Fuel Cut-off Control
During deceleration with the throttle valve closed, current to the fuel injectors is cut off to improve fuel economy at
speeds over the following rpm:
D 1 6 Y 5 e n g i n e ( M / T ) : 8 5 0 r p m
D]6Y5 engine (CVT), D'16Y8 engine (USA M/T): 920 rpm
Dl6Y8 engine (USA A,/I), D16Y7 engine (USA A,/T);910 rpm
D16Y8 engine (Canada M/T), D16Y7 engine (canada): 990 rpm
D16Y8 engine (Canada M/T): 1,000 rpm
8 1 6 A 2 e n g i n e : 9 7 0 r p m
. Fuel cut-off action also takes place when engine speed exceeds 6,900 rpm (D16Y5, D16Y7 engine; D'16Y8 engine:
7,000 rpm. 816A2 engine: 8.100 rpm), regardless of the position of the throttle valve, to protect the engine from
'99 Dl6Y7 engine (A,/T) and '99 D16Y8 engine (A./T), the PCM cuts the fuel at engine speeds over
5,000 rpm when the vehicle is not moving.
IVC Compressor Clutch Relay
When the ECM/PCM receives a demand for cooling from the air conditioning system, it delays the compressor from
being energized, and enriches the mixture to assure smooth transition to the A,/C mode
Evaporative Emission (EVAP) Purge Control Solenoid Valve*'
When the engine coolant temperature is above 154'F (68'C). the ECM/PCM controls the EVAP purge control solenoid
valve which controls vacuum to the EVAP purge control canister.
Evaporative Emission (EVAP) Purge Control Solenoid Valve*a
When the engine coolant temperature above 154"F (68"C), intake air temperature above 32"F (0'C) and vehicle speed
above 0 mile (0 km/h) or [Ay'C compressor clutch on and intake air temperature above 160"F (41'C)], the ECM/PCM
controls the EVAP purge control solenoid valve which controls vacuum to the EVAP purge control canister.
Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Control Solenoid Valve*?
When EGR is required for control of oxides of nitrogen (NOx) emissions. the ECM controls the EGR control solenoid
valve which supplies regulated vacuum to the EGR valve
The system controls the voltage generated at the alternator in accordance with the electrical load and driving mode,
which reduces the engine load to improve the fuel economy.
ECM/PCM Fail-safe/Back-up Functions
1. Fail safe Function
When an abnormality occurs in a signal from a sensor, the ECM/PCM ignores that signal and assumes a pre-pro-
grammed value for that sensor that allows the engine to continue to run.
When an abnormality occurs in the ECM/PCM itself, the fuel injectors are controlled by a back-up circuit independent
of the system in order to permit minimal driving.
Self diagnosis Function lMalfunction Indicator Lamp (MlL)l
When an abnormality occurs in a signal from a sensor, the ECM/PCM supplies ground for the lvllL and stores the DTC
in erasable memory. When the ignition is initially turned on, the ECM/PCM supplies ground for the MIL for two sec-
onds to check the MIL bulb condition.
4. Two Trip Detection Method
To prevent false indications, the Two Trip Detection Method is used for the HO2S, fuel metering-related. idle control
system, ECT sensor, EGR system and EVAP control system self-diagnostic functions. When an abnormality occurs,
the ECM/PCM stores it in its memory. When the same abnormality recurs after the ignition switch is turned OFF and
ON 0l) again, the ECM/PCM informs the driver by lighting the MlL. However, to ease troubleshooting, this function is
cancelled when you jump the service check connector. The MIL will then blink immediately when an abnormality
5. Two (or Three) Driving Cycle Detection Method
A "Driving Cycle" consists ot starting the engine. beginning closed loop operation, and stopping the engine. lf misfir-
ing that increases emissions is detected during two consecutive driving cycles, or TWC deterioration is detected dur-
ing three consecutive driving cycles, the ECM/PCM turns the MIL on. However, to ease troubleshooting, this function
is cancelled when you jump the service check connector. The MIL will then blink immediately when an abnormality
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