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Hard Start and No Power


Created On Tuesday October 20, 2015 16:40 Diesel Talk
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zkarim
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Hello,

Few weeks ago my 2003 Freightliner Century with a Detroit 12.7 has developed a hard starting problem. It is become so hard to start that I have to use the start up fluid or else I will drain the batteries. Apart from that it has lost power and is consuming quiet a lot of fuel. I got someone to check the codes but unfortunately there seems to be no problem. I have also noted that the fuel in the filter and tank is quiet dark.

A friend suggested I clean and check all the electrical sockets and connections from the batteries right up-to the ECM and all other sensors. He thinks there could be some rust and or loose connections that is limiting the current.

Any suggestions and advice will be appreciated....... Thanks

Edited: Tuesday October 20, 2015 at 16:43 by zkarim
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<< Hello,

Few weeks ago my 2003 Freightliner Century with a Detroit 12.7 has developed a hard starting problem. It is become so hard to start that I have to use the start up fluid or else I will drain the batteries. Apart from that it has lost power and is consuming quiet a lot of fuel. I got someone to check the codes but unfortunately there seems to be no problem. I have also noted that the fuel in the filter and tank is quiet dark.

A friend suggested I clean and check all the electrical sockets and connections from the batteries right up-to the ECM and all other sensors. He thinks there could be some rust and or loose connections that is limiting the current.

Any suggestions and advice will be appreciated....... Thanks
>>



I have posted this on other forums too. Just trying my luck here..... Probably might get a solution here.
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Change our srs sensor Regards David

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zkarim
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I changed the injector seals and it was still the same. I got 2 used injectors from a friend and fitted them in cylinder 1 and 3. And guess what??? It fired up without starting fluid.... So guess it was it's the injectors. Unfortunately I can't get the injectors immediately, the friend only had 2. After driving it I still felt it's lacking power, it doesn't have that boost pressure as it had before. Might have to keep it off the road until I get a new set of injectors.
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