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I have a code p242f, my engine is shaking bad shaking the…

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I have a code p242f, my engine is shaking bad shaking the whole truck

Mechanic's Assistant: Just to clarify, what's the exact code? And have you tried to reset it?

Please help

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Dodge?

2008 dodge 3500 4x4

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your B3500 yourself? What have you tried so far?

Idk I'm on side of road, all I did was read the code I don't know what to do

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Just need help

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Dodge
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Dodge Mechanic: Chris (aka-Moose), Technician replied 8 months ago
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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Thanks!!!!
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Whatever you can do Chris would be awesome.
Dodge Mechanic: Chris (aka-Moose), Technician replied 8 months ago

This code indicated the DPF is clogged with to much ash. The truck I assume is trying to perform a regeneration to clean it out and is failing. There are TSBs for this code for reprogramming the PCM. There was also a recall for DPF concerns. IN most cases when it gets to this point the DPF needs to be removed and cleaned out and or replaced. Do you have tools with you to remove the DPF and see if you can clean it out somewhat on the roadside?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I have tools!! How would I go about doing this? My truck didn't indicate any need for regeneration
Dodge Mechanic: Chris (aka-Moose), Technician replied 8 months ago

Here are the steps to remove the DPF. https://www.dropbox.com/s/i7rs13bbm0920nj/DPF.pdf?dl=0

One off you can bang on it to help free up the ash restricting it in hopes it can dump out without compressed air and fluids to wash it out on the road side.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Can I drive my truck without cleaning it?? I need to get home, will it harm my truck?
Dodge Mechanic: Chris (aka-Moose), Technician replied 8 months ago

I doubt you will make matters worse, it is just going to run poor.

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