Engine Fuel Temperature Sensor Circuit – Voltage Above Normal or Shorted to High Source
|Fault Code: 263
Engine Fuel Temperature Sensor Circuit – Voltage Above Normal or Shorted to High Source. High signal voltage detected at engine fuel temperature circuit.
May have white smoke and low power when engine is cold.
Engine Fuel Temperature Sensor Circuit
The engine fuel temperature sensor is used by the electronic control module (ECM) to monitor the engine fuel temperature. The ECM monitors the voltage on the signal pin and converts this to a temperature value. The engine fuel temperature value is used by the ECM to adjust fuel delivery to the injectors.
The engine fuel temperature sensor is located on the lower rear of the integrated fuel system module (IFSM). Refer to Procedure 100-002 (Engine Diagrams) in Section E for a detailed component location view.
Beginning with ESN 14039654, the temperature sensor return circuit was separated from the pressure sensor return circuit. For ESNs prior to this and with engine wiring harness Part Number 3682854, refer to the Common Pressure/Temperature Sensor Return Circuit above. For this ESN and greater or for any other engine wiring harness part number, refer to the Separate Pressure/Temperature Sensor Return Circuit above.
The engine fuel temperature sensor shares return wires in the engine harness with other sensors. An open return can cause multiple fault codes to be active. Before troubleshooting Fault Code 263, check for multiple fault codes.
Possible causes of this fault code include:
- Open return circuit in the harness, connectors, sensor, or ECM
- Open signal circuit or shorted to a voltage source.
|Temperature (°C)||Temperature (°F)||Resistance (ohms)|
|0||32||30k to 37k|
|25||77||9.3k to 10.7k|
|50||122||3.2k to 3.8k|
|80||176||1.0k to 1.3k|
|95||203||700 to 800|