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Old 08-14-2012, 09:10 PM   #1
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97 Pace arrow generator shutting off in motion

hey everyone, i'm new here just have a question about my gen wondering if anyones had this problem. It runs perfectly sitting still, then when we start moving, it shuts down. Checked oil, full. Replaced the low oil sensor, still doing the same thing. Onan 5000 gen. any help would be greatly appreciated!!
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Old 08-15-2012, 08:10 AM   #2
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Where's your fuel level at? Anything near 1/4 tank could cause that problem I'd guess since the dip-tube is located a 1/4 up for the fuel line for the generator.
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I filled up and tried, still doing it, idk what else it could be
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Fuel level and sloshing of the fuel in the tank would seem to be one likely cause.
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I was wondering if the unit could be overheated and shutting off??????
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I don't think it's over heating because it stays on if I stop, possibly the fuel moving but like I said I filled it up.
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Old 08-15-2012, 11:58 AM   #7
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Next trip try running with the fuel cap loose. Some people in the past have had a problem with a suction building in the tank and the gen. can't get enough fuel.
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I don't think it's over heating because it stays on if I stop, possibly the fuel moving but like I said I filled it up.
Mine stays on with the RV parked. It was overheating only when underway.... Probably due to reflected heat from the road and different air flow dynamics at highway speeds.

If it's less than 90 degrees out, do you have the same issue?

Does it shut down immediately when driving or does it take a while? If it shuts down immediately, it's probably not a heat issue.
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