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    Bargain D2??

    Hi AULRO,
    I have just purchased a "bargain 1999 D2, Td5" with "a few small issues".<br>
    It was purchased to be a bushfire trailer towing vehicle, due to its off road abilities and low cost fitted the limited budget.<br>
    It will be used un registered as it will only be used on several local inter-connected farms.<br>
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    It had some mechanical problems and some electrical.<br>
    I have had it for a few days and sorted everything except the infamous 3 amigos.<br>
    I have a reasonable understanding of vehicle electrical and electronics.<br>
    Every body I have spoken to said, "have it read", which I agree would be a great help, but being unregistered, I cannot take it anywhere.<br>
    Its too heavy for my ute to tow it.<br>
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    Due to these limitations, I have checked what I could with my $10 Chinese multimeter.<br>
    The wheel sensors all have resistance between 1050 -1090 ohms.<br>
    When I rotate the wheels, the duty cycle shows it is producing some sort of pulse, all 4 wheels are about the same.<br>
    I have done the shuttle valve wiring modification and checked the switches, even dremmelled one apart to see what was in it. All tested ok.<br>
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    There are many 3 amigos stories on this site, but the ones I have read have not helped.<br>
    Could someone please advise me where to look for more ideas or a cheap reader/way to read/delete the existing fault codes.<br>
    I know this is a big ask, but fire season is coming back, traction control is a feature I will need.<br>
    Thanks AULRO.

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    Having had a run in with our Mexican Friends I can tell you that to get to the bottom of it is a Nanocom, or equivalent, job.
    We're in Moe so I can have a yak to Mrs. Markf and see if we can organise a trip to Omeo over the next couple of weeks with perhaps a stop on the way so my trusty Nanocom can be pointed at it ?

    The actual problem can be anything from a wheel bearing to some sort of electrical issue to a faulty sensor to even a leaky hub seal. The possibilities are almost endless so trying to fix it by throwing parts and fixes at it is bound to end in tears of despair.
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    Why not put the cdl on (10mm spanner) and weld the rear diff?

    Ill be in town in a few days, can reset the faults with the nanocom gameboy thing

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    You need to access a Nanocom, to read the fault, then clear it.
    As previously mentioned, you can spend a huge amount of effort and still not fix it, or not know if you have fixed it. You have to read and clear the fault.
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    Thank you for the responses, a reader makes life simpler.
    I read a lot on this site last night, very helpful.
    I will contact respondents once I complete this set of tests, as I will have a better idea of what is going on.

    Hopefully I am heading in the right direction, please advise if I am wasting time.
    From what I read, jacking up wheels individually and driving in first gear should bring a speed up.
    This worked for 3 wheels.
    Drivers side front did not bring up a speed.
    I then connected rhs front sensor to lhs front loom and it brought up speed.
    I then connected lhs sensor to rhs loom, no speed.
    This shows the sensors are working, but signal is not getting to controller from rhs socket.

    Any further ideas about this would be appreciated.
    I am about to try and test the loom.

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    This shows the sensors are working, but signal is not getting to controller from rhs socket.
    It could be a worn RHS hub which needs renewing as if the air gap is too much it will fault. The hubs when failing do not seem to make the same noise as a conventional tapered roller hub.

    Also could be the connector underneath the brake booster. There was a mod to run a wire directly from the sensor to the BCM bypassing the connector, however i have never had trouble with mine.

    Also as a matter of course check and clean the earths on the radiator panel accessed by removing the air cleaner.
    Regards PhilipA

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    The rhs sensor works fine when plugged into lhs loom socket, this indicates the sensor is working.
    I assume from my understanding of car electrics, but there is magic in some car stuff.
    I have checked the loom from rhs front connector to slabs and it is fine.
    Seems the slabs cannot read the input on rhs front pins 4 &5.
    From what I read on this site, with the same conditions I have, the slabs was changed, this fixed the problem.
    Is this common?
    Or is there something else that causes this to happen.
    Earth's can cause all sorts of headaches, I will go over them now.
    I had a blown brake/reverse fuse, which caused the cdl light to come on when I pressed the brake pedal or put it in reverse.
    As the cdl switch is also connected to the slabs, any possible relationship to the faulty inputs?
    Or change the slabs?

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    all the sensors would share a common ground at the ecu. I dont see that been a problem

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    Thanks, I thought (hoped) that may be the case.
    Slabs out time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tambox View Post
    Thanks, I thought (hoped) that may be the case.
    Slabs out time.
    lot of work for a bloody paddock basher

    Track down the old mechanic from the BP he might have a reader. pretty sure hes got a d2 or a few.

    Ill be back this Friday - you can borrow mine (I'm on Chambers rd)

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