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Old 12-25-2010, 11:31 PM   #1
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I am reaching out here... I don't expect to find a mechanic... or someone able to tow a Kodiak 4500 but do we have any members in or near Roanoke VA ??

a Member from DP is having a real bad go of a new truck

http://www.dieselplace.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=403637

just reaching out
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Old 12-25-2010, 11:37 PM   #2
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cant access the link...can you give us the message?
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Aaron, 358ciHD is broken down just off of I-91 outside of Hartford CT. He picked up an 08 4500 Kodiak and is having issues, he was texting me and asked me to post this for him. If anyone is in the area and can help please give him a ring on his cell 1-505-947-4706, nothing worse than be stuck on Xmas eve with your kids and wife in a truck you just bought!
Here'* what he said was going on:
He had the gear with wrench light come on, which if I'm not mistaken is service trans light, he said the truck wouldn't shift into 5th or 6th gear
He kept on driving running the RPMs kinda high, 2,800 to 3k
Then the Check engine light flashed and showed that along with a down arrow and the truck shut off.
Anyone have an idea? I'm all the way down in MD or I'd try and give him a hand.

IF YOU HAVE A FIX CONTACT AARON ON HIS PHONE DIRECTLY, I don't think he has internet access.
Hopefully we can get him up and running.
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ok just talked to Aaron for about 15 mins and he is in the Lebanon, PA area on I-78 and heading south west towards Nashville, TN trying to get home back to NM...

sounds almost like a fuel filter problem.

I had the same type of problem a while back; truck would not shift past 4th gear and speed down around 50-55 mph..changed out fuel filter and was good to go.......so this is the theory he and I agreed on at this point

also he has no trans temp gauge that he can find....no physical gauge and tried scrolling thru the DIC and could not find it....no INFO button on dash or steering wheel...only trip button on dash.......trans level is good and not smelly or burnt
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He'* past chambersburg now on his way south on 81 he stopped at a TA travel center but they had a prolink scanner that couldn't communicate with his truck which sucks. He'* headed towards Tennessee now probably not going to be able to fix it until Monday.
now it gets worse.. If you can imagine being stuck on the side of the road with your family in a New truck on Xmas eve.... Yep it gets worse.... and this is not me talking to Aaron..

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Just talked to Aaron you won't believe this he was just outside of Roanoke and the rear end blew up on his truck and caught fire. Unbelievable sounds like the Christmas from hell.
We have a few members close on DP.. but the more help the better I think!!

I am like 12 hours away, Or else I would be there in a minute !


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Aaron is having a terrible trip, I spoke with him as well. Stranded now in Roanonke. Anyone around to give him a hand. I think he got screwed on this truck by the seller.
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Wow, that'* a trip. I have no clue why it'* doing this.
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I have never seen anything like this before either... but whats worse is the time of year, and its a weekend !! then the damn thing catches fire !!!!
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I know the one guy said a fuel filter, but that makes no sense at all. Seems electrical, like a short perhaps. The trans went out first, then the engine gave up. What ever it is it'* not good.
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even i suggested fuel filter, just by the way it was running... Diesels do funny things when the fuel is restricted..
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And when the diesel engine doesn't work right, the trannys do funny things. Oooo how I know.
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yeah but the rear end caught fire!!! something was fawked up with this truck when he bought it on the 24th
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Well he drove it all messed up how many hundreds of miles? Could have been something very simple to begin with and now living the consequences of a domino effect?
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