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DTC P0404

Diagnostic Instructions

•  Perform the Diagnostic System Check - Vehicle prior to using this diagnostic procedure.
•  Review Strategy Based Diagnosis for an overview of the diagnostic approach.
•  Diagnostic Procedure Instructions provides an overview of each diagnostic category.

DTC Descriptors

DTC P0404 03: Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Control Circuit Low Voltage
DTC P0404 0B: Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Control Circuit High Current
DTC P0404 51: Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Control Circuit Malfunction
DTC P0404 52: Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Control Circuit Malfunction
DTC P0404 55: Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Control Circuit Too Few Transitions
DTC P0404 56: Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Control Circuit Too Many Transitions
DTC P0404 59: Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Control Circuit Protection Time-Out
DTC P0404 5A: Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Control Circuit Not Plausible
DTC P0404 5B: Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Control Circuit Malfunction

Diagnostic Fault Information



Circuit


Short to Ground


Open/High Resistance


Short to Voltage


Signal Performance


Control


P0404 03, P0489 02, P0489 12


P0403 04


P0490 01, P0490 11


P0404 0B, P0404 51, P0404 52, P0404 52, P0404 5B, P0404 5A, P0404 56, P0404 55, P0404 59


Ground


-


-


-


-

 

Circuit/System Description

The exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve is controlled by the engine control module (ECM) through the EGR solenoid. A reference voltage is supplied to the EGR valve solenoid. The ECM controls the solenoid by grounding the control circuit.

Conditions for Running the DTC

•  The ignition is ON, or the engine is running.
•  The DTCs run continuously when the above conditions are met.

Conditions for Setting the DTC

P0404 03

The voltage is below the calibrated value.

P0404 0B

The ECM detects a high current on the output power stage.

P0404 51, P0404 52, P0404 5A or P0404 5B

The ECM detects a positive or negative deviation of the EGR valve.

P0404 55

The ECM detects a permanent negative governor deviation.

P0404 56

The ECM detects a permanent positive governor deviation.

P0404 59

The ECM detects a short circuit over load error.

Action Taken When the DTC Sets

DTC P0404 is a Type B DTC.

Conditions for Clearing the DTC

DTC P0404 is a Type B DTC.

Reference Information


Schematic Reference

Engine Controls Schematics


Connector End View Reference

Component Connector End Views


Electrical Information Reference


DTC Type Reference

Powertrain Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) Type Definitions


Scan Tool Reference

Control Module References for scan tool information

Circuit/System Verification

1. Ignition ON, observe the DTC information with a scan tool. Verify that no other DTCs are set.
If any other DTCs are set, refer to Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) List - Vehicle for further diagnosis.
2. DTCs P0403, P0489 or P0490 should not set.
3. Operate the vehicle within the Conditions for Running the DTC to verify the DTC does not reset. You may also operate the vehicle within the conditions that you observed from the Freeze Frame/Failure Records data.

Circuit/System Testing

1. Ignition OFF, disconnect the harness connector at the Q14 Exhaust Gas Recirculation Valve and K20 Engine Control Module.
2. Test for greater than 500 kΩ between the low reference circuit terminal 2 and earth.
If less than the specified range, test the low reference circuit for a short to ground.
3. Test for less than 5 Ω between the low reference circuit terminal 2 at the Q14 Exhaust Gas Recirculation Valve and the low reference circuit terminal 49 X1 at the K20 Engine Control Module.
If greater than the specified range, test the low reference circuit for an open/high resistance.
4. Connect the harness connector X1 to the K20 Engine Control Module.
5. Ignition ON, test for greater than 11 V between the control circuit terminal 6 and ground.
If less than the specified range, test the control circuit for a short to ground or an open/high resistance.
6. If all circuits test normal, test or replace the Q14 Exhaust Gas Recirculation Valve.
7. Connect the harness connector to the Q14 Exhaust Gas Recirculation Valve. Clear the DTC information and operate the vehicle within the conditions for running the DTC.
If the DTC resets, replace the K20 Engine Control Module.

Repair Instructions

Perform the Diagnostic Repair Verification after completing the diagnostic procedure.

•  Engine Control Module Replacement for ECM replacement, setup, and programming

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