Engine Mechanical problem
1999 Chevy S-10 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 117200 miles
I have a 99 s-10. Truck was working fine and while I was driving the engine started missing. Got the truck home and hooked up a code reader. The codes I got were P0200 Injector circut open, P0300 Random/ Multiple missfires. I have changed Spark plugs, spark plug wires, Had the ignition module tested and was found bad so replaced. Also I have checked all fuses under the hood and found none to be bad. Yet problem continues. Looking for new possibilites as to what the trouble could be caused by, Any Ideas to help me out?
The p0200 code sounds like a injector wiring problem. The p0300 code can be a worn out distributer gear if this engine has a distributer.
March, 9, 2008 AT 4:26 PM
Have it down to injector wiring harness or pcm at this point. The P0300 code goes away when the #1 injector connector is removed from the injector. Did a noid test and got blinking from injectors 2, 3, and 4. Got nothing from 1. No distributor on this truck. There is a Iginition Module, 2 ignition coil packs then the spark plug wires and spark plugs all of which have been changed. Thanks for the info pear69
March, 9, 2008 AT 4:29 PM
Check the ground to the injector from the pcm for a short to ground, if ok replace the pcm.
March, 9, 2008 AT 7:40 PM
Checked injector wire harness. Wires were ok. Checked resistance in wires between 5 pin connector ( where the injector harness connects to the wires that run to the pcm) and the pcm. Received open results through all pins in pcm. Tired another wire to see if this method would work and found the wire with resistance. Conclusion I came to is a broken power wire for injector #1 between the 5 pin connector and PCM. Taking to repair shop tomorrow for them to fix broken wire. Sorry I'm not much of an electrician and feel the repair is beyond my knowledge. Thanks for the suggestions and Help, Just wanted to update you all on what I found to be wrong in my case.
March, 9, 2008 AT 9:11 PM
The pcm controls the injector by switching the ground--meaning that there is 12 volts all the time to the injector when the ignition key is on. The pcm sends the ground to the injector to fire it. I believe the power wire for all the injectors is pink. Check injector 1 pink wire (or the common injector wire) for power (12 volts). If no power then there is a break in this wire--common problem. Please keep us updated.
March, 10, 2008 AT 6:59 AM
It's possible that it is the ground wire. There is one common wire to all the injectors that I assumed was the ground and the wires that were specific to the injectors was the power. Though it is very possible that it is the other way around. I am not much of an electrician so its extremely possible that I have the power and ground wires confused. I do know for a fact that the wire runs from pin B of the 5-pin connector to the PCM so that information should allow me to explain it to the service center so they can fix it. Sorry if I confused it, and thanks again for the help.
March, 13, 2008 AT 6:59 AM
Thought I would update the fix on my truck for future referance on the site. It turned out to be the PCM that failed on my truck. It was changed and programmed and now it runs as good as ever. Thanks for all the help.