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6.5L No-Start Guide
The PMD / FSD (Pump mounted driver) is by far the #1 cause of 6.5L no-starts (at least 90%). If your truck experienced random stalling like someone shut the key off before ultimately refusing to start again, the PMD is very likely the issue. Typically the random stalls caused by the PMD will become more frequent as the failure worsens. In the beginning stages of failure, the truck can be immediately re-stared while the vehicle is still rolling. As the failure progresses, you will have to wait longer and longer for the vehicle to re-start. To read more about 6.5 PMD failure and the recommended cure, our FSD heat sync kit, follow the links below: For those with more in-depth issues, proceed to follow through the no-start guide one step at a time.
This 6.5 No-Start Diagnostic Guide is intended to be used by those with basic mechanical skills and common sense.If you lack either, then please leave the process to those so equipped. Always wear safety glasses, and keep clear of rotating components when cranking the engine. Never stand in front of the vehicle while it is being cranked, and never stand in line with the fan. By working on a vehicle, you put yourself in the position of possibly receiving an injury. We cannot list all the possibilities here. The only person who can prevent injuries is you and the method by which this is accomplished is by anticipating and preventing hazardous situations.
This diagnostic procedure is based on years of experience diagnosing and testing the 6.5L diesel and talking with hundreds of owners. There is no possible way we could conceive of every possible failure or combination of failures and partial failures. If you follow through this test and perform the steps EXACTLY as directed there is a 98% or higher probability that you will uncover the issues. Ultimately, any decision you make is your responsibility. This guide is designed as an aid and is provided as a free service to our customers.