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Attention MadMike or Any Other GM Mechanics

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Posted 11 February 2008 - 04:58 PM

Mike or Whoever:

I have a 2000 Chevy Tracker with the 4 popper in it ( Manual ). I use this as my little errand car when its raining and cannot ride my motorcycle. ( Wife has her own car ). Today the thing started coughing, stalling and running real rough. If I kept the RPM's up around 3,000 it would run, anything below that and it would shake, rattle and roll.

I read somewhere that this model year and engine was prone to crank sensor failure. The check engine light did come on and started flashing. I ended up limping it home since I was just down the street. This happened once before and the problem went away. But this time its pretty bad.

Any ideas ? I hate to start throwing parts at it and really hate taking it to a dealer down here ( these guys in Florida wear masks and are bandits ). Can someone give me a hint as to where to start looking ?

Fuel filter ? O2 sensor ? Crank sensor ?

Help Guys........I am a marketing / corporate guy not a dang mechanic. icon_smile.gif

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Posted 11 February 2008 - 07:32 PM

QUOTE (chris @ Feb 11 2008, 04:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The check engine light did come on and started flashing.


A flashing MIL is catalyst damaging misfire.
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Posted 11 February 2008 - 07:42 PM

QUOTE (chris @ Feb 11 2008, 04:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I ....really hate taking it to a dealer down here ( these guys in Florida wear masks and are bandits ).


AMEN. Back in late October, my 2003 Buick just plain quit running. I tried everything suggested here and by several others. I was finally told it probably was my fuel pump and that made sense. If I gave it some ether, it would run for a moment and quit. I checked around down here and was quoted an average of $350 plus tax for the pump plus I was told I needed to change the fuel filter as well. I talked to four garages down here and was told between $400 and $700 to get it done over and above parts. I paid my nephew to buy one in Michigan ($159.95 WITH the fuel filter) and he drove down here on my gas and changed it for me. I saved hundreds of dollars.

Any of you mechanics that are tired of looking for work up there should be wandering down here... especially if you do alignments! A mechanics license is like being a Mafioso Don down here. Used tires? (gumas is the current term) Can't find them down here for anywhere near reasonable. They are almost as much as new tires.
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Posted 11 February 2008 - 08:01 PM

Didn't see a crank sensor one but here are a few to look at. Let me know which one you want to see. I have to get out to the shop yet tonight. Where in Florida are you?

Also need to know 2WD or 4WD and 1.6L or 2.0L.

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It's a 1.6 liter 4 wheel drive convertible.

Actually I bought it because of its weight and we use it to tow behind our coach when on trips. I was just getting ready to sell the damn thing too when this happened. I have to many cars / trucks and this one needs to go but I cannot sell it running like it is. I want it fixed properly so someone who buys it doesn;t get PO'ed and come back and fire bomb my coach........with me in it. icon_smile.gif

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Posted 11 February 2008 - 08:10 PM

DTC P0300 Engine Misfire Detected - calls out a bad CMP (Camshaft Position sensor) but not a CKP (Crankshaft Position) sensor. Doesn't mean it can't happen.

DTC P0300 Engine Misfire Detected

Refer to Ignition System and CMP and CKP Sensors .

Circuit Description
The powertrain control module (PCM) uses information from the crankshaft position (CKP) sensor and the camshaft position (CMP) sensor in order to determine when an engine misfire is occurring. By monitoring changes in the crankshaft rotation for each cylinder, the PCM counts individual misfire events. The malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) illuminates when the misfire rate equals or exceeds a pre-determined count. A misfire rate that is high enough can cause the catalytic converter to overheat under certain driving conditions. The MIL will flash ON and OFF when the conditions for catalytic converter overheating are present.

Condition for Running the DTC
Engine must be running.

