1994 Series 60 engine dies sporatically. No engine lights go on

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  1. Bencampos

    Bencampos Bobtail Member

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    I have a series 60 Peterbilt that sputters and dies just like as if it's running out of diesel. If I wait 20 minutes, it will restart as if nothing had ever happened.

    I have checked the filters and the fuel lines, and that is not the problem.
    Also, no warning lights turn on and it happens when its both loaded and unloaded.

    It seems like when it cools down it will restart.

    Any advice would be appreciated. After I wait the 20 minutes it starts just like a new truck. Without having to reprime or add any fuel to the filters. There fore I feel that it is some type of electrical problem. Please advise Ben

    Thanks,
     
    Last edited: May 28, 2012
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  3. brianw900

    brianw900 Bobtail Member

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    Sounds like it could be the fuel pump, it may be losing it's prime, hve it checked out.
     
  4. Jumbo

    Jumbo Road Train Member

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    What about a collapsed fuel line? They collapse when under power, but when the motor shuts off they relax and let fuel through them again. I have had it happen more then once.
     
  5. Bencampos

    Bencampos Bobtail Member

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    Yes but woudnt that mean that you have to add fuel and let the air out of the line in order to restart the engine?
    Let me know please. Thank you Ben
     
  6. losttrucker

    losttrucker Road Train Member

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    Could it be sucking air into the line thru a small hole??
     
  7. heavyhaulerss

    heavyhaulerss Road Train Member

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    after it starts the second time, how long does it run? how long does it run BEFORE it dies out?
     
  8. Old Man

    Old Man Road Train Member

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    check the power wire from the battery to the ECM, clean the connect to the battery and the fuse, Not enough electricity flowing( low amperage, even though you have enough volts) will case strange problems, like not enought current to tell the injectors to fire.
     
  9. Bencampos

    Bencampos Bobtail Member

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    It may run for an hour or 6 hours then it will do it again. And again all I do is wait 20 minutes and it will restart. Thank you
     
  10. Starline

    Starline Medium Load Member

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    I hate to tell you this but its most likely your ECM taking a dump.

    While not being all that common I'm told after 10 years it could happen anytime. Evidently they contain a small battery that will wear out and also components that can heat up and get strained from bad grounding, corrosion in the harnesses etc.
     
  11. heavyhaulerss

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    it sounds electrical for sure.
     
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