Troubleshooting a no-start on 94 Suburban - can you help?
Good morning. Can you help me? Im diagnosing a no-start with my 94 Suburban 6.5 and want to be sure Ive covered all the reasonable possibilities before I replace the IP.
1994 Suburban k2500
IP date appears to be 1/03, not the original IP
PMD in factory location
Occasional stall over the last 5 years (less than a dozen times). Immediate restart each time
Occasional miss over the same period, seemed to occur especially at highway speeds and high torque (uphill) Never could pinpoint if this was engine miss or transmission slip but suspected former
Occasional CEL briefly lighting over the same period, not necessarily combined with the above symptoms
Truck used only 2-3k miles per year for the last 3 years, daily driver before that. Cold starting took longer over the last few years with more white smoke.
Traveling at highway speed on a cool afternoon. CEL came on followed soon after by missing and then the throttle stopped responding, throttle settled out at ~2k rpm. When I tapped the brakes, the engine would throttle down but if I hit the APP again, it increased to ~2k. I could maintain close to highway speed in this condition. I shifted to neutral, pulled over and stopped. Engine began to cough and smoke. I shut it off. Restarted: engine idled roughly, black smoke, no throttle response. Towed home. Restarted: same symptoms but now worse, with engine seeking excessively, no rpm stability at all. Shut off. This time I smelled plastic burning. Checked under the hood and saw smoke from the PMD. Truck never restarted.
What Ive done to troubleshoot:
Troubleshot APP via AccurateDiesels guides (tests good)
Troubleshot PMD circuit with AccurateDiesel's PMD guide some question as to signal from the IP but not sure if I was measuring the voltage properly. I will probably need to recheck this.
R2 PMD with 3 tested and 1 brand new module no start with all
Removed fuel solenoid and tested (good)
Checked ECM fuse (good)
Checked fuel filter (clean)
Checked air filter (clean)
Checked lift pump (opened t-valve while cranking)
Cracked injector line on #3 no fuel during cranking
Checked fuel level (est 5-7 gal in tank)
Checked resistance at all major grounds (G101, G102, G104, G105, block-to-frame straps, PMD ground), all .4 ohm or less
All starting attempts have been made with fully charged batteries.
Unfortunately, I disconnected the battery for long-term storage without thinking about that erasing codes so I don't know what codes were tripped in the original incident. I'm grateful for any suggestions of alternative vectors to check.
1994 Suburban K2500 6.5L
Last edited by OkDually; 04-15-2019 at 12:39 PM.