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Old 06-30-2017, 04:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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DONE with this truck and diesels.

After dumping a ton of cash and time into this truck I'm throwing in the towel. My first experience with a diesel and will never do it again. After the repairs that the earlier codes and diagnostics called for the truck is continuing to go into "range shift inhibitor" AND will not start after looong cranks. The truck will start after sitting a few days and run until everything starts to warm, then goes into limp mode ( no reverse and only 3rd forward gear). Turn the truck off to see if the "RSI" will clear, but will not start after multiple long crank. The truck will no longer throw a code, so can no longer figure out the problems and dealer has been less than useless with issues in the past, therefore I have nowhere else to go other than dump this pos.
Unfortunately I'm looking at a 13k loss with a truck that doesn't run.

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Old 06-30-2017, 04:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That stinks.

How are you going to tow your trailer and/or haul stuff? Do you have another truck to be able to get your work done? I can't imagine being without my truck, that means I would be without a paycheck.

Sounds like you might need to find an actual knowledgeable shop, dealers are worthless and don't have "wisdom" when working on vehicles, they're essentially parts changers.

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Old 06-30-2017, 07:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It does stink. I've been working on and building cars for 40 years and never had an issue like this.
As far as hauling my stuff, I'm selling it all. I live the bankrupt state of Illinois and plan on starting anew elsewhere. As of now I rethought what I'm doing and realized it's all material, time for a fresh start. Fishing on the Gulf looks awfully relaxing?.
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Old 07-01-2017, 09:31 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Sounds to me like you'd be better off finding a dealer or shop that knows how to trouble shoot and fixing it. Even if you had to throw another grand in to fixing it, it would be worth it whether you keep it or not. From what you have described, it doesn't sound like a difficult problem to fix, just to diagnose.
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I know where you're coming from.
Sounds like you've got a plan though.
Best of future luck to you.......
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Id try a reputable diesel shop or so before throwing in the towel
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Old 07-01-2017, 12:57 PM   #7 (permalink)
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slow down and think this out,


what have you done to this truck?,how many miles are on it?,what codes are there?


now lets get started fixing it
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I was curious what your scan data came back like.
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Old 07-01-2017, 03:51 PM   #9 (permalink)
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It does stink. I've been working on and building cars for 40 years and never had an issue like this.
As far as hauling my stuff, I'm selling it all. I live the bankrupt state of Illinois and plan on starting anew elsewhere. As of now I rethought what I'm doing and realized it's all material, time for a fresh start. Fishing on the Gulf looks awfully relaxing?.
Good for you

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Old 07-01-2017, 08:03 PM   #10 (permalink)
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slow down and think this out,


what have you done to this truck?,how many miles are on it?,what codes are there?


now lets get started fixing it
The truck only has 88k miles on it, but unfortunately is not throwing any codes.
Trying not to give up, after starting the truck then no start after turning it off, this afternoon I did find a possible issue and that is the battery on pass. side is weak and will not hold a charge, even though its only 5 months old. Have to wait until tomorrow to load test it. I know how sensitive the electronics are to these things, so there is some hope.
The truck has mostly become transportation for work and used for trailering the hot rods, which I'm doing less of and then for hauling hunting gear in the fall (snowmobiles already gone), which also has tapered due to land sold. I'm at the point where I really no longer need it, and can justify the high costs to maintain it, as stated earlier, for material stuff.

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