Go Back   iRV2 Forums > THE OWNER'S CORNER FORUMS > Alpine Coach Owner's Forum
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-25-2010, 10:03 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 2
allison transmission interface module

Please Help!!! I own a 2000 alpine 40'. I am on South Padre Island, Texas and was trying to go home but I lost power to my shift buttons and I had to short out the starter selonid to start engine but still could not put in gear. I called Allison and was told I had lost power to vehicle interface module but they said it could be almost any where and I spent over 2 hours looking. Does some kind person out there have a 2000 40 footer that might know where Western might have hidden it??? THANKS in advance... Lee Roy
__________________

__________________
travler1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 03-25-2010, 11:12 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Alpine Owners Club
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Ocala, FL
Posts: 240
travier1, On my 02 Alpine the transmission control module was on the floor at the front bulk head under the dash, center of coach. Pull the panels off in front of the passenger seat and look toward center of coach. I am not sure if it's the same as the interface module or not. My shift buttons went out while running and had to drive 10 miles in 1st gear to repair shop. Engine won't start unless the trans shows neutral so I kept it running. My control module was burnt and had to be replaced. Hope that's not your problem.
__________________

__________________
Jim & Sandy
2008 34' FDDS Alpine
Limited SE
JLMunsil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2010, 01:02 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Auburn, CA, Havasu, AZ & Mulege, BCS
Posts: 5,217
Lee Roy- Welcome to the iRV2 Alpine Owner's Forum!! Hope to see you here often. You'll find a lot of great info and knowledgeable owners here.

I'm looking at the chassis electrical schematic dated 2/20/2000, sheet 1 of 4. Most of the stuff on this Sheet 1 is under or near the dash from my experience, but it is a schematic and not a physical layout sheet. It shows an "Allison Transmission VIM" with 4 plug-in connectors each having 3, 4 or 5 wires. Pretty sure you will find that in the neighborhood Jim stated, but there is no guarantee. It may have 6 relays associated with it (or those relays may be internal to the VIM?), along with a "Battery Fuse" and "Ignition Fuse" (which could also be internal). The connectors have to be the identifying clue.
Hope this helps. If those fuses are accessible, obviously check those first.

These schematic sheets are 18"x24" reduced from larger format, and should be quite close to the actual wiring of your rig (although there are some minor annotated revisions dated up to 5/16/01 which would be 2002 model year). If you want a set, send me a Private Message (PM) with your email address & mailing address (by clicking on EngineerMike, then Send a Private Message) and I'll send you details. The schematic detail is fuzzed out in some places due to the reduction, but way useful for problems like this. For example, Allison used a term I had never heard (VIM) but there it is on the schematic, along w/physically identifying characteristics.
__________________
Baja-tested '08 2-slide 36'
Alpine: The Ultimate DIY'er Project
EngineerMike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2010, 10:17 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
wa8yxm's Avatar
 
Damon Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 22,808
Yes, you lost power to the interface module.. Sounds like you lost a whole bunch more since you said you had to short the solenoid to crank it up..

Question. Is the starter switch on the allision panel? (Or did it lock up in something other than neutral/park)

I'd look for a blown fuse before I started hunting for the interface controller. Can't say where but on my workhorse there are two (out of four) fuse blocks I'd check first

The one is the standard "Car" block, which in my case is basically behind the parking brake pedal (left side of firewall under dash left of the steering column and left of where the clutch would be if I had one)

and the Aux Vehicle box which is on the front side of the firewall, under the hood, dead center.. it's a big black box, no markings that I recall.> Was surprised when I opened it and found some very big fuses and breakers inside.
__________________
Home is where I park it!
wa8yxm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2010, 10:42 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Wayne R's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Winter Haven Brownsville, TX
Posts: 1,138
Travel,

I am in Brownsville I was planning on going over to the island for lunch at Dirty Al's. Where are you parked I could stop by. My former Alpine was a 2000.
__________________
Wayne & Kathy
05 Alpine 40FDQS #75330 Towing 24' car hauler, 2012 Spyder, 2003 Harley FatBoy
Wayne R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2010, 01:03 PM   #6
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wayne R View Post
Travel,

I am in Brownsville I was planning on going over to the island for lunch at Dirty Al's. Where are you parked I could stop by. My former Alpine was a 2000.
Hi I am in Cameron County Park just past Dirty Al's in S-25 if you want, I can meet you at gate so it won't cost you to get in . I am sorry to be so longto reply but I have spent the morning geting a repair man to come out. THANKS Lee Roy
__________________
travler1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2010, 02:39 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Wayne R's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Winter Haven Brownsville, TX
Posts: 1,138
Quote:
Originally Posted by travler1 View Post
Hi I am in Cameron County Park just past Dirty Al's in S-25 if you want, I can meet you at gate so it won't cost you to get in . I am sorry to be so longto reply but I have spent the morning geting a repair man to come out. THANKS Lee Roy
Roy, I just got back from there. I drove through the KOA and there was an Apex in there. I just about drove through the County Park. If you think I can help you I will head back out there.
__________________

__________________
Wayne & Kathy
05 Alpine 40FDQS #75330 Towing 24' car hauler, 2012 Spyder, 2003 Harley FatBoy
Wayne R is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Allison Transmission Leak gMw Allison Transmission Forum 3 08-30-2009 06:42 PM
Allison Transmission Service redeldo Allison Transmission Forum 3 05-11-2009 08:08 PM
Allison Transmission Leaks Beethovin Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 21 12-30-2008 02:03 PM
Allison 1000 Transmission Service/Piscataway NJ GerryB54 Allison Transmission Forum 8 10-11-2008 03:28 PM
Allison MT600 Automatic Transmission ? dipstickwhere Allison Transmission Forum 1 10-06-2008 11:41 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:20 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.