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What should I do if my Duramax engine wont start?

With the engine OFF, loosen fuel filter assembly plastic bleed screw a turn or so, and depress the round priming pump on top of FF assembly until fuel squires out of vent. CAREFULLY close plastic vent nut with fingers or nutdriver. Depress pump until firm. Barely finger tight with nutdriver is all you need.

Why does my Duramax Diesel keep cutting out?

. The Duramax diesel is susceptible to fuel starvation and getting air in the fuel lines. This can be contributed to the fuel filter housing design and the fact that the Duramax does not use a lift pump. Rather, the high pressure fuel pump (injection pump) is responsible for vacuuming fuel from the tank.

What was the problem with the LBZ Duramax in 2006?

Glow plug failure was a concern on the 2006 model year LBZ and LLY Duramax models, but the problem should have been long corrected for owners of these years. The concern was that the glow plug module would over cycle the glow plugs, creating a scenario in which the tip of the glow plug could actually deform and/or break off in the engine.

Can a Chevy Silverado 1500 start and run?

Although I tried to start it multiple times over a couple weeks I gave it one last try after I called the tow truck. It started right up and engine stayed running like it was supposed to. No more problems for almost a year until about a week ago. I did nothin to fix it a year ago.

Is the 2006 2500HD D / A running fine?

My 2006 2500HD D/A was running fine this past weekend. I parked it in my driveway on Saturday. I moved it to my side driveway on Sunday, took about 5 minutes of running. Shut it off and came back a few minutes later to restart it. It would start very easy, and run for about 2 seconds then die.

. The Duramax diesel is susceptible to fuel starvation and getting air in the fuel lines. This can be contributed to the fuel filter housing design and the fact that the Duramax does not use a lift pump. Rather, the high pressure fuel pump (injection pump) is responsible for vacuuming fuel from the tank.

Glow plug failure was a concern on the 2006 model year LBZ and LLY Duramax models, but the problem should have been long corrected for owners of these years. The concern was that the glow plug module would over cycle the glow plugs, creating a scenario in which the tip of the glow plug could actually deform and/or break off in the engine.

What kind of truck is GMC Sierra 2500?

Hi this is my first post,my truck is a 1999 gmc Sierra 2500 4×4 with 6.0 litre engine.I parked my truck for a few months and the battery went dead since the day I owned the truck the door… No registered users viewing this page.

Why is my car key not turning in the ignition?

The following three factors may explain why your key is unable to turn in the ignition: Factor 1: Bent key. Bent keys can sometimes enter the ignition cylinder, but once inside will not line up correctly to allow the car to start. If your key looks visually bent, you can use a non-metal hammer to carefully flatten the key down.

What to do if your car key is stuck?

Use a cotton swab and rubbing alcohol to remove any foreign material that may be stuck to the key. You can then attempt to start the car again.

Why does my 04 LB7 engine not start?

Now engine wont start anymore. Went to start my 04 LB7 this morning to let it warm up before going to work. As I shut the door and walk away, the engine died. I tried to fire it back up but it just spins over and doesnt start. The truck has 144k, has about 3.5k on new injectors installed by dealer, fuel filter was replaced around the same time.

Why does my Chevy Duramax not turn over?

Engine won’t turn over with key at all. Batteries are hot. You can take a power probe and shoot 12v to starter solenoid wire and it will crank and run fine. I traced that wire back to the fuse panel under the hood on the driver’s side. There is a CRANK fuse as well as a starter relay in that panel.

Why does my 2005 Chevy 2500 HD not start?

My 2005 Chevy 2500 HD won’t start. Engine won’t turn over with key at all. Batteries are hot. You can take a power probe and shoot 12v to starter solenoid wire and it will crank and run fine. I traced that wire back to the fuse panel under the hood on the driver’s side. There is a CRANK fuse as well as a starter relay in that panel.

Where is the crank fuse on a 2005 Chevy Duramax?

I traced that wire back to the fuse panel under the hood on the driver’s side. There is a CRANK fuse as well as a starter relay in that panel. When you turn the key to start, the fuse gets 12v but the starter relay is not getting voltage to the solenoid wire. Also noticed that the tow/haul button isn’t working and it was before the issue.

