So new alternator?You probably have a code as well.
(generator = alternator)
The powertrain control module (PCM) uses the generator turn on signal circuit to control the generator. A high side driver within the PCM allows the PCM to turn the generator ON and OFF. When Generator operation is desired, the PCM sends a 5 volt signal to the voltage regulator via the generator turn on signal circuit. This causes the voltage regulator to begin controlling the generator field circuit. Once the Generator is enabled by the PCM, the voltage regulator controls generator output independently of the PCM. Under certain operating conditions, the PCM can turn Off the generator by turning Off the 5 volt signal on the generator turn on signal circuit. The PCM has fault detection circuitry which monitors the state of the generator turn on signal circuit. If the fault detection circuit senses a voltage other than what is expected, this DTC will set. The voltage regulator also contains fault detection circuitry. If the regulator detects a problem, the regulator will ground the generator turn on signal circuit, pulling the voltage low. This also causes the PCM to set the DTC.
CONDITIONS FOR RUNNING THE DTC
The ignition is on.
System voltage between 9.0 and 18.0 volts .
CONDITIONS FOR SETTING THE DTC
An improper voltage level has been detected on the generator L-terminal circuit.
The above conditions are present for at least 30 seconds .
ACTION TAKEN WHEN THE DTC SETS
The PCM stores conditions which were present when the DTC set as Failure Records only. This information will not be stored as Freeze Frame Records.
CONDITIONS FOR CLEARING THE MIL/DTC
The DTC becomes history when the conditions for setting the DTC are no longer present.
The history DTC clears after 40 malfunction free warm-up cycles.
The PCM receives a clear code command from the scan tool.
Aaand it was the alternator chose that precise moment to die.Resurrecting an old thread....
I replaced the intake manifold gaskets yesterday, then got this error when starting the truck this morning.
I'm guessing I didn't connect the alternator up properly, or I broke a wire loose when moving all the interference around.
I'm open to any other suggestions as to what to look for when I get home today. It was 25 degrees out this morning, so I wasn't gonna mess around with troubleshooting...