Snapshot functions are listed in the Snapshot Options menu. To bypass the Data Capture phase and
review previously captured Snapshot data, press F4:REPLAY DATA (F0:REPLAY DATA for ABS VI
systems).
2. To select a Snapshot option, press the key listed to the left of the desired function. Not all Snapshot
functions are available for every transmission/ABS system. The Snapshot functions are explained below.

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SELECT MODE
F3: SNAPSHOT
F4: CLEAR CODES
F5: ACTUATOR

REPLAY PREVIOUSLY
CAPTURED DATA
SNAPSHOT MODE
TECH 1 SEARCH
FOR TC?
(YES/NO)

SNAPSHOT OPTIONS
F0: ANY CODE
F1: SINGLE CODE
F2: MANUAL TRIG
F3: INTERMITTENT
F4: REPLAY DATA
F5: UPDATE DATA
F6: TRIG POINT
F7: CAUSE OF TRIG

SNAP. UPDATE RATE


F0: FAST (EACH)
F1: SLOW (1/sec)

TRIGGER POINT AT
F0: BEGINNING
F1: CENTER
F2: END OF DATA
),
F0 !,
F1 @

F7
&

TRIGGER CAUSED
BY
TROUBLE CODE 24
(EXIT)
x
EXIT

), !

SELECT SINGLE CODE

), @, #
!
F1

SNAPSHOT MODE
ENTER TROUBLE
CODE
24
(CODE + ENTER)
Code, then
e

DATA CAPTURE
PHASE

BATTERY VOLTAGE
13.4V
COOLANT TEMP.
83C
W

More Data Parameters

Example of Setup Phase of Snapshot


The snapshot options menu varies according to the selected vehicle and system

ANY CODE/DTC

A trigger occurs when any trouble code is set, unless status is INTERMITTENT.
An ( or x key press also causes a trigger.

SINGLE CODE/DTC

You can select a specific trouble code that must be detected before the trigger will
be set. When F1:SINGLE CODE is selected, the TECH 1 screen displays
SNAPSHOT MODE, ENTER TROUBLE CODE XX, (CODE + ENTER). Use
numeric keys 0 - 9 to enter the trouble code number that you wish to cause the
trigger, then press the e key. The tester will continue to store data until the
specified trouble code is detected, unless the trouble code status is
INTERMITTENT. If the code you enter does not exist for the engine type being
tested, an INVALID CODE message will be displayed and the code will have to
be reentered. An ( or x key press will also cause a trigger.

MANUAL TRIGGER

While operating the SNAPSHOT mode, you can always cause the trigger to be set
by pressing ( or x.

INTERMITTENT

A trigger will occur when any INTERMITTENT or PRESENT code sets. This
mode aids you in diagnosing intermittent faults. An ( or x key press also
causes a trigger.

SOFT FAULT
(4WAL only)

A trigger will occur when the ECU recognizes an intermittent fault, such as a loose
wire which will break and make contact when driving over a rough road.

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REPLAY DATA

To replay previously captured data, press $ (press % for 4WAL). All data
captured during Snapshot will be retained in the tester memory for at least 24
hours, even if the tester is disconnected from the vehicle, or until it is overwritten
by a new Snapshot.

ABS STOP
(4WAL only)

A trigger will occur when the brake, while driving, is applied hard enough to cause
the 4WAL system to activate.

UPDATE RATE

You have the option of selecting a Slow Data Rate or a Fast Data Rate. After the
Data Rate is selected, you are returned to the Snapshot Options menu.

F0: Fast Data Rate: All data samples sent by the ECU are collected and
stored for replay.
F1: Slow Data Rate : Data samples will be collected on a timed basis
rather than capturing and storing each sample sent by the ECU.
AUTOMATIC
TRIGGER (ABS VI)

The tester examines the ABS data and triggers the SNAPSHOT if an abnormal
condition occurs. The ABS automatic trigger feature is intended to identify
deviations in data or input signals that may not set an ABS code. If an automatic
trigger condition is encountered, it may provide information to support customer
complaints of irregular ABS performance or intermittent ABS warning lights. The
automatic trigger will occur if one of the following conditions exists:

A sudden change in wheel speed. Be sure you are driving at a constant


speed on a clean, dry smooth surface when a trigger occurs. Spinning
the tires, locking the wheels while braking, driving through potholes, or
performing ABS stops will cause a trigger that is NOT identifying a
system problem.

A very short loss of brake switch circuit input that may not set a code,
but will cause a momentary loss of ABS.

If the red brake warning lamp turns on.

If the battery voltage goes above 16 volts.

If the battery voltage falls below 9.3 volts in an ABS stop.

If the battery voltage falls below 11 volts when not in an ABS stop.

The intent of the ABS automatic trigger feature is to identify shortduration intermittent problems. For this reason, the data is taken at a high
rate of speed: approximately every 0.1 second.
CAUSE OF
TRIGGER

When & is selected, the cause of the trigger is played. Possible causes for a
trigger are listed below.

LOSS OF DATA : ECU communication is disrupted.


TROUBLE CODE 24 : If single code was selected, the trouble code
number is displayed. Also, if an intermittent trouble code occurs, that
trouble code number is displayed.
*F9* KEY PRESS : Indicates which key press caused the trigger: ( or
x.

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TRIGGER POINT

In addition to a trigger condition selection, if you select ^, you have the option
of selecting a trigger point.

F0:BEGINNING: The trigger will be at the beginning of the captured data.


After the trigger occurs, the tester will continue to capture data until the memory is
full, then the data will be displayed. If not enough data samples have been collected
to fill the tester's memory (because the x key was pressed before the tester's
memory was full), some data samples that were captured before the trigger point
will also be available for display.
F1:CENTER : If enough time has elapsed before and after the trigger point, a
similar number of data samples that occurred before and after the trigger point will
be available for display. However, if the trigger occurs at or near the start of the
Data Capture phase, there will be fewer samples before the trigger point available
for display. Also, if the x key is pressed after the trigger occurs, but before
the tester's memory is full, fewer data samples captured after the trigger point will
be available for display.

F2:END OF DATA : Data that occurred before the trigger will be displayed. If
the tester's memory was not full when the trigger occurred, some data samples
captured after the trigger point will also be available for display.

Trigger point at BEGINNING:


data is collected after the
trigger occurs.

Trigger point at CENTER:


data is collected before and
after the trigger occurs.

Trigger point at END:


data is collected before the
trigger occurs.

Snapshot Data

ACTIVE KEYS
)-(

Select Snapshot Function.

0-9

Enter specific trouble code digits.

Manual trigger.

Enter selected trouble code.

Terminate Snapshot mode and return to Select Mode menu.


Cause trigger during data capture and terminate further data capture.
Terminate data capture after Snapshot trigger has occurred.

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Data Capture Phase


3. Once you have specified the trigger condition, the tester starts saving data in its memory. During this
time, you can examine all of the data in the same manner as you do in the F0:DATA LIST mode. You can
even create your own pairs during SNAPSHOT. While the tester is waiting for the trigger condition to
occur, it will display a flashing indicator in the lower right-hand corner of the display. If you specified
CAPTURE DATA ON TC STORED, the indicator is the entered trouble code. If CAPTURE DATA ON
MANUAL TRIGGER was specified, F9 or W is the flashing indicator. If CAPTURE DATA ON
SINGLE CODE was specified, the code number or W is the flashing indicator. Otherwise, the
indicator is a W.
BATTERY VOLTAGE
13.4 V
COOLANT TEMP.
W
83C

Flashing W, F9, or
entered trouble code
indicates the tester is
waiting for a trigger

4. While the tester is waiting for the trigger, it is continuously storing data. The data is organized as a
number of samples. The value or state of each parameter as well as all trouble codes are saved for each
sample. All data parameters available in F0:DATA LIST mode are stored.
5. Once the trigger occurs, the tester will continue to save data samples until its memory is full. The tester
display indicates that the trigger has occurred by replacing the flashing indicator in the right-hand corner
of the display with a solid indicator. The indicator is either the number of the trouble code that caused
the trigger, F9 if the trigger was caused by pressing (, or T. As soon as the memory is full, the
Data Capture phase terminates automatically, and the tester goes on to the Search for Trouble Code
phase.