Why is the tow / haul button not working on my Duramax?

When you turn the key to start, the fuse gets 12v but the starter relay is not getting voltage to the solenoid wire. Also noticed that the tow/haul button isn’t working and it was before the issue. Any suggestions? swap the relay with another in the box and see if the relay is the problem. 5 people found this helpful.

Can you get an oil change on a Duramax?

Yes, you can do most of the maintenance yourself: oil changes, fuel filter changes, air filter, tire rotations, etc. The Duramax V8 holds 10 quarts of oil. The extra oil and the fuel filter add cost to the equation. Getting the oil change done at a dealership or a shop will run $100 at a minimum.

What kind of maintenance does a Duramax do?

Heavy duty trucks, especially turbo-diesels, are costly to maintain. Yes, you can do most of the maintenance yourself: oil changes, fuel filter changes, air filter, tire rotations, etc. The Duramax V8 holds 10 quarts of oil. The extra oil and the fuel filter add cost to the equation.

What was the problem with my Chevy Silverado?

The computer scan confirmed the problem: two of the eight injectors were starting to fail. If the problem is left unattended, it will get worse and it may cause damage to the pistons and the engine itself. I made the difficult and costly decision to replace all eight injectors.

Why does my 2002 Chevy Silverado not start?

If you’re in a situation where you turn the key in your 2002 Chevy Silverado and the truck won’t start, a number of potential explanations exist for why it may not start. By checking several key components in your Silverado, you can pinpoint the problem yourself and possibly fix it.

What causes a Duramax injection pump to fail?

As a result (allegedly), the lack of lubrication in the fuel can cause a premature failure of the injection pump, to a point where it won’t allow the LML Duramax to run. You can be driving down the road and everything seems normal, and when the pump fails, the truck just shuts off.

What causes a Duramax diesel engine to heat up?

When the engine is working hard, the turbocharger is drawing in a ton of air, and the restrictive stock turbo inlet tube can effectively choke the VGT turbocharger causing the compressor outlet temperature to skyrocket, heating up the intercooler, and ultimately raising the temperature of combustion and the coolant temp.

Yes, you can do most of the maintenance yourself: oil changes, fuel filter changes, air filter, tire rotations, etc. The Duramax V8 holds 10 quarts of oil. The extra oil and the fuel filter add cost to the equation. Getting the oil change done at a dealership or a shop will run $100 at a minimum.

As a result (allegedly), the lack of lubrication in the fuel can cause a premature failure of the injection pump, to a point where it won’t allow the LML Duramax to run. You can be driving down the road and everything seems normal, and when the pump fails, the truck just shuts off.

Are there any problems with the LLY Duramax?

In terms of LLY injector problems, GM had sorted out the internal failures with the 2004 ½ redesign, but the LLY Duramax would occasionally exhibit a trouble code for the injectors, but in most cases it turned out to be an issue with the injector harness rubbing through and causing a short or open in the wiring.

When the engine is working hard, the turbocharger is drawing in a ton of air, and the restrictive stock turbo inlet tube can effectively choke the VGT turbocharger causing the compressor outlet temperature to skyrocket, heating up the intercooler, and ultimately raising the temperature of combustion and the coolant temp.

Why did my 2004 Duramax engine not start?

My 2004 Duramax started and then died like it was out of fuel. Now it won’t start. I have about 1/4 tank of fuel, tried priming it until the batteries died.

In terms of LLY injector problems, GM had sorted out the internal failures with the 2004 ½ redesign, but the LLY Duramax would occasionally exhibit a trouble code for the injectors, but in most cases it turned out to be an issue with the injector harness rubbing through and causing a short or open in the wiring.

What are the most common LLY Duramax engine problems?

The 6 Most Common LLY Duramax Problems. 1 1. LLY Bent Rods. While the LLY made competitive performance numbers back in 2004, the engine is certainly not competitive to the modern day diesels. 2 2. Head Gasket Failure – LLY Duramax. 3 3. EGR Valve Failure. 4 4. Glow Plug Failue – 2006 LLY Duramax. 5 5. Overheating in Pre-2006 Models.

