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92 Lumina Diagnostic Error Code List

06-06-2008, 09:04 AM
Been asked a few times for this, so here goes:

92 Chevy ECM Diagnostic Trouble Codes:

13 Open Oxygen Sensor Circuit
14 Coolant Temperature Sensor (High Temp Indicated)
15 Coolant Temperature Sensor (Low Temp Indicated)
21 Throttle Position Sensor (Signal Voltage High)
22 Throttle Position Sensor (Signal Voltage Low)
23 Manifold Air Temperature (MAT) Low Temp Indicated
24 Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) Circuit
25 Manifold Air Temperature (MAT) High Temp Indicated
32 Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Circuit
33 Manifold Absolute Pressure Sensor Circuit (High Sig.)
34 Manifold Absolute Pressure Sensor Circuit (Low Sig.)
35 Idle Speed Control Circuit
39 Transaxle Clutch Switch Circuit
41 Cylinder Select Error
42 Electronic Spark Timing (EST) Circuit
43 Electronic Spark Control (ESC) Circuit
44 Oxygen Sensor Circuit (Lean Exhaust Indicated)
45 Oxygen Sensor Circuit (Rich Exhaust Indicated)
51 PROM error
53 System Over Voltage
54 Fuel Pump Circuit (Low Voltage)
55 ECM Error
62 Degraded O2 Sensor
66 A/C Pressure Sensor Circuit

How to fetch codes from the diagnostic center under the dash:

Ground terminals A and B with the ignition "ON" and engine not running. The system will enter the diagnostic mode. In this mode, the computer will display a 12, three consecutive times, by flashing the
"CHECK ENGINE", "SERVICE ENGINE SOON" or "MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP" or light. A 12 consists of one flash, a short pause, then two flashes in rapid succession. After 12 is displayed, any stored trouble s will be displayed by flashing the "CHECK ENGINE", "SERVICE ENGINE SOON" or "MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP" light. All are displayed 3 times each then a 12 will repeat. In the diagnostic mode, the computer will also energize all computer controlled relays and solenoids.

06-16-2008, 04:14 PM
Do these codes / instructions also work on a 97?

06-16-2008, 08:31 PM
No 97 is obd 11, completely different.

06-23-2008, 10:01 PM
i believe they're good for only 91, 92, 93...

59 agnj
01-25-2009, 03:34 PM
thanks , I needed that!

Blue Bowtie
01-25-2009, 04:25 PM
You forgot 12. No, 12 is NOT, repeat, NOT a code meaning "everything O.K." or "diagnostic mode" as some have reported. 12 means "distributor/ignition reference pulses missing, " a condition which occurs whenever the ignition is on and the engine is not running. It can also be a stored error code caused by interruption of distributor or ignition reference pulses while the engine is running.

You are correct that they are only applicable to 1993 and earlier models. 1994-95 models used the same code scheme but the 33 and 34 are for a MAF sensor over- or under-reporting intake air for 600mS while running, along with some other significant differences.

10-23-2010, 05:38 PM
I have a 92 Lumina APV. I have fault codes 15,16,21,23,43, and 68. The van stalls out intermittently especially while its warming up. Seems unlikely all these components would fail at once. Could it be a ground issue somewhere? Any ideas would be helpful.

10-23-2010, 09:17 PM
Have you researched the codes for an idea of what is what? The list is above, usually a bad ground would not correspond to these codes, but look at the sensor grounds on the engine and inner fenders. also has a list of them. Coolant temp sensor is one issue that could cause poor cold performance.

10-26-2010, 03:28 PM
Ya I am going to make sure all the grounds are good. was also wondering if a bad coil pack could be causing this problem?

10-30-2010, 04:44 AM
These codes are effective on1990-1993&4 on the 3.1L first generation engine (MPFI), but not on any of the 1993 & up 3100 (3.1L seecond generation SFI) systems.

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