Is there a problem with my 2006 Pete?

Is there a problem with my 2006 Pete?

I bought a new 2006 Pete last year in March and I have been having a problem with this engine since I hit about 95,000 miles (2 months ago) This truck has been to 3 different shops, and all three shops know that the truck is missing but can’t seem to find the problem.

What’s the problem with my Peterbilt 379 truck?

Hey guys gotta question for ya. 03 peterbilt 379, I just had the whole AC system replaced. Compressor, accumulator, lines, expansion valves and everything for the bunk AC also. Now my problem is, at idle or 900-1000 rpms The AC blows 45 degs but when I take off rolling down the highway the AC blows about 58degs.

Is there a charge for the Pete 387?

There is no charge for this service, but standard message and data rates may apply. In my 08 389 the dash is controlled by a computer. Had some problems and Ptb. did an ESA update,no more problems. What’s ths ESA update? Don’t know anything about it, and I doubt werners retarded mechanics will either. From this article

When to troubleshoot a Peterbilt electrical panel?

For example, white is grounded and red is protected up to 12 volts. If you’re experiencing problems with your instrument panel or sensors, troubleshooting your electrical panel is the first place to begin looking for a solution.

When does cat boost read 0 on ACERT MXS?

C15 ACERT MXS Cat boost pressure, no load. Discussion in ‘ Trucks [ Eighteen Wheelers ] ‘ started by ingedavi, Apr 27, 2013 . I have a 475hp MXS. When going downhill, coasting in gear at 1200 rpm I’m having a boost reading of 5 psi and the gauge will twitch one time. Once in a blue moon it will read 0. Should it read 0?

Where to find air in a cat C15 engine?

If air is entering system, the air will be seen with a site glass at the pump inlet (hook up to a “known good fuel source” if you question it). Air might also be found on the return line to the tank, but be careful as some bubbles in the fuel is normal.

What should boost pressure be on ACERT MXS?

When going downhill, coasting in gear at 1200 rpm I’m having a boost reading of 5 psi and the gauge will twitch one time. Once in a blue moon it will read 0. Should it read 0?

Are there any problems with the C-15 cat?

C-15 Cat Engine Problems. Discussion in ‘ Trucks [ Eighteen Wheelers ] ‘ started by dave_0755, Nov 4, 2010 . I’m hoping someone with knowledge of the C-15 can help.

Why did cat insist on learning to drive the ACERT?

There is a reason Cat insisted on drivers learning how to drive the Acert’s, and they insisted you have to gear them right.

Why does my C15 Cat truck not start?

Check valve would be the likely cause for the “won’t start after a day or so” but shouldn’t account for the “starts, runs for a minute or so then quits” and does this twice back to back. All the valves do is hold pressure/ prime when it’s not running.

Where is the feeler gauge on a Caterpillar engine?

Loosen the adjustment locknut. Place the appropriate feeler gauge between rocker arm and the valve bridge. Then, turn the adjustment screw in a clockwise direction. Slide the feeler gauge between the rocker arm and the valve bridge.

Why does my cat C15 engine gargle?

Almost since the day I bought it, there has been a miss in it. It “gargles” and knocks like it’s starving for fuel, can’t get enough fuel pressure to the injectors. Symptoms are almost identical to those you see when a fuel filter begins to plug up.

How to check cat boost pressure in ACERT MXS?

Click to expand… First everybody needs to know what year and make truck this is in. If it is a newer Pete or KW with the electronic gauges then the boost reading is coming from the ECM. Then you will need a laptop with CAT ET to see if the ECM is showing the same thing as the boost gauge.

What should I look for in a cat 379?

Looking at late model 379s with Cat power. I live in the mountains and pull some heavy loads at times (110k) and want as much under the hood as I can afford. Ideally I would like to have something tuned up to 700+hp. My main question is, what do I need to be looking for to get to my goal in the most cost effective way?

Which is better a cat 475 or a hp 625?

The 475 is a much better all around engine. Still great power and far better economy than the big HP motors. Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

Where are the electrical connectors in a 379?

LOCATIONS OF MAJOR ELECTRICAL MODULES IN 379E CAB AND SLEEPER TURNSTALK MODULE FIREWALL CONNECTOR – HOOD AND TRAILER HARNESS FIREWALL CONNECTOR – ENGINE AND CHASSIS HARNESS ENGINE HARNESS FIREWALL CONNECTOR ABS HARNESS FIREWALL CONNECTOR LOCATION OF MAJOR COMPONENTS Schematic – 379 Model Family Electrical P94-6023 C 03

What kind of engine does a Caterpillar C15 Acert have?

Overhauled CAT C15 ACERT –MXS 625 HP KING OF THE HILL Truck Engine by Cleveland Brothers Cat with 4 Yr. unlimited miles at OPT Extended Service Coverage. Complete Platinum Overhaul Kit, all NEW…

What kind of wheels does a Peterbilt 387 have?

