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The main role of acceleration sensor is

detecting the rough load condition which


allows misfire monitoring inhibition. Mainly
misfiring is detected by CKP angle speed. But
when the vehicle is running on rough load
condition, the CKP angular speed is affected
from this road condition. It can signal to ECM
as a misfiring. In this case acceleration sensor
detects this kind of rough load condition and
order ECM not to consider this situation as a
misfiring. It is located on the left side wheel
housing, near main chassis frame.

Sensor Structure

No. Description
1 Housing Ass'y
2 Circuit Ass'y
3 Tapping Screw
4 Cover
5 Terminal
6 G-CELL
Acceleration Sensor is made by MEMS(Micro
electro Mechanical System) process. Seismic
mass is supported by static plate. Between
seismic mass and silicon block two electrically
charged stationary plates are attached. When
acceleration or vibration happens, seismic
mass is vibrating up and down. This
movement results in capacitive change in two
electrically charged plates. Acceleration sensor
can detect this capacity change and convert it
as acceleration speed. This type of acceleration
sensor can detect Zero Hz and can have self
test mode in itself.

Measurement Range 5(gravity)


Measurement Direction Vertical
Supply Voltage 5 0.15(V)
Current Consumption 12mA
Sensitivity 400mV/g at 15.8Hz
Picanto's acceleration sensor has 3 terminals. Output voltage at idle condition
shows 2.3 ~ 2.7V. ECM Pin No. 60 is used for acceleration sensor signal. Sensor
power and ground are shared with TPS.

Error Detecting Condition

P Code Description Threshold Condition1 Condition2 Time Mil On


P1309 Signal High >3.5V
P1308 Signal Low <1.5V Yes
P1307 Rationality Signal at vehicle standstill is alternated 3 Times