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Old 11-08-2018, 07:40 PM
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Angry Glow plugs or Battery issue?

Iím new to this site but I didnít know where else to turn, hoping I can get some advice/answers here. Quite frankly Iím not mechanically inclined so Iím sorry if this description of my problem sounds elementary. I Have a 2007 2500 HD havenít had any serious issues out of since buying it in May until yesterday. I got in the truck, and the check engine light was on. It ran fine and cranked fine all day. I took it to OíReillys to get the check engine light scanned and it came back a code that glow plug #1 & #7 needed to be replaced. This morning (about 40 degrees here) jumped in the truck, didnít even try to turn over.. tried it again and all the dash lights flashed, the interior lights, the radio, went to flashing like crazy and then when they stopped the check engine light and glow plug light remained on for longer than everything else. So my question is, where should I start? Is this a glow plug issue or actually a battery issue?

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Old 11-08-2018, 08:12 PM
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It sounds like the batteries died. Get the batteries load tested. Bad glow plugs will not cause the engine to not turn over.

Low batteries will cause issues with the glow plugs.
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Old 11-08-2018, 08:14 PM
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Thank you, that’s the next step. Just wanting some extra input!

Thanks again.
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Old 11-08-2018, 08:16 PM
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I will say that we kinda thought it was strange that it seems like the batteries died all at once? I guess the check engine light and bad glow plugs code was my warning that the batteries were dying.
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Old 11-08-2018, 08:54 PM
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Batteries will die quickly. I had the factory batteries in my LML just flat die this summer. No warning whatsoever.
The factory batteries died in my LB7 in the winter of 2010. No real warning either.

The extremes kill batteries. With it getting colder it will take its toll on batteries.
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Old 11-09-2018, 04:21 PM
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I’m back with more problems.. put the truck on a battery charger to get it running, started right up with the check engine light still on. Drove it straight to O’Reillys to get the batteries tested, they both tested good! I had them run the check engine light again and it througha code about glow plug 1 again and then another code that said “incorrect immobilizer key” the looked up that code and it came back that A power train control module malfunction would cause that code. Anyone have any experience with this??
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Old 11-09-2018, 04:22 PM
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I’ll add that the truck started right up after turning it off to check batteries.
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Old 11-09-2018, 04:43 PM
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You tested the batteries separately, right? Load tested them, not just for current at rest?
If so and they checked out good, you probably have a drain somewhere. Not going to be fun to find it.
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Old 11-09-2018, 05:00 PM
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They were tested separately. I guess I didnít get them load tested, just current at rest because the engine was off and they tested good. Iím sorry, like I said in the original post, I am in NO way mechanically inclined. I just assumed whatever test they did at the store was the test that needed to be done.
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Then you need to get an actual real-live shop and Duramax mechanic involved....
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Old 11-11-2018, 06:57 PM
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Take a look here: https://www.duramaxforum.com/forum/0...es-08-lmm.html
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