Jeep Cherokee (XJ): Circuit actuation test mode. Diagnostic trouble codes. Diagnostic trouble code descriptions

Jeep Cherokee (XJ) 1984 - 2001 Service Manual > Emission control systems > On-board diagnostics > Circuit actuation test mode. Diagnostic trouble codes. Diagnostic trouble code descriptions

Circuit actuation test mode

OPERATION

The Circuit Actuation Test Mode checks for proper operation of output circuits or devices the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) may not internally recognize.

The PCM attempts to activate these outputs and allow an observer to verify proper operation. Most of the tests provide an audible or visual indication of device operation (click of relay contacts, fuel spray, etc.). Except for intermittent conditions, if a device functions properly during testing, assume the device, its associated wiring, and driver circuit work correctly.

Connect the DRB scan tool to the data link connector and access the Actuators screen.

Diagnostic trouble codes

OPERATION

A Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) indicates that the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) has recognized an abnormal condition in the system.

DTC's are the results of a system or circuit failure, but do not directly identify the failed component or components.

Technicians must retrieve stored DTC's by connecting the DRB III scan tool (or an equivalent scan tool) to the 16-way data link connector. This connector is located on the lower edge of the instrument panel near the steering column.

OBTAINING DTC's

WARNING: APPLY PARKING BRAKE AND/OR BLOCK WHEELS BEFORE PERFORMING ANY TEST ON AN OPERATING ENGINE.

(1) Connect the DRB scan tool to data link (diagnostic) connector.

(2) Turn the ignition switch on, access Read Fault Screen. Record all the DTC's shown on the DRB scan tool.

(3) To erase DTC's, use the Erase Trouble Code data screen on the DRB scan tool.

NOTE: For a list of DTC's, refer to the following charts.

Diagnostic trouble code descriptions

Diagnostic trouble code descriptions

Diagnostic trouble code descriptions

Diagnostic trouble code descriptions

Diagnostic trouble code descriptions

Diagnostic trouble code descriptions

Diagnostic trouble code descriptions

Diagnostic trouble code descriptions

Diagnostic trouble code descriptions

Diagnostic trouble code descriptions

Diagnostic trouble code descriptions

Diagnostic trouble code descriptions

Diagnostic trouble code descriptions

Diagnostic trouble code descriptions

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