C15 and C18 – Aftertreatment Identification Module – Test

System Operation Description:

Table 1 lists the diagnostic trouble codes for the Aftertreatment Identification Module.

Table 1
Diagnostic Trouble Codes
CDL Code J1939 Code Code Description
(code descriptions may vary)
Comments
3468-2 5576-2 Aftertreatment #1 Identification Number Module: Erratic, Intermittent, or Incorrect The installed Clean Emissions Module (CEM) is not a certified match with the engine.
The code is a confirmed emissions regulation violation. A financial penalty and/or legal action may result, if the problem is not corrected immediately. Do not operate the engine with the active fault.Engine power is derated.
3468-8 5576-8 Aftertreatment #1 Identification Number Module: Abnormal Frequency Pulse Width or Period Emissions do not conform to regulations. Do not continue to operate the engine with the active fault.

Engine power is derated.

Follow the troubleshooting procedure in order to identify the root cause of the problem.
Table 2
Troubleshooting Test Steps Values Results
1. Check for Diagnostic Trouble CodesA. Establish communication between Caterpillar Electronic Technician (ET) and the Electronic Control Module (ECM) . Refer to Troubleshooting, “Electronic Service Tools”, if necessary.

B. Download the “Warranty Report” from the engine ECM before performing any troubleshooting or clearing diagnostic trouble codes.

Diagnostic trouble codes Result: A 3468-2, 3468-8, 5576-2 or 5576-8 diagnostic code is active.Proceed to Test Step 2.


Illustration 1 g01963854
Typical CEM identification plate


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CEM (typical)

(1) Typical location of CEM identification plate

 

Table 3
Troubleshooting Test Steps Values Results
2. Manually Enter the Aftertreatment Identification InformationThe CEM identification plate is located on the electronics panel.
Factory Passwords are required for this procedure.

A. Confirm that a certified CEM is installed on the engine.
Contact your local Caterpillar dealer for a list of approved CEM and RF configurations for your engine.

B. Record the CEM serial number and the configuration group from the CEM Identification Plate.

C. Verify that the CEM is a certified match with the engine.
Contact a Caterpillar technical communicator, if necessary.

Certified match Result: The CEM is a certified match with the engine.Proceed to Test Step 3.

Result: The CEM is not a certified match for the engine.

Remove the CEM and replace the CEM with a certified match for the engine. Refer to Disassembly and Assembly for removal and installation procedures. When the new CEM is installed, the”Aftertreatment Identification Number Module” will begin communicating with the ECM and the diagnostic code will be cleared.

When determining if a CEM is a certified match:
The engine ECM will only communicate with the CEM if the total lifetime hours of the engine are less than 100. If the hours are greater than 100, the information from the CEM identification plate must be programmed into the ECM by using Cat ET.

Table 4
Troubleshooting Test Steps Values Results
3. Aftertreatment Configuration

A. Establish communication between Cat ET and the ECM . Refer to Troubleshooting, “Electronic Service Tools”, if necessary.

B. Navigate to the “Aftertreatment Configuration” page.

C. Program the “Factory Installed Aftertreatment #1 Identification Number” with the serial number from the CEM Identification Plate.

D. Program the “DPF #1 Soot Loading Sensing System Configuration Code” with the configuration group from the CEM Identification Plate.

CEM configuration Result: The diagnostic code is automatically cleared.

Return to service.

Test Step 1.

Complete the procedure in the order in which the steps are listed.

Results:

  • The procedure corrected the issue. – STOP
  • The procedure did not correct the issue. –Repair: Contact your Cat dealer Technical Communicator (TC). For further assistance, your TC can confer with the Dealer Solutions Network (DSN).

    STOP

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