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Old 11-16-2010, 03:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Another Glow Plug Failure

Had the CEL come on my 2006 D/A with 62,000 miles and 3 months under the 5 yr. warranty come on. Dealer said it was #2 glow plug. Changed #3 6 weeks ago. Both cost me the $100 ded.

When I went to pick it up, I asked the service advisor what the ohm reading was. He checked with the mechanic and came back and said it was around 18. When I told him all were supposed to be replaced if reading was greater than 1, he went and got the mechanic. Mechanic said the service bulletin he checked was a bulletin that was for 2008 models and did not call for replacing all 8. When I showed him the bulletin I had, he brought the old glow plug out and checked it in front of me. When he tested it in front of me he said the meter showed the plug to be open.

I am not familiar with an ohm meter but I told him the bulletin I had said to "With ignition OFF, and the affected glow plug disconnected, measure the resistance between the affected glow plug terminal and ground with a DMM for less than 1 ohm. Does it make any difference whether the glow plug is installed or not?

ALso on the previous glow plug replacement, I asked to see the glow plug and the service advisor said the tech. threw it away and could not find it. On the second plug replacement, they wouldn't give me the old plug because they said they had to send it back. Two conflicting statements. On the previous glow plug replacement, the service advisor and GM advisor insisted that the glow plugs were not covered. The GM guy changed his mind when I quoted the warranty manual.

With different comments from the tech. and service advisor I have some distrust.

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Old 11-16-2010, 03:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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sounds like the typical stealer...make sure your i's are dotted and your t' crossed....

good luck...i HATE dealing with my local stealer

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Old 11-16-2010, 08:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Go to a different dealer. I had one plug go out last winter, they replaced all 8 under warranty, no questions asked. All my other plugs were fine. Bulliten on the LBZ for plugs. I wonder if GM is not paying up on some of these warranties? Why would one dealer say "no problem" and another dealer be such a hassle?
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Old 11-18-2010, 07:45 AM   #4 (permalink)
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My 06 gmc had exact same plug go out called dealer they said 100 bucks to replace just that one plug no matter what I told him he would not budge. He also stayed he would need to have truck a day maybe 2 which seemed way too long to me for one plug. So I decided to do this myself and Im glad I did even though number to is a pain in the *** to get out. I had all 4 on that side changed and wheel liner back in an hr about 45min was spent just on number 2. Oraileys sells the new glow plugs for 15 bucks each and I had to buy some new wheel liner clips all in all it cost me 70 bucks and the satisfaction of doing it my self.
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Old 11-18-2010, 10:22 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Seems there are a lot of glow plug issues lately pertaining to the 2006 model year trucks. Does everyone realize there was a recall shortly after the 06's hit the lots to have the glow plug control modules reflashed. The reflash was to address issues of too much power being supplied to the plugs which increased the potential for early failure. Right now I have to ask myself if the plugs that are failing now are the result of owners not updating their GP module softwear. I'm assuming that may be the case since the problems I'm reading about are isolated to the 06 MY trucks.
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Old 11-18-2010, 05:33 PM   #6 (permalink)
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a bear: I was thinking the same thing except maybe the glow plugs were weakened because of the trucks being sold prior to the glow plug issue becoming known and later recall, like accelerated wear. Just a thought. Mine was built in Jan 06, and I bought it in July 06, no issues yet (knocking on wood)
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Last winter I had 1 bad glow plug at about 50k and the dealer replaced all 8. Their own initiative, $100 deductible.
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a bear: I was thinking the same thing except maybe the glow plugs were weakened because of the trucks being sold prior to the glow plug issue becoming known and later recall, like accelerated wear. Just a thought. Mine was built in Jan 06, and I bought it in July 06, no issues yet (knocking on wood)
The TSB (1797239) was dated 3/24/2006 so I'm thinking later built trucks had the upgraded softwear. I ordered my truck on the 1st day the LBZ's could be ordered and I had a build date of 10/2005. I had my GPCM reprogrammed right after the bulletin came out and at 90K all seems well. (also knocking on wood)

Here's a link that list all the vin numbers affected. Maybe some members who are having issues will let us know if they fall into these ranges.

http://www.thedieselpage.com/duramax...lletin0406.htm
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Old 11-19-2010, 03:29 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Go to Charging System thread just above this and get the GM procedure for this issue and troubles related to it with alarms and remote starts etc. Detailed and easy to get the point. Subman 1980 posted it. like 6 or so in.
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Old 11-22-2010, 11:10 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Hey Charlie,
This post has the procedure your dealers should of followed -might get your other GP fixed and some cash back by lodging a compliant with GM customer service.
https://www.dieselplace.com/forum/sho...75&postcount=5

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