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Old 09-18-2009, 10:30 AM
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P0281 code

I am getting a p0281 code wich I found is a cylinder 7 contribution/balance fault code. What does this mean? I am assuming it has something to do with an injector. It runs real rough at first start up and puts out some white smoke smells like raw fuel. It comes out of it when it warms up but feels like an injector goin south to me.
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Do a relative compression test, and an injector buzz test. If injector buzz test passes, and relative compression indicates all cylinders "pulsing" even, replace cylinder #7 injector.
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Thank you is that somethin I can do or do I have to take it to the dealer?
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Thank you is that somethin I can do or do I have to take it to the dealer?
More than likely, you'll need to take it to the dealer to run these tests, unless you know of someone who has a Ford IDS scan tool.
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Alright thanks man. I do know a guy that is a tech that does work on the side. I think this would be my best bet since I am out of waranty. It doesn't really pose a problem if you let it run long enough it comes out of it but I want to get ahead of the game when it gets worse. Thanks for the help.
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