Allison 1000 & 2000 Gen 4 Fault Codes: P0123 Pedal Position Sensor Circuit High Voltage

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Allison 1000 & 2000 Gen 4 Fault Codes: P0123 Pedal Position Sensor Circuit High Voltage

 

CIRCUIT DESCRIPTION:
The Transmission Control Module (TCM) receives input on throttle position from either a Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) or a signal transmitted by the engine electronic controls.

Vehicles not equipped with electronically-controlled engines have a TPS attached to the engine fuel control linkage. The TPS continuously sends the exact throttle position to the transmission TCM.

The TPS is a sliding resistor sensor (potentiometer) actuated by a mechanical linkage. The TCM delivers a constant voltage to one terminal of the TPS resistive strip. The other TPS terminal connects to ground. The resistor contacts of the TPS are connected to provide a regulated voltage signal input to the TCM.

When actuated by the mechanical throttle cable, the contacts of the resistor move along the resistive strip. As the contacts slide along the resistive strip, a voltage is sent to the TCM. At each increment of 0.178 mm (0.007 inch) along the resistive strip, the contacts deliver a different voltage to the TCM. The different voltages are interpreted as throttle sensor movement. The TCM converts travel distance (mm) into throttle opening percentage.

CONDITIONS FOR RUNNING THE DTC:
1. The components are powered, and ignition voltage is greater than 9V and less than 18V (12V TCM) or greater than 18V and less than 32V (24V TCM).
2. DTC P0122 Throttle/Pedal Position Sensor/Switch A Circuit Low Input is not active.

CONDITIONS FOR SETTING THE DTC:
DTC P0123 sets when the TCM detects a throttle position sensor voltage greater than 4.75 for 5 seconds.

ACTION TAKEN WHEN DTC SETS:
1. DTC P0123 is stored in the TCM history.
2. The TCM uses the default throttle value.
3. The TCM freezes shift adapts (DNA).
4. The TCM inhibits TCC engagement.
5. The CHECK TRANS light is illuminated.

CONDITIONS FOR CLEARING THE DTC/CHECK TRANS LIGHT:
A Scan Tool may be used to clear the code from the TCM history. The TCM automatically clears the DTC from the TCM history if the vehicle completes 40 warm-up cycles without the DTC recurring.

DIAGNOSTIC AIDS:
Inspect the wiring for poor electrical connections at the TCM. Look for the following conditions:
1. A bent terminal.
2. A backed-out terminal.
3. A damaged terminal.
4. Poor terminal tension.
5. A chafed wire.
6. A broken wire inside the insulation.

When diagnosing for an intermittent short or open, massage the wiring harness while watching the test equipment for a change.

You may have to drive the vehicle in order to experience a fault.

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