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Old 03-04-2008, 02:58 PM   #1
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I have a 2005 meridian 32t with cummins engine.It has been sitting for about 3 weeks. When I went to start it the engine batterys were low so I used the jump switch from the rv battery to start the engine. After several minutes the "check engine" light stays on. I cant seem to find in the cummins manual or freight liner manual what this indicates. No other warning lights are on. fluids are all good. can someone point me in the right direction. I read a couple of other threads on this that were not quite the same situation. thanks bill
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I have a 2005 meridian 32t with cummins engine.It has been sitting for about 3 weeks. When I went to start it the engine batterys were low so I used the jump switch from the rv battery to start the engine. After several minutes the "check engine" light stays on. I cant seem to find in the cummins manual or freight liner manual what this indicates. No other warning lights are on. fluids are all good. can someone point me in the right direction. I read a couple of other threads on this that were not quite the same situation. thanks bill
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UPDATE, started it up this morning and the check engine light was out , so, I guess I dont need any help right now.
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littlebaler, I was hoping someone with more experience would come along to help with your question. It's quite possible that the electrical system posted an error code with the ECM regarding low voltage with the starting battery. If the light went out after the battery was charged, it may have been your problem.

The error codes are captured, and if you do go by a FL or Cummins dealer, they should be able to recall the error code and tell you what it was.

If the light is out and doesn't come on again, I wouldn't worry about it.
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Possible problem could have been due to the low voltage that the intake manifold heater did not heat up and that will light up the check engine light. If it went out next time you started than all should be fine. Add a trickel charger
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You can address your question direct to Cummins Customer Service via their website at Cummins Supportor phone them at 1-800-DIESELS (1-800-343-7357).

For inquiries about problem diagnosis they prefer the phone over email.
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It sounds silly, but be sure to check your coolant level. I learned the hard way (a 40 mile tow) that this can trigger the "Stop Engine!" light.
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