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Old 04-11-2012, 08:08 AM   #15
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Yes, fuel filter was the first thing I did when the initial problem surfaced. Cummins appointment this morning so soon the mystery will be solved, I hope!
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Old 04-12-2012, 03:08 PM   #16
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Problem Found - bad valve or solenoid in the Fuel Accumulator Module. This module sits on the fuel injector pump and is about 5" x 10". When I needed more fuel because of an increase in load (above 70%) per VMSPC I would get a Stop Engine light. I could back-off the throttle and make it go away. Perhaps the Controller #2 error I was getting refers to one of the valves in this module.
Anyhow, on the road again and hopefully good for the long haul. Thanks to all!
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Old 04-30-2012, 10:56 AM   #17
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Had a Engin Maint light and a Stop Engine light come on on my 8.3 330 hp Cummins when arriving at our winter destination.Traced the Engine Stop light to a leaking lift pump. Replaced the lift pump and the Engine Stop light has gone away but the Engin Maint light is still on. I have removed the battery cables from the engine batteries for several minutes and then reconnected hoping that that would reset the Engin Maint light but it is still on. Any suggestions?

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Hi Greg, We also have a 99FDS,330 Cummins. We winter at Fun N Sun in San Benito. My "check engine' light comes on and then goes off again just driving down the road. Recently while sitting still, engine running, but steering wheel turned as far as it would go,, I could move the steering wheel and make the engine come on and off, Why???? I had some brake workmdon at Boggus Ford in Harlingin. Brake work was ok, but they did not have all the soft ware for things I wanted checked and still charged me $95. for EACH of three checks that told me nothing. On another post JL Minsil, suggested changing the fuel filter. You mentioned loss of power, a fuel filter is the first place to look. I love my Alpine, but I have had a few experiences that really make me pull my hair out, as to WHY. Happy travels, old trucker
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Old 05-01-2012, 12:07 AM   #18
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In the older rigs, I would also have the CAC checked to ensure that it has not gotten a hole in it; this would also indicate low boost pressure. Cummins can do a vacuum down test to check it, I also believe that it would show up with an error code something like: low boost pressure" or some such thing. Up until the post explaining problem found, that was where I was going.

Concern of electrical shorts, the post "....Alpine Burned" brings to mind, especially in 2005 and above, that the battery compartment does not have a lot of room back in the rear left corner, as such that battery could move and that post could go to ground causing a fire. I have not found a source yet, but placing a thick piece of rubber behind that battery location so it "wraps" around the corner a tad, and so it sticks up 2" or so, would preclude this from happening. When I was in High Voltage Electrical field, we placed dense rubber pads under our transformers to dampen down vibration and to prevent rust/corrosion on the bottom of those units. A piece of that dense rubber would be perfect if it was 1/4 - 3/8" thick. If I can round up source, I will provide details so folks affected can do said modification as they choose. Cardboard works but could get wet, etc, and not work after a while.
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:28 PM   #19
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Monty:

Mud flaps work the best. New ones are had cheap, easily trimmed to size and come in large sizes. Any fleet store can order the size you want if they don't already have a huge stockpile. Terex Titan anyone?
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You know I never thought of that, but it would easy to get, and cheap enought and you might go to a truck repair place and see it they have any old ones they want go just git rid of. Going to a trailer place to look at enclosed trailers, and it's near a lot of big rig repair places, so a few stops will help me maybe find an old mud flap. What a great idea. Thank you TP.
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