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2005 Trailblazer 4.2 #6 cylinder misfire

Case study on a 4.2l C.O.P engine with a misfire. For more info. on my Ebook go to www.autocomputerstroubleshooting.com


 


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1999 Honda Accord No Start (case study)
For more on Engine Performance Diagnostics go to my website at www.scannerdanner.com I am doing field work in this video on a 1999 Honda Accord with an intermittent no start complaint. Other symptoms include: stalling, long crank times, surging, bucking, poor transmission shifting.





Misfire Case Study (1999 Honda Accord)
Visit my website, www.scannerdanner.com for more about my eBook and lectures. Visit http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs2NZ_wQFDFvV0QOhoZgASA to watch Part 2 of this video. In Part 2 take questions from my students and really take this thing from start to finish on why I chose a particular test and how exactly to perform the test. I also show and discuss the compression waveforms that I took on this engine and why I came back to it being a fuel problem. These lecture videos (Part 2) will be in 3 segments and will be about 1 hour each. So there will be a ton of great information for those willing to learn and take your diagnostics to the next level.





1996 Jeep No Start Case Study Part I
An example of what we do at Rosedale Technical Institute in Pittsburgh, PA. This is an all live work school, no make-believe car problems here! My students and I used this oppurtunity to review certain concepts and testing proceedures written in an Engine Performance/Troubleshooting book I wrote for my class.





Solving Engine Performance Issues (Part 1) - EricTheCarGuy
Visit me at: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/ See Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAKwCzUE_9M Vacuum leaks http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CPqbaSgcok+ Voltage leaks http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-U9WqJfaJs Power Balance http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAOmUjAjNjE Compression testing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_tbksFYhl4 Leak down testing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgrfT0LFMhc&feature=relmfu I get a lot of questions via email and over at the forum about the steps to take when you encounter a performance issue like my Subaru's hesitation issue and I often feel like I sound like a broken record when I cover the basic steps that I cover when encountering a situation like that. My main point here is that if you have a performance problem and you're going to throw parts at the problem start with the basics before you to off and start replacing sensors that you suspect are a problem, if you don't have evidence of a faulty sensor then don't start there start with the simple tune up items and check for vacuum leaks and air leaks as I've shown here and I believe you'll have better results and save yourself some money in the process. In short the rule of KISS applies, Keep It Simple Stupid. If you have questions about your own engine performance issues head over to my website and either ask the search function or ask the forum, we'd be happy to help. http://www.ericthecarguy.com/forum/default.aspx --- Click below and Stay Dirty Visit me at EricTheCarGuy.com http://ericthecarguy.com/ Visit EricTheCarGuy Forum http://www.ericthecarguy.com/forum/default.aspx Visit my Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/EricTheCarGuy --- Stay dirty ETCG Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, it cannot guarantee against unauthorized modifications of this information, or improper use of this information.  EricTheCarGuy assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. EricTheCarGuy recommends safe practices when working with power tools, automotive lifts, lifting tools, jack stands, electrical equipment, blunt instruments, chemicals, lubricants, or any other tools or equipment seen or implied in this video.  Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, no information contained in this video shall create any express or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result.  Any injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not EricTheCarGuy.





Check Engine Light & Misfire Diagnosis - AutoZone Car Care
http://www.autozone.com/autozone/parts/Check-Engine-Light-Bulb/_/N-9cjpy?fi lterByKeyWord=check+engine&fromString=search&newYmme=true In the sixth installment of the AutoZone Complete Car Care - Check Engine Light Series, Bruce Bonebrake shows how to diagnose engine misfire codes. Get everything you need to do the job right at http://www.autozone.com





Changing Trailblazer Sparkplugs
Changing Trailblazer Sparkplugs





P0325 Knock Sensor Diagnosis - EricTheCarGuy
Visit me at: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/ Wells website http://www.wellsve.com/ Wells YouTube (great videos I recommend you subscribe) http://www.youtube.com/user/markjhicks As you can see by the title this video covers the diagnosis and repair of a P0325 on my 1997 Subaru Legacy L model with 2.2L engine backed by an auto trans. I did have some trouble with the 'factory' diagnostic procedure but thankfully my friend Mark at Wells Electronics had a test that involved a voltage drop across the sensor that worked perfectly. I hope this video illustrates the import ants of understanding a circuit that you're diagnosing as opposed to just throwing parts at something, with a little time and effort you can do a proper diagnosis. --- Click below and Stay Dirty Visit me at EricTheCarGuy.com http://ericthecarguy.com/ Visit EricTheCarGuy Forum http://www.ericthecarguy.com/forum/default.aspx Visit my Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/EricTheCarGuy --- Stay dirty ETCG Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, it cannot guarantee against unauthorized modifications of this information, or improper use of this information.  EricTheCarGuy assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. EricTheCarGuy recommends safe practices when working with power tools, automotive lifts, lifting tools, jack stands, electrical equipment, blunt instruments, chemicals, lubricants, or any other tools or equipment seen or implied in this video.  Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, no information contained in this video shall create any express or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result.  Any injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not EricTheCarGuy.





