DDEC III/IV Single ECM Troubleshooting

Section 74.3 Troubleshooting Flash Code 74

Section 74.3
Troubleshooting Flash Code 74

The following procedure will troubleshoot Flash Code 74. For system overview, see Figure "Optimized Idle Schematic" . ‪

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Figure 1. Optimized Idle Schematic

Section 74.3.1
Check Diagnostic Data Reader for Codes

Perform the following steps to check the DDR for codes: ‪

  1. Turn the vehicle ignition switch ON.
  2. Plug the DDR into the diagnostic data link (DDL).
  3. Check the DDR for active and inactive optimized idle codes.

    Note: Service any other logged codes first.

  4. Visually examine the DDR for code 74.
    1. If code 74 was logged, check for short to ground. Refer to "74.3.2 Check for Short to Ground" .
    2. If code 74 was not logged, verify fault has been resolved. Refer to "74.3.6 Verify Repairs" .

Section 74.3.2
Check for Short to Ground

Perform the following steps to check for short to ground:‪

  1. Open the vehicle hood. Refer to OEM guidelines.
  2. Turn the vehicle ignition switch to the ON position.
  3. Plug the DDR into the DDL.

    Note: The DDR may already be installed.

  4. Select the switch/light status (park brake/ISD).
  5. Verify the switch/light status (park brake/ISD).
    1. If the park brake status is not ON, refer to "74.3.3 Check for Short to Ground, Continued" .
    2. If the park brake status is ON, the input wire is shorted to ground between the hood switch and the ECM. Repair or replace the wire. Verify fault has been resolved. Refer to "74.3.6 Verify Repairs" .

Section 74.3.3
Check for Short to Ground, Continued

Perform the following steps to check for short to ground: ‪

  1. Close the vehicle hood. Refer to OEM guidelines.
  2. Put the transmission in gear. Refer to OEM guidelines.
  3. Verify the switch/light status (park brake).
    1. If the park brake status is not ON, continue checking for a short to ground. Refer to "74.3.4 Check for Short to Ground, Continued" .
    2. If the park brake status is ON, the input wire is shorted to ground between the hood switch and the neutral switch. Repair or replace the wire. Verify fault has been resolved. Refer to "74.3.6 Verify Repairs" .

Section 74.3.4
Check for Short to Ground, Continued

Perform the following steps to continue checking for a short to ground:‪

  1. Put the transmission in neutral. Refer to OEM guidelines.
  2. Ensure the parking brake is not set. Refer to OEM guidelines.
  3. Verify the switch/light status (park brake/ISD).
    1. If the park brake/ISD status is not ON, check for vehicle speed. Refer to "74.3.5 Check Vehicle Speed" .
    2. If the park brake/ISD status is ON, the input wire is shorted to ground between the park brake switch and the neutral switch. Repair or replace the wire. Refer to "54.3 Troubleshooting Flash Code 54" . Verify fault has been resolved. Refer to "74.3.6 Verify Repairs" .

Section 74.3.5
Check Vehicle Speed

Perform the following steps to check vehicle speed: ‪

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PERSONAL INJURY

To avoid injury before starting and running the engine, ensure the vehicle is parked on a level surface, parking brake is set, and the wheels are blocked.‪

  1. Start engine with vehicle in park. Refer to OEM guidelines.
  2. Plug the DDR into the DDL.
  3. View ECM data list (vehicle speed in mile/h or km/h).
  4. Increase engine r/min.
  5. Verify vehicle speed.
    1. If vehicle speed did not vary, verify fault has been resolved. Refer to "74.3.6 Verify Repairs" .
    2. If vehicle speed did vary or was ever greater than 0 r/min, perform flash code 54 troubleshooting. Refer to "54.3 Troubleshooting Flash Code 54" . Upon completion of repair, verify fault has been resolved. Refer to "74.3.6 Verify Repairs" .

Section 74.3.6
Verify Repairs

Perform the following steps to verify repairs for flash code 74. ‪

  1. Turn vehicle ignition to the OFF position.
  2. Reconnect all connectors.
  3. Close vehicle hood. Refer to OEM guidelines.
  4. Set the park brake. Refer to OEM guidelines.
  5. Put the transmission in neutral position. Refer to OEM guidelines.
    warning

    PERSONAL INJURY

    To avoid injury before starting and running the engine, ensure the vehicle is parked on a level surface, parking brake is set, and the wheels are blocked.‪

  6. Start the engine.
  7. Turn the cruise master switch to the ON position.

    Note: If the switch was set to the ON position before the vehicle was started, turn the switch to the OFF position and then to the ON position.

  8. Wait for the engine to shut down.

    Note: After the idle timer expires, the engine will either shut down or continue to run to charge the battery or keep the oil temperature between 16°C (60°F) and 40°C (104°F).

  9. Turn the thermostat on (if installed).
  10. Adjust the set point and heating and cooling mode until the thermostat requires the engine to start.

    Note: If the thermostat is not installed, wait for the lube oil temperature to fall below 16°C (60°F).

    Note: The alarm will sound and the engine will start. Vehicle power (blower fans) will turn on approximately 30 seconds after the engine starts, due to the thermostat.

  11. Verify that optimized idle operates properly.
    1. If optimized idle is not operating properly, refer to "74.3.1 Check Diagnostic Data Reader for Codes" to troubleshoot code 74.
    2. If optimized idle is operating correctly, troubleshooting is complete.


DDEC III/IV Single ECM Troubleshooting Guide - 6SE497
Generated on 10-13-2008

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