What does the common rail injector do?
The common rail stores fuel that’s been pressurised inside the fuel pump, before the injector sprays it into the combustion chambers. With one injector per cylinder, each injector can be adjusted to the engine’s specification and optimum firing rate.
Why can common rail injectors fail?
Common rail injectors are pretty long-lasting in general, but wear and tear from issues such as deposit build-up and incorrect installation can affect them over time. There’s also the risk of water contamination from the fuel. Any of these can shorten a part’s lifespan.
What does the electrical diagnostic tool do?
You can use the YDT720 electrical diagnostic tool to check the resistance, inductance and insulation of solenoid-type injectors. If these checks don’t return the desired results (depending on make and model), it’s possible that there’s an electrical problem with the injector.
What is the error code for a fuel injector?
If you’re checking for an issue with the fuel injector using an OBD tool, the error code will likely show up in the range beginning P0200. Other codes in this area tend to be related to engine misfire issues – which is one of the symptoms of a faulty common rail injector.