BATTERY VOLTAGE
13.4 V
COOLANT TEMP.
F9
83C

Flashing F9 or entered
trouble code indicates
the trigger has occurred
and the tester is
collecting data.

6. Pressing x will terminate the Data Capture phase early. If the trigger occurred before x was
pressed, the tester will automatically go to the Search for Trouble Code phase. If the trigger had not
occurred before x was pressed, the tester will return to the Setup Phase.

ACTIVE KEYS
y&n

Scroll through displayed data parameter.

Mark the top display parameter as fixed for creating your own pairs.

Mark the bottom display parameter as fixed for creating your own pairs.

Manual trigger.

Terminate data capture early.

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Search for Trouble Code Phase


7. The Search for Trouble Code phase begins by asking you if you want to use the SEARCH FOR
TROUBLE CODE function:
SNAPSHOT MODE
TECH 1 SEARCH
FOR TC?
(YES/NO)

If you press y, the tester searches through its memory for the first trouble code stored during the
Data Capture Phase. If no trouble codes are found, the tester informs you. Otherwise, the tester displays
the trouble code:
TC 34: PRESENT
BAND APPLY
SOLENOID VOLTAGE
HIGH
(YES)
0

Sample number

When you press y, the tester displays the data parameter associated with the trouble code for 5
seconds, in our example:
BAND APPLY SOL.
ACTIVE
BAND APPLY SOL.
14%

Sample number

The tester then proceeds to the next trouble code. In this way, you never miss a trouble code set during
the data capture phase.
When all trouble codes have been displayed, the tester informs you:
SNAPSHOT MODE
TECH 1 SEARCH
FOR TC COMPLETE
(YES)

If you press y, the tester goes to the Data Display phase, starting with the first trouble code or, if
none is present, to the data trigger sample (0).

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Data Display Phase


8. The Data Display phase is indicated with a number (initially 0) in the lower right-hand corner of the
display. That number is the number of the sample which is currently being displayed. Use the u and
d keys to sequence through the data samples. Sample 0 corresponds to the trigger sample; sample 1 is the sample immediately preceding the trigger; sample +1 is immediately after the trigger; and so
on. Press $ to go to the earliest sample in memory or ^ to go to the latest sample. % will cause the
trigger sample (0) to be displayed.
9. The time at which the data sample was received by the tester can be displayed by pressing #. Press
# again to turn off the sample time display:
TCC SOLENOID
ACTIVE +0.00 52
BRAKE SWITCH
OPEN
+5

Sample timepress #
Sample number

The time displayed is relative to the trigger; samples before the trigger have a negative time, samples
after the trigger have a positive time.
10. Select the data parameters to be displayed in the same manner as in the DATA LIST mode. All F0:DATA
LIST functions are available, such as the ability to create your own parameter pairs.
11. Press @ to view the trouble codes present in any sample.
12. The currently displayed sample may be printed if the TECH 1 is equipped with an RS232C I/F Cartridge
connected to a TECH1 or compatible printer. The RS232C I/F Cartridge is not required for the TECH1A
or Mastertech testers. To print the data, press *. While the RS232C I/F Cartridge is sending data to the
printer, the tester keyboard will be disabled.
Snapshot data can also be printed in a tabular format using the RS232C cartridge's SCREEN PRINT
feature. This is enabled (if the RS232C cartridge is installed) by pressing ^ for approximately 1
second until an RS232 SET-UP menu is displayed. Pressing ! will then enable the SCREEN PRINT
function. Refer to the RS232C I/F Cartridge Operator's Manual for more detail.
13. When you are finished viewing the sampled data, press x to return to the Snapshot Options menu.
If you are finished with the Snapshot mode, press x again to return to the Select Mode menu.

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^ DISPLAYS
LAST SAMPLE
OF DATA
BATTERY VOLTAGE
12.6 V
+0:01.23
BAROMETER SENSOR
0.81 bar
+34

INDICATES SAMPLE
NUMBER RELATIVE
TO TRIGGER

d
All parameter pairs
can be displayed.
u

INDICATES TIME
TECH 1 RECEIVED
SAMPLE

BATTERY VOLTAGE
12.3 V
+0:03.58
BAROMETER SENSOR
0.81 bar
+12
d
u
BATTERY VOLTAGE
14.9 V
+0:00.23
BAROMETER SENSOR
0.81 bar
+2

TC 49: PRESENT
BATTERY
VOLTAGE HIGH
(YES)
Code Display
Complete

d
% DISPLAYS
TRIGGER SAMPLE
OF DATA

u
BATTERY VOLTAGE
14.8 V
+0:00.00
BAROMETER SENSOR
0.81 bar
+0

TRIGGER SAMPLE

d
u
$

BATTERY VOLTAGE
12.9 V
0:00.15
BAROMETER SENSOR
0.81 bar
1

4L30E
NO TROUBLE CODES

1
4 Seconds

All parameter pairs


can be displayed.
$ DISPLAYS
FIRST SAMPLE
OF DATA

u
BATTERY VOLTAGE
12.6 V
0:03.48
BAROMETER SENSOR
0.81 bar
33

Example of Data Display Phase of Snapshot


(Data displayed varies according to selected vehicle and system)

ACTIVE KEYS
Y&n

Scroll through displayed data parameters.

)&!

Fix the top or bottom display parameter respectively.

Display trouble codes for current sample.

Go to the next data sample.

Go to the previous data sample.

Turn on/off sample time display.

Go to the earliest sample in memory.

Go to the trigger sample (sample 0).

Go to the latest sample in memory.

&

Toggle between MPH and km/h unit display (4WAL and ABS VI only).

Return to Setup Phase.

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MODE F4: CLEAR CODES/DTC


The purpose of the F4:CLEAR CODES/DTC mode is to command the clearing of stored trouble codes.
If the engine is running when F4:CLEAR CODES/DTC is selected, the tester will ask you to turn the engine
off. When the engine is off, turn the ignition to ON, then press the y key.
Before the trouble codes are cleared, the tester asks you if you really want to clear the codes. This prevents
valuable data from being lost. Press y to clear the codes or press n to return to the Select Mode
menu.
DO YOU REALLY
WANT TO CLEAR
THE CODES?
(YES/NO)

If y is selected, the tester verifies that all trouble codes have been cleared, then automatically returns to
the Select Mode menu. If the clearing was unsuccessful, the tester notifies you.
4L30E
CODES CLEARED

OR

4L30E
CODES NOT
CLEARED
(YES)

ACTIVE KEYS
y

Confirms the engine is off and the ignition is on.


Clears the codes.

Return to the Select Mode menu without clearing the codes.

Return to the Select Mode menu.

