The 6.5L PMD Cooler Kit Includes:
• New GM Gray PMD
• #7 Fuel Calibration Resistor
• 8" Adapter Harness
• Intake Manifold Adapter Plate
• 6 month Warranty on PMD
GM Technical Service Bulletin #77-63-06Ab states that: "stalling, hard starting, and hesitation are symptoms of a failing PMD (Pump Mounted Driver) module." These symptoms usually (but not always) set a code 35 or 36 in the 1994 - 1995 models, or a code 1216 in the 1996 - up models. Often when this problem is diagnosed at a dealership or repair shop, the customer is told that the injection pump needs to be replaced. But in most cases, the PMD module can simply be replaced for a fraction of the price.
The PMD module, (also referred to as the "Fuel Solenoid Driver") has been a major problem for Chevy / GMC 6.5L diesel owners since the introduction of the 6.5L electronically controlled DS4 fuel injection pump. It has been determined that heat is the primary cause of PMD failures. The PMD is mounted to the side of the fuel injection pump from the factory. But the injection pump does not provide adequate cooling to keep the PMD functional. Once the engine begins showing symptoms of hesitating, stalling and hard starting, the problem will only worsen with time. The problem only becomes more serious when considering the potential danger of your engine stalling in a situation such as pulling into heavy traffic or descending a steep hill and losing the use of power brakes and steering. It is recommended that the PMD is replaced.
Tests show that when using the 6.5L PMD Cooler Kit, PMD temperatures will drop considerably depending on driving conditions. These temperature drops will seriously increase the life of the PMD and can save you money from towing and costly repairs. Installation is quick, simple and does not require any modifications or special tools. The 6.5L PMD Cooler Kit comes with everything needed to mount the assembly to the intake manifold of your engine.
The PMD may also be referred to as the "Fuel Solenoid Driver".