Section 32.2 SPN 168/FMI 1

Section 32.2
SPN 168/FMI 1

This diagnosis is typically battery voltage low.‪

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Check as follows:‪

  1. Check the condition of the alternator drive belt and replace, if required.
    1. If fault is no longer active, refer to "32.2.1 Verify Repairs" .
    2. If fault is still active, go to next step.
  2. Check for loose alternator mounting and retighten or repair, as required.
    1. If fault is no longer active, refer to "32.2.1 Verify Repairs" .
    2. If fault is still active, go to next step.
  3. Check for proper alternator operation and repair or replace, as required.
    1. If fault is no longer active, erase fault code memory.
    2. If fault is still active, go to next step.
  4. Check the condition of the battery (does it hold the charge?) and replace, if required.
    1. If fault is no longer active, refer to "32.2.1 Verify Repairs" .
    2. If fault is still active, go to next step.
  5. Measure the resistance of the individual wires in the ground circuit (MCM 21/5, 21/6, 21/8, 21/9 and CPC 2/2).
    1. If resistance is greater than 0.5 Ω in any wire, repair or replace the wire and connector.refer to "32.2.1 Verify Repairs" .
    2. If resistance is less than 0.5 Ω in all wires, go to next step.
  6. Measure the resistance of the individual wires in the power circuit (MCM 21/11, 21/12, 21/14, 21/15 and CPC 2/1) with the engine running and battery voltage greater than 12.5 V.
    1. If resistance is greater than 0.5 Ω in any wire, repair or replace the power circuit wires and connector. refer to "32.2.1 Verify Repairs" .
    2. If resistance is less than 0.5 Ω in any wire, go to next step.
  7. Measure the current drop of the individual wires in the ground circuit (MCM 21/5, 21/6, 21/8, 21/9 and CPC 2/2).
    1. If the current drop is more than 0.2 volts in any wire, repair or replace the ground circuit wires and connector. refer to "32.2.1 Verify Repairs" .
    2. If the current drop is less than 0.2 volts in any wire, go to next step.
  8. Measure the current drop of the individual wires in the power circuit (MCM 21/11, 21/12, 21/14, 21/15 and CPC 2/1).
    1. If the current drop is more than 0.2 volts in any wire, repair or replace the power circuit wires and connector. refer to "32.2.1 Verify Repairs" .
    2. If the current drop is more than 0.2 volts in any wire, refer to "32.2.1 Verify Repairs" .

Section 32.2.1
Verify Repairs

Verify repairs as follows:‪

  1. Turn ignition OFF.
  2. Reconnect any electrical connections that were disconnected to perform the diagnosis.
  3. Clear codes with DDDL 7.0 or latest version.
    warning

    ENGINE EXHAUST

    To avoid injury from inhaling engine exhaust, always operate the engine in a well-ventilated area. Engine exhaust is toxic.‪

  4. Start and bring engine up to operating temperature (over 140°F/60°C).
  5. Verify operation is satisfactory and no warning lamps illuminate. If warning lamps illuminate, troubleshoot the codes. If assistance is required, call the Detroit Diesel Customer Support Center at 313–592–5800.


EPA07 DD15 Troubleshooting Guide - DDC-SVC-MAN-0029
Generated on 10-13-2008

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