Dump Insert Installed CHECK ENGINE LIGHT Is on now...

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by cuttin-to-the-Max, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. cuttin-to-the-Max

    cuttin-to-the-Max LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,338

    Well we had a 6.5' TruckCraft Allum. Dump Insert Installed today. (Dropped it off at 8 and my phone was ringing for pickup at Noon.) :rolleyes:

    Picked it up at the dealer then raised it half way..they let it back down. Made a few stops about an hour later my worker calls and says the Check Engine light is on...

    Anyone know what it could be????

    Either way im going to take it in tomorrow morning and have them fix it..

  2. gusbuster

    gusbuster LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,932

    I don't see how an installation of a dump insert would cause a check engine light.

    Usually a check engine light has something to do with emission. Even a loose gas cap will cause this. Just food for thought.
  3. cuttin-to-the-Max

    cuttin-to-the-Max LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,338

    Well that's what I was saying! I just dropped off the truck so we'll see! But I forgot to mention that all a sudden the dump insert doesn't raise and the light light comes on!
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  4. hosejockey2002

    hosejockey2002 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,195

    More than likely it's related, but no way to know unless you read the code. There's literally 1000 things that can make that light come on. Since the insert doesn't work, take it back to the shop that installed it.
  5. cuttin-to-the-Max

    cuttin-to-the-Max LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,338

    Yeah thats what i did earlier... i guess the breaker on the insert clicked and When we flipped it back it didnt click back over or something.... long story short, It was just the breaker and some other wire im sure... The dealer had the truck for 3 hours again so who knows what they did. All i know is the light is off and the insert works.
  6. hosejockey2002

    hosejockey2002 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,195

    Glad they solved the problem- enjoy the insert, mine is the best purchase I've ever made.
  7. lazor-cut

    lazor-cut LawnSite Senior Member
    from Wixom
    Messages: 315

    Not to hi-jack this this thread but, Im having the same problem. Had the Insert installed 2 months ago And the Check engine light comes on (Insert and everything still works) Then once i reset the switch/ breaker on the insert the light goes off.. Anyone know what i can do/?
  8. 32vld

    32vld LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,983

    How large is the battery? Is it the largest group size available for your truck?

    Generator output? What amp rating do you have now? What amp ratings are there available as options for your truck?

    What condition are your battery cables?

    What gauge wire was used to carry the power for the insert?

    How long are those power cables?

    Combination length and gauge can cause excessive amperage draw causing relays and breakers to trip.

    Company that did install uses light gauge wires to save money?

    All these things can cause a system wide voltage drop when the insert is used causing relays to trip and trouble codes to be set.
  9. jsslawncare

    jsslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,673

    You can get an obdII scanner for about $50. Get one and read the codes. I keep one in the door pocket of my truck.
  10. Ray&Christine

    Ray&Christine LawnSite Member
    Messages: 181

    What make and model and year of truck is it?

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