This vehicle has an intermittent misfire that we are trying to locate. Here we will be focusing on the injectors, making sure they do not have any flow problems (restrictions or leaks) An external timer tool will be used to fire the injectors at exact intervals while watching fuel pressure drops on a pressure gauge. Since we cannot get to the injector connectors directly, we will be using a main bulk connector to access the injector control wires. This same procedure can be applied to many different systems.

Engine Performance Diagnostics chapter 18 page 26

symptoms 50

  • intermittent misfire
  • check engine light (P0300 fault code)

fix 50

  • don't remember but it wasn't the injectors :)

test shown enh 50

  • injector balance test using an external timer tool

Tools used

  • fuel pressure gauge/kit
  • electronic fuel injector tester
  • test light (LED or incandescent)
  • jumper wires
  • back-probing tools

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(Chapters 17, 18 and 19) Fuel Injector Testing

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How to identify injector flow problems (Toyota 1.8L) part 1:


How to identify injector flow problems (Toyota 1.8L) part 2:


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