Ensuring your diesel vehicle can hit the road again in great condition
From simple oil changes to transmission replacement, we have the mechanics to care for your PowerStroke, Cummins, or Duramax truck. Owners of a single truck or a fleet of them will love our professional services and friendly, informative staff.
We are asked continually about repairing the 6.0L & 6.4L Powerstroke: What does it takes to make one of these trucks day-in-and-day-out rock-solid dependable? Many owners and diesel mechanics know that the 6.0L & 6.4L power plants have weak spots like head gaskets and EGR valves, but they never consider the underlying causes of these failures and the repercussions they have on other expensive and critical engine components when they fail. Ford Powerstroke Diesels are a well-engineered and a rock-solid platform regardless of which truck chassis type this power plant is installed in. The problem for PSD owners is that the Powerstroke platform is unique unto itself and different from other diesel power plants. Then, consider the fact that Ford has made numerous year-over-year changes to the PSD power plant for new model years, which are unique to that model year (AND incompatible with previous years). The end result is that VERY FEW repair shops or even dealers have the technical knowledge, experience or equipment to repair and maintain your truck as we do!
The 6.6L Duramax has been in production since 2001 and has proven to be a relatively reliable and durable platform. But we have seen some problems recently, such as fuel starvation from air in the lines, injector failures, and water pump failure that are common after around 8,000 miles or overheating. The Duramax PCV design vents the crankcase pressure into the intake. Overtime this creates residue in the intercooler system. The Allison 1000's limp mode feature is a safeguard against catastrophic transmission failure. In reality, it's less than ideal for many situations. When the Allison 1000 transmission senses an abnormal amount of slip in the transmission, it enters limp mode. While in limp mode, the transmission will lock in the third gear, the torque converter will remain unlocked, and the transmission will be unable to operate in reverse. Come to us to have your Duramax checked today.
Cummins engine problems include steel dowel pins loosening and falling into timing gearcases of 5.9-liter 12-valve engines, and engine block cracking in its 1999 to 2002 5.9-liter 24-valve engines. Cummins built the 12-valve engines from 1988 to 1998 for Dodge Ram trucks. Dodge trucks with the problematic 24-valve engines have blocks with the number 53 cast on the front driver side of the engine. Misfiring is another common problem with Cummins 5.9-liter engines. When you take your Cummins to our garage. Our technicians will ensure any engine problem get fixed right on time.