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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
JA: Just to clarify, what's the exact code? And have you tried to reset it?
Customer: Please help
JA: What is the model/year of your Dodge?
Customer: 2008 dodge 3500 4x4
JA: Are you fixing your B3500 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Idk I'm on side of road, all I did was read the code I don't know what to do
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Just need help
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Dodge
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
When can someone help me please..
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Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Please anyone just need some help
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 1 month ago.

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Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Whatever you can do Chris would be awesome.
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 1 month 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: replied 1 month ago.
I have tools!! How would I go about doing this? My truck didn't indicate any need for regeneration
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 1 month ago.

Here are the steps to remove the DPF.

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.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Can I drive my truck without cleaning it?? I need to get home, will it harm my truck?
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 1 month ago.

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

Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 1 month ago.

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Thanks Chris