Sorry about that - hit the wrong button.....now this time with the figures.........
As far as a tool..........from what I can see on your model, you don't need one.........just a paper clip.......If your connector under the dash doesn't look like the figures below then we will go a different direction.
Obviously this has been a great vehicle for you and you have taken great care of it. Yes, it does have some miles on it but that is okay..........but it is normal to have a few things start to go wrong too..........
Also, the light doesn't have to be on to have thrown a code. If the truck can help tell us what is wrong, that is even better. It may not show us anything.
So this is my thought............I tell you how to check the codes...........once you check that if there are no codes then we look at the several sensors that could cause the problem you are stating and, it could also be your fuel pump too........
Please remember a MOST important thing while doing this test.
DO NOT START THE CAR ONLY TURN THE KEY TO THE POSITION THAT ALL OF THE DASH LIGHTS COME ON.
AGAIN, DO NOT START THE CAR.
Okay, first do you have a 12 pin or 16 pin DLC?
If you have a 12 pin then I need you to take a paper clip and put one end into terminal B and the other end into terminal A.
If you have a 16 pin then I need you to take a paper clip and put one end into terminal 5 and the other end into terminal 6.
I have attached how you check for codes. See if it makes sense to you. The big thing.....DO NOT START THE CAR!
Once you have your paperclip in as above for either the 12 or 16 pin....then do the below.
You then turn the car on to where JUST the lights on the dash come on ONLY.....DO NOT START THE CAR!
Watch your check engine light.
The first flash is the first number and the second flash it the second number. So you sit with paper and pencil and count the flashes. It will flash the same number 3 times and then go to the next if there is one. It should always start with 12. So for 12 it will be:
Flash (1) pause flash, flash (2), longer pause.... Flash (1) pause flash, flash (2), longer pause.... Flash (1) pause flash, flash (2), longer pause....
Now from this point on watch and count the other numbers. Say it is 31. It would be:
Flash, Flash, Flash (3) pause flash (1) longer pause.... Flash, Flash, Flash (3) pause flash (1) longer pause.... Flash, Flash, Flash (3) pause flash (1) longer pause....that would be code 31.
The second you see it repeating itself, then turn the car off and immediately remove the paper clip or jumper wire so you don't forget.
Again - I cannot stress enough......DO NOT START THE CAR.
Now if you get the codes tell me what they are. If you do not, then we will check the other items Lord willing if the manual has test for them.
Some of the items that can cause hesitation are bad sensors: MAP, TPS, MAF, ECT, Vacuum leak, weak fuel pump.
So, again, my thought is first let's check for codes..........
Tuesday, March 31st, 2009 AT 9:00 PM