Im right there with you. In addition I read another testimonial of a 3.0 owner that had his whole truck disassembled for the Reluctor wheel bulletin to fix the crank no start and it didn’t even take 6 days after he got it back and it did another crank no start while the Service manager was starting it! To make matters worse he has all kinds of things wrong with his truck post the repair and is now fighting with the dealership that did the work to fix it. That TSB is a nightmare in the making.
You are free to do whatever you’d like with your truck, it’s yours. I’ve witnessed this kind of stuff too many times, but this resolution that GM has proposed for a not so serious driveability problem is the most insane thing I’ve seen yet. Completely ripping apart brand new trucks on a hunch that a bent exciter wheel is the culprit without proving their theory tops them all. I’m just advising other people if you like your truck and want to keep your truck, be very cautious about this situation. Not all mechanics are even capable of doing this repair without creating additional problems. Ther
There are only 2 TSB’s currently available for the 3.0 Duramax for extended cranking and not starting and neither has proven to fix the problem. One is an ECU update and the other involves the cam position sensor and reluctor wheel on the rear of the engine.
Another owner on one of the 3.0 Duramax Facebook pages has only had his truck back 6 days after over 30 in the shop to replace the exciter wheel had a crank no start event today.
It’s not mandatory that you allow them to rip your truck apart. And many people have had this problem for tens of thousands of miles with zero effect in the engine. If it were bad…..it would be bad. Meaning the exciter wheel isn’t contacting anything so it’s not going to grenade anything. Personally I’d wait until they come up with an actual fix for the problem and thank all the owners that are being guinea pigs for this problem.
I’d think twice before I allowed that type of repair to be done. There’s a ton of owners with tens of thousands of miles that have had many crank no starts with nothing wrong with the engines. And since this repair doesn’t fix the crank no start anyway, why do it? That truck will not be right when it’s put back together. Just asking for problems.
There is definitely a secondary problem because there are a ton of trucks with this problem that have been inspected and do NOT have a bent exciter wheel, yet they have the exact same problem. That exciter wheel is not the problem!
There’s a bunch of videos of these trucks doing the crank no start on YouTube uploaded by owners from forums and Facebook pages. https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=3.0+duramax+cranks+but+wont+start
There’s no way I’d be without my new truck for 48 days , it would have been traded in by now. But I do appreciate those of you enduring this ****** show for the rest of us that aren’t willing to!
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