C15 Engine Diagnostic Code

Discussion in 'Trucks [ Eighteen Wheelers ]' started by 9900ixp, Apr 25, 2009.

  1. 9900ixp

    9900ixp Bobtail Member

    Apr 25, 2009
    McDonough, GA

    My dad has a 2007 International 9900IX with a 2007 Cat C15 engine in it. When he got the truck, he didn't pay any attention to the engine light, but noticed recently, that the engine light was illuminated. He called the mechanic to discuss the problem and the mechanic knew about the problem and said they have a few trucks with the light illuminated and just put black electrical tape over the light. I found some information on the web about the procedure to retrieve the code by holding the cruise switch down. He said the code is a "95". I don't know the serial number of his engine, but was hoping that someone could tell me what the "95" was for, and if it is "fixable". If a serial number is needed, please let me know and I will call him to get the serial number.

  2. stranger

    stranger Road Train Member

    Oct 10, 2006
    He should be able to get the code from the speedometer display. Just keep pressing the button beside the odometer until "faults" comes up. A number will appear showing how many codes are present. If there are no codes then "0" will appear.

    If codes are present, then mash and hold the button, and the code number will appear. Use the button to scroll through the fault codes until the display returns to "faults".
  3. cat from the valley

    cat from the valley Medium Load Member

    Dec 8, 2008
    i can bet the mechanic is still in the manual era
  4. Mr. Haney

    Mr. Haney Road Train Member

    Dec 17, 2008
    intake valve actuator oil pressure voltage fault, code 95

    Take it to the dealer for service as soon as possible
  5. pullingtrucker

    pullingtrucker Road Train Member

    Dec 21, 2008
    Fostoria, Ohio
    As Mr Haney said get it to a dealer!!! The IVA (intake valve actuator) are a knwon problem with some of these engines. I have seen a couple of engines go through 2-3 IVAs a year. Mine on the other hand has acted up once and I replaced it, with no problems since. I may be wrong and correct me if I am, but I think CAT came out with a updated IVA.
  6. oneshot

    oneshot Medium Load Member

    Feb 28, 2009
    That is on the money.Dont have my book with me but I think 95 is for #3 and 4 IVA.If your dad can do any mech work he could pull the valve cover and look.That code came up last year on mine and I looked to see if connecting wire was broke and it was. Put a new end on wire,problem solved.
  7. 9900ixp

    9900ixp Bobtail Member

    Apr 25, 2009
    McDonough, GA
    How hard is it to pull off the valve cover? Is it something that if he pulls it off, that he will get engine oil all over himself and the engine?

  8. Six8888

    Six8888 Bobtail Member

    Apr 16, 2009
    Fontana, Ca
    LOL-Better have him take it to a dealer and have him only put his hands on the steering wheel. it needs a IVA replaced. common problem with a c-15
  9. crazzy448

    crazzy448 Light Load Member

    May 3, 2009
    panhandle wva
    code 95 is the oil presure sensor for the iva witch is located externaly near the t-state housing and i have replace them as many ar 5 a week. you can replace it very easly just make sure you get the update sensor if you have a bxs it also need a harness.
  10. 9900ixp

    9900ixp Bobtail Member

    Apr 25, 2009
    McDonough, GA

    Thanks for the reply. How expensive is this part? I imagine that if you said you replace them as many as 5 a week, you are probably a mechanic. I will have to let my dad know. BTW, he said his truck and engine was manufactured around early 2006. I don't know if they consider that a 2007, but it has the ACERT technology. If you are a mechanic, or know where I can get a diagram of part locations for that engine, that would be helpful. So far, I have seen the main components such as Turbo, starter, alternator, fan belts, etc. I work regular car engines, but I imagine a diesel engine wouldn't be much different, just different parts, such as instead of spark plugs, it uses glow plugs.

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