Electronic Control System Signature, ISX and QSX15 Engines – FAULT CODE 553

Fuel System Overfueling


Fault Code: 553
PID: P157
SPN: 157
FMI: 0/16

Unexpectedly high rail pressure was detected on the front three cylinders.

Engine will return to idle speed, then only idle or shut down.

Hydraulic Fuel System

Circuit Description

The electronic control module (ECM) supplies voltage to open the fueling actuators for a short length of time. This allows a short pulse of fuel to flow to the injector. The injector then injects this fuel into the cylinder for combustion.

Component Location

The front fueling actuators are located on the fuel delivery housing below the air inlet horn. It is the actuator that is closest to the front of the engine. The injectors are located in the cylinder head under the valve cover.

Shop Talk

The ECM measures the amount of fuel metered into the injector by using the front rail pressure sensor. If the amount of fuel is above what the ECM expected, the fault code is activated.

Refer to Troubleshooting Fault Code t05-553.

Last Modified:  26-Oct-2010