TROUBLESHOOTING CHARTS (Cont'd)
D. CHART -1 - INTERMITTENT CODE OR A SYMPTOM AND NO CODES (Cont'd)
Diagnosis of an Intermittent
Code or Symptom
Do not use any other procedures in this manual (except for the suggestions listed below) when
trying to solve an intermittent problem. Use of any other procedures for this kind of problem can. result in the
replacement of non-defective parts.
Many intermittent problems are caused by faulty electrical connectors or wiring. Diagnosis must include a
careful inspection of the indicated circuit wiring and connectors. Example: an intermittent Code 35 (Oil
Pressure Sensor High) should cause suspicion of a problem in the following areas associated with the Oil
Wire #'s 530 (signal line), 416 (+5 Volt line) or 452 (ground line).
The Oil pressure Sensor connector or ECM connector.
An intermittent in the Oil Pressure Sensor (least likely).
A good check list to run through includes the following:
Check for poor mating of the connector halves or terminals not fully seated in the connector body (backed-
Look for improperly formed or damaged terminals. All connector terminals in the problem circuit should be
carefully reformed to contact tension.
Electrical system interference caused by a defective relay, ECM 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). After
repairs or adjustments have been made, clear the codes and confirm that the "Check Engine" Light does
not come on (except for the 5 second bulb check when the ignition is first turned on). Also run the engine to
see if that problem is cured. If the "Check Engine" Light stays on, refer to the START Chart on page 3-
Refer to the DDR instructions manual. Using the "Snapshot' function may assist in isolating the cause for
the problem. This function is useful in troubleshooting many areas of the DDEC System.
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