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I have a detroit diesel series 60 giving engine code sfu 164

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I have a detroit diesel series 60 giving engine code sfu 164 and ABS 136. What is this
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medium and Heavy Trucks
Expert:  Daniel Wilson replied 1 year ago.

Hi Andre, My name is***** will be glad to help. What is the year make and model? From the SFU fault I am assuming Freightliner. Neither of these are engine faults as that would be ECU 128, ABs is a ABS brake system fault logged and SFU is the Modular switch field module. This is indicating there are faults logged in the modules. Scroll through to the next screen to get the actual fault codes ans let me know what you get for codes.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I do have the full codes. It's as follows:
No eng 164 sid 254 fail 07
ABS 136 sid 231 fail 09 fault 02
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
it's a freightliner Cascadia 2008
Expert:  Daniel Wilson replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for the update.You have either a power loss to the engine ecm or the ecm is defective, the most common issue here is power, check your ECM power IGN fuse, the main battery fuse will be in the battery box,The main fuses in the battery box are known for corrosion. Let me know

Expert:  Daniel Wilson replied 1 year ago.

136 231 09 J1939 time out

NOTE: Fault

occurs if engine

retarder sends



Check engine and

transmission ECUs and

wires. Check J1939


Freightliner SB 54-133

Check J1939 datalink, engine

ECU, transmission ECU, and

wiring. Repair as necessary.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I killed the batteries and everything cleared. Now it's driving
Expert:  Daniel Wilson replied 1 year ago.

Great news. Pleasure to help. Let me know if you need more help or if it happens again check the fuses and ECM power.