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Old 07-27-2008, 04:32 PM   #1
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I know this is probably not the right forum but right now I need maximum exposure. My MH is on a freightliner FRED chassis with the Cummins 5.9 liter. Yesterday we returned home from about 400 miles away with absolutely no problems. I pulled into the yard, and let the MH cool down while I unhooked the Toad. I then shut the unit off. About 1 hour later I went out to move the MH to our parking pad and the check engine light and shut engine off light both came on. We have a east coast trip planned in 2 weeks. I need to be fixed. Any ideas???
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Old 07-27-2008, 04:32 PM   #2
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I know this is probably not the right forum but right now I need maximum exposure. My MH is on a freightliner FRED chassis with the Cummins 5.9 liter. Yesterday we returned home from about 400 miles away with absolutely no problems. I pulled into the yard, and let the MH cool down while I unhooked the Toad. I then shut the unit off. About 1 hour later I went out to move the MH to our parking pad and the check engine light and shut engine off light both came on. We have a east coast trip planned in 2 weeks. I need to be fixed. Any ideas???
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Old 07-27-2008, 04:45 PM   #3
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Dan,
Did the engine start? If it did, then you might have a blown fuse. I would contact Cummins tomorrow and see what they have to say. That is the only thing that comes to mind right now. Good luck.

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Old 07-27-2008, 04:56 PM   #4
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Jim,
The lights came on as I was moving it. I do plan on calling Cummins first thing in the morning but I am having trouble waiting. That's why I came in to the this site and posed the question. Thanks for the response.
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Old 07-27-2008, 08:10 PM   #5
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Dan,
How were your guages? Were they all normal? Did you have lube oil pressure? I've had a few "danger" lights come on before and found out that they were just bad relays. Heck, right now I have a "Low Windshield Washer Fluid" light stuck on with a full washer fluid tank. I certainly can understand your concern. With these fancy rigs and all of the stuff on them, I'm constantly worrying over stuff and it doesn't help when dumb stuff show up that isn't really a problem. I feel your pain brother.

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Old 07-28-2008, 03:39 AM   #6
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All guages were normal, all fluids are up. I just wish I had paid more attention to my dad while growing up (he spent over 40 years repairing heavy equip).
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Old 07-28-2008, 07:53 AM   #7
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Update- Talked to Cummins this Am. Tech told me how to get the codes. Tried that and there was no usable info garnered. The tech then referred me to a service center. Talked to them and they told me to bring in the coach. They aren't as concerned as I am about the stop engine light. I guess the 100 miles to get there is probably going to be the longest ride I will take in the coach listening to every little rattle and bump.
I guess if something fails on the way, the warranty will cover more than what was initially necessary.
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Old 07-28-2008, 10:42 AM   #8
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When you check the coolant, do not use the sight glass. Find something to stick in the tank and see where the fluid level really is. If you have never added coolant, this could be the problem. There may have been some air in the coolant lines that finally worked its way out.
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Old 07-28-2008, 05:51 PM   #9
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Actually I can see through the tank. There is no doubt that the red fluid is visible through it. The level is actually above the cold level so unless I have an airlock, a low fluid condition is not possible.
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Old 07-28-2008, 06:01 PM   #10
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Did you contact Freightliner? May save you a trip to Cummins. Before making that trip call 1-800-ftl-help and go through it with their tech services. Couldn't hurt, and might help.
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Old 07-28-2008, 06:12 PM   #11
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Actually I did not. Not a bad idea. I did find a cummins repair facility about 30 miles from me. Only problem is it's in Canada. I'm not sure what that entails as far as warranties are concerned.
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Old 07-31-2008, 05:21 PM   #12
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Today I swallowed my fears about driving the MH with both the Check engine and stop engine lights on and took it over to the Cummins repair facility in Canada. Both lights kept going out and coming on individually until I got to customs. Wouldn't you know it, both went out there and stayed out. The service center wasn't able to get any usable codes from the unit. I then took it home and was 5 miles from there when both lights came back on. If I hadn't already lost my hair, I'd be pulling it out right now.
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DFR,
Yeah, that figures
On the other hand, you just prooved that you have a couple of bad sensor relays.
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