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MODE F4: MISC. TESTS (4WAL)


The following Miscellaneous Tests modes are available for 4WAL systems.
The 4WAL Misc. Tests mode provides four submodes for displaying ECU data.
To select Misc. Tests mode, do the following:
1. Press $ to select MISC. TESTS from the Select Mode menu.
2. Press the function key for the Misc. Test you wish to select.
3. Follow the instructions on the tester display. Each submode is described below.
4. Press x to return to the Misc. Tests mode.
F0:PROM ID

Identifies the ECU prom. This is helpful in determining which version of software
is in the 4WAL ECU.

F1:HISTORY DATA

Displays the history block number, ignition counts 1, ignition counts 2, and ABS
counts. The ignition counts is the number of drive cycles (in units of 16) before and
after a fault, respectively.
There are multiple blocks of history records and the tester indicates the Block #
being displayed. Use the arrow keys to scroll through the different data blocks. The
most negative number block identifies the oldest stored block.

F2:HISTORY CODES

The HISTORY CODE function identifies which codes are stored within each
History Block. The information is available in the following two ways.

F0:STORED CODES: Lists the Block # and all the codes stored in that block
by number only. Stored codes will scroll through all the code numbers stored in the
block.

F1:ENHANCED CODES: Provides the code number and a text description of


the codes stored in the block. Enhanced codes contains all of the trouble code
descriptors stored in the block.

F3:TIRE SIZE CAL

The TIRE SIZE CAL option has two sub-functions.

READ TIRE CAL: Allows you to read the tire size calibration stored in the
4WAL ECU.

NEW TIRE SIZE: Allows you to program a new tire size calibration into the
4WAL ECU.
Only predetermined tire sizes will be allowed to be selected. The arrow keys scroll
the available tire size options. Three tire sizes will appear at a time with the >
symbol indicating the current selected size. Once the proper size is selected, press
E to program the new tire size calibration.

ACTIVE KEYS
)-#

Select mode or submode.

Program new tire size calibration.

Return to the Select Mode menu.

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MODE F4: MISC. TESTS (ABS VI)


The following Miscellaneous Tests allow you to perform specialized tests on the individual components of
the ABS VI system.
When F4:MISC. TESTS is selected from the Select Mode menu, the tester instructs you to power the tester
directly from the Battery Adapter cable. On some vehicles, the cigarette lighter is not powered when the
ignition switch is turned off, so the tester should not be powered by the cigarette lighter.

SELECT MODE
F3: SNAPSHOT
F4: MISC. TESTS
F5: MOTOR REHOME
$

SELECT ABS TEST


F0: MANUAL CNTRL
F2: HYDRL. CNTRL
F4: MOTOR TEST
F5: GEAR TENSION
F6: RELAY TEST
F7: VOLTAGE LOAD
F8: LAMP TEST
F9: ABS VERSION

FOR ALL ABS


TESTS THE TECH 1
MUST BE POWERED
DIRECTLY FROM
u

THE BATTERY
USING A BATTERY
ADAPTER CABLE
u

Following is a brief description of each Misc. Test for the ABS VI system. A complete description and
operating instructions for each test mode follow.
F0: MANUAL CONTROL

The Manual Control test allows you to manually control ABS actuators
including the Enable Relay, Solenoids, and Motors.

F2: HYDRAULIC CONTROL

The hydraulic functional check allows testing of the ABS brake hydraulic
channels by allowing brake pressure APPLY, HOLD, and RELEASE functions
to be performed.

F4: MOTOR TEST

Once the motor pack has been separated from the ABS hydraulic modulator,
the Motor Test guides you through an automated ABS Motor Pack test.

F5: GEAR TENSION

The Gear Tension test allows you to relieve tension from the motor gears in
order to allow the motor pack to be removed for off-vehicle service.

F6: RELAY TEST

This test allows you to test the Enable Relay while displaying the EBCM
switched battery voltage. This allows verification of relay operation.

F7: VOLTAGE LOAD

The Voltage Load test allows you to check the battery for adequate capacity
for ABS operation. Appropriate messages are displayed that indicate any
required area of service.

F8: LAMP TEST

Allows manual control of lamps related to the ABS VI system.

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F9: ABS VERSION

The ABS Version function displays data about the vehicle's Electronic Brake
Control Module.

F0: Manual Control Test


The Manual Control functions allow you to manually control each motor and solenoid for component
diagnosis. The enable relay can also be controlled. You can turn the solenoids and enable relay on and off,
turn the ABS motors on and off, and control their direction (apply or release). Motor movement can be
confirmed by comparing what is commanded by the tester and what the EBCM sees as a response (motor
feedback). When the motor is moving, the feedback current will be less than the command current. When
the piston is at the top or bottom of the bore or stuck, the feedback current will equal the command current.
The solenoids will automatically be turned off if left on for more than 30 seconds and must cool before
being turned back on. The motors will automatically be turned off after 5 seconds. An INHIBITED
message will be displayed on line 1 if additional cooling time is required.
To select the Manual Control Test, do the following:
1. Press $ to select MISC. TESTS from the Select Mode menu.
2. Press ) to select the Manual Control Test.
3. A display confirming that you have entered the Manual Control test will be displayed for four seconds or
until the u key is pressed.
4. A screen explaining which tester keys are used to control the various functions is displayed until you
press the y key. If data is being received from the EBCM, the display will change to the function
selection menu. If no data is received from the EBCM, the tester will inform you. In this case, press
x to return to the Select ABS Test menu. Check the tester and DLC/ALDL cable connections, then
press ) to try to perform the Manual Control test again.
5. The function selection menu displays all of the functions which you can control in this test along with
the function key () - () to press to select this function.

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SELECT TEST:
F0: MANUAL CNTRL
F2: HYDRL. CNTRL
F4: MOTOR TEST
)

MANUAL CONTROL
OF ENABLE RELAY,
SOLENOIDS,
AND MOTORS

4 Seconds or U keypress

= TURN ON
= TURN OFF
ENTER = RLY ON/OFF
YES TO CONTINUE
Y

NO DATA
RECEIVED FROM
EBCM/EBTCM

F0: LF APPLY
F1: LF RELEASE
F2: LF SOLENOID
F4: RF APPLY
F5: RF RELEASE
F6: RF SOLENOID
F7: RA SOLENOID
F8: REAR APPLY
F9: REAR RELEASE

Select
Function
Menu

)
X
LF MOTOR APPLY
COMMAND: 10 AMPS
FEEDBACK: 10 AMPS
ENAB RELAY:
ON

Enable Relay is ON

E
E
LF MOTOR APPLY
COMMAND: 10 AMPS
FEEDBACK: 10 AMPS
ENAB RELAY:
OFF

Enable Relay is turned OFF

Manual Control
Note that the top row of function keys () - @) control tests for the Left Front functions. The next
row of function keys ($ - ^ ) control the same functions for the Right Front wheel. Rear wheel
components are controlled by function keys on the bottom row (* and (). Also, the selection is
arranged so the first key in a row controls motor apply, the second key controls motor release, and the
third key controls solenoids.
MOTOR APPLY

SOLENOID

LF

F0
LF APPLY

F1
LF RELEASE

F2
LF SOLENOID

RF

F4
RF APPLY

F5
RF RELEASE

F6
RF SOLENOID

F8
REAR APPLY

F9
REAR RELEASE

REAR

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Once you have selected a function to test, use the u key to turn function ON and the d key to turn
function OFF. Pressing the e key toggles the enable relay ON and OFF.
During a motor apply or a motor release, the command and feedback currents for that motor are
sampled. Those samples can be replayed immediately after the motor is turned off.
To select a different function to test, you can either press x to return to the function selection menu
to choose a different test, or just press the function key for the test you want to perform.
6. Press x to return to the Manual Control Test menu. Press x again to display the Select Test
menu.

