never a walk in the park with a vehicle that has 245.000kms
Fuel Trims Are Adding Fuel As The System Is Running Lean
Conduct Road Test And Found That The Fuel Trims Are Causing The Check Engine Light To Come On
The Fuel Trims Are Suspect That The Systems Has Air Leaks Of Air Flow Meter Fault It Also Shows That There Is A Fuel Delivery Problem
Disconnect Fuel Lines And Connect A Fuel Pressure Gauge
Found Fuel Pressure Is Solid At 300kpa, Slightly Lower Than Expected We Noted That Autodata Says(spec Is 300-350kpa) This Is Correct
The Same Engine In An Aurion Is 350-400kps Specification
So A Little Low There,
Cleaned Air Flow Meter And Fuel Trims Have Come Down From +35% To +20%
Carried Out A Throttle Body Clean And Upper Cylinder Clean
Put In Some Lifter Free Into The Oil Ass The Idle Has Slightly Unstable Carried Out Cranking Compression Test And Showed With Tolerance,
After Some Time Running The Vehicle The Fuel Trims Have Come Down To +10% To +15%
Getting Closer When Accelerating The Engine It Felt Sluggish,
So An Air Mass Meter Was Purchased And Installed (after Market ) It Was Found That The Fuel Trims Where In Fact Worse, So The After Market Crap Unit Was Sent Back And A Genuine Unit Was Installed!!
At Last The Fuel Trims And Acceleration Was Back Fuel Trims Average At +3% Mark
Drove The Vehicle Home 35 Min Drive And The Vehicle Felt Sluggish Again, Tested The Fuel Trims To See If Any Changes And Found That Fuel Trims Had Gone Worse Than Ever Back To +44% A Fuel Trims and Air Flow Meter Test Was Done Again And Only The Fuel Delivery Side Was Bad
Remove The Seat And Gained Access To The Fuel Pump And Found The Pre Filter Had A Layer Of Mud And Pet Hair,cleaned The Pre filter And Washed The Fuel Pump Bowl Refitted To Vehicle And Test Driven Again For The 35 Mins And Found The Vehicle Is Now Free From Errors, And All Power Is Restored At 200 hp
Initial Repairs to vehicle
So your typical commodore having the fault light on and P0009: Engine position sensor bank 2 fault is displayed,Read More
Previous Repairs, and the short story
The vehicle was delivered to us after talks about the original issue with the vehicle, which was poor performance and fuel trims high +45.
During the Conversation about the vehicle it was decided that a new air flow meter be installed and the vehicle test driven to confirm the fuel trims are coming back into line (+ or – 6%)
The vehicle was fitted with a new aftermarket air flow meter and fuel trims checked on the test drive.
the 2 fault codes present every time after we scanned this vehicle was
p0850 – Park/neutral signal Circuit Incorrect.
(fixed this one too)
B101d-3c – Ecu, Hardware Performance fault.
Time to get out the workshop manual and start testing the circuits.
we did find a few things online that did not mean much at the time but might help down the track
Diagnostic Trouble Code Results for B101D for the Holden Commodore (VE) Eed
Diagnostic Trouble Code: B101D
Diagnostic Trouble Code Name: ECU Hardware
Vehicle Make: Holden
Vehicle Model: Commodore (VE)
Diagnostic Code Entered By: ZerOne
Diagnostic Code Entered On: Wed Oct 06, 2010 11:00 pm
Please Note: The DTC Information provided has been randomly generated.
To view the correct Diagnostic Code Information, Please Login, or Register. Diagnostic Trouble Code Description: Throttle position sensor (TP1) out of self-test range.
Possible Module Faults
Accelerator pressed during self-test when not required. (Possible cause, driver pressing throttle at or just after key-on.)
none of the above was the fault,
after seeing the vehicle week after week, when the vehicle was playing up the throttle was removed and it was found that the throttle blade was sticking, removed and cleaned out the pivots and flushed with carby cleaner,
refitted to vehicle and it has not played up since,
so dont worry about the fault codes they have nothing to do with it, just a dirty throttle in the pivot bushes, so removed the throttle body and clean properly and you will find it works better.
We have started to collaborate live data sets and possible control unit resets to vehicles as there is just too many variants in vehicles these days, and the live data at idle varies between models,
AVAILABLE CONTROL MODULESRead More
Ford Falcon body control modules FG1 & FG2
A vehicle came in this week and BCM replaced with new unit supplied from ford, a local locksmith had carried out key programming and parameter reset, got the vehicle started (cool)
Post starting the vehicle, the vehicle locks did not work correctly and the BCM configuration thought it was a 4wd and a wagon ( no way)
1. the door ajar switch is open when door closed and closed when door open.
so the BCM is wired differently or opposite in the FG2 Compared with the FG1
Long awaited LDV service resets there has been little information about these vehicles online that’s about to change.
These great cars have come across the seas to our country and now have been a part of us for a while, but the lack of knowledge outside the dealer network and the lack of transparency it’s shocking for a company that wants to get it name out
IDLE SPEED 690 ENGINE TEMP MORE THAN 80DEG
AIR ON OFF IAC VALVE STEP 57
AIR CON ON STEPS GO TO 70
IDLE SPEED WITH AIR CON 750
WHEN COLD IDLE SPEED SHOULD START AT 1500 RPM
AIR MASS FREQUENCY AT IDLE :
Check fault codes and record check vin numbers are correct
Install new ecu and connect power supplyRead More
This is new vehicle to our workshop and it is always a hard to know what features a vehicle has since most of the time They always come in not working, So does the vehicle have Active Cruise control or Collision Protection or Collision Protection Plus.
There is nothing in the Vehicles Log Books that show the features of the vehicle equipment, it requires you to log online and find out through the manufactures portal.