M11 – Coolant Temperature Above Normal – Sudden Overheat

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Electronic fault codes are active

For instructions on how to read active fault codes, refer to Procedure 101-007 (Electronic Controlled Fuel System) in Section 1. If fault codes are active, contact a Cummins Authorized Repair Facility.

 

Coolant level is below specification

Inspect the engine and cooling system for external coolant leaks. Repair if necessary. Add coolant. Refer to Procedure 008-066 (Coolant Level) in Section 3.

 

Charge air cooler fins, radiator fins, or air conditioner condenser fins are damaged or obstructed with debris

Inspect the charge air cooler, air conditioner condenser, and radiator fins. Clean, if necessary. Refer to Procedure 008-049 (Radiator Shutter Assembly) in Section 5.

 

Cooling system hose is collapsed, restricted, or leaking

Inspect the hoses. Refer to the OEM service manual.

 

Fan drive belt is broken

Check the fan drive belt. Replace the belt, if necessary. Refer to Procedure 008-002 (Drive Belt, Cooling Fan) in Section A.

 

Radiator cap is not correct, is malfunctioning, or has low-pressure rating

Check the radiator pressure cap. Refer to the OEM service manual.

 

Cold weather radiator cover or winterfront is closed

Open the cold weather radiator cover or the winterfront. Maintain a minimum of 784 cm2 [122 in2] or approximately 28 x 28 cm [11 x 11 in] of opening at all times. Refer to Procedure 101-015 (Operating the Engine) in Section 1.

 

Fill line or vent lines are restricted, obstructed, or not routed correctly

Check the vent lines and the fill line for correct routing and for restriction. Refer to the OEM service manual.

 
Contact a Cummins Authorized Repair Facility

Last Modified:  18-Nov-2004