injection control valve regulates both the quantity of fuel
that is injected into each cylinder and the timing of the
injection event. The injection control valve stator is the
electronic solenoid that actuates the injection control valve.
The engine control module (ECM) commands the stator to actuate
the injection control valve to open based on several different
parameters, including fuel pressure, engine speed, and throttle
control valve is located on the fuel injection pump on the
top of the distributor. The injection control valve stator
is mounted onto the front side of the injection control valve
with four capscrews.
This fault code can be caused by a faulty
stator, improper or poor grounds, and internal damage to the
injection control valve. Inspect the snapshot data to see
if the battery voltage dropped below 9-VDC when the fault
code logged. In addition to these possible causes, a malfunctioning
transient suppressor can also cause Fault Code 276 to become
active, and is often accompanied with an engine no-start condition.
If these symptoms occur, replace the transient suppressor.
A damaged injection control valve may also
damage the transient suppressor and/or the ECM. Trying to
start the engine with a damaged ECM and/or transient suppressor
can cause damage to the injection control valve.