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I have have 1998 Freightliner Century with n14 it run great after replacing ecm it ran fine for 600 miles I got fuel and then shut it off for the night a truck stop the next morning 20 miles down the road my stutter is back its like you cut the key off and back on . I have replaced the whole fuel filter base ecm and fuel pump and TPS . All of this has been done through a Pete Store one thing a week for the past couple of weeks . It has 154 on fuel pressure even when it hickups all injectors check ok . I'm stressed to the max and have spent over 2,600 dollars in so called fixes please give me some advice . Thanks Mike .  Ps. It also gives no fault codes or check engine light .

If it acts like your turning the key off and on I would bet that you have a bad connection to the power to your ecm. follow your computer wires off your batteries and with the truck running just start tugging and pulling on them til it acts up make sure all the connections are clean, dry and tight and check the connections at the ecm make sure the pins are all straight and connections are tight. Definitley sounds like a intermittent power problem to the ecm. Should also have some fuses for the computer might be one by your batteries or around the ecm area make sure those are good. Also check your ground wires and make sure they are tight.
If you can do all those things yourself I would intermittent problems can get very expensive as you've started to find out.

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Jeff Drumm


I Can answer any question pertaining to semi trucks and trailers. Have no experience in the automotive field so not able to help in that area.


My experiences in Semi Trucks is. I own my own truck and i presntly maintain a 80 truck fleet. Can handle any questions pertaining to a truck have tore apart and rebuilt every aspect on them. Fleet I deal with is Mainly Volvo trucks and a handful of freightliners. Work on automated transmissions on a daily basis along with carrier apu's. With engines my specialty is the 60 series Detroit but do work on the cummins isx the n-14 and the ism. and also the Volvo engines.

Have a College Degree from university of northwestern ohio in diesel and agriculture mechanics. Have 10 years behind the wheel driving a truck and 4 years working on trucks full time. Also have grown up on a farm so have been tinkering on trucks and tractors all my life.

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I've gone through online schooling and have received certificates from webb wheel, Timken and Volvo academy.

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