Can a 6.6 liter diesel engine start in cold weather?

At 6.6 liters, these engines (and all other diesels) are big hunks of metal. Because metal absorbs heat, and there is so much of it, starting a diesel engine in cold weather can be a challenge. The internal combustion temps have difficulty getting hot enough to ignite fuel and start the engine.

When do I need to repair my 2003 Duramax?

For 2003 vehicles covered by Vehicle Service Contracts, all eligible claims with repair orders on or after October 10, 2006 are covered by this special policy and must be submitted using the labor operation codes provided with this bulletin. Claims with repair orders prior to October 10, 2006 must be submitted to the Service Contract provider.

How to fix 2003 Duramax Diesel loosing Prime?

2003 Duramax Diesel loosing prime and will not start until I lift the hood and pump the prime plunger on the fuel filter housing. Clicking this will make more experts see the question and we will remind you when it gets answered. You can’t post conmments that contain an email address.

What kind of pump does a 2003 Duramax use?

You can’t post conmments that contain an email address. 2003 duramax, when clod it will start drive for 30min to hour and shut it off will not start untill it cooled off for about 2-3 hours at the shop they replaced the fule pump with 2006 modle for $150,the pump for the 2003 was $650 is this right,is this the same pump??

Why is my Duramax diesel engine not working?

The trucks computer keeps track of how much fuel needs to be added or subtracted from each individual cylinder to make the engine run smoothly, and this value is called the balance rate. If one cylinder is contributing too much or not as much as the rest, the cause is usually a bad injector and the cure is a replacement.

When did the first Duramax V8 engine come out?

Duramax Engine LB7 2001 to 2004 The first Duramax V8 was introduced in 2001 and was given the code name LB7. The introduction of common rail injection powered by the Bosch CP3 injection pump made the LB7 Duramax stand apart from other diesels of the day with excellent power and efficiency.

What was the code name for the Duramax in 2011?

In an effort to keep up with the ever-tightening emission regulations, GM redesigned its Duramax for the 2011 model year, and this time the code name was LML.

With the engine OFF, loosen fuel filter assembly plastic bleed screw a turn or so, and depress the round priming pump on top of FF assembly until fuel squires out of vent. CAREFULLY close plastic vent nut with fingers or nutdriver. Depress pump until firm. Barely finger tight with nutdriver is all you need.

Why does my Silverado 2500HD no start no crank?

If it helps, usually when this happens, the first time you try to start it, it will start for like a split second and stall out. From there on it just makes a soft clicking at the relays and won’t crank. I usually do not do a lot of repairs to my truck myself.

Is there a problem with my no start no crank car?

Recently, I’ve been having a problem intermittently with getting it started (no start no crank). It has happened 3 times, and each time I have had to call AAA. I’m hoping maybe someone out there knows how to fix this.

What does it mean when your truck won’t start?

After driving for a while, the gauges start going erratic and eventually drop to thier resting points and stay there. Tech2 won’t communicate with ECM, TCM, EBCM, TCCM, IPC. The truck stays running until you shut it off, then it won’t start.

Are there any issues with the Duramax fuel pump?

The new injectors available from us and others are updated and do not have the cracking issue. Fuel Filter Housing Oring Leaks – The Duramax fuel system does not have any sort of low pressure fuel pump pushing fuel to the engine from the tank. The injection pump sucks all the fuel from the tank.

What causes a fuel filter to leak on a Duramax?

Fuel Filter Housing Oring Leaks – The Duramax fuel system does not have any sort of low pressure fuel pump pushing fuel to the engine from the tank. The injection pump sucks all the fuel from the tank.

What makes a Duramax diesel engine so special?

Another first came by way of it being the only diesel engine in its category to feature a high-pressure common-rail fuel injection system. The 90-degree design, compact overall size, and lighter curb weight of the Duramax are also reminiscent of the uber-successful small-block.

Keep continuously pumping while they cycle cranking the engine then letting it rest. You will feel the primer get “soft” while they are cranking, then it should get firm when it’s not cranking. Once the high pressure pump sucks enough fuel to pressurize the rails I bet you get it to fire right up. Shouldn’t take more than 3-4 cranking cycles.

