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post #1 of 11 Old 11-11-2012, 04:53 PM Thread Starter
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Bad Injector?

I have noticed that my pickup has been running rough lately.

The CTS showed me a "P0269" Code, Cyl. #3 Contribution/Balance.

That is also all that I have found in my short search online, can I just assume that it is the #3 injector, or is there more that I have to do?



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I've read in more than one place that if one goes bad on a side usually the others on that side aren't far behind. When I had a contribution code on one injector, an additional one on their same side threw a code about a week later. All 4 on that side were replaced under warranty. You could just have one bad one though.

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You are probably right by changing all 4, but I don't know if I can afford that right now


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If it is just the injector you will be fine changing the one out and move on. You can always throw more money at these trucks, but if you only have one bad injector just fix that one. I think you can get them for around $250 at the dealership, plus the core charge. It only takes a couple of hours to change one out in the driveway. There are numerous how-to's on changing out injectors. Let us know if you need one.

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I appreciate the offer and I will take any help I can get, if you have links I would gladly download them.

Even though I did my own head gaskets, I have never changed an injector, but I seen it done.


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Here is a link that I have used, from another site.

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Make sure you don't over torque the fuel rail bolts. I bought a small torque wrench just for those applications. I have never dont the passenger side, but it shouldn't be much different. Let us know if you need any more help with this. If you did head gaskets, an injector should be easy!

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I bought an Inch pound torque wrench when I did the HG's so I am good there.

Thanks for the link, when I am done typing this, I am goona check it out.



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I bought an Inch pound torque wrench when I did the HG's so I am good there.

Thanks for the link, when I am done typing this, I am goona check it out.



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Got it done this morning, had a delay last night due to the fact that I didn't have the right #40 torx, but thanks to a buddy that had one I was able to keep going.

I will be buying/ordering a full set today, and at this point I don't even care about the price


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Glad you got it swapped out. I assume that it fixed the problem??? I have been down that road before. The truck threw an injector code, swapped it out and still had the same problem. Hopefully this is not the case for you.

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