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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Have you had the check engine light read with a scanner yet? It could freatly help me diagnose this for you.
If you haven't, you can stop by most shops and have it done (it doesn't cost too awful much anymore). Or, you can buy a cheap scanner from any auto parts store (the cheaper the unit the less info it gives, but its helpful nonetheless), Or, you can swing by AutoZone or another part store that offers diagnostic scanning nfor free.
Or, you can try this:
Turn the ignition switch to the on position (without engaging the starter). Immediately after, turn the switch off, on, off and then on. Now, observe the check engine light.
The check engine light should begin to flash a series of codes. The flashes will be separated by short and long pauses. The long pauses separate the "ones" and "tens" positions, and each code from the next.
For example, for a code 55, you'll see the check engine light flash five times, followed by a short pause, then it will flash five more times. It usually repeats the code reading three times. Then, it will move to the next code.
Watch the following video for an example (a code 55 will be displayed at the end of the test).
I'll be near my computer for most of the day. Let me know what you get for codes. I suspect that it is going to be a fairly simple fix (probably the throttle position sensor or the vehicle speed sensor).
Posted on Jan 16, 2009
use a large c-clamp to bottom out the caliper pistons remove the caliper bolts .slip out the pads and remove the caliper from the disk
hang the caliper from a coathanger wire to avoid damaging the brakeline after replacement of the pads;brake bleeding is not needed Rotors are held on to the axle like a wheel; with bolts
Posted on May 29, 2009
all codes point towards a throttle body malfunction. try cleaning the throttle body first. check for loose wires. if problem persists. replace throttle body.
Posted on Jun 26, 2009
Operationally vacuum holds the IWE ( Integrated Wheel Ends ) out, and once vac is removed the spring engages the IWE.
Lift and support the front of the truck so the front wheels are off the ground ( take safety precautions, chock wheels, jack stands, etc )
Key on, engage 4x4 and try to turn the front drive shaft.
If it turns it is a problem with the transfer case.
If it doesn't it is a front axle engagement problem.
- If the front drive shaft does not turn :
Shut of the truck ( still jacked up, and supported ) remove the vac lines from the IWE. The spring should push the gears in, without the vac line on.
Check the vent line ( tube that is routed into the engine compartment with nothing attached to it ), for blockages.
If the vent line is clear, and with the vac lines off the IWE should be engaged ( both front wheels locked ).
If they lock, the problem is with the IWE solenoid not shutting off vacuum to the IWEs. There is a TSB on the 2004-2006 IWE solenoids, a newer revision has been made, and used from 2007 and newer MYs.
Here is a block diagram of the IWE system
Posted on Dec 20, 2009
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