Toyota Avalon (XX50) 2019-2022 Service & Repair Manual: Knock Sensor 1 Bank 1 or Single Sensor Circuit Short to Battery or Open (P032515)

Toyota Avalon (XX50) 2019-2022 Service & Repair Manual / Engine / A25a-fxs Engine Control / Sfi System / Knock Sensor 1 Bank 1 or Single Sensor Circuit Short to Battery or Open (P032515)

DESCRIPTION

Refer to DTC P032511.

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HINT:

When DTC P032515 is stored, the ECM enters fail-safe mode. During fail-safe mode, the ignition timing is delayed to its maximum retardation. Fail-safe mode continues until the power switch is turned off.

DTC No.

Detection Item

DTC Detection Condition

Trouble Area

MIL

Memory

Note

P032515

Knock Sensor 1 Bank 1 or Single Sensor Circuit Short to Battery or Open

The knock control sensor output voltage is higher than 4.5 V for 1 second or more (1 trip detection logic).

  • Open or short in knock control sensor circuit
  • Knock control sensor
  • ECM

Comes on

DTC stored

SAE Code: P0328

Reference: Inspection using an oscilloscope.

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MONITOR DESCRIPTION

If the output voltage transmitted by the knock control sensor remains high for 1 second or more, the ECM interprets this as a malfunction in the sensor circuit, illuminates the MIL and stores this DTC.

MONITOR STRATEGY

Related DTCs

P0328: Knock control sensor range check (high voltage)

Required Sensors/Components (Main)

Knock control sensor

Required Sensors/Components (Related)

-

Frequency of Operation

Continuous

Duration

1 second

MIL Operation

Immediate

Sequence of Operation

None

TYPICAL ENABLING CONDITIONS

Monitor runs whenever the following DTCs are not stored

None

Both of the following conditions are met

-

Auxiliary battery voltage

10.5 V or higher

Time after engine start

5 seconds or more

TYPICAL MALFUNCTION THRESHOLDS

Knock control sensor voltage

Higher than 4.5 V

CONFIRMATION DRIVING PATTERN

HINT:

  • After repair has been completed, clear the DTC and then check that the vehicle has returned to normal by performing the following All Readiness check procedure.

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  • When clearing the permanent DTCs, refer to the "CLEAR PERMANENT DTC" procedure.

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  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 and wait for at least 30 seconds.
  6. Turn the power switch on (IG).
  7. Turn the Techstream on.
  8. Put the engine in Inspection Mode (Maintenance Mode).

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  9. Start the engine and wait 5 minutes [A].
  10. Enter the following menus: Powertrain / Engine / Trouble Codes [B].
  11. Read the pending DTCs.

    HINT:

    • If a pending DTC is output, the system is malfunctioning.
    • If a pending DTC is not output, perform the following procedure.
  12. Enter the following menus: Powertrain / Engine / Utility / All Readiness.
  13. Input the DTC: P032515.
  14. Check the DTC judgment result.

    Techstream Display

    Description

    NORMAL

    • DTC judgment completed
    • System normal

    ABNORMAL

    • DTC judgment completed
    • System abnormal

    INCOMPLETE

    • DTC judgment not completed
    • Perform driving pattern after confirming DTC enabling conditions

    HINT:

    • If the judgment result is NORMAL, the system is normal.
    • If the judgment result is ABNORMAL, the system is malfunctioning.
    • If the judgment result is INCOMPLETE, idle the engine for 5 minutes and check the DTC judgment result again.
    • [A] to [B]: Normal judgment procedure.

      The normal judgment procedure is used to complete DTC judgment and also used when clearing permanent DTCs.

    • When clearing the permanent DTCs, do not disconnect the cable from the auxiliary battery terminal or attempt to clear the DTCs during this procedure, as doing so will clear the universal trip and normal judgment histories.

WIRING DIAGRAM

Refer to DTC P032511.

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CAUTION / NOTICE / HINT

NOTICE:

  • Vehicle Control History may be stored in the hybrid vehicle control ECU assembly if the engine is malfunctioning. Certain vehicle condition information is recorded when Vehicle Control History is stored. Reading the vehicle conditions recorded in both the Freeze Frame Data and Vehicle Control History can be useful for troubleshooting.

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    (Select Powertrain in Health Check and then check the time stamp data.)

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  • If any "Engine Malfunction" Vehicle Control History item has been stored in the hybrid vehicle control ECU assembly, make sure to clear it. However, as all Vehicle Control History items are cleared simultaneously, if any Vehicle Control History items other than "Engine Malfunction" are stored, make sure to perform any troubleshooting for them before clearing Vehicle Control History.

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HINT:

Read Freeze Frame Data using the Techstream. The ECM records vehicle and driving condition information as Freeze Frame Data the moment a DTC is stored. When troubleshooting, Freeze Frame Data can help determine if the vehicle was moving or stationary, if the engine was warmed up or not, if the air fuel ratio was lean or rich, and other data from the time the malfunction occurred.

PROCEDURE

1.

CHECK TERMINAL VOLTAGE (POWER SOURCE OF KNOCK CONTROL SENSOR)

*a

Front view of wire harness connector

(to Knock Control Sensor)

(a) Disconnect the knock control sensor connector.

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

(c) Measure the voltage according to the value(s) in the table below.

Standard Voltage:

Tester Connection

Condition

Specified Condition

U2-2 (KNK1) - U2-1 (EKNK)

Power switch on (IG)

4.5 to 5.5 V

NG

GO TO STEP 3

OK

2.

INSPECT KNOCK CONTROL SENSOR

(a) Inspect the knock control sensor.

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HINT:

Perform "Inspection After Repair" after replacing the knock control sensor.

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OK

GO TO STEP 4

NG

REPLACE KNOCK CONTROL SENSOR

3.

CHECK HARNESS AND CONNECTOR (KNOCK CONTROL SENSOR - ECM)

(a) Disconnect the knock control sensor connector.

(b) Disconnect the ECM connector.

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

Standard Resistance:

Tester Connection

Condition

Specified Condition

U2-2 (KNK1) - C55-111 (KNK1)

Always

Below 1 Ω

U2-1 (EKNK) - C55-112 (EKNK)

Always

Below 1 Ω

U2-2 (KNK1) - C55-111 (KNK1) - Other terminals

Always

10 kΩ or higher

NG

REPAIR OR REPLACE HARNESS OR CONNECTOR

OK

4.

CLEAR DTC

(a) Connect the Techstream to the DLC3.

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

(c) Turn the Techstream on.

(d) Clear the DTCs.

Powertrain > Engine > Clear DTCs

(e) Turn the power switch off and wait for at least 30 seconds.

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5.

CHECK WHETHER DTC OUTPUT RECURS (DTC P032515)

(a) Drive the vehicle in accordance with the driving pattern described in Confirmation Driving Pattern.

(b) Enter the following menus: Powertrain / Engine / Trouble Codes.

(c) Read the DTCs.

Powertrain > Engine > Trouble Codes

Result

Proceed to

DTCs are not output

A

DTC P032515 is output

B

A

CHECK FOR INTERMITTENT PROBLEMS

B

REPLACE ECM

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