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Caterpillar c7 on-highway keeps dying

Only happens when driving. Will not happen in shop. Drive a while, truck dies, wait a while, truck starts back up. Drive a while, truck dies, repeat. Have ruled out possibility of it being a fuel issue. Thinking it must be a short.

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  • Paul Farnham
    Paul Farnham Jan 30, 2013

    Thanks for the feedback, but this is a diesel engine, therefore, ignition system is not a problem.

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