PTR 522456.31 – Speed Control Lever Transition Without Using Clutch Pedal

PTR 522456.31 (PTR )

Code: 522456.31



This error code, PTR 522456.31, indicates that the Power Train Reverser (PTR) control unit has detected a transition of the Speed Control Lever without the use of the clutch pedal, suggesting a malfunction in the clutch pedal position sensor circuit.


When this error is detected, the PTR control unit may limit or disable the speed control lever functionality to ensure safe operation. The system may display a warning message to alert the operator.


Inspect Clutch Pedal Position Sensor:

  • Check the clutch pedal position sensor for proper operation.
  • Ensure the sensor is correctly aligned, clean, and free from damage. Replace if necessary.

Check Wiring and Connections:

  • Inspect the wiring and connectors related to the clutch pedal position sensor.
  • Ensure all connections are secure and free from corrosion, damage, or short circuits.

Test Sensor Circuitry:

  • Use a multimeter to test the sensor circuitry for proper functionality.
  • Ensure there are no short circuits or open circuits causing the malfunction.

Examine Control Unit:

  • Verify that the PTR control unit is functioning correctly.
  • Check for any diagnostic trouble codes in the control unit that might relate to the clutch pedal position sensor.

Update Software:

  • Ensure that the PTR control unit software is up-to-date.
  • Apply any available software updates or patches from the manufacturer.

Monitor Clutch Pedal and Lever Operation:

  • After addressing the issue, monitor the clutch pedal and speed control lever operation during use.
  • Ensure that transitions are only possible when the clutch pedal is used.


Proper detection of the clutch pedal position is essential for safe gear transitions. Regular inspection and maintenance of the clutch pedal position sensor and related components can help prevent such issues.


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