How to diagnose a misfire that isn't ignition related
Get a compression tester on Amazon HERE→http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004K2FSXI/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8& camp=211189&creative=373489&creativeASIN=B004K2FSXI&link_code=as3&tag=httpw wwyou00f-20 How to diagnose a misfire that isn't ignition related Hey- wanna see a cool visual of the valves and pistons in motion to help understand what I'm doing here? Check out the link below at time 1:01 (la informacion es en espanol, pero es muey bien!) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVnG10Rpi4M&feature=youtube_gdata_player





How to find a misfire without a scanner 2
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How To Perform a Parasitic Draw Test - EricTheCarGuy
http://www.ericthecarguy.com/ This video has been a long timing coming and is one of the most requested things I get is about batteries going dead overnight so I'm very happy to finally bring you this video about the process of finding a parasitic draw which is a small drain on a battery above 50ma when the vehicle is shut off. Once you find the right fuse(s) the next step is to trace the components involved in that circuit till you find the source of the draw, you first start with a wiring diagram to give you an idea of where to start looking and then start unplugging things in that circuit to isolate the cause, it's quite scientific really a simple process of elimination. Here is a link to BBB's site that you can use to look up wiring diagrams for your application. http://www.bbbind.com/tech_database.html Good luck and if you have anymore questions check the database on my website and if you don't find what you're looking for there then post your question to my forum, here's a link. http://www.ericthecarguy.com/forum/default.aspx --- Click below and Stay Dirty Visit me at EricTheCarGuy.com http://ericthecarguy.com/ Visit EricTheCarGuy Forum http://www.ericthecarguy.com/forum/default.aspx Visit my Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/EricTheCarGuy --- Be safe, have fun, and stay dirty ETCG Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, it cannot guarantee against unauthorized modifications of this information, or improper use of this information.  EricTheCarGuy assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. EricTheCarGuy recommends safe practices when working with power tools, automotive lifts, lifting tools, jack stands, electrical equipment, blunt instruments, chemicals, lubricants, or any other tools or equipment seen or implied in this video.  Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, no information contained in this video shall create any express or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result.  Any injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not EricTheCarGuy.





Chevy Trailblazer misfire DIY diagnosis - step one - p0301 p0302 p0303 p0304 p0305 p0306
Here I have a Chevy Trailblazer with a P0302 - cylinder #2 misfire. I show you the basic troubleshooting steps that you can do that only require a code reader and a few hand tools. This procedure can be done regardless of which cylinder is misfiring. First, I swap the coil of the misfiring cylinder with another cylinder. At the same time, I swap the plug of the misfiring cylinder with another cylinder that is NOT the one that I swapped coils with. I then clear the codes and then run the engine. If the misfire moves to the cylinder that I swapped coils with, then I have a bad coil. If the misfire moves to the cylinder that I swapped plugs with, then I have a bad plug. If the misfire stays on the same cylinder, the problem lies elsewhere. Further steps will be shown in future videos. Big thanks to Bill (Kristis Dad) from trailvoy for donating the bad coil!!! UPDATE June 2013 - I know you can also unplug the coils with the engine running to isolate the cylinder. If you want to show that to these guys, how bout YOU make a video. When the average youtube user, who doesn't have much experience doing stuff like that, gets hurt, YOU can live with that on your conscience. I know I couldn't. SMFH.





Trailblazer check engine light on - reading codes and other fun facts
This is the most frequent question that folks axe me about. So, I went out and bought two budget friendly code readers to show you the first things to do when the check engine light comes on. The first code reader is the ELM327 (made by BAFX). You use this with an android phone, along with the torque app. This unit communicates with the phone wirelessly over bluetooth. The second reader is the actron cp9125. No phone required. I bought both of those tools from amazon. They had the best price. The last tool is my GM scan tool. I showed this only to prove that the cheaper tools will pull the same codes that the GM tool does.





Trailblazer Engine R&R
The 4X4 Trailblazer 4.2 engine is different. It's not only tightly packed into the engine compartment, it also has the front axle going right thru the oil pan. So, if you have to R&R the engine you better take that into account or you'll loose big time on the job. This is not a step-by-step procedure to R&R a 4.2 We had one come in with the engine locked up so we had to pull the tranny with the engine, but we opted to raise the body instead. So, this is more of a heads up on what your getting into. We hope it helps.





Diagnosing a misfire
Covering the basics of diagnosing a misfire.





How To Find Suspension Noises 101 - EricTheCarGuy
How To Find Suspension Noises 101 - EricTheCarGuy http://www.ericthecarguy.com/ This is probably one of the most popular questions that I get so I'm happy to bring you this one because I know it's going to save me some typing. I may have missed a couple of things but I believe I've covered the basics on this one so this video should give you more than enough to start with. --- Click below and Stay Dirty Visit me at EricTheCarGuy.com http://ericthecarguy.com/ Visit EricTheCarGuy Forum http://www.ericthecarguy.com/forum/default.aspx Visit my Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/EricTheCarGuy --- Stay dirty ETCG Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, it cannot guarantee against unauthorized modifications of this information, or improper use of this information.  EricTheCarGuy assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. EricTheCarGuy recommends safe practices when working with power tools, automotive lifts, lifting tools, jack stands, electrical equipment, blunt instruments, chemicals, lubricants, or any other tools or equipment seen or implied in this video.  Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, no information contained in this video shall create any express or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result.  Any injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not EricTheCarGuy.




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