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99 freightliner xl with cat 3406. Will crank and not start.

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99 freightliner xl with cat 3406. Will crank and not start. If ether is sprayed into it, it will run until the ether is used up. Computer has been tested and is OK, fuel filters replaced, hand primer pumps and builds pressure, replaced check valves in primer pump. Spoke to cat expert and believes it may be ECM relay, as this model does not have fuses. NEED HELP

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1999 Freightliner XL Caterpillar 3406

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Technician: Cat Man, Cat Engine Expert replied 2 years ago
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Does the yellow check engine light come on when the key is turned to the on position?
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No it does not
Technician: Cat Man, Cat Engine Expert replied 2 years ago
Thanks for the information.If the yellow check engine light does not come on when the key is turned to the on position and the engine will not start, there are only 2 things that can cause this.The first and most common is the engine ECM is not getting the correct power and ground to function. The ECM should have power on pins 52, 53, and 70 of the rear most ECM connector. This is the truck side harness connector. 70 is the key switch wire. The grounds are on pins 65 and 67. You can remove the connector and check for power on these pins. If you do not have power on these pins, you most likely have a blown fuse in the electrical system. I would check all fuses first.If you do have correct power and ground to the ECM, you most likely have a failed ECM. I have seen this many times over the years. To confirm the ECM is bad, you would need to install a known good ECM on the engine or you can take the ECM to the dealer to be tested. Unfortunately the ECM cannot be repaired. Replacement is the only option. I am sorry. I wish I had better news.Please reply back if you need more help or have more questions. I am happy to assist.
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