NOTE

When you exit from the Manual Control Test, the tester will rehome the
motors and display a message informing you that the motors have been
rehomed.

ACTIVE KEYS
)

Select Manual Control test.

)-(

Select function to control.

Turn function ON.

Turn function OFF.

Turn enable relay ON and OFF.

Continue Manual Control test.

Return to the Select Test menu.

F2: Hydraulic Control Test


CAUTION!
CAUTION

To perform the following test, both vehicle drive wheels must be securely
raised or there will be unintended vehicle movement that could injure
someone.

The Hydraulic Control test allows you to manually perform the APPLY, HOLD, and RELEASE ABS
functions for brake system diagnosis.
To select the Hydraulic Control Test, do the following:
1. Press $ to select MISC. TESTS from the Select Mode menu.
2. Press @ to select the Hydraulic Control Test.
3. The tester display confirms that you are in the ABS Hydraulic Functional Test and instructs you to raise
the wheel to be tested. When the wheel has been raised, press the u key.
4. If the parking brake is on, the tester will tell you to release it. If the parking brake is released within 10
seconds, the tester automatically continues to the Select Channel menu.
If the parking brake is not released within 10 seconds, or if the red warning light remains on even when
the parking brake is released, the tester instructs you to release the parking brake or correct the cause of

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the red warning light staying on. When the problem is resolved, the tester displays the Select Channel
menu.
5. Choose the wheel you wish to test from the Select Channel menu.
6. When a wheel has been selected, the tester instructs you to place the transmission in neutral, then firmly
depress the brake pedal. Do not release the pedal until the tester instructs you to do so.

SELECT TEST
F0: MANUAL CNTRL
F2: HYDRL. CNTRL
F4: MOTOR TEST
@

x
ABS HYDRAULIC
FUNCTIONAL TEST
RAISE WHEEL TO
BE TESTED
u

If parking brake and/or


red telltale are on.
RELEASE
PARKING
BRAKE

If more than
10 seconds.

RELEASE PARKING
BRAKE OR CORRECT
CAUSE OF RED
BRAKE WARNING LP

When problem is fixed.


SELECT CHANNEL
F0: LEFT FRONT
F4: RIGHT FRONT
F8: REAR AXLE

TRANS IN NEUTRAL
FIRMLY DEPRESS
BRAKE PEDAL

TEST HAS BEEN


INACTIVE FOR 45
SECONDS. TEST
TERMINATED

LEFT FRONT
= START

RIGHT FRONT
= START

REAR AXLE
= START

XXXXXXX

XXXXXXX

XXXXXXX

REMOVE FOOT
FROM BRAKE
BRAKE ON
When pedal is released.

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7. Have an assistant try to spin the wheel selected. It should not spin. This is to verify base brake apply.
8. Press the u key to start the test. The tester will display RELEASE on the screen and your assistant
should be able to spin the wheel selected. This verifies ABS brake pressure release. The tester will then
display HOLD on the screen and a countdown timer. During this portion of the test, the brake pressure
previously released is being held and your assistant should be able to spin the selected wheel. This
verifies that the ABS unit can HOLD the released pressure and checks for internal leaks. The tester
then commands the ABS modulator to APPLY (APPLY is displayed on the screen). Your assistant
should not be able to spin the wheel selected at this point. This test verifies that the ABS modulator can
reapply brake pressure to the selected channel. Refer to the vehicle's Service Manual for component
servicing if a problem is found during this test.
9. At the conclusion of the test, the tester instructs you to take your foot off the brake pedal. When the pedal
is released, the tester returns to the beginning of the Hydraulic test. Run the test on another wheel, or
press x to return to the Select Test menu.

NOTE

When you exit from the Hydraulic Control test, the tester will rehome the
motors and display a message informing you that the motors have been
rehomed.

ACTIVE KEYS
@

Select Hydraulic Control test.

), $ , *

Select channel to be tested.

Confirm that all wheels are off the ground.


Begin test.

Return to the Select Tests menu.

F4: Motor Test


Once the motor pack has been separated from the ABS hydraulic modulator, the Motor Test will
functionally test the motor pack for proper operation. If the motor pack is still attached to the modulator, the
tester will perform the gear tension relief sequence to allow you to remove it.

CAUTION!
CAUTION

NOTE

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Prior to removing the motor pack from the ABS hydraulic modulator,
prevailing motor torque, or gear, tension must be removed from the gear
train to ease the motor pack separation process and prevent personal injury.

Prior to removing the motor pack from the ABS hydraulic modulator,
prevailing motor torque, or gear, tension is removed from the gear train to
ease the motor pack separation process and prevent gear train damage.

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To select the Motor test, do the following:


1. Press $ to select MISC. TESTS from the Select Mode menu.
2. Press $ to select the MOTOR TEST.
3. The tester display will confirm that you are in the Automated ABS Motor Pack Diagnosis test. The
display will automatically scroll after four seconds or after pressing the u key.
4. The tester will ask if the motor pack has been separated from the modulator. Answer by pressing the
y or n key.
If the answer is Y, the tester will ask you to turn the ignition OFF.
If the answer is N, the tester will perform a gear tension relief sequence and then inform you that the
sequence has been completed. Press the u key to scroll to the next screen, which asks you to turn the
ignition OFF. After you turn the ignition OFF, the tester will prompt you to remove the motor pack from
the Hydraulic Modulator Assembly. Refer to the service manual for the proper procedure.
The tester will prompt you to connect the motor pack wiring to the motor pack, position the motor pack
so that gears are clear of all objects, and then turn the ignition back ON.
5. The tester will guide you through a series of actions to perform and questions to answer. If an is
displayed in the lower right corner of the display, press the u key after the action is completed to
continue to the next page of instructions. If the tester asks a question, answer by pressing the y, n
or e key.
6. After all tests have been performed, the tester will display
the test results. If the test failed, rerun the Motor Test to verify
the results.
7. Press x to return to the Select Tests menu.

ACTIVE KEYS
$

Select Motor Test from the Misc. Tests menu.

Advance screen after performing requested action.

y&n

Indicate whether or not motors turned and whether or not motor pack has been
separated.

Start motor pack diagnosis.

Return to the Select Test menu.

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SELECT ABS TEST


F0: MANUAL CNTROL
F2: HYDRL. CNTRL
F4: MOTOR TEST

MAKE SURE MOTOR


GEARS ARE CLEAR
OF ALL OBJECTS.

AUTOMATED ABS
MOTOR PACK
DIAGNOSIS

TURN IGNITION
BACK ON.

4 Seconds or
u keypress

When key is turned


back ON.

HAS MOTOR PACK


BEEN SEPARATED
FROM MODULATOR?
(YES/NO)
y

PRESS ENTER
TO START MOTOR
PACK DIAGNOSIS.

n
e
GEAR TENSION
RELIEF SEQUENCE
COMPLETED.

ARE ALL THREE


MOTORS TURNING?

MOTOR OR EMB/ESB
IS DEFECTIVE.
REPLACE MOTOR
PACK.

MOTOR OR EMB/ESB
IS DEFECTIVE.
REPLACE MOTOR

(YES/NO)
u
y
TURN IGNITION
OFF

Key is
turned OFF.

TURN IGNITION
OFF

ALL THREE MOTORS


APPLY. TO VERIFY
RELEASE, PRESS
ENTER.

