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2008 Suzuki XL7 Random Misfire/Timing Waveforms

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01 Oct 2019 10:57 - 01 Oct 2019 10:59 #33960 by Midnight_Commander
2008 Suzuki XL7 Random Misfire/Timing Waveforms was created by Midnight_Commander
Hey All,

I have a 2008 Suzuki XL7 3.6L that contains a GM LY7 engine.

The vehicle is experiencing random misfire, and misfires on cylinder 2, 4, and 6. I've pulled the codes, I don't remember them off the top of my head but they but they are for those errors.

I'm trying to figure out cam/crank correlation since I know timing chain was a notorious issue with those engine. Does anyone have a known good waveform for this engine? I've scoured the internet high and low, and only managed to really find one diagram for bank 1.

Thanks,
Alan
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01 Oct 2019 17:57 #33966 by Tyler
Chains are definitely notorious with this engine, but do you have any timing codes? Because if not, I'd say you're in the clear as far as the chains go. These PCM's are quick to code for timing problems.

Misses on bank two only would suggest a plugged catalytic converter, IMO.
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02 Oct 2019 14:03 #33978 by Midnight_Commander
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Yeah personally I'm kind of skeptical its timing as well since its not throwing cam/crank codes, but I figure it doesn't hurt to check.

The cat. point actually makes a lot of sense. I definitely over looked that. I'll look into the cat and see whats up.

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Alan

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02 Oct 2019 16:42 #33979 by Crombie
you could check the intake manifold gasket

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05 Oct 2019 23:05 #34048 by Midnight_Commander
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Yo Tyler, good shout on the plugged cat. Pulled bank two and it was literally blown to bits. I attached a picture of what was left inside the cat.



Not sure if this was the only cause of the problem, but it certainly wasn't helping.
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07 Oct 2019 01:56 - 07 Oct 2019 01:56 #34061 by Midnight_Commander
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Hey All,

Sorry about the double post. I cleared the obstruction in the cat. but as it seem the misfires are still occurring.

I also got the waveforms off the ECU, I'm still in search of the bank two wave forms from a known good configuration.

Thanks,
Alan
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