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Old 11-01-2006, 07:57 AM   #1
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Clogged filter

My Duramax went down the day before yesterday and I was able to have it towed to a dealership here in Idaho. At first they thought it was the injectors by the way I had lost power. Would only run about 18 MPH. They called late yesterday afternoon and said that no codes had been set and it looked like it was just a clogged fuel filter.

Questions: Has anyone else experienced this problem? Can a clogged filter actually cause the truck to go into "limp" mode like that?

Thanks in advance for any thoughts you all might have.

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Old 11-01-2006, 08:28 AM   #2
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Yep it happened to me with my 2003, Changed filter and everything is OK
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Old 11-01-2006, 01:16 PM   #3
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Yup! It can. Mine was ok though when I had the Injector problems, the filter was replaced not too long before.

Good to hear only a filter!

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Old 11-01-2006, 09:02 PM   #4
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I had my truck limp to a stop last fall when I was caught in a cold snap in TX. I had stopped for the night with only had 1/4 tank. The next day I headed out and all was fine till 5 miles down the road and my fuel was jelling. I turned around but didn't make it back to a station before I was at a complete stop.
I sat on the side of the road for 45 minutes till it warmed up were I could pump fuel though the filter with the primer pump. Started up ok and I put in some additives with the next fill up. Had the filter changed 4 months later under a recall but had no problems at the time.
Hope your problems are behind you.
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Old 11-02-2006, 09:26 AM   #5
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Mark,
This is a common issue with early Duramax engines. If you wish, you can read about it on the diesel page forums - http://www.thedieselpage.com/

We have an 2005 3500 D/A and had the fuel filter clog at 18,000 miles and go into limp mode. It gave a fuel rail low pressure code on the diagnostics.

We now change the filter with each oil change and haven't had any issues.

I hope that helps.

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Old 11-02-2006, 09:27 AM   #6
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Mark,
This is a common issue with early Duramax engines. If you wish, you can read about it on the diesel page forums - http://www.thedieselpage.com/

We have an 2005 3500 D/A and had the fuel filter clog at 18,000 miles and go into limp mode. It gave a fuel rail low pressure code on the diagnostics.

We now change the filter with each oil change and haven't had any issues.

I hope that helps.

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