Series 60 DDEC V Troubleshooting – Section 20.1 Intermittent Code or a Symptom and No Codes

Section 20.1
Intermittent Code or a Symptom and No Codes

The following procedure will diagnose an intermittent code or symptom.‪

Section 20.1.1
Diagnosis by Symptom

Many intermittent problems are caused by faulty electrical connectors or wiring. Diagnosis must include a careful inspection of the indicated circuit wiring and connectors. ‪

Note: Do not use any other procedures (except for the suggestions listed in this guide) when trying to solve an intermittent problem. Use of any other procedures for this type of problem can result in the replacement of non-defective parts.

For example, an intermittent code 35 (OPS/EOP Sensor High Voltage) would indicate a problem in the following areas associated with the EOP Sensor.‪

  • Wires E-31 (signal line), E-12 (+5 volt line), or E-15 (ground line).
  • The OPS/EOP Sensor connector or ECM/ECU connector.
  • An intermittent problem in the EOP Sensor (least likely).

Use the following checklist:‪

  • Check for poor mating of the connector halves or terminals not fully seated in the connector body (backed out terminals).
  • Look for improperly formed or damaged terminals. All connector terminals in the problem circuit should be carefully inspected to determine proper contact tension. Use a mating terminal to test the contact tension.
  • Electrical system interference caused by a defective relay, ECM/ECU driven solenoid, or a switch causing an electrical surge. Look for problems with the charging system (alternator, etc.). In certain cases, the problem can be made to occur when the faulty component is operated as in the case of a relay.
  • Verify alternator grounds are clean and making good contact. Disconnect the alternator belt to test.
  • Wiggle wires and harnesses to try to make the problem active, or occur again.
Verify Repairs

Perform the following steps to verify repairs.‪

  1. Clear codes.
  2. Confirm the CEL/AWL does not come on (except for the five second ignition ON bulb check).
  3. Run the engine for one minute.
  4. If the CEL/AWL stays ON, refer to "18.3.2 Read Active Codes" .

Series 60 DDEC V Troubleshooting Guide - 6SE570
Generated on 10-13-2008

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