Series 60 – Section 2.30 Synchronous Reference Sensor Gear Case Mounted

Section 2.30
Synchronous Reference Sensor Gear Case Mounted

The Synchronous Reference Sensor (SRS) is an electronic component that is mounted to the rear of the gear case. See Figure "Synchronous Reference Sensor Location" .‪

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Figure 1. Synchronous Reference Sensor Location

Note: The length of the SRS sensor element is 33.15-33.66 mm (1.305-1.325 in.).

The sensor portion of the SRS extends through a hole in the gear case, and is positioned very near the rear of the bull gear. A bolt, inserted through a hole in the SRS bracket, secures the SRS assembly to the gear case. The SRS connector is black in color.‪

The SRS sends a signal to the ECM. This signal is generated by a raised metal pin on the rear of the bull gear. See Figure "Bull Gear" .‪

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Figure 2. Bull Gear

The bull gear pin passes by the SRS as the number one piston reaches approximately 45 degrees before Top-Dead-Center (TDC). This information is used by the ECM to determine number one piston in the firing order.‪

Section 2.30.1
Replacement of Synchronous Reference Sensor

The SRS is a non-serviceable item and is replaced as a unit. No adjustment is required.‪

Section 2.30.2
Removal of Synchronous Reference Sensor

Remove the SRS as follows:‪

  1. Disengage the locking tang on the SRS connector. Grasp the connector bodies and gently pull them apart.
  2. Using a socket and long extension, remove the SRS bolt.
  3. Remove the SRS by pulling it straight out of the gear case.

Section 2.30.3
Installation of Synchronous Reference Sensor

Install the SRS as follows:‪

Note: The SRS is an electronic component. Use care upon installation.

  1. The O-ring on the sensor may be coated with clean engine oil for ease of installation.
  2. Insert the SRS into the gear case and index the hole in the bracket with the hole in the gear case.
  3. Insert the SRS bolt and torque it to 30-38 N·m (22-28 lb·ft).
  4. Plug the connectors together, making sure the locking tang clicks into place.
  5. Turn the ignition to the ON position. Observe the DDR for any diagnostic code(s). If any code(s) other than code 25 is logged, refer to the Detroit Diesel Single ECM Troubleshooting Manual (6SE497).

Series 60 Service Manual - 6SE483
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