Key is
turned OFF.
e
REMOVE MOTOR
PACK FROM MOD.
ASM. REFER TO
SERVICE MANUAL

ARE ALL THREE


MOTORS TURNING?
(YES/NO)

u
y
WITH MOTOR PACK
SEPARATED FROM
MODULATOR,

ALL THREE MOTORS


RELEASE. SEE
SERVICE MANUAL
TO DETERMINE

u
u
CONNECT MOTOR
PACK WIRING TO
MOTOR PACK.

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IF MODULATOR
GEARS ROTATE.
REFER TO NO
GEAR MOVEMENT.

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F5: Gear Tension Test


The Gear Tension test allows you to relieve tension from the motor gears in order to allow the motor pack to
be removed for off-vehicle service.

CAUTION!
CAUTION

NOTE

Prior to removing the motor pack from the ABS hydraulic modulator,
prevailing motor torque, or gear, tension must be removed from the gear
train to ease the motor pack separation process and prevent personal injury.

Prior to removing the motor pack from the ABS hydraulic modulator,
prevailing motor torque, or gear, tension, is removed from the gear train to
ease the motor pack separation process and prevent gear train damage.

To select the Gear Tension Test, do the following:


1. Press $ to select MISC. TESTS from the Select Mode menu.
2. Press % to select the GEAR TENSION RELIEF Test.
3. The tester will confirm that you are in the Gear Tension Relief test. Consult the service manual for pretest
preparations. The display will automatically scroll after four seconds or after pressing the u key.
4. The tester will ask you to press the e key to start the Gear Tension Relief sequence. Press the
e key.
5. The tester will inform you when the Gear Tension Relief sequence has been completed. Press the u key
to scroll to the next page of instructions.
6. To finish the test, turn the ignition key OFF, follow instructions on the next screen and press x after
the motor pack is separated from the Hydraulic Modulator. The tester will return to the Select Test menu.

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SELECT TEST
F5: GEAR TENSION
F6: RELAY TEST
F7: VOLTAGE LOAD
%

PREPARE ABS
MODULATOR FOR
OFF-VEHICLE
SERVICE

4 Seconds or
u keypress
PRESS (ENTER) TO
START THE GEAR
TENSION RELIEF
SEQUENCE.
e

GEAR TENSION
RELIEF SEQUENCE
COMPLETED.
*IMPORTANT*
u

IGNITION MUST
BE TURNED OFF
BEFORE EXITING.

When key is
turned OFF.
IGNITION OFF
REMOVE MODULATOR
PRESS EXIT TO
RETURN TO MENU.

ACTIVE KEYS
%

Select Gear Tension test.

Scroll to the next page of instructions.

Start the Gear Tension Relief sequence.

Return to the Select Test menu.

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F6: Relay Test


The Enable Relay test controls the enable relay while displaying the switched battery voltage into the
EBCM. This tests allows verification of relay operation.
To select the Relay Test, do the following:
1. Press $ to select MISC. TESTS from the Select Mode menu.
2. Press ^ to select the ENABLE RELAY Test.
3. The tester display will confirm that you are in the ABS Enable Relay test. The display will automatically
scroll after four seconds or after pressing the u key.
4. The tester will display the keys used to control the Enable Relay, the status of the relay (whether it is
commanded OFF or ON), and the current battery voltage as seen by the EBCM.
5. Use the d key to turn the Enable Relay OFF and the u key to turn the Enable Relay back ON. If the
relay is commanded OFF, the battery voltage should drop to below 5.0V within two seconds. If it fails to
do this, the tester will inform you that the relay contacts appear to be closed. Consult the service manual
to make the necessary repairs.
6. Press x to return to the Select Test menu.

ACTIVE KEYS
^

Select Relay Test from the Misc. Tests menu.

Turns relay ON.

Turns relay OFF.

Return to Select Test menu.

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SELECT TEST
F5: GEAR TENSION
F6: RELAY TEST
F7: VOLTAGE LOAD
^

TEST OF ABS
ENABLE RELAY.

4 Seconds or
u keypress

ABS RELAY TEST


= ON
=OFF
RELAY CMD: ON
BATTERY:
12.9V
u

ABS RELAY TEST


= ON
=OFF
RELAY CMD: OFF
EBCM BATT: 0.9V
If voltage fails
to drop when relay
is commanded OFF.
RELAY CONTACTS
APPEAR TO BE
CLOSED REPAIR
AS NECESSARY

F7: Voltage Load


In the Voltage Load test, you can energize many of the ABS components to create a significant current draw.
Ignition voltage and ABS battery voltage are then monitored. If one or both voltages drop significantly,
appropriate messages are displayed to direct you to the required area for service.
To select the Voltage Load Test, do the following:
1. Press $ to select MISC. TESTS from the Select Mode menu.
2. Press & to select the Voltage Load Test.
3. The tester display will confirm that you are in the ABS Voltage test. The display will automatically scroll
after four seconds or after pressing the u key.
4. Press the u key to sequence through the three message displays that caution you against abusing or
overusing this test.
5. After reading the three message displays, start the engine and leave the transmission in park/neutral.
Press the u key to continue the test.
6. The tester will ask you to press on the brake pedal firmly. Do so and the tester display will inform you of
the current ABS ignition voltage and the ABS battery voltage. Press the u key to start the test.

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If the Battery test has just been performed, you may have to wait up to 60 seconds for the components to
cool before the test can be run again. If you attempt to run the battery test again too soon, the tester
displays a warning and also displays a countdown timer of how long before the test can be run again.
7. The test will take 6 to 10 seconds to complete, during which time you must keep the brake pedal
depressed. The tester will inform you that the test is in progress. When the tester concludes the test, the
results of the tests are displayed.
8. Press x to return to the Select Test menu.
SELECT TEST:
F5: GEAR TENSION
F6: RELAY TEST
F7: VOLTAGE LOAD
&

TEST FOR
ADEQUATE BATTERY
CAPACITY FOR ABS
OPERATION.

ONLY RUN TEST


WHEN DIRECTED TO
BY SERVICE MANUAL.

4 Seconds or
u keypress

ABS VOLTAGE TEST


* * * IMPORTANT * * *
DO NOT ABUSE
THIS TEST.

ABS VOLTAGE TEST


START ENGINE;
KEEP IN PARK/
NEUTRAL

DAMAGE TO ABS
MODULATOR MAY
RESULT IF TEST
IS OVER-USED.

DEPRESS BRAKE
PEDAL FIRMLY.
BRAKE OFF

Brake depressed

ABS VOLTAGE TEST


= START TEST
ABS IGN:
13.4V
ABS BATT:
12.9V

If cooling
is required
1-60
seconds

SYSTEM MUST COOL


DUE TO HIGH
CURRENT USED!
WAIT XX SECONDS.

ABS VOLTAGE TEST


IN PROGRESS
ABS IGN:
13.4V
ABS BATT:
12.9V

If brake
is released

BRAKE RELEASED
TEST TERMINATED

6-10 Seconds

ABS IGN. & BATT.


VOLTAGES < 10.0V
CHECK VEHICLE
ELECTRICAL SYST.

ABS VOLTAGE TEST

or

* * * PASSED * * *

or

ABS BATT. INPUT


VOLTAGE < 10.0V
* CHECK SWITCHED
BATT FOR HI OHMS

ACTIVE KEYS
&

Select Voltage Load test from the Select Misc. Tests menu.

Advance the tester display after performing a requested action.


Also starts the test.

Return to the Select Tests menu.

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F8: Lamp Test


The Lamp Test allows you to manually control the ABS warning light, the ABS active light, and the red
BRAKE warning light for diagnostic purposes.
To select the Lamp Test, do the following:
1. Press $ to select MISC. TESTS from the Select Mode menu.
2. Press * to select the Lamp Test.
3. The tester display will confirm that you are in the Lamp Test. The display automatically scrolls after four
seconds or after u is pressed. The lamps available for testing vary depending on the selected vehicle.

