Online Vin Decoder

A vehicle identification number (VIN) is a unique code that is assigned to every motor vehicle when it’s manufactured. The VIN is a 17-character string of letters and numbers without intervening spaces or the letters Q (q), I (i), and O (o); these are omitted to avoid confusion with the numerals 0 and 1. Each section of the VIN provides a specific piece of information about the vehicle, including the year, country, and factory of manufacture; the make and model; and the serial number. VINs are usually printed in a single line.

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Codes Fout meldingen (uitlezen ECM)

De ECM (injectiecomputer) diagnose werkt als volgt:

In de connector die onder je dashboard uitsteekt zitten een aantal pinnetjes in twee rijen. Je zorgt dat de auto niet op contact staat, en dat de sleutels niet in het contactslot zitten. Verbind nu van de bovenste rij de meest rechtse 2 pinnetjes met elkaar d.m.v. een paperclip of stukkie koperdraad.

Doe nu de sleutel in het contactslot en zet de auto op accessoire-stand (dat is de laatste stand voordat je de motor echt zou starten). Je koelfan onder de motorkap zal nu aanspringen (zorg dat er dus geen gereedschap op, onder of tegenaan ligt) en de ECM zal in diagnose stand gaan. Dit wordt aangegeven door een knipper-code. Het lampje SES (service engine soon) dient hiervoor. In de oudere modellen is dat het oranje lampje met dat motorblokje-symbool erop. Continue reading “Codes Fout meldingen (uitlezen ECM)”

ECM Error Codes

13 Oxygen (O2) Sensor – signal stays low (“lean”) during warm engine cruise
14 Coolant Temperature Sensor (CTS) – signal voltage is low
15 Coolant Temperature Sensor (CTS) – signal voltage is high
16 High battery voltage
OR Direct Ignition System (DIS) fault – line open or shorted to ground
17 RPM signal problem
21 Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) – signal voltage is high during engine idle or deceleration
22 Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) – signal voltage is low during engine idle
OR Fuel cutoff relay circuit – open or shorted to ground
23 Manifold Air Temperature (MAT) Sensor – signal voltage is low
OR Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) error
24 Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) – signal is constant (no pulsing) during engine deceleration Continue reading “ECM Error Codes”

Haynes – Automotive Repair Manual

beretta-cd-romHaynes – Automotive Repair Manual (English)
Chevrolet Beretta & Corsica – 1987 thru 1996 all models

  • Troubleshooting
  • Tune-up and routine maintenance
  • Engines L4 (2.0/2.2), Quad-4 (2.3), V6 engines
  • General engine overhaul procedures
  • Cooling, heating and air conditioning
  • Fuel and exhaust systems
  • Engine electrical systems
  • Emissions control systems
  • Manual & Automatic transaxle
  • Clutch and driveaxles
  • Brakes
  • Suspension and steering systems
  • Body
  • Chassis electrical systems & Wiring diagrams

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Comfort Controls & Audio Systems

Owners manual – part 3

  • Climate control system
  • Air conditioning system
  • Rear window defrogger
  • Setting the clock
  • AM/FM stereo radio
  • AM/FM stereo radio with cassette tape player
  • AM/FM stereo radio with compact dis player (CD-player)
  • Understanding radio reception
  • Care of your cassette tape player
  • Care of your compact discs
  • Fixed mast antenna

Delco radio / cassette / CD player

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