Corvette V8-6.2L (2008)
Main Relay (Computer/Fuel System): Testing and Inspection
Powertrain Relay Diagnosis
Perform the Diagnostic System Check - Vehicle (See: Testing and Inspection/Initial Inspection and Diagnostic Overview/Diagnostic System
Check - Vehicle) prior to using this diagnostic procedure.
Review Strategy Based Diagnosis (See: Testing and Inspection/Initial Inspection and Diagnostic Overview/Strategy Based Diagnosis) for an
overview of the diagnostic approach.
Diagnostic Procedure Instructions (See: Testing and Inspection/Initial Inspection and Diagnostic Overview/Diagnostic Procedure Instructions)
provides an overview of each diagnostic category.
Typical Scan Tool Data
The powertrain relay is a normally open relay. The relay armature is held in the open position by spring tension. Battery positive voltage is supplied
directly to the relay coil and the armature contact at all times. The engine control module (ECM) supplies the ground path to the relay coil control circuit
via an internal integrated circuit called an output driver module (ODM). The ODM output control is configured to operate as a low side driver for the
powertrain relay. The ODM for the powertrain relay also incorporates a fault detection circuit, which is continuously monitored by the ECM. When the
ECM commands the powertrain relay ON, ignition 1 voltage is supplied to the ECM, and to several additional circuits.
This test procedure requires that the vehicle battery has passed a load test and is completely charged. Refer to Battery Inspection/Test (See: Starting and
Charging/Testing and Inspection/Component Tests and General Diagnostics/Battery Inspection/Test) .
Engine Controls Schematics (6.2L) (See: Diagrams/Electrical Diagrams/Engine)Engine Controls Schematics (7.0L) (See: Diagrams/Electrical
Connector End View Reference
Component Connector End Views (See: Diagrams/Connector Views)
Electrical Information Reference
Circuit Testing (See: Testing and Inspection/Component Tests and General Diagnostics)
Connector Repairs (See: Testing and Inspection/Component Tests and General Diagnostics)
Testing for Intermittent Conditions and Poor Connections (See: Testing and Inspection/Component Tests and General Diagnostics)
Wiring Repairs (See: Testing and Inspection/Component Tests and General Diagnostics)
Scan Tool Reference
Control Module References (See: Testing and Inspection/Programming and Relearning) for scan tool information
J 35616 GM-Approved Terminal Test Kit
J 43244 Relay Puller Pliers
1. Engine running, command the powertrain relay ON and OFF, with a scan tool, while observing the following powertrain relay coil control circuit
Powertrain relay coil control Ckt. Short Gnd Test Status