Why does my GMC Sierra engine not start?

There are a lot of issues that can cause your Sierra to crank, but not start. The engine needs air, fuel, and a spark in order to run. It is highly likely that if the engine is cranking, but not starting that it has thrown an OBDII code.

What causes a car to crank but not start?

One of the biggest issues that causes a vehicle to crank but not start is ignition issues. When there is no spark, the engine will not start. You’ll probably have a misfire related code such as P0300, P0301, etc…..

Why does my 2015 Duramax high country not start?

I have a 2015 2500 High Country with 45k Miles. I was in line at a drive through and the lady asked me to turn off my engine cause she couldn’t understand my order. I did and when i tried to start it back just turns over but wont start. Pushed it to a parking place and notice diesel coming from the fuel filter where the water seperator screws in.

What to do if your Duramax won’t start?

If the fuse is o.k. if you have a test light or multi meter test the terminals the fuse plugs into,there should be two terminals in the fuse box.Test for power on one of these terminals while someone is trying to start the vehicle.If you have power then the start circuit is good and the fault is in the starter itself.

There are a lot of issues that can cause your Sierra to crank, but not start. The engine needs air, fuel, and a spark in order to run. It is highly likely that if the engine is cranking, but not starting that it has thrown an OBDII code.

One of the biggest issues that causes a vehicle to crank but not start is ignition issues. When there is no spark, the engine will not start. You’ll probably have a misfire related code such as P0300, P0301, etc…..

What’s the name of the truck that won’t start?

My 2008 duramax will not… My 2008 duramax will not start, won’t even turn over all the dash lights come on and the head lights come on, it’s really cold here but this truck normally starts with no problem, can you help please?? Submitted: 8 years ago.

Why is the fuel pump on my Duramax not working?

Change the fuel filter often, the Duramax fuel system is fed by suction from the fuel tank and the slightest filter plugging will starve and overwork the fuel pump. The newer 17 models finally use a fuel boost pump to correct the starve issue. I know I’m a little answering this, but thanks to all for the advise.

How often do you change the fuel filter on a Duramax?

I change my 06 duramax fuel filter every 10k miles. It is important to put oil on the upper O ring, rubber flap and lower water sensor O ring to get/keep a good seal. Change the fuel filter often, the Duramax fuel system is fed by suction from the fuel tank and the slightest filter plugging will starve and overwork the fuel pump.

Can a Duramax diesel engine be kept warm?

Huge no-no for modern diesel engines as your grid heater in the intake and glowplugs stay on until the truck is “warm”. Also sometimes rebuilding the filter head isn’t enough, you have to replace it. Click to expand… Yeah I wasn’t to fond of spraying it.

How to stop a Duramax truck from losing Prime?

Tried running fuel line from injection pump to tank of diesel.. No go Pressurized the fuel tank primed it and tried starting.. Nothing Pressurized fuel tank sprayed soap water on lines.. No leaks found Tried having someone prime while I cranked. Truck will run off starting fluid through airbox but dies when you stop spraying.

Why does my 6.6L crank no start?

Possible someone shimmed the valve and lost parts– COMMON. Pull the “U” hose from the fuel rail– plug the hose. Connect a hose to the nipple on the fuel rail. Crank the engine— any fuel coming out of the fuel rail nipple — the FPRV is leaking fuel– IT WILL NEVER START.

What’s the fuel pressure on a GMC Duramax?

The actual fuel pressure today is 4.2 mpa while cranking. I just ordered a fuel supply diagnostic hose to make sure the volume is coming up from the tank and without sucking in air. Yeah thats about 610 psi and you need about 1400-1500psi to start easy..

What kind of truck has a 6.6 Duramax?

I have a 2009 chevy 2500HD with the 6.6 Duramax. I started the truck with my remote while I was opening my shed it ran for a couple of seconds … read more 2017 Duramax will not idle and I kill it and restart it might run normal or I might have to keep killing and restarting till it runs. Once it starts running it … read more

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