SELECT ABS TEST:


F8: LAMP TEST
F9: ABS VERSION

MANUAL CONTROL
OF ABS LAMPS.

4 Seconds or
u keypress
SELECT LAMP
F0: ABS WARN LP
F2: ACTIV LAMP
)
F0

ABS WARNING LAMP


= ON
=FLASH
COMMAND:
ON

ABS WARNING LAMP


= ON
=FLASH
COMMAND: ON/OFF

F1

ABS ACTIVE LIGHT


= ON
=OFF
COMMAND:
OFF

ABS ACTIVE LAMP


= ON
=OFF
COMMAND:
ON

4. A Select Lamp menu is displayed. Press the key to the left of the test you wish to select.
F0: ABS WARN LP

Press D to cause the ABS warning lamp to flash or press u to turn it


ON. The commanded state of the warning light is displayed on line 3 of the
tester. When exiting back to the Select Lamp menu, the Amber ABS Lamp
will remain on.

F2: ABS ACTIVE LAMP

Use the u and D keys to turn the ABS Active Lamp ON and OFF. The
commanded state of the lamp is displayed on line 3. The Amber ABS lamp
will remain on during this test.

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5. Press X to return to the Select Lamp menu, or press X twice to return to the Select Test menu.

ACTIVE KEYS
)&@

Select Lamp test.

Turn the selected lamp ON.

Turn the ABS Active Lamp OFF, or FLASH the ABS Warning Lamp.

Return to the Select Lamp menu. Press x twice to return to the Select Test
menu.

F9: ABS Version


This feature allows you to identify the DCD ABS VI vehicle application, the ABS version, Electronic Brake
Control Module (EBCM) manufacturing information, and calibration information without
having to access or remove the EBCM.
The software ID is not related to a PROM version in the EBCM. The EBCM has NO SERVICEABLE OR
REMOVABLE PROM. The ID and sequence number are for EBCM identification purposes only.
To select the ABS Version Test, do the following:
1. Press $ to select MISC. TESTS from the Select Mode menu.
2. Press ( to select the ABS VERSION.
3. The tester will display information about the Delco Chassis Division EBCM on four tester screens.
a. Two system identification screens
b. Model year, platform and ABS version number screen
c. Software identification screen
This information may be referenced by service manuals or service bulletins. It can be used to determine
that the correct EBCM is installed in the vehicle. It may also be used for warranty purposes.
4. The tester will continuously scroll through the three screens at 4-second intervals. The display can be
frozen by pressing the d key and unfrozen by pressing the u key.
5. Press x to return to the Select Test menu.

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SELECT TEST
F8: LAMP TEST
F9: ABS VERSION

DELCO CHASSIS
DIVISION.
ANTILOCK BRAKE
SYSTEM VI

4 Seconds or
u keypress
SYSTEM INCLUDES:
TRACTION CONTROL
(TCS)

4 Seconds or
u keypress
Selected
vehicle displayed
on line 3.

ABS VI/TCS
1996
ISUZU 2WD
VERSION X.X

4 Seconds or
u keypress
PROM ID:
DATE CODE:
SEQUENCE #:
CONFIG. ID:

3106
2626
14414
4099

4 Seconds or
u keypress

ACTIVE KEYS
(

Select ABS Version from Select Misc. Tests menu.

Manually scroll the display screen.

Freeze the display screen.

Return to the Select Tests menu.

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MODE F5: MOTOR REHOME (ABS VI)


This feature allows you to command the ABS motors to drive the pistons to the home position at the top of
each bore.
To select Motor Rehome (ABS VI) mode, do the following:
1. Select MOTOR REHOME by pressing % from the Select Mode menu. The tester will not perform a
motor rehome if the vehicle is moving or if the brakes are applied.
2. The tester informs you that the motors are being rehomed.
3. MOTOR REHOME COMPLETE is displayed when the motors are rehomed, then the tester returns to
the Select Mode menu.

ACTIVE KEYS
%

Select MOTOR REHOME from the Select Mode menu.

SELECT MODE
F3: SNAPSHOT
F4: MISC. TESTS
F5: MOTOR REHOME
%

BE SURE IGNITION
KEY IS IN THE RUN
POSITION

10 Seconds

MOTOR REHOME
COMMANDED.
REHOMING MOTORS

2 Seconds

MOTOR REHOME
COMPLETE

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MODE F5: ACTUATOR TEST


The purpose of F5:ACTUATOR TEST mode is to check for correct operation of electronic system
actuators. Using the tester, you can command the actuators ON and OFF. Then you can check the actuators
for correct operation.
For some actuator tests, the tester can automatically determine the correct function of the actuators.

CAUTION!
CAUTION

These tests should only be run with the parking brake on and the wheels
adequately secured. Any other mode of operation is not recommended and
is unsafe. ALWAYS PUT THE PARKING BRAKE ON AND BLOCK
THE WHEELS WHEN USING THIS TEST MODE.

There are three types of actuator tests: Basic Output, Automatic, and User Output Control. The chart below
briefly explains how each test works and which actuators can be checked with each test. A detailed example
of operating each test type is given on the following pages.

TEST-TYPE

OPERATION

BASIC OUTPUT

The tester controls the actuator. Your answers (YES/NO) to


questions asked by the tester determine if the test passed or
failed.

AUTOMATIC TESTS

The tester automatically determines if the test passed or


failed.

USER OUTPUT CONTROL

You control the actuator and answer questions (YES/NO) to


determine if the test passed or failed.

When F5:ACTUATOR TEST is selected, the tester displays a menu containing all possible tests for the
system under test. There may be more selections above and below the visible selections. Pressing u or d
will cause the cursor * to move up or down. Press u or d until the cursor is positioned next to the
actuator test you wish to select, then press y.

Basic Output Tests


Your answers (YES/NO) to questions asked by the tester determine if the test passed or failed. The
following example demonstrates the Basic Output type of test.
Example: Winter LED (4L30E Bosch)
To select the Basic Output Actuator Tests, do the following:
1. Press * to select ACTUATOR TEST from the Select Mode menu.
2. Use the u or d keys to select the test.
3. When the cursor is positioned next to the actuator you wish to test, press y to begin the test.
In the Winter LED test, the LED is commanded ON. The tester then asks you whether or not the LED
turned on.
4. If the LED is turned on, press y. The tester will advance to the Actuator Select mode.
If the LED did not turn on, press n. The tester will display TEST FAILED! SEE CHART 5" in the
system-specific service manual procedure. Press y to advance to the next Actuator Select mode.

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SELECT MODE
F4: CLEAR CODES
F5: ACTUATOR TEST

SELECT ACTUATOR
* WINTER LED
ECONOMY/SPORT
GND CONTROL R.

WINTER LED
COMMANDED ON
OKAY?
(YES/NO)

30 Seconds

WINTER LED

OKAY?
(YES/NO)

WINTER LED

TEST FAILED!
SEE CHART 5 (YES)

Example of Basic Output Test

ACTIVE KEYS
u&d

Select actuator test to run.

Begin test.
Confirm that tester display is true.

Confirm that tester display is false.

