Toyota Avalon Service & Repair Manual: Accumulator Low Pressure (C1256)

DESCRIPTION

The accumulator pressure sensor is built into the brake actuator (brake booster with master cylinder assembly) and detects the accumulator pressure.

The skid control ECU (brake booster with master cylinder assembly) turns on the brake warning light / red (malfunction) and brake warning light / yellow (minor malfunction), and sounds the meter buzzer if it senses a decrease in the accumulator pressure.

DTC C1256 may be stored if the accumulator pressure drops due to frequent braking (this is not a malfunction).

DTC No.

Detection Item

INF Code

DTC Detection Condition

Trouble Area

MIL

Note

C1256

Accumulator Low Pressure

341

1125

Significant drop in accumulator pressure continues.

(DTCs will be stored and the buzzer will operate when either condition is met.)

  • Accumulator pressure dropped due to frequent brake pedal operation (not a malfunction)
  • Pump motor malfunction
  • Accumulator deterioration
  • Accumulator pressure sensor (brake booster with master cylinder assembly)
  • Supply voltage reduced

Comes on

(When only SAE code C1256 is stored)

  • INF Code 341: SAE Code C1256
  • Electronically controlled brake system DTC

MONITOR DESCRIPTION

The skid control ECU (brake booster with master cylinder assembly) monitors the value of the accumulator pressure using the accumulator pressure sensor.

If any of the following conditions are met for a certain amount of time, the skid control ECU (brake booster with master cylinder assembly) judges that the accumulator pressure is low and illuminates the MIL and stores this DTC.

  • The accumulator pressure does not increase when the pump motor is operated.
  • The accumulator pressure is not a specific value or more after starting the skid control ECU (brake booster with master cylinder assembly).
  • The accumulator pressure is less than a specific value.

MONITOR STRATEGY

Related DTCs

C1256: Accumulator pressure too low

Required Sensors/Components(Main)

Brake booster pump assembly

Brake actuator (brake booster with master cylinder assembly)

Required Sensors/Components(Related)

Skid control ECU (brake booster with master cylinder assembly)

Brake actuator (brake booster with master cylinder assembly)

Stop light switch assembly

Brake booster pump assembly

Brake pedal stroke sensor assembly

Frequency of Operation

Continuous

Duration

1.7 to 9 seconds (Time depends on battery voltage): C1256 (Case 1)

3 seconds: C1256 (Case 2)

33 to 99 seconds (Time depends on battery voltage): C1256 (Case 3)

MIL Operation

Immediately

Sequence of Operation

None

TYPICAL ENABLING CONDITIONS

All

Monitor runs whenever the following DTCs are not stored

C121E (Pump motor circuit high)

C14D0 (Accumulator pressure sensor voltage circuit check)

C14D1 (Accumulator pressure sensor lost communication)

C14D2 (Accumulator pressure sensor internal malfunction)

C14D3 (Accumulator pressure sensor intermittent/erratic)

C14D4 (Case 1) (Accumulator pressure sensor invalid data)

C14D4 (Case 2) (Accumulator pressure sensor intermittent)

Case 1

All of the following conditions are met

-

Accumulator pressure sensor fail

Not detected

Accumulator pressure

Less than 17.1 MPa (174.4 kgf/cm2, 2480 psi)

Brake

Off

Brake system voltage 1 (VM1)

Higher than 6.92 V

Case 2

All of the following conditions are met

-

Accumulator pressure sensor fail

Not detected

Accumulator pressure

Less than 17.1 MPa (174.4 kgf/cm2, 2480 psi)

Pump motor control circuit high

Not detected

Brake

Off

Brake system voltage 1 (VM1)

Higher than 6.92 V

Case 3

Both of the following conditions are met

-

Accumulator pressure sensor fail

Not detected

Accumulator pressure

Less than 17.1 MPa (174.4 kgf/cm2, 2480 psi)

TYPICAL MALFUNCTION THRESHOLDS

Case 1

Accumulator pressure increase when pump motor is operating

Less than 0.25 MPa (2.5 kgf/cm2, 36 psi)

Case 2

Accumulator pressure after skid control ECU (brake booster with master cylinder assembly) power on

Less than 6 MPa (61.2 kgf/cm2, 870 psi)

Case 3

Accumulator pressure

Less than 14 MPa (142.8 kgf/cm2, 2031 psi)

COMPONENT OPERATING RANGE

All

Both of the following conditions are met

-

Accumulator pressure sensor fail

Not detected

Accumulator pressure

17.1 MPa (174.4 kgf/cm2, 2480 psi) or more

CONFIRMATION DRIVING PATTERN

  1. Connect the Techstream to the DLC3.
  2. Turn the power switch on (IG).
  3. Turn the Techstream on.
  4. Clear the DTCs (even if no DTCs are stored, perform the clear DTC procedure).
  5. Turn the power switch off.
  6. Turn the power switch on (IG).
  7. Turn the Techstream on.
  8. Repeat the following step 10 times.
    • Fully depress the brake pedal for 2 seconds, release it and wait 1 second.
  9. Wait 100 seconds.
  10. Enter the following menus: Chassis / ABS/VSC/TRAC / Trouble Codes.
  11. Read the DTCs.

    HINT:

    • If a DTC is output, the system is malfunctioning.
    • If a DTC is not output, perform the following procedure.
  12. If the DTCs are not output, perform a universal trip and check for permanent DTCs.

    Click here

    HINT:

    • If a permanent DTC is output, the system is malfunctioning.
    • If no permanent DTCs are output, the system is normal.

