If you had good spark, why did you change the coil? Most likely, it's a collapsed AFM lifter. Could require replacing the cam, too. A dealer is going to be WAY more expensive than a good, local, independent shop. Let us know the diagnosis.
Because I am not super mechanically inclined. We basically googled that code and the spark plug, wire and coil pack were three of the first things that popped up about it. I was in a parking garage 100 miles from home so there was only so much I could do. Those were just the first things I tried kinda of hoping for the best. I have 4 small kids and work alot of hours, so I dont do my own mechnical stuff on my truck, I just take it somewhere. I chose that dealership because the truck had a little work done there before and it is very close to my office. I dont know that I am going to let them complete whatever work it may need. But I do know I wont save a ton of money at a small independent shop just on an up front diagnostic. That will still run me $100-150 anywhere around here.If you had good spark, why did you change the coil? Most likely, it's a collapsed AFM lifter. Could require replacing the cam, too. A dealer is going to be WAY more expensive than a good, local, independent shop. Let us know the diagnosis.
That is unfortunately what I am thinking as well. Truth be told, I bought this truck 11 years ago and up until a couple years ago when I joined this forum, I didn't even know what AFM was or that is was that big of an issue. Otherwise, I would have gotten a range disable for it a whole bunch of miles ago. Once I get a full diagnostic, I will figure out what to do with this thing.Definitely lifter failure.
Yea, lol, thanks Bradley. Tow truck driver finally made it there, so at least the truck is back in town now and I'm hoping they will be able to get to it tomorrow. Need to run up there soon anyway to get some stuff out of it that I forgot to grab, so I'll just keep pestering them about it. I'll let you guys know what the diag says. I'm pretty much planning for the worst but hoping for the best now. If it is indeed lifter failure, then I seriously doubt that I'm going to sink that kind of money back into it at this point.let dealer tell you for sure but depending on the shops near you go ahead and figure 2-4k for AFM repair from an indepent place or if dealer does it they will want to do complete engine so 7-9k probably.
all you had to do was hit the jackpot, try again lol
Thanks for the reply. But the one you linked is 4wd, mine is only 2wd. Kbb has my private party value right at $7,500 and from what I have seen around my area, that seems about right. The other problem is finding a dealer I can trust. I will be asking around town, becuase I don't know any.It's worth more than that and may not be too expensive to repair. Take it to someone you can trust and see what they say.
Yea, we talked about that. He said he would rather just fix it all now while he has the time, money and health. They are going to upgrading my moms car soon as she will be retiring within a year or 2. He wants their vehicle situation handled by the time she retires as they will go to a fixed income. Plus 3 years from now, he doesnt want to be working on cars and trucks every other weekend like he is now. He would rather just be hunting, fishing, playing with grandkids and enjoying retirement with mom.Great thread. Really cool how things worked out for you. I had seen your build thread but missed this one.
Man, I think before I went to the trouble of pulling the motor for someone else and even the heads...etc, I probably would have just swapped out the damaged lifter if the cam were ok and put it back together. Save that $4k for down the road.