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Automatic Tests
In the Automatic tests, the tester runs the test you select, then informs you if the test passed or failed. While
the test is running, the tester displays the feedback state/value of Data List Parameters associated with the
actuator being controlled.
To select the Automatic Actuator Tests, do the following:
1. Press % to select ACTUATOR TEST from the Select Mode menu.
2. For some systems, the tester will display the first actuator test. Proceed to Step 3 to run the test.
For other systems, you must answer the User Input questions and perform certain vehicle preparation
tasks before the first actuator test is displayed. Just follow the instructions on the tester screen.
3. Use the u and d keys to move the cursor next to the actuator you wish to test, then press y to
begin the test.
When a test is selected, or during the test, the tester might ask you to change something on the vehicle,
such as depressing or releasing the brake pedal. Follow the instructions on the tester display.
4. While the test is running, the tester displays the feedback state/value of Data List Parameters associated
with the actuator being controlled. The tester compares the control value to the feedback value to
determine if the test passed or failed.
5. If the test passed, the tester displays TEST OKAY, then advances to the Select Actuator display.
If the test failed, for some ECUs, you are referred to a chart in the Service Manual. Press y to
continue to the Select Actuator display.
SELECT ACTUATOR
* SOLEN. 1-2/3-4
SOLENOID 2-3
TCC SOLENOID

Tester
performs
Actuator
Test.

SOLENOID 1-2/3-4
INACTIVE
0V

SOLENOID 1-2/3-4

SOLENOID 1-2/3-4

TEST FAILED!
SEE CHART 5 (YES)

TEST OKAY!

3 Seconds

Example of Automatic Actuator Test

ACTIVE KEYS
u&d

Select actuator test to run.

Begin actuator test.


Return to Select Actuator menu.

Return to Select Actuator menu.

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User Output Control Test


In the User Output Control test, the tester checks the Pressure Regulator Solenoid. This Solenoid is
controlled through current flow by the TCM. The tester commands how much current should be controlled.
During this test, you can connect a pressure gauge to the transmission to measure the actual oil pressure in
the transmission and compare this reading to the calculated oil pressure displayed by the tester. The Pressure
Regulator Solenoid is available on 4L30E (Bosch) transmissions.
To select User Output Control Actuator Test, do the following:
1. Press % to select ACTUATOR TEST from the Select Mode menu.
2. Use the u and d keys to move the cursor next to Pressure Regulator Solenoid, then press y.
3. Press y again and the tester performs the 100% duty cycle test. When testing the Pressure Regulator
Solenoid, the tester displays current (mA) and pressure (bar) readings.
At this time, you can connect a pressure gauge to the transmission to verify that the actual oil pressure is
the same as the calculated oil pressure in the tester display.
4. If the test passed, press y to return to the Select Mode menu.
If the test fails, press n. For some ECUs, the tester will refer you to a chart in the Service Manual.
Press y to return to the Select Mode menu.

SELECT ACTUATOR
TCC SOLENOID
BAND APPLY SOL
* PRESS. REG. SOL.

RUN ENGINE AT
IDLE SPEED
AT INPUT SPEED
RPM

PRESS. REG. SOL.


1101mA
3.5bar OKAY?
(YES/NO)

PRESS. REG. SOL.


101mA
10.1bar OKAY?
(YES/NO)

PRESS. REG. SOL.

TEST FAILED!
SEE CHART 5 (YES)

Example of User Output Control Test

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ACTIVE KEYS
u&d

Select actuator test to run.

Confirm that tester display is true.

Confirm that tester display is false.

Return to Actuator Test menu.

MODE F6: WHEEL SENSORS


The Wheel Sensors mode allows you to test the ABS wheel speed sensors.
To select Wheel Sensors mode, do the following:
1. Press * to select Wheel Sensors from the Select Mode menu.
2. The tester instructs you to drive the vehicle at a certain speed, then release the gas pedal and disengage
the transmission. As soon as the vehicle has stopped, apply the brakes.
3. The tester again instructs you to drive the vehicle at a certain speed.
4. When the displayed speed is reached, the tester instructs you to slow down to a certain speed.
5. When this speed is reached, the tester displays the captured wheel speeds on line 3. Refer to Chart 6 in
the Service Manual to analyze the captured data.
6. Press y to return to the Select Mode menu.

ACTIVE KEYS
y

Confirm that instructions have been completed.


Return to Select Mode menu.

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INSTRUCTIONS:
DRIVE VEHICLE AT: 20 km/h
AND THEN (YES)

RELEASE GAS
PEDAL, DISENGAGE
TRANSMISSION
AND (YES)

AS SOON AS THE
VEHICLE HAS
STOPPED APPLY
BRAKES (YES)

BEGIN TEST:
DRIVE VEHICLE AT: 20 km/h
XX XX XX XX

DECREASE VEHICLE
SPEED TO: 0 km/h
XX XX XX XX

MEASURED WHEEL
SPEED THRESHOLD
XX XX XX XX
(YES)

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MODE F8: ECU CONTROL


The purpose of the ECU CONTROL test mode is to test the force motor current and calculate the force
motor pressure.
To select ECU Control mode, do the following:
1. Press * to select ECU CONTROL from the Select Mode menu.
2. The tester tells you how to control the force motor pressure. Press y to continue.
FORCE MOTOR CTL.
: INCREASE
: DECREASE
(YES)

3. The tester displays the force motor current in amps and the calculated pressure in bar. At this point, you
can press u to increase the pressure or d to decrease the pressure. CTR displayed at the end of line 2
indicates that the force motor is being controlled.
FORCE MOTOR CUR.
X.XXA
CALCULAT. PRESS.
XX.X bar

4. Press x to return to the Test Mode menu.

ACTIVE KEYS
y

Answer questions on the tester display.

u&d

Increase or decrease force motor pressure.

Return to Test Mode menu.

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7. FINISHING UP

After using the ISUZU Systems Cartridge, a few simple steps will ensure that you get the most life out of
your diagnostic tool.
First, before powering down, clear any trouble codes that may have been set during the course of
troubleshooting the vehicle electronics.
Next, remove power to the tester by unplugging the cigarette lighter adapter and then disconnect the ALDL/
DLC cable from the ALDL/DLC. You may want to inspect the cable, connector, and cigarette lighter for any
damage or corrosion.

NOTE

If you have been using an ALDL/DLC Adapter during testing, be sure to


remove the adapter from the ALDL/DLC and store it in your tester storage
case.

Finally, unplug the cartridge and store it and the cable in its traveling case.
If the tester should become dirty, you may clean it with mild detergent or hand soap. Avoid using harsh
solvents such as petroleum-based cleaning agents, Benzene, Trichloroethylene, etc. Although the TECH 1,
TECH 1A, and Mastertech are water resistant, they are not waterproof, so be sure to thoroughly dry off the
tester prior to storage.

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A. IF YOU'RE HAVING A
PROBLEM

Although the TECH 1, TECH 1A, or Mastertech was designed to give you years of trouble- free service,
occasional problems may occur that require special attention. Some of these problems may be corrected with
a few simple steps. Examples of most of the displays which you might see under abnormal conditions are
shown. In addition, the most likely cause for the condition is given, as well as other possible causes and
recommendations on how to isolate or eliminate the problem. If the problem appears to be in the tester,
perform the Self-test as described in the Operator's Manual.

BLANK SCREEN

Most Likely Cause

Faulty cable.

Other Possible Causes

Tester power supply is malfunctioning.

No power is applied to the tester.

Recommendations

Plug the tester into another vehicle to verify proper operation.

Check for 12 volt power at the cigarette lighter.

Check for proper polarity of 12 volt power (center conductor should be positive).

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If You're Having a Problem

Screen Displays Solid Bars

SCREEN DISPLAYS SOLID BARS

Most Likely Cause

Two master cartridges are installed (Tech 1 or Tech 1A only).

