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Old 05-31-2013, 10:50 PM   #1
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Air gauge going crazy 2000 Dutchstar

Hey guys. I have a 2000 Newmar Dutchstar (freightliner chasis) Diesel pusher. My rear (electronic) air gauge on the dash erratically jumps around every once in awhile. I read a similar article on this problem that had to do with a bad sensor but it was the spartan chasis, not the freightliner. Any ideas?
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Sounds like you have the classic VDC , poor soldered connections problems. Several posts on diagnosis and repair.
I'll find the best one and direct you to it.
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OK I'll try posting this link but if it wont work you'll have to do a search in the Freightliner Chassis forums.
iRV2FORUMS-FILES-VDU/VDC Repair

OK it wont work , go to the Freightliner Chassis forums
Click the Search in the top bar and enter VDC solder and then click GO . Read the first post , about the 11 th reply you'll find the link. I'll go back and make sure it still works from there.
It works .
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Ah, I found the info. Thanks for the info skip. I'm gonna attempt it (hopefully) this afternoon.
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Old 06-01-2013, 08:19 AM   #6
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Hey Ed.
Are you talking about the ground at the VCM unit itself or at the gauge?unit
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Possible ground , but , VDC has one ground so I would expect problems with all gauges , not just one; same on dash end, single ground.
If you haven't already , call the Freightliner Free Help line, have your serial number handy, and take the time to join Access Freightliner; final approval takes a few weeks ; for online access to wiring diagrams parts info specific to your chassis.
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1-800-FLT-HELP makes it easier to remember
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Well, went ahead and popped open the box and sure enough...a few of the solder joints were cracked. I re-soldered all the joints and its working flawlessly. No more gauge speratically jumping.
Thanks for all the help guys.
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