Envoy, Rainer, Trailblazer 2006-2007

Diagnosis & Testing

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NOTE
Verify that the engine is in good mechanical condition before continuing with this diagnostic.

  1. Turn ON the ignition.
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  3. Inspect the fuse that supplies voltage to the ignition coils. If the fuse is open, test the spliced circuits and the individual ignition coils for a short to ground.
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  5. Disconnect the affected ignition coil.
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  7. Connect a test lamp between the ignition voltage circuit and a good ground.
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  9. With the test lamp still connected, measure for battery voltage between the ignition voltage circuit and a good ground.
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  11. If the voltage is not within 0.5 volt of battery voltage, repair the high resistance or the open in the ignition voltage circuit.
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  13. Turn OFF the ignition, and all electrical accessories. Allow sufficient time for all of the control modules to power down before taking a resistance measurement.
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  15. Measure for a proper value of less than 5 ohms of resistance between the ground circuit of the affected ignition coil and a good ground.
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  17. If the resistance is more than 5 ohms, repair the high resistance or the open in the ground circuit.
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  19. Exchange the affected ignition coil with the ignition coil of a good cylinder.
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  21. Start the engine and observe the scan tool.

    If the misfire transfers with the suspect ignition coil, replace as needed
     

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