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Old 11-26-2015, 12:47 AM   #1
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Cummins 5.9 won't start for a half an hour after running

Hi guardian angels of the Skoolie world! My 97 bluebird is acting funny and it seems to be slowly getting worse . at first she would only do it once in awhile but now it is consistently not starting for periods of time when I shut her off to go in the store etc. Otherwise she's running like a champ!
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Old 11-26-2015, 07:03 AM   #2
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Not enough info. Does it not crank or crank and not start? What engine?
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Old 11-26-2015, 10:25 AM   #3
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Sorry 97 bb with Cummins 5.9 12 v mechanical engine and yes she cranks right. Over but acts as if its either flooded or not getting any fuel
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Old 11-26-2015, 10:29 AM   #4
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Probably fuel, change filters first.
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Old 11-26-2015, 01:04 PM   #5
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Check the solenoid on your injection pump when you turn the key.
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Old 11-26-2015, 01:53 PM   #6
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What do you mean by check it?
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Old 11-26-2015, 05:29 PM   #7
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I had a fuel delivery truck that did that to me, with the cummins. It ended up being the lift pump.
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Old 11-26-2015, 09:03 PM   #8
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If you have a mechanical engine, there is a solenoid to shut off fuel when you turn off the engine. At the same time, it needs to give you fuel to run. When you turn the key, it should activate the solenoid. It is just one item to check.
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Old 11-27-2015, 01:32 AM   #9
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Is there a place on Skoolie where I could find someone willing to show me and help me fix the major problem I'm facing with my bus in the near future she's leaking about 2 quarts of oil tank from the seal the o-ring above the rear main seal I think it's in the camshaft or something
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Old 11-27-2015, 02:09 AM   #10
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Is there a place on Skoolie where I could find someone willing to show me and help me fix the major problem I'm facing with my bus in the near future she's leaking about 2 quarts of oil tank from the seal the o-ring above the rear main seal I think it's in the camshaft or something
That would be a front and rear main seal you need to replace.

Not a small job.

Google front and rear main seal videos on you tube. You will get step by step instructions.

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