The control module is the control center of the fuel injection system. It constantly looks at the information from various sensors (inputs) and controls the systems (outputs) that affect vehicle performance. The control module also performs the diagnostics of the system. It can recognize operational problems, alert the driver through the Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL
) "Service Engine Soon" light on the instrument panel and store a Diagnostic Trouble Code(s) (DTC
) in the control module memory. The DTC identifies the problem areas to aid the technician in performing repairs. OPERATION
The control module is an electronic computer designed to process the various input information, and send the necessary electrical response to control fuel delivery, spark control, and other emission control systems. The control module can control these devices through the use of Quad Driver Modules (QDM). When the control module is commanding a device or a component "ON," the voltage potential of the output is "LOW" or near zero volts. When the control module is commanding a device or component "OFF," the voltage potential of the circuit will be "HIGH," or near 12 volts. The primary function of the QDM is to supply the ground for the component being controlled.
The input information has an interrelation between sensor output. If one of the input devices failed, such as the oxygen sensor, this could affect more than one of the systems controlled by the computer.
The control module has two parts for service:
- Controller which is the control module without the PROM (MEM-CAL).
- PROM (Programmable Read Only Memory) which is a separate memory calibrator unit
The control module has a "learning" ability which allows it to make corrections for minor variations in the fuel system to improve driveability. If the battery is disconnected, to clear diagnostic trouble codes or for other repairs. the "learning" process resets and begins again. A change may be noted in the vehicle's performance. To "teach" the vehicle, ensure the engine is at operating temperature. The vehicle should be driven at part throttle, with moderate acceleration and idle conditions until normal performance returns. NOTE
The control module must be maintained at a temperature below 85°C (185°F) at all times. This is most essential if the vehicle is put through a baking process. The control module will become inoperative if it's temperature exceeds 85°C (185°F). It is recommended that temporary insulation be placed around the control module during the time the vehicle is in a paint oven or other high temperature processes.
This is talking about the part you uploaded to me. Knock Sensor System
All gas engines are equipped with a knock sensor system. A knock sensor is mounted on the engine block. On vehicles with a manual transmission, the sensor is connected by a blue wire to the knock sensor module, which is bracket mounted on the top of the engine. The sensor, in response to engine knock, sends a signal to the module and from there to the ECM
, located in the passenger compartment. The ECM sends a signal to the distributor to retard timing.
If the vehicle is equipped with an automatic transmission (4L80E or 4L60E), a PCM
(powertrain control module) is used instead of an PCM
. The PCM performs all ECM functions and also provides electronic control for the transmission. It is located in the same place as the ECM. NO knock sensor module is used on a vehicle equipped with a PCM.
Instead, the blue wire from the knock sensor is wired directly to the PCM.
You do not have one of the modules you showed me, where did you get the picture? why do you think that is the problem?