The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and the Maintenance Council (TMC) of the American Trucking Association have developed a standard data interchange format referred to as J1587. This format defines a standard data list, controller names and numbers, parameter names and numbers, and diagnostic fault code formats and numbers.
Subsystem IDentifiers (SID) are numbers and names used to identify field-repairable or replaceable subsystems with a failure (i.e. RAM, auxiliary. output, timing actuator, oil filter, etc.).
Failure Mode Identifiers (FMI) describes the type of failure detected in the subsystem or part identified by the SID (i.e. shorted low, shorted high, etc.).
Flash Code provides a two-digit number to advise the operator of the general severity of the fault.
|Series 50G and 60G Troubleshooting Guide - 6SE482|
|Generated on 10-13-2008|