Conditions for Setting the DTC
Engine coolant temperature is more than -7C (19F).
Intake air temperature is more than -7C (19F).
Barometric pressure is more than 75 kPa.
Engine speed is less than 4,000 RPM.
Fuel tank level is more than 15 percent.
TP sensor change is less than 1 degree/10 ms.
Conditions present for 5 seconds after engine start to 1 second from fuel shut-off.
Action Taken When the DTC Sets
The PCM flashes the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) the first time catalytic converter damage occurs.
The PCM illuminates the MIL the second time emission thresholds are exceeded (second time the diagnostic fails).
The PCM records the operating conditions at the time the diagnostic fails. This information is stored in the Freeze Frame buffer.
Conditions for Clearing the MIL/DTC
The MIL turns OFF after three consecutively passing trips without a fault present.
A History DTC clears after 40 consecutive warm-up cycles without a fault.
Use the scan tool Clear DTC Information function or disconnect the PCM battery feed in order to clear the DTC.
Diagnostic Aids
Check for any of the following conditions:

If any DTCs other than misfire (P0300 to P0304) are present, diagnose those DTCs first.
Check for engine overheating.
Check for engine vacuum leaks.
Inspect for proper EGR system operation. An EGR valve that is introducing too much exhaust gas into the combustion chamber can lower cylinder power output.
A PCV system malfunction -- Perform a functional check of the PCV valve. Refer to Crankcase Ventilation System Inspection .
Check for a malfunctioning fuel injector. Normal fuel injector resistance is 13-16 ohms at 20C (68F). Perform the Fuel Injector Coil Test/Balance Test Procedure if fuel injector resistance is out of specification. Refer to Fuel Injector Coil Test - Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT) Outside 10-35 Degrees C (50-95 Degrees F) .
Fuel pressure that is out of specification -- Refer to Fuel System Diagnosis .
An intermittent ignition system malfunction (spark plugs, ignition wires, ignition coils). Check ignition system performance with an engine oscilloscope.
An engine mechanical malfunction -- Measure engine cylinder compression and valve lash adjustment for comparison to manufacture specifications. Refer to Engine Compression Test in Engine Mechanical.
A damaged wiring harness -- Inspect the applicable wiring harness for damage and repair as necessary.
A misfire DTC can also be the result of a defective crankshaft timing belt pulley. Remove the crankshaft position (CKP) sensor and inspect the crankshaft signal rotor through the sensor hole. Check the crankshaft timing belt pulley for foreign material or damaged teeth.
If the DTC P0300 is intermittent, driving the vehicle under the following conditions can verify whether the fault is present. Perform the scan tool Clear DTC Information function. Road test the vehicle while monitoring the DTC P0300 diagnostic on the scan tool under the Not Ran Since Code Cleared selection in the DTC Information menu. If a DTC P0300 appears in the Not Ran Since Code Cleared list, the P0300 diagnostic has not yet run. When the DTC P0300 does not appear in the Not Ran Since Code Cleared list, the P0300 diagnostic has run. If the MIL is NOT ILLUMINATED and there is no PENDING DTC Status in DTC Information, the P0300 diagnostic has passed. DTCs MUST BE CLEARED in order to view the CURRENT STATUS of the Not Ran Since Code Cleared list. DO NOT FORGET that the Not Ran Since Code Cleared list only indicates that the test has run, not whether the test passed or failed. The DTC Information screen must be checked for CURRENT or PENDING status, in order to determine the outcome of the diagnostic test involved.

If you cannot duplicate a DTC P0300, the information included in the Freeze Frame data can be useful in determining vehicle operating conditions when the DTC was first set. When the fault cannot be duplicated, wet the secondary ignition system with water and operate the vehicle under the conditions that set the DTC.

Test Description
The numbers below refer to the step numbers in the diagnostic table.

1. The Powertrain OBD System Check prompts the technician to complete some basic checks and store the Freeze Frame data on the scan tool if applicable. This creates an electronic copy of the data taken when the fault occurred. The information is then stored in the scan tool for later reference.

3. This step determines if a fault is present.

5. The ignition coil assemblies provide spark for two cylinders simultaneously. Any condition that effects the ignition circuit of one cylinder may also have an affect on the ignition circuit of the other (paired) cylinder. Inspect both sides of the ignition coil high voltage circuit for faulty conditions.

6. The ignition coil assemblies provide spark for two cylinders simultaneously. Any condition that effects the ignition circuit of one cylinder may also have an affect on the ignition circuit of the other (paired) cylinder. Inspect both sides of the ignition coil high voltage circuit for faulty conditions.

