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Old 08-17-2006, 02:05 PM   #15
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I have been in touch w/WRV since the problem was not rectified by Cummins. I then discovered from Cummins Anchorage that the problem exists in other Cummins motorhome applications. The fix is not do out, from Cummins, till next month according to Mark at WRV.

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This is not a vibration as is created when the universals are going. This is a buck or hesitation like the coach can't adjust to the speed change created by the forward momentum after a hill is crested.
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Old 09-01-2006, 11:30 AM   #16
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WARNING! DANGEROUS CONDITION!
We now know what was causing the bucking and vibration when cresting a hill and sometimes when climbing a hill - and it was not a Cummins engine program problem like WRV told us or an Allison computer chip problem like our dealer's mechanic told us and this forum suggests.
Our U-joint failed and the driveshaft came apart and took out the emergency brake along with it as it flew away. POW we were suddenly free-wheeling down the highway - fortunately an Interstate and not the curvy mountain roads we had been on for the previous three weeks or we might have ended up upside down at the bottom of a ravine! After $3,000 repair for new drive shaft, U-joint, emergency brake air valve and transmission bracket replacement while we camped in the junk yard behind a truck repair place, we no longer have any vibration or bucking.
I STRONGLY recommend that anyone with this problem have their U-joint and drive shaft carefully inspected rather than continue driving while waiting for a "computer chip fix" from Allison or Cummins. The mechanic suspected an allignment error or design problem may have been at fault.
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Old 09-03-2006, 08:18 PM   #17
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Again, the problem we have had is only on the downslope w/CC on. As soon as CC is diabled the bucking stops. We have never had it going up hill or no flat terrain. Also there is no vibration, just a bucking or hesitation like it is between gears.



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