Question about Jeep Grand Cherokee

1 Answer

Inspection rejection due to inop K,A,M inop

Kam (keep alive memory inop) recently rejected for sticker due to kam not operating. battery was not diconnected nor were any codes erased or eec test taken any time recently

Posted by on

  • rfhjr63 Apr 12, 2009

    thank you ill test battery kam is keep alive memory in the computer

×

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 100 times.

    Sniper:

    An expert who has posted more than 50 answers, of which 90% or more were rated as helpful.

  • Expert
  • 50 Answers

I'm not sure what you mean by kam. I never heard of such a thing, but if your computer is losing it's memory (like a battery disconnect) try getting your battery tested. I've seen a few where the battery was weak or had a dead cell and when the motor is cranked the voltage drops low enough that it resets the pcm memory.

Posted on Apr 12, 2009

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Trouble shooting P0603 for 98 aurora is this why


Code P0603 means that the PCM's Keep Alive Memory (KAM) self test is failing. This is a routine self test that is performed periodically through out the day. This is critical because the PCM's Keep Alive Memory Modules store all of the PCM's adaptive calculations that need to be 'kept alive' or saved when the vehicle isn't operating. If this part of the PCM's functionality is unreliable, the powertrain's main computer can't be trusted to accurately do its job and may need to be replaced.

Sep 23, 2014 | 1998 Oldsmobile Aurora

2 Answers

P1633


Ford Taurus model???
this is for ford T 2000
p1633 keep alive memory test failure

Jul 19, 2014 | Ford Taurus Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Check engine code 512


KAM is keep alive memory. check your battery and see if it is holing enough voltage to keep the memory. If not odds are your pcm is on the way out.

Apr 20, 2014 | 1994 Ford F150 Styleside Supercab

1 Answer

How to clear code 118 and 224 on 1994 ranger


Ford Ranger/Explorer/Mountaineer 1991-1999
Clearing Codes

Print


CONTINUOUS MEMORY CODES

These codes are retained in memory for 40 warm-up cycles. To clear the codes for the purposes of testing or confirming repair, perform the code reading procedure. When the fault codes begin to be displayed, de-activate the test by either disconnecting the jumper wire (meter, MIL or message center) or releasing the test button on the hand scanner. Stopping the test during code transmission will erase the Continuous Memory. Do not disconnect the negative battery cable to clear these codes; the Keep Alive memory will be cleared and a new code, 19, will be stored for loss of PCM power.


KEEP ALIVE MEMORY

The Keep Alive Memory (KAM) contains the adaptive factors used by the processor to compensate for component tolerances and wear. It should not be routinely cleared during diagnosis. If an emissions related part is replaced during repair, the KAM must be cleared. Failure to clear the KAM may cause severe driveability problems since the correction factor for the old component will be applied to the new component.
To clear the Keep Alive Memory, disconnect the negative battery cable for at least 5 minutes. After the memory is cleared and the battery reconnected, the vehicle must be driven at least 10 miles so that the processor may relearn the needed correction factors. The distance to be driven depends on the engine and vehicle, but all drives should include steady-throttle cruise on open roads. Certain driveability problems may be noted during the drive because the adaptive factors are not yet functioning

Jun 03, 2012 | 1994 Ford Ranger Supercab

1 Answer

I lost the battery connection while connecting new radio and cant find battery wire


I would like to help you, but I am at a small disadvantage here....
You lost WHAT battery connection? WHAT battery wire are you looking for? Do you mean the Keep Alive Memory (KAM) and the ignition (IGN) battery feed at the radio harness connector? Do you think you may have "lost" the battery feed due to blowing a fuse during trying to wire the new radio?

Jun 01, 2012 | Mitsubishi L200 Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Kam voltage


The Keep Alive Memory (KAM) voltage to the onboard computer has been interrupted. Either by a dead battery (for whatever reason) a disconnected battery, sombody pulled the fuse out of the fuse block, or there is a bad connection in the circuit leading to the computer.

Jan 07, 2012 | 2002 Ford Taurus

1 Answer

Internal Control Module Keep Alive Memory (KAM)


P0603 means Internal Control Module Keep Alive Memory (KAM) Error

In other words, that code is set when the PCM loses "keep alive" memory B+.

This code can also be set if the batteries went dead at some point, but mainly it means there is an open circuit detected in the KAM circuit.

On a '97 F-250, check for a 5 amp fuse blown in fuse cavity #2. If the fuse is blown, check for and repair the short-to-ground in circuit #729 (red with white coloured wire).

Good luck dear.

Rate this.

Jan 24, 2010 | 2004 Honda Accord

1 Answer

Where is the kam fuse on 1999 f250


it's be the pcm or computer fuse, if you've cleared a code and just need to reset the kam or keep alive memory. disconnect the battery for more than 1 minute but no more than 3 minutes

Oct 25, 2009 | 1999 Ford F250 Regular Cab

1 Answer

04 f150 code p1633


I looked up the code you posted, and came back as kam (keep alive memory).It's a series of battery powered memory locations in the computor which allows it to store input failures identified during normal operation for use in later diagnostic routines.KAM even adopts some calibration parameters to compensate for changes in the vehicle system The only way that I know of to fix it is replace the computor, but have it checked out first. Hope this helped.

Mar 10, 2009 | 2004 Ford F150

1 Answer

EMISSIONS REJECT, AGAIN, AND AGAIN....AND AGAIN!!!


If it is not passing because monitor is not completed and there are no trouble codes.
Start from cold engine with no more than 3/4 tank of fuel and more than 1/4. Drive it about 25 miles with at least 2 minutes of steady speeds between 35-45 mph and also the same at 50-65 mph.Then make several stop and goes,pausing about 20-30 sec when stopped.
If you turn the engine off before the monitors complete you must go thru a 6 hour cool down cycle before it will try and complete again. Then stop by an Autozone or some place that checks codes for free and have them check it and make sure no codes are stored in memory and the P1000 code has cleared. If it has cleared you should be good to go then. Plus this will make sure that it is not an issue with their inspection machine linking up with your vehicle. The only other problem it may be is if you are loosing the keep alive memory when you shut down your vehicle.That would be fuse 19 (15amp) in the underhood fuse panel.

Feb 06, 2009 | 2006 Ford Taurus

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

Related Topics:

130 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Jeep Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

79186 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22326 Answers

Kevin Daniels

Level 3 Expert

1455 Answers

Are you a Jeep Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...