8. The #1 ignition coil provides spark for cylinders 1 and 4 simultaneously. The #2 ignition coil provides spark for cylinders 2 and 3 simultaneously. Any condition that effects the ignition circuit of one cylinder may also have an affect on the ignition circuit of the other cylinder that shares the same coil. Inspect both sides of the ignition coil for cracks, carbon tracking, and corrosion.

9. The ignition coil may have an internal fault.

11. This step checks for the electrical signal from the PCM for the operation of the fuel injector. If the injector test lamp does not illuminate the fuel injector control circuit is diagnosed for a faulty condition.

12. Faulty fuel injectors can cause a misfire condition and a DTC P0300 to set.

15. This step checks for a mechanical fault as the cause of the misfire condition. Low engine compression and improper valve lash may also cause a rough idling condition. For diagnosis of an engine mechanical condition, refer to Engine Mechanical.

16. This step checks for faults in the CMP sensor and circuit that can cause incorrect ignition reference signals. Without continuous accurate reference signals, there is no dependable spark or fuel injector pulse. Erratic, missing, or incorrect engine reference signals can cause the engine to misfire.

17. This step checks for a faulty CMP sensor signal rotor.

Step
Action
Value(s)
Yes
No

1
Did you perform the Powertrain On-Board Diagnostic (OBD) System Check?
--
Go to Step 2
Go to Powertrain On Board Diagnostic (OBD) System Check

2
Start the engine.

Is a misfire present at idle?
--
Go to Step 4
Go to Step 3

3
Install a scan tool.
Turn ON the ignition, leaving the engine OFF.
Perform the scan tool Clear DTC Information function.
Operate the vehicle within the Freeze Frame data as noted.
Is a DTC P0300 set?
--
Go to Step 4
Go to Diagnostic Aids

4
Perform a visual and a physical inspection for any of the following conditions:
- Improperly operating or leaking PCV valve

- Incorrect PCV valve

- A vacuum leak at the intake manifold or gasket

- A vacuum leak at a cracked, split, or worn vacuum hose

Repair as necessary.
Was a repair necessary?
--
Go to Step 18
Go to Step 5

5
Disconnect the fuel injector electrical connectors.
Install a J 26792 spark tester or an equivalent to the #1 spark plug wire.
Check for spark while cranking the engine.
Remove the #1 ignition coil.
Re-install the spark plug wire.
Install the spark tester to the ignition coil boot.
Check for spark while cranking the engine.
Repeat steps 2 thru 7 for the #2 ignition coil.
Did the test of each cylinder indicate a good crisp blue spark while cranking the engine?
--
Go to Step 10
Go to Step 6

6
Remove the ignition wires and ignition coil spark plug boots.
Visually and physically inspect the ignition wires and boots for any of the following conditions:
- Carbon tracking

- Insulation damage

- Corroded terminals

Repair as necessary.
Was a repair necessary?
--
Go to Step 18
Go to Step 7

7
Measure the resistance of the ignition wires with a DMM.
Replace any ignition wires that measure more than the specified value.
Did any ignition wires need replacement?
1.2k to 3.0k ohms/ft
Go to Step 18
Go to Step 8

8
Perform a visual and a physical inspection of the ignition coils for any of the following conditions:
- Cracks

- Moisture

- Faulty electrical connections

- Carbon tracking

- Corrosion

Repair as necessary.
Was a repair necessary?
--
Go to Step 18
Go to Step 9

9
Replace the ignition coil that supplies the cylinder that had no spark. Refer to Ignition Coil(s) Replacement .

Is the action complete?
--
Go to Step 18
--

10
Remove the spark plugs. Refer to Spark Plug Replacement in Engine Electrical.
Visually and physically inspect each spark plug for any of the following conditions:
- Oil fouling

- Fuel fouling

- Evidence of coolant in the cylinder

- Incorrect gap

- Missing platinum pads

- Loose center electrode

- Cracked porcelain

- Carbon tracking

- Loose terminal end

Replace as necessary. Refer to Spark Plug Replacement in Engine Electrical.
Did any spark plugs need replacement?
--
Go to Step 13
Go to Step 11

