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Old 11-11-2010, 09:12 AM
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Remote Start - Problem

When I bought my truck it came with a remote starter already installed. Don't know much about it but when I start the truck it will sit for ~20 seconds which is cool then it will start. It will run for about 30-45 seconds and shut off. Then it will wait 20 seconds and start again. The few times I have tried to start it I am normally standing right there so I stop it before it tries to start again by hitting the brake pedal.

My plan was to swap to a new unit that has a 2-way remote and possibly an alarm.

My question is does anyone know what in the heck could cause that? The truck runs perfectly fine other than this problem.
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Old 11-11-2010, 10:57 AM
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Yep i know what that problem is... the remote is thinking the truck did not start and begins the restart process... seen it many times before, same thing happens with my alarm, for some reason the alarm cannot tell a diesel has started like a gasser... you have to program off the feature. its called "engine start sensing" or something of the likes. if you have the remote manual you can probably turn it off yourself, if not you have to go to the place that works on the alarm brand and have it programed off.. will take 30 seconds for them to do and im sure they wont charge you or, if they do like $10..
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Old 11-11-2010, 10:59 AM
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Yep i know what that problem is... the remote is thinking the truck did not start and begins the restart process... seen it many times before, same thing happens with my alarm, for some reason the alarm cannot tell a diesel has started like a gasser... you have to program off the feature. its called "engine start sensing" or something of the likes. if you have the remote manual you can probably turn it off yourself, if not you have to go to the place that works on the alarm brand and have it programed off.. will take 30 seconds for them to do and im sure they wont charge you or, if they do like $10..
Hhmmm... Interesting! Thanks for the tip. Now the question do I have them reprogram it for $10 or pay $500+ for a new one that I want.
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Hard choice.... hmmm... LOL, $500 will buy more toys.... just sayin..
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IF you have one of the DEI products (Viper, Clifford, etc.), you need to buy a different RPM sensor so that the alarm knows that the engine is running (I think it needs to hook up to the pink wire near the pedal, but I'm not sure). Very common problem--you can't go off a typical spark plug wire like you can with a gasser. I forget the exact specs, but if you search the electrical forum, you'll find it.

Found a typical Thread: Remote Start Tach Wire on 2006
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^^Yep what he said. I had a big long drawn out ordeal with the ppl that put mine in because they didnt know what to do to make it work so I called DEI myself and I forget the exact name of the part.
Now when I had all these problems trying to get it to work the shop keep it all day trying to figure it out. Well at the end of the day I had to by a new alternator, they said is was starting and shutting off(exact same as your issue) because once it started it was reading low voltage from the alternator and shutting it self down to prevent damage. Did they fry my alternator?? probably because it didnt fix the problem but maybe you can check your alternator output just in case.
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Old 11-12-2010, 01:54 PM
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IF you have one of the DEI products (Viper, Clifford, etc.), you need to buy a different RPM sensor so that the alarm knows that the engine is running (I think it needs to hook up to the pink wire near the pedal, but I'm not sure). Very common problem--you can't go off a typical spark plug wire like you can with a gasser. I forget the exact specs, but if you search the electrical forum, you'll find it.

Found a typical Thread: Remote Start Tach Wire on 2006
My alarm is clifford, thanks for the great info, i had no idea there was a way to make it work, i will have to look into that... thanks!
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however i cant lie, in vegas i never use my remote start, in AK it was a must! but now i just walk out in the nice 75 degree wx, and start her up! the wife always takes a good 10 min to put stuff in the truck etc, so it gets its warmup time!
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