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Engine code where is the aldl connector for 1994 chev corsica. My service engine soon light is on. I know can short the a & b terminal to get the code.

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I own a shop, and think this; The light came on, and later (after ignoring it) it started flashing. If its flashing; it means you have a problem that requires attention right away, and should not be driven. You could have a problem that will do severe damage to the engine, and/or other components in the vehicle. If its not knocking, squeaking, or dieing in the road, then this must mean you can still drive it. If your dad is a mechanic, then I would suspect he's going to raise cane at you for ignoring the light. Should you not know something is wrong, and by ignoring the light you could be doing more damage to your car? Check it out before you even attempt to drive it anymore. If it melts down in the road, your dad is going to know. You sound just like my son. He won't check anything until it just dies completely, and then he complains about having to spend more to fix it, than he would have if he had just fixed it to begin with. I'll bet you would fix your computer if it was acting up, so why not your transportation? I don't mean to sound rude, and I'm in no way trying to insult you. I just think you are not doing your poor car any favors, and your dad may go off on you.
Glad to add my 2 cents worth!!!

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See Figure 1
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Fig. Fig. 1: ALDL connector - 1988-92 models
The Assembly Line Diagnostic Link (ALDL) connector or Data Link Connector (DLC) may be located under the dash and sometimes covered with a plastic cover labeled DIAGNOSTIC CONNECTOR.

  1. The diagnostic trouble codes can be read by grounding test terminal B . The terminal is most easily grounded by connecting it to terminal A (internal ECM ground). This is the terminal to the right of terminal B on the top row of the ALDL connector.
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See Figures 1 and 2
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Fig. Fig. 1: ALDL/DLC terminal identification for 1987-97 vehicles, except 1997 models with a 16-pin DLC
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Fig. Fig. 2: Engine diagnostic trouble codes - 1987-93 vehicles, and 1994 vehicles with a 12-pin DLC connector


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Fig. Fig. 3: DLC terminal identification for 1994 vehicles with a 16-pin DLC, as well as all 1995-99 models
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The Assembly Line Diagnostic Link (ALDL) connector or Data Link Connector (DLC) may be located under the dash and sometimes covered with a plastic cover labeled DIAGNOSTIC CONNECTOR.
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  5. After Code 12 has been transmitted 3 times, the fault codes, if any, will each be transmitted 3 times. The codes are stored and transmitted in numeric order from lowest to highest. NOTE: The order of codes in the memory does not indicate the order of occurrence.
  6. If there are no codes stored, but a driveability or emissions problem is evident, the system should be diagnosed by an experienced driveability technician.
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