11
Turn OFF the ignition.
Disconnect the fuel injector electrical connectors.
Install a J 34730-2B injector test lamp or an equivalent into the each of the fuel injector harness connectors one at time.
Observe the injector test lamp for each injector while cranking the engine.
Did the fuel injector test lamp flash for each fuel injector while cranking the engine?
--
Go to Step 12
Go to Fuel Injector Circuit Diagnosis

12
Check the fuel injectors for proper operation. Refer to Fuel Injector Coil Test - Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT) Between 10-35 Degrees C (50-95 Degrees F) and Fuel Injector Balance Test .

Was a faulty fuel injector found and replaced?
--
Go to Step 18
Go to Step 14

13
Was the spark plug replaced because of fuel, oil, or coolant fouling?
--
Go to Step 15
Go to Step 18

14
Inspect the EGR valve for excessive flow or sticking open. Refer to DTC P0400 EGR Flow Malfunction .
Repair as necessary.
Was a repair necessary?
--
Go to Step 18
Go to Step 15

15
Check for any of the following engine mechanical concerns:
- Worn or faulty camshaft

- Leaky or sticky valves

- Excessive valve deposits

- Broken or leaky piston rings

- Weak valve springs

- Incorrect valve timing

- Intake (vacuum) leaks

- Leaking head gasket

- Loose or broken motor mounts

Repair as necessary. Refer to Engine Compression Test in Engine Mechanical.
Was a basic engine mechanical concern found and repaired?
--
Go to Step 18
Go to Step 16

16
Remove the CMP sensor. Refer to Camshaft Position (CMP) Sensor Replacement .
Visually inspect the CMP sensor for the following conditions:
- Physical damage

- Foreign material on the sensor (magnet) surface

- Water or corrosion at the electrical terminals

Repair as necessary.
Was a repair necessary?
--
Go to Step 18
Go to Step 17

17
Visually inspect the CMP sensor signal rotor in the camshaft sensor housing for the following conditions:
- Damaged teeth

- Foreign material

- Correct installation

Repair as necessary.
Was a repair necessary?
--
Go to Step 18
Go to Diagnostic Aids

18
Perform the scan tool Clear DTC Information function and road test the vehicle within the Freeze Frame conditions that set the DTC.
Review the scan tool data and check for DTCs. The repair is complete if no DTCs are stored.
Are any DTCs displayed on scan tool?
--
Go to Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) List
System OK
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Posted 11 February 2008 - 08:12 PM

QUOTE (Bishop @ Feb 11 2008, 09:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
A flashing MIL is catalyst damaging misfire.


And what causes this ?

I am inclined to believe this is an electrical / sensor issue as it has been intermittent. It seems if it was a fuel pump / filter issue it would be constant. Also it appears this problem manifests itself when its warm outside versus during the cooler morning hours.

Any other ideas ?

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Posted 11 February 2008 - 08:22 PM

The P0300 code I posted is for the flashing MIL.
But anything that can cause a moderate to severe miss can be the culprit.
A bad plug, plug wire, plug wire off, valve, broke ring, piston, etc.

Worse hot sounds a little like a sensor or maybe a stuck EGR.

If you are near Orlando, I can bring a scan tool. I will be there Thursday-Sunday at the Speedworld.

I know about those Florida techs, paid them $500 in Key West last year to change some cat converters on a GM test Vue last year.

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Posted 11 February 2008 - 09:34 PM

Start with the basics.

Do you have a trouble code?

How many miles? And has it had the appropriate maintenance for that mileage? (Fuel filter, and ignition components, spark plugs, cap and rotor if equipped, etc...)

Those are the common causes of misfires. So start there. A can of Chevron/Techron Fuel injector cleaner can't hurt either (It's the brand that makes the cleaner that GM uses).

These are things that may not fix your problem, but could... Not wasted money anyhow IMO...
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Posted 11 February 2008 - 09:43 PM

QUOTE (chris @ Feb 11 2008, 10:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I was just getting ready to sell the damn thing too when this happened.