2006 Peterbilt Conventional 387; aluminum wheels; C13 Cat, 13 speed; 864,000 miles with overhaul. CATERPILLAR C-15 POWERED 2007 PETE 387-DUAL CHROME HOOD MIRRORS-CHROME BUMPER-TWO TONED PAINT-SUN VISOR-3/4 COLOR MATCHED FAIRINGS-DUAL BUNK WINDOWS-13 SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION-WOOD GRAIN DASH-DOU… See More Details

What kind of truck is the Peterbilt 579?

JX Truck Center was recognized by Peterbilt Motors Company with a Best in Class 2020 Dealer Group of the Year Award. Peterbilt also emphasized aerodynamics and comfort with the design of the new Model 579; it features a sloped hood and several aerodynamic components on the outside and a 10% quieter cab and sleeper compartment.

What kind of engine does a CAT C-15 ACERT have?

CAT C-15 Acert, MXS complete running take out engine. Test ran and inspected. Priced exchange on your good core. (GOOD USED/ RUN TESTED/ FULLY INSPECTED) 2004 Caterpillar C15 ACERT Diesel Engine (TWIN TURBO), 475HP RATED @ 2100, Serial # BXS15667, AR # 240-4260, Short Block Part # 10R4404, Long Block Part #

What to look out for with the cat ACERT series?

Wayne Erich,if it”s any consulation to you ,I will say that I’ve put 531,000 miles on my 475 accert twin turbo cat with no problems except for 1 water pump and a starter.Other than that it’s done well.

Is the Pete 386 a single turbo engine?

“I pull a 53′ dry van with a 2007 Pete 386. On March 30, 2012 I had a single turbo conversion kit installed on my Cat engine. The kit looks great with the ceramic manifold and the polished turbo. Immediately after the installation I noticed a lot more power and the engine runs a lot smoother.

Is the Peterbilt 378 a day cab truck?

1996 peterbilt 378 heavy spec 3406e cat 475hp Dual frame 18spd eaton 1mil miles Dual line PTO Electric tarp hookup 3rd air line installed for lift gate 5th wheel lockable for end dump. Headache rac… See More Details

Are there any problems with the cat C15 engine?

After changinging fuel filters with no result we put it in shop and found #1 and #2 injectors bad.

Is the C-15 engine idled at 1000 rpm?

If you read your manual the c-15 should be idled at 1000 rpm if has to sit longer than 5 min. I have seen this before on a few Mack trucks in Australia.

Why did my C-15 twin turbo engine go bad?

Had an ecm go bad on our 2005 C-15 Twin turbo, cost was about $2100 to replace at dealer and take a look at fuel line that runs behind ECM they will rub computer from vibration and chafe the line and leak, Put some insulation on it after repair.

How often does a cat C15 engine die?

Lately, it’s also been real bad about losing prime, so about one out of ten times I start it up, it loses prime and dies, then I have to use starting fluid to get it started again. I’ve had it in the shop, both Cat and Peterbilt, more than 25 times, every test in the world has been run on it, and no one can figure it out.

What to do if your cat C15 engine is leaking?

Air might also be found on the return line to the tank, but be careful as some bubbles in the fuel is normal. Try pressurizing your fuel supply lines/fittings with shop air and check for leaks with soapy water. No codes or engine light (even intermittently)……. right?

What kind of engine does a Peterbilt 379 have?

2005 PRE EMISSION PETE 379 SLEEPER, CAT C15 TWIN TURBO MOTOR, OVERHAULED JANUARY OF 2021, PAPERWORK AVAILABLE, 13SP. TRANSMISSION, LOW LEAF AIR SUSPENSION, DUAL BUNK SLEEPER, GREAT TREAD DEPTH ON R…

What should I do if my Peterbilt wont start?

Let me know if neither one has power in start position. The one that has power when in start position should go to same side of solenoid,small post, as the big wire cable that has power all the time,and other small wire goes to other small post. And if you have power to either one of small wires.

Is the Peterbilt the same as the starter?

Okay it does the same thing as the ones I showed you just a different shape and color.

Discussion in ‘ Trucks [ Eighteen Wheelers ] ‘ started by PacManTrap, Mar 30, 2016 . I have a 2001 Peterbilt 379 with a cat c-12 engine.

What kind of emissions does a Peterbilt 379 have?

EPA standards requires emissions meet the 2006 Emissions Standards 2006 Peterbilt 379 C15 Acert 13 speed This is a nice Pete 379, the tires are in great shape. The interior is in great shape, this truck is supposed to have a rebuild on it 300,000 miles ago,…

Why is my cat C15 engine running rough?

We found a dent in a male fuel supply line fitting. The fuel was not leaking out of this fitting but it allowed the engine to suck a small amount of air and was causing the engine to run rough and miss fire.

Why is my cat C15 engine losing Prime?

Symptoms are almost identical to those you see when a fuel filter begins to plug up. Lately, it’s also been real bad about losing prime, so about one out of ten times I start it up, it loses prime and dies, then I have to use starting fluid to get it started again.

Why does my cat C15 engine have a vacuum?

Problem now is, no matter what filter i put on there, it is too restrictive, and so it is aerating the fuel and creating a vacuum on the engine (exit) side of the filter base. This is all theory, mind you, based on my own work. If this isn’t it, then I must have some restriction elswhere on the pressure side.