WIRING DIAGRAM

Refer to DTCs C1252 and C1253.

Click here

CAUTION / NOTICE / HINT

NOTICE:

  • After replacing the skid control ECU (brake booster with master cylinder assembly), perform linear solenoid valve offset learning, ABS holding solenoid valve learning, yaw rate and acceleration sensor zero point calibration and system information memorization after performing "Reset Memory".

    Click here

  • Inspect the fuses for circuits related to this system before performing the following procedure.

PROCEDURE

1.

CHECK DTC

(a) Clear the DTCs.

Click here

Chassis > ABS/VSC/TRAC > Clear DTCs

(b) Turn the power switch off.

(c) Turn the power switch on (IG).

(d) Check if the same DTC is output.

Click here

Chassis > ABS/VSC/TRAC > Trouble Codes

Result

Proceed to

DTC C1256 is output.

A

DTCs C1202, C1241, C1252, C1253 and/or C1391 are output.

B

B

REPAIR CIRCUITS INDICATED BY OUTPUT DTCS

A

2.

INSPECT BRAKE BOOSTER PUMP ASSEMBLY

(a) Turn the power switch off.

*a

Component without harness connected

(Brake Booster Pump Assembly)

(b) Make sure that there is no looseness at the locking part and the connecting part of the connector.

OK:

The connector is securely connected.

(c) Disconnect the A40 brake booster pump assembly connector.

(d) Check both the connector case and the terminals for deformation and corrosion.

OK:

No deformation or corrosion.

(e) Measure the resistance according to the value(s) in the table below.

Standard Resistance:

Tester Connection

Condition

Specified Condition

2 (BM1) - 4 (GND1)

Always

10 Ω or less

1 (BM2) - 3 (GND2)

Always

10 Ω or less

2 (BM1) - 1 (BM2)

Always

Below 1 Ω

4 (GND1) - 3 (GND2)

Always

Below 1 Ω

NG

REPLACE BRAKE BOOSTER PUMP ASSEMBLY

OK

3.

READ VALUE USING TECHSTREAM (ACCUMULATOR PRESSURE)

(a) Reconnect the A40 brake booster pump assembly connector.

(b) Disconnect the A34 brake pedal stroke sensor assembly connector.

(c) Select the Data List on the Techstream.

Click here

Chassis > ABS/VSC/TRAC > Data List

Tester Display

Measurement Item

Range

Normal Condition

Diagnostic Note

MT Voltage Value

MT voltage value

Min.: 0.00 V, Max.: 20.00 V

Pump motor off: 0.00 V

Pump motor on: 12.00 V

-

Accumulator Pressure

Accumulator pressure output value

Min.: 0.00 MPa, Max.: 24.48 MPa

15.00 to 21.00 MPa

(Pressure stable and pump motor stopped)

When brake fluid is stored in the accumulator: Accumulator pressure changes in accordance with volume of fluid stored in the accumulator

Chassis > ABS/VSC/TRAC > Data List

Tester Display

MT Voltage Value

Accumulator Pressure

(d) Depress the brake pedal several times to operate the pump motor, then wait until it stops.

(e) After the pump motor stops, wait for 30 seconds, then check the drop in the accumulator pressure sensor output value and the state of the pump motor.

Result

Proceed to

The drop in the accumulator pressure sensor output value is less than 2.50 MPa 30 seconds after the pump motor stops, and the pump motor does not operate within 30 seconds after the pump motor stops.

A

The drop in the accumulator pressure sensor output value is 2.50 MPa or more 30 seconds after the pump motor stops, or the pump motor operates within 30 seconds after the pump motor stops.

B

A

USE SIMULATION METHOD TO CHECK

B

4.

READ VALUE USING TECHSTREAM (SERVO PRESSURE)

(a) Turn the power switch off.

(b) Reconnect the A34 brake pedal stroke sensor assembly connector.

(c) Select the Active Test on the Techstream.

Click here

Chassis > ABS/VSC/TRAC > Active Test

Tester Display

Measurement Item

Control Range

Diagnostic Note

ECB Solenoid (SLR)

Linear solenoid reduction valve (SLR)

Solenoid ON/OFF

ECB: Electronically Controlled Brake System

Chassis > ABS/VSC/TRAC > Data List

Tester Display

Measurement Item

Range

Normal Condition

Diagnostic Note

Servo Pressure

Pressure value of servo

Min.: 0.00 MPa, Max.: 24.48 MPa

Brake pedal released: 0.00 to 2.10 MPa

Brake pedal is being depressed: Changes in proportion to the depression force of the brake pedal

Chassis > ABS/VSC/TRAC > Active Test

Active Test Display

ECB Solenoid (SLR)

Data List Display

Servo Pressure

(d) Perform the Active Test and operate the linear solenoid (SLR) in the brake actuator (brake booster with master cylinder assembly).

(e) Check that the servo pressure output value does not increase when performing the Active Test.

OK:

The servo pressure output value does not increase when performing the Active Test.

HINT:

If the servo pressure output value increases, an internal brake fluid leak in the brake actuator (brake booster with master cylinder assembly) is suspected.

Result

Proceed to

The servo pressure output value increases.

A

The servo pressure output value does not increase.

B

A

REPLACE BRAKE BOOSTER WITH MASTER CYLINDER ASSEMBLY

B

REPLACE BRAKE BOOSTER WITH MASTER CYLINDER ASSEMBLY AND BRAKE BOOSTER PUMP ASSEMBLY

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