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Fuel Control Actuator ...anyone 'know' if this is the problem?
Okay ...have a 2006 5.9 Cummins Diesel 2500, with a little over 200,000 miles on it... that is very hard to start. Can be started with a can of Ether and that's the only way. Also, the service soon light comes 'on' when I do finally start this truck with the can of Ether. It'll flash @ 10 times and shortly after I have begun driving it, then the service soon light will go off. Took it to Auto Zone & they said the code stored was a PO148; which indicates a Fuel Control Actuator (FCA); Fuel Delivery Problem-with this code.
In trying to locate this part locally, it appears to be a dealer item only & they want $247.00 vs. $115.00 online at purediesel.com. Can anyone help with this? The part number that was given to me is 51832345AA; sound familiar? Or should I check something else first. Thanks.
Last edited by ACutAbove; 07-07-2011 at 07:26 PM.
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Im haveing the same problem in my 2003 will only start by spraying into the intake. When mine started to do this I changed the fuel filter and everything was fine for a week now it is cranking hard agian and will not start. My truck is displaying 4 codes p0107, p0516, p0642, and p0480.
If im not digging the coal im rolling the coal.
The same was true with changing the fuel filter on this one too. It would run for about a week...the fuel filter would look like it needed changing again ...I'm on my 4th fuel filter ...its is very monotonous; especially when I have to use it from job to job & it will not start without the Ether ...I'm told that I could really screw the engine up on a diesel using the Ether on it. Let's hope that its the Fuel Control Actuator, rather than anything that is more expensive. The only code that shows up is this PO148 - Which implies that its a fuel delivery issue.
Sounds like you one or more leaking injectors, especially with 200K+ miles on them. Best way to tell is take it to a dealer and have the scan tool hooked up to monitor rail pressure during startup. Too low rail pressure the fuel doesn't atomize correctly and makes for a difficult start.
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