|01-04.5 LB7 Duramax Powertrain Discussion of components that are directly involved in the power production and all that is needed to get and keep the truck moving . Engine , Transmission Ect|
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|10-06-2011, 10:15 PM||eBay Motors #1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Bozeman, MT
How to test glow plugs?
hey my truck is throwing a p0380 code... which means a bad glow plug or controller. how is the best way i can test for this? when i fire it up and its cold (like 50* or colder) i have one of my cylinders that has quite a bit higher injector balance rate, but once it warms up, its just like all the others. Is that a sign that possibly my cylinder #1 glow plug is the bad one? or what is the best way to test to see which one(s) need replaced?
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|10-06-2011, 11:55 PM||eBay Motors #2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: West Central MO
as you said, p0380 usually indicates 1 or more bad glow plugs, g/p controller, or the 175 amp fuse. check the glowplugs first. take the rail off of them and get a test light, hook it to the pos side of the battery and touch the tip of each glowplug. if it lights up the glowplug is bad.
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|10-07-2011, 08:19 PM||eBay Motors #3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Concord, NC
What he said^^^^
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|10-07-2011, 08:45 PM||eBay Motors #4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: From Idaho, Stationed in Northern Virgina
great advice! Thanks
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