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Experience:  2 years Truck shop experience, 12 years of Bobcat Compact Equipment experience
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my diesel engine starts, and then shuts..5 amp fuse..electrical

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my diesel engine starts, and then shuts down the 5 amp fuse blew i replaced it. thats when i decided the fuel shut selaniod was bad.i changed it too but the engine still shuts down about 3 sec. after starting,fuel pump is working im sure its electrical, just cant trace it, i got my boots on its getting dark hurry up please
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Heavy Equipment
Expert:  DDG replied 5 years ago.

The fact that it starts and runs a few seconds and then shuts down makes it sound like it is being shut down as a protective measure.


Is the engine oil pressure coming up normally? Is the engine oil pressure switch opening once pressure builds?


Are there any warning lights or fault codes/alarms when the engine is started and shuts off?


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