Other Possible Causes

Master cartridge is malfunctioning.

Tester is malfunctioning.

Recommendations

Make sure that only one master cartridge is installed in the tester.

Remove all cartridges and see if MASTER CARTRIDGE MISSING OR MALFUNCTIONING


message is displayed. If it is, try installing another master cartridge.

MASTER CARTRIDGE MISSING OR


MALFUNCTIONING
MASTER CARTRIDGE
IS MISSING OR
MALFUNCTIONING

Most Likely Cause

Master cartridge is not installed.

Other Possible Causes

Dirty contacts on the master cartridge connector.

Try a different master cartridge.

Recommendations

Verify that a master cartridge is installed.

Clean contacts on master cartridge connector with alcohol.

Try a different master cartridge.

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Wrong Display after Power Is Applied

If You're Having a Problem

WRONG DISPLAY AFTER POWER IS


APPLIED
ISUZU
87-96 SYSTEMS
(ENTER)

Wrong display after power is applied

Most Likely Cause

Wrong master cartridge is installed.

Other Possible Causes

Master cartridge is malfunctioning.

Tester is malfunctioning.

Recommendations

Verify that the cartridge is installed in the bottom slot of the TECH 1 or TECH 1A and that there isn't a
master cartridge in the top slot.

Try another cartridge.

Perform the Self-test as described in the Operator's Manual.

KEYBOARD/DISPLAY LOCKED UP OR PROGRAM


RETURNS TO FIRST PAGE
ISUZU 87-99 ECU
(VER. X.X)
SELECT
MODEL YEAR: 19??

Keyboard or display locked up or program sporadically returns to first page

Most Likely Cause

ALDL cable loose or bad.

Other Possible Causes

Master cartridge loose or dirty contacts.

Cigarette lighter power intermittent.

Tester malfunction.

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If You're Having a Problem

Wrong ECM Selected

Recommendations

Cycle power to the Tester (unplug and replug the cigarette lighter adaptor).

Check cartridge socket and cartridge edge connector.

Check ALDL/DLC cable and connector for wear or for corrosion.

WRONG ECM SELECTED


POSSIBLE WRONG
ECM SELECTED
EXIT & RESELECT

Most Likely Cause

Vehicle under test is not selected vehicle.

Other Possible Causes

Loose ALDL/DLC cable connections.

Recommendations

Reselect ECM and check VIN charts again.

Remember that even if this message does not appear, the wrong ECM may still be selected.

DATA NOT BEING RECEIVED


NO DATA.
RESELECT OR
TURN OFF & CHECK
ALDL CONNECTOR

1987-92 Vehicles

NO DATA.
RESELECT OR
TURN OFF & CHECK
DLC CONNECTOR

1993-99 Vehicles

Tester is not receiving data

Most Likely Cause

Ignition switch OFF.

Other Possible Causes

ALDL/DLC cable loose or bad or connector pins loose or corroded.

Improperly selected system.

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Parameters Flash On/Off

If You're Having a Problem

ECU-ALDL/DLC connector cable problems.

Faulty control module under test.

Recommendations

Verify a good ALDL/DLC cable connection.

Cycle power to the tester.

Run the tester Self-test.

PARAMETERS FLASH ON/OFF


ENGINE SPEED
1500 RPM
DESIRED IDLE
1250 RPM

Data List parameters flash on and off

Most Likely Cause

ALDL/DLC cable connections loose or bad.

Other Possible Causes

ALDL/DLC cable connector pins loose or corroded.

ECU-ALDL/DLC connector cable problems.

Intermittent ECU problem.

Recommendations

Verify a good ALDL/DLC cable connection.

Cycle power to the tester.

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C. GLOSSARY

This section describes the abbreviations and terminology which are used in this manual.

ABS

Antilock Brake System

ELECTR

Electronic

A/C

Air Conditioner

ESC

Electronic Spark Control

AIR

Air Injection Reaction

EXH

Exhaust

ALDL

Assembly Line Data Link

FL

Front left

A/S

AIR Solenoid

FLD

Field

A/T

Automatic Transmission

FR

Front right

BARO

Barometric Air Pressure

FTR

Fuel Trim

BLM

Block Learn Multiplier

IAC

Idle Air Control

BRK

Break

ID

Identification

CAL

Calibration

INJ

Injector

CCP

Charcoal Canister Purge

KPa

Kilo-pascals

CEL

Check Engine Lamp

km/h

Kilometers Per Hour

D.C.

Duty Cycle

LT

Long Term (as in Long Term Fuel Trim)

DEG

Degree

mA

Milliamp

DLC

Diagnostic Link Connector

MAP

Manifold Air Pressure

DOHC

Double Overhead Cam

MAT

Manifold Air Temperature

DTC

Diagnostic Trouble Code

M/C

Mixture Control

ECM

Engine Control Module

MFI

Multi Port Fuel Injection

ECU

Electronic Control Unit (module)

MIL

Malfunction Indicator Lamp

EGR

Exhaust Gas Recirculation

MIN

Minimum

ELEC

Electronic

ms

Milliseconds

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Glossary

mv

Millivolts

W/L

Warning Lamp

02

Oxygen

WOT

Wide Open Throttle

PCM

Powertrain Control Module

WST

Wastegate

PCS

Pressure Control Solenoid

PFI

Port Fuel Injection

P/N

Park or Neutral

PROM

Programmable Read Only Memory

REF

Reference

REL

Relay

RL

Rear left

RR

Rear right

RST

Reset

SEC

Secondary

SENS

Sensor

SIR

Supplemental Inflatable Restraint


System

SOHC

Single Overhead Cam

SOL

Solenoid

SRS

Supplemental Inflatable Restraint


System

SRV

Service

ST

Short Term (as in Short Term Fuel


Trim)

SW

Switch

TBI

Throttle Body Injection

TC

Trouble Code

TCC

Torque Converter Clutch

TCM

Transmission Control Module

TEMP

Temperature

TER

Terminal

TPS

Throttle Position Sensor

TRANS

Transmission

Volts

VIN

Vehicle Identification Number

VSS

Vehicle Speed Sensor

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B. HOW TO USE THE DIAG.


SELECT BOX

For use with Other Than North American Vehicles, the Diag. Select Box can be used in two ways:

To display Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs).

To connect the tester to the vehicle for performing diagnostic procedures.

To display DTCs on the monitor, do the following:


1. Turn the ignition key to OFF.
2. Connect the 16-pin connector to the vehicle ALDL/DLC.
3. Select the rotary switch position for the DTCs you wish to
display. Refer to the following chart.
DIAG. SELECT BOX

SYSTEM

ENG

Engine

T/M

Transmission

ABS

Anti-lock Brake System

SRS

Supplemental Restraint System

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How to Use the Diag. Select Box

To perform diagnostic procedures with the tester, do the


following:
1. Turn the ignition key to OFF.
2. Connect the 16-pin connector to the vehicle ALDL/DLC.
3. Connect the Diag. Select Box to the TECH 1 3-pin connector.
Refer to the various systems Workshop Manuals for
instructions on connecting the Diag Select Box to the tester.
4. Refer to the following chart to set the rotary switch to TECH1(A) or TECH-1(B), depending on the system you wish to
test.
SYSTEM

TECH 1(A)

ENGINE
TRANSMISSION
ABS

6VD1
4L30E (~'93)
JR103E

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4L30E ('94~)

ABS-2E
ABS

SRS
ANTI-THEFT

TECH 1(B)

SDM-1
IMMOBILIZER

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