P0287 - Cylinder 9 Contribution/Balance Fault

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3    What is this?
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P0287 Possible Causes

  • Dirty Fuel Injector 9
  • Faulty Fuel Injector 9
  • Plugged Fuel Injector 9
  • Fuel injector 9 harness is open or shorted
  • Fuel injector 9 circuit poor electrical connection

How do I fix code P0287

Check the "Possible Causes" listed above. Visually inspect the related wiring harness and connectors. Check for damaged components and look for broken, bent, pushed out, or corroded connector's pins.

Tech Notes

Clogged or partially clogged fuel injector can cause this code. Start by performing an injector flush before replacing the injector.

Cost of diagnosing the P0287 code

Labor: 1.0

The cost of diagnosing the P0287 code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair labor rates vary by location, your vehicle's make and model, and even your engine type. Most auto repairs shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.

Possible Symptoms

  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
  • Engine Misfire
  • Engine Run Rough
  • Low MPG

P0287 Description

Code P0287 is triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects that the acceleration rate of the crankshaft for Cylinder 9 was less than a calibrated amount. During normal conditions, the ECM turns the Fuel Injectors ON and OFF in the Fuel Injection System.
OBDII Code P0287 - Cylinder 9 Contribution/Balance Fault - AutoCodes.com

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