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Old 02-10-2008, 07:07 PM
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Injector failure???

How can you tell if an injector is failing? Is there a particular noise to listen for?
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Old 02-10-2008, 07:32 PM
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Are you having any issues? Have you checked all the easy things first?You can do an injector buzz test to check the electrical side and then you can do a cylinder contribution test. I don't think the contribution test will always tell you if you have a bad injector though. One of the techs will chime in Im sure
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Old 02-10-2008, 07:51 PM
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sometimes they "knock" a little...but why are you asking??
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Old 02-11-2008, 02:24 PM
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I am noticing a noise when the motor is running. It makes the noise a gas motor will make when the valves rattle. You can hear it at idle and when running down the road...really noticeable when giving the truck gas. It also makes a knocking noise when warming up. Getting concerned because I thought it was nothing but it is not going away.
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Old 02-11-2008, 02:25 PM
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What is a injector buzz test and a cylinder contribution test and how do you do them?
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What is a injector buzz test and a cylinder contribution test and how do you do them?
You can do these two tests with a good scan tool, one that an automitive repair garage or dealership would have. Bascially what they do is... a buzz test tests whether the injector wiring and solinoid is working, and a contribution test tests how each cylinder is running. If an injector was 'bad' and not firing, chances are that it would fail a contribution test. If you had an injector unplugged or a bad wiring harnedd it would probably fail a buzz test and set the check engine light.

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Old 02-11-2008, 02:47 PM
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You need someone who has a scanner to perform those tests. A dealer or a mechanic who can run it on a powerstroke. The buzz test checks the electrical side of the injector. The contribution test will check the rotational velocity of the piston to let you know if you have a bad cylinder or not.
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Old 02-11-2008, 02:48 PM
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Oh crap already answered I was half way through typing and the phone rang
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Old 02-11-2008, 03:31 PM
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What does the sounds I am describing sound like? An injector?
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