Fueling Actuator Number 1 Circuit Error Conditions Exists
|Fault Code: 2311
Fueling Actuator Number 1 Circuit Error Conditions Exists. Fuel pump actuator circuit resistance too high or too low.
Possible low power.
Fuel Pump Actuator Circuit
The circuit is a pulse width modulation driver in the electronic control module (ECM) that controls the electronic fuel control actuator. The actuator is grounded in the ECM. The ECM varies the current to this valve to provide the correct fuel flow to the high-pressure pump based on engine operating conditions. The electronic fuel control actuator valve is a normally open valve. High circuit resistance may cause fuel pressure to be higher than commanded at light loads and Fault Code 2216 may be logged.
The fuel pump actuator valve is located on the engine-mounted fuel pump housing. Refer to Procedure 100-002 for a detailed component location view.
If this fault code occurs during road test or sea trial, verify that all connectors are clean and free of corrosion before replacing components. This fault code can become active for any of the following reasons:
- Fuel pump actuator high resistance
- Engine harness high resistance
- Loose, worn, or corroded connectors or pins
- Fuel pump actuator with low internal resistance
- Fuel pump actuator or engine harness that has shorted to ground
- Intermittent circuit failures that cause the fuel pressure to exceed the fuel rail pressure relief valve opening pressure.
If an intermittent electrical circuit problem of the fuel pump actuator circuit exists, it is possible for the fault code to become active then inactive during normal engine operation. For example, if a poor connection causes an intermittent open or short circuit, the normally open valve will open in a fraction of a second while the circuit is faulty causing the fuel rail pressure relief valve to open. Following the event that caused the fuel rail pressure relief valve to open, the ECM will attempt to reset the fuel rail pressure relief valve, provided the fuel pump actuator circuit is not still failed.
Following any event that opens the fuel rail pressure relief valve, the fuel rail pressure relief valve will regulate the fuel pressure at approximately 90 mPa [13053 psi]. If the ECM is still capable of controlling fuel pressure, the following will occur:
- The measured fuel pressure will reduce to 60 mPa [8702.3 psi] as the ECM prepares to re-seat the fuel rail pressure relief valve.
- Once pressure is 60 mPa [8702.3 psi] and engine speed is greater than 1200 rpm, the ECM will momentarily close the fuel pump actuator. This action will reduce the fuel rail pressure (to less than 2 mPa [290 psi] for a fraction of a second) so that the fuel rail pressure relief valve will reset. At light engine loads, especially if the engine is sped while the driveline is not engaged, engine power interruption will be noticeable while the ECM attempts to reset the fuel rail pressure relief valve.
- Once the ECM detects that the fuel rail pressure relief valve is reset, normal engine operation will resume and Fault Code 2311 will become inactive.