Oh, yeah right. Like the marketing guru doesn't see this as a chance to add to the "new parts" list on the ad.


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Plugs and wires deserve a look.


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Posted 11 February 2008 - 09:51 PM

Chris,

If it was raining or real humid, raise the hood at night and look for ign cross fire. If you see ANY you need new wires, cap, rotor etc and may as well change plugs while you are there.

If it's dry now spray the wires, cap, etc with some water from a spray bottle and look for the above.

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my 92 and 94 caviliers had problems with ignition modules and coils. So did my 99 Pontiac. All four cylinders. cracked coils usually showed up in the rain.
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Posted 11 February 2008 - 11:46 PM

Chris just come on over here to Jon Hall Chevrolet in Daytona and I will sell you a new Chevy and you wont need to worry about anymore problems.
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Posted 12 February 2008 - 07:34 AM

QUOTE (Bobracer5 @ Feb 12 2008, 01:46 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Chris just come on over here to Jon Hall Chevrolet in Daytona and I will sell you a new Chevy and you wont need to worry about anymore problems.


Bob:

That sounds even better. And with an Option 1 or 2 I couldn't lose. Only one problem, I don't do payments. My wife despises credit, cannot stand it, hates it and refuses to sign a loan paper ( except on appreciating assets ). So the problem that presents itself is - we only do cash and there isn't enough cash there to buy any new Chevy you have on your lot. icon_smile.gif

Gav:

How did you know ? It's not a good thing to be reading my mind. icon_smile.gif But there is another marketing angle to this. Not list any new parts and claim what a great vehicle this has been - rock solid, dependable and faithful..........lol

Mike. I will start with the obvious and easy fixes first like you suggested. Then move on from there. If no luck then I will have to borrow a scanner and see what codes I get. It is due for a fuel filter and such anyways.

To the rest. This problem happens even when its been dry outside for a week. It seems heat is what makes it act like a stubborn two year old child.

Thanks to all of you for your input. I will keep you posted and will start the elimination process.

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Posted 12 February 2008 - 09:00 AM

Some of the parts stores now may be able to pull a code for you...Not positive, but check out some of the newer stores...A code would be helpful but it's probably just going to give you a generic missfire code (p0300)

Start with ignition components as well. The symptoms fit better...unless you think you may have gotten some bad fuel...(water)

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Posted 13 February 2008 - 11:47 AM

Sometimes heat will KO the coils and ign modules too, I would open the hood while it's running at night or in a dark area and if you see arching replace plug wires, if not and the plugs all look ok, I would replace coils.

Like Mike said if Autozone gives you a P-code it might be for generic misfire, OR it might give the cylinder number. That'll help. If it's a specific cylinder you can swap out one wire and see if the problem follows the wire or the cylinder, then do the same for the plug, that'll tell you if it's coil/module or plug or wire.

Really, you should upgrade to a Nissan. A pathfinder v8 would do you pretty good, and you could pull the motorhome with it if you run out of diesel or something.

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Posted 13 February 2008 - 12:21 PM

I'd hold out until they bring back the Datsun name...
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Posted 13 February 2008 - 12:24 PM

QUOTE (MaddMike @ Feb 12 2008, 09:00 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Some of the parts stores now may be able to pull a code for you...Not positive, but check out some of the newer stores...A code would be helpful but it's probably just going to give you a generic missfire code (p0300)

Start with ignition components as well. The symptoms fit better...unless you think you may have gotten some bad fuel...(water)

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I know AutoZone will pull codes for you.
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Posted 13 February 2008 - 01:33 PM

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Really, you should upgrade to a Nissan. A pathfinder v8 would do you pretty good, and you could pull the motorhome with it if you run out of diesel or something.
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If I tell them I am your Uncle will they give me a big discount ?

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Posted 14 February 2008 - 06:06 PM

I had a neighbor who had an OBD II scanner. I got the code that everyone thought I would get P-0300.

So I have some searching on the car to do. I will do the simple checks first ( coils, plugs, wires, etc. ) then go from there.

Will keep you posted.

Thanks for all the help guys.

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