Diesel Engine Diagnostics in Edmonton
We know your business relies on vehicle uptime, which is why you can depend on us for professional diesel engine diagnostics services to not only solve the failure but also find the root cause of the problem to prevent further downtime and engine damage. Our computerized diagnostic tools will quickly identify the fault code(s) related to your check engine light and allow our expert mechanics to trace the problem back to it’s source, so we can get you back on the road ASAP and making money again.
Here are just some of the diesel engine diagnostics services we provide:
At True North Truck and Diesel we use the latest in diagnostic technology to maximize your truck’s uptime, improve safety and compliance, and keep your engine running at optimal performance. Contact us today for a free consultation or to schedule services.
Benefits of Performing Regular Diesel Engine Diagnostics
Most diesel engine problems can be prevented with regular maintenance before they cause real damage to your truck, which is why our experts recommend that you perform routine diesel engine diagnostic checks. These are some of the main benefits:
Common Diesel Engine Problems
Cummins & Caterpillar make some of the most well-built diesel engines available today, but even the best engines can experience performance issues and faults occasionally. Here are some of the most common diesel engine problems that we provide repairs for:
EGR Valve Leaks – An issue with your EGR valve will cause increased nitrogen oxide emissions. Warning signs include increased coolant consumption and white residue left behind by burnt coolant, reduced acceleration, less efficient fuel, rough idling, and an illuminated check engine light.
Clogged Fuel Filters – If your fuel filter has collected too much dirt and debris it can cause the engine to idle roughly when cold, feel like it’s going to stall, sputter, have trouble accelerating, and even prevent the engine from starting.
Camshaft Flattening – Notorious with the ISX engine, this is largely due to an issue with poor valve maintenance and the rocker arms sticking and hitting the camshaft (poor lubrication), causing them to flatten. There are no specific symptoms to indicate this problem until you notice a decrease in the overall performance of your engine.
Dropped Cylinder Liners – If a piston seizes then the cylinder liner can break at the bottom and drop into the engine’s borehole. If the piston or connecting rod gets free of the liner it starts to deteriorate the entire engine block, which is obviously a very expensive repair. Early warning signs are an overheating engine block, coolant system pressurizing, and coolant leaks.
Timing Problems – A faulty or failing timing can cause delays in the opening of the valves and can eventually require engine retiming. Incorrect timing can cause severe engine damage.
Fuel Pump Issues – Lift pumps can break down without any warning signs. This causes the rest of the system to work harder to compensate for the broken or weakened fuel pump, putting strain on the entire fuel injector system. Symptoms include engine sputtering, loss of power, rough idle, and inability to start, fault codes.
Cracked Engine Block – Engine blocks can often crack when the water walls are thin. Symptoms can include poor engine performance due to low engine compression, engine smoke, overheating due to leaking antifreeze, discoloration in oil or antifreeze, leaking oil/coolant, and excessive smoke from the exhaust.
Misfiring – A misfiring engine is often caused by an issue with the fuel injectors, but can also sometimes be an electrical issue as well. A proper diagnostic can help determine the root cause of this.
Failed Gaskets – Vibrations from the engine and temperature fluctuations can cause premature gasket failure. Lost clamping force can create costly components wear but can also create bolts to come loose and breach the timing case causing a large oil spill, or worst-case scenario it will jam between the timing gears and cause catastrophic damage to the engine.
Whether you’re doing routine diagnostics and preventative maintenance or are already experiencing any of these issues, our certified mechanics have the tools and expertise to accurately diagnose and repair the problem. Our main objective is always to get you back on the road in a timely manner and earning money again.
Contact us today to schedule your diesel engine diagnostics services.
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What Our Customers Say:
"These guys are great! You won't find a more professional and honest repair shop in Edmonton. And it goes without saying that Ken is arguably the most respected and knowledgeable Cummins mechanic in western Canada. He is literally a walking encyclopedia of Cummins engines. We find their rates are fair, especially given this level of expertise. They understand that downtime means lost revenue and they have gone way beyond the call of duty in getting us back on the road ASAP. Many thanks to the whole team at True North."
"Awesome shop, had crazy problems with a 2012 Pete ISX 550 deleted, ran horrible, the engine was getting air into the fuel system, the team there was able to do their magic in finding this ghost, many people and shops tried, but had no success, but thanks to Ken and his team at True North the problem was fixed. I cannot thank you guys enough for your great service. (The CUMMINS specialists!) Keep up the great work! Darren"
"I have been taking both my trucks to True North for over 2.5 years. I’ve dealt with Paras, and he is the most competent and professional i’ve met in all Edmonton shops. I have confidently referred my friends only to true north knowing the repair will be done correctly. Thank you Paras for your work on my trucks."
"The guys at True North were excellent to deal with- I had a intermittent wiring issue that was hard to find and they stayed with it until it was found and fixed right, they were very fair on the billing and stand behind their work!"
"TRUE NORTH provides top quality engine services from replacements to complete rebuilds. Always happy with their services."
"My buddy kept telling me about this place but I usually like the dealers because of their knowledge. The boys at True North have impressed me so much my whole fleet of petes will be theirs. They troubleshooot by the book and don't waste money or my time. Hard to find honest guys like this these days."
"Very professional, very fair. These guys know what they are doing! Pleasant to deal with and are at the top in knowing about Cummins engines. Family owned business makes this company excel in service."
"These guys are the best to deal with, always helpful and knowledgeable. Heard about them at a truck stop in Regina, from a fellow trucker who is out of Victoria.. needless to say these guys customers are the best advertisers they can find.."
"This repair shop is one of the best found in northern Alberta open shop means no hidden shady work staff that will listen and work with you."
"The best family owned heavy duty shop in Edmonton. Ken and the boys have worked on my trucks for 5 years and I won't waste time and money taking it to anyone else. 100% fair prices for 120% quality work everytime from oil changes to overhauls."
"My truck used to drink a lot more fuel before Ken and the boys started tweaking and tuning my Cummins!"
"Ken has extended knowledge of CUMMINS products, I highly recommending his service to anyone that needs it."
"Extremely well run company with excellent service. The first time I had work done with True North I was so impressed with the level of workmanship and knowledge that I never stopped coming back. That was 8 years ago."
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