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Old 05-19-2009, 12:24 PM
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Question 1994 e-320 codes where to start

When I started my car today the engine wouldn't idle right. It would surge to 2000 rpms and then almost die. It did that till I held it at 2000 rpms for a little while then idled ok. The air pump was also cycling on and off. I did some errands it ran good although the radio would come on and go off on its own and I had no cruise. I got code 15 from the built in diagnostic module(injector,cylinder 2) and a code 49 from pin 8(voltage supply at engine control module implausible/low volts)
Would pin 8 code point to a bad alternator?
would the built in module code point to a bad injector.
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Old 05-19-2009, 12:32 PM
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ABS lamp ON ??
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Old 05-19-2009, 12:43 PM
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No ABS lamp or any other now. I did have a running light out(back right)replaced it and the lamp went out. Thanks Arthur
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Old 05-19-2009, 12:45 PM
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Pull the OVP and see if it is 000-540-52-45..
If it is , change it to the new part # 000-540-67-45
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Take a battery reading, both off and running, to make sure we have adequate power and charge.
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Old 05-19-2009, 01:11 PM
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The OVP has the new number on it. I got a little over 12 volts not running and 17 volts when the car was running.
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I think you have a Voltage regulator problem.

You sure about that 17V reading??

If YES, then change the regulator on the back of the Alt.
And don't run the car much in the meantime b/c you can fry some expensive parts at 17V. That is prolly what burnt the rear lamp. The OVP is dropping V to Engine systems b/c of over-voltage from Alt [ now you know what an Over-Voltage-Protection relay is there for ]

After the change , take another running V test and check all fuses ..and give all fuses a spin in their connectors too.
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I rechecked voltage with car running and got 17 volts with my analog meter. Can you tell me where the voltage regulator is or is it part of the alternator?
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Old 05-19-2009, 01:37 PM
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On the back of the ALT..couple of screws an it pulls right out..simple DIYer.
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Old 05-19-2009, 01:41 PM
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Thank you so much for your time and information Arthur,take care
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Old 05-19-2009, 01:48 PM
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You're Welcome.

Post final results when you get them.
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Arthur, I don't believe a 1994 E320 alternator has the removable voltage regulator on the back like the older 124 cars.
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I think you are correct..I have seen both, but many may have been rebuilts already changed..he will know when he looks at it.
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My 1994 E320 has a voltage regulator on the back of the alternator. in fact it is the same PN as the one on my 1993 300E. I think the change came later in 1994 with chassis #C17XXXX.
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My 1994 E320 has a voltage regulator on the back of the alternator. in fact it is the same PN as the one on my 1993 300E. I think the change came later in 1994 with chassis #C17XXXX.
I think that was a mid year change b/c I also have a '94 right here with removable Regulator too...........

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