Why does my Duramax water pump keep overheating?
This seems to be inherent of the factory water pump design. Overheating. Overheating issues with the Duramax diesel seems to be a hit-or-miss problem; some owners experience it, while others never will. Regardless, it’s more common with the Duramax than other engines.
Are there any problems with the Duramax fuel pump?
It can also be relatively difficult to prime the fuel system once air has been introduced into the system, such as when the fuel filter is changed. The 2001 to 2004 LB7 fuel filter housings seem to be the most prone to problems. Water pump failures for Duramax engine are somewhat common.
Can a leaking O ring cause a Duramax to hard start?
If you’re going to own an LB7 Duramax over an extended period of time, the odds are you will experience this problem. A leaking o-ring not only results in a fuel leak, but air can also enter the fuel system. This causes various performance issues, hard starts, and even engine codes.
What to do if your Duramax injector is not working?
To relieve this problem, the wiring harness (or affected portion of the harness) will need to be replaced/repaired. Often, you can verify the problem by wiggling the wires around the injector. If the problem goes away (even momentarily), you’ve identified the affected zone.
Are there any issues with the Duramax pickup?
This can produce long cranks and hard starts. Glow Plug System Issues – Nearly half of the check engine lights that come in for the Duramax pickups are for glow plugs. The glow plugs burn out over time and can be a real nuisance to remove from the aluminum heads sometimes.
What to do if your Duramax cooler goes bad?
Lastly we replace a fair amount of glow plug controllers as well. You will usually get a diagnostic trouble code for the cooler when they go bad. Head Gaskets – As these truck reach the 100,000-150,000 miles we are seeing more and more head gasket issues. The Duramax has a multi-layer steel head gasket.
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.
Are there any issues with the Duramax primer button?
Under the primer button there are some orings that fail on a regular basis. This can produce long cranks and hard starts. Glow Plug System Issues – Nearly half of the check engine lights that come in for the Duramax pickups are for glow plugs.