Heavy vehicles require a significant supply of electrical power to run its wired components without any problems. Unlike the 12 V system of normal cars, heavy-duty trucks use the 24 V and 36 V systems. Besides being essential in moving the behemoths on the road, a higher voltage system carries several advantages. The motor brushes and electrical relays last longer. Also, the frequency of voltage drops caused by bad connections slows down.
However, higher voltage systems also have to encounter different electrical problems from time to time. Issues include a faulty diesel engine starter, glow plug problems, and fuel pump failure.
Experienced heavy equipment technicians
We cover all categories of electrical repair work at our Sugar Land workshop. Be it replacing a dead battery or repairing a faulty fuel pump, we can handle it all.
We run a facility licensed by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence.
The certified technicians at our center have decades of collective experience in repairing heavy machinery electrical systems. We have the tools and skills necessary for undertaking all kinds of electrical work.
Typical diesel engine difficulties
Most heavy-duty trucks run on diesel engines. The diesel electric starter is an essential component of running the engine to its optimum potential. However, the starter is susceptible to problems because it depends on power from the same battery that works the wipers, lights, and other electric components.
In addition, diesel fuel pump gears are subject to excessive friction in heavy vehicles. This friction inevitably leads to wear and tear and eventually a complete failure of the pump. The fuel pump and diesel starters depend on each other. So, the failure of one component can escalate rapidly to cause both to malfunction.
You should pay attention to the early signs of a diesel fuel pump malfunction. These symptoms include a spluttering motion during high speeds and power loss on acceleration. Also, you may notice power loss while towing or driving up a slope. Bring your vehicle to our Sugar Land repair facility before the engine stops functioning altogether.
Glow plugs are key components that facilitate combustion of the diesel fuel and thereby starting the engine. However, glow plugs are susceptible to failures preventing the engine from firing up. You can use our online diagnostics tool to identify if there is a glow plug problem with your vehicle. We will promptly replace the faulty plugs and resume the normal performance of the engine.
Prolong the battery life of your vehicle
Usually, diesel batteries last up to 24 months. However, with proper maintenance, you can stretch the lifespan of the batteries up to 36 months or more. We run a convenient maintenance program at our Sugar Land facility that also covers batteries. Our efficient technicians will suggest driving improvements such as limiting short rides and turning off the lights when you exit the vehicle.
Ours is a family-owned business with a good record of consistent five-star ratings. We are keen on maintaining this reputation. Therefore, you can be sure that your vehicle is in safe and trusted hands. Big machine malfunction can cause a loss of time and money. It can stall your ongoing projects and also poses major safety hazards. So, you should always bring in the vehicle for repair work as long as the engine is still working.
Heavy Equipment Repairs Sugar Land