Faulty Electronic Control Module
To determine if a faulty electronic control module (ECM) is causing the cylinder to misfire, perform the following:
- Remove the ECM connector hold-down screws securing the five or six wire harness connection.
Note: Carefully disengage the lock tab on the power harness and injector harness connectors when removing.
- Remove the thru-bolts holding the ECM to the engine; refer to "2.11.2 Removal of the DDEC III ECM" .
- Remove the ECM from the engine and tag the ECM for core return.
- Obtain a new reprogrammed ECM for the engine being troubleshooted.
- Inspect the ECM isolators for any damage, refer to "2.11.2 Removal of the DDEC III ECM" . Replace if necessary, refer to "16.6.1 Faulty ECM Repair" .
- Install the ECM to the engine using thru-bolts; refer to "2.11.3 Installation of the DDEC III ECM" .
- Torque the ECM thru-bolts to 23-27 N·m (17-20 lb·ft).
- Torque the ECM connector hold-down screws to 24-30 N·m (21-26 lb· in.).
- Verify ECM repair, refer to "188.8.131.52 Verification of Repair for Faulty ECM" .
Faulty ECM Repair
Return tagged cores to designated repair facilities. Contact Detroit Diesel Technical Service Group. Refer to "184.108.40.206 Verification of Repair for Faulty ECM" for verification of ECM replacement.
Verification of Repair for Faulty ECM
Perform the following to determine if the new ECM resolved the misfiring cylinder condition:
- Start the engine.
- Run the engine speed up to the occurrence of the misfiring.
- Listen for misfiring cylinder.
- If the engine is not misfiring, shut down the engine. No further troubleshooting is required.
- If the engine is misfiring, shut down the engine and check for worn or damaged valves and cylinder kits; refer to "16.7 Worn or Damaged Valve or Cylinder Kit" .
|Series 50 Service Manual - 6SE50|
|Generated on 10-13-2008|