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Old 01-20-2011, 08:23 AM   #15
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temperature control high switch

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when i lost high it was a bad connection on the relay
look under hood left side of the radiator for the fan relay has 5 wires to it it is about 1 x 2 in. box on cars i worked on there were contacts inside
mine just has wires coiled inside with a meter check power on each wire on different wires it will be here most likely not the switch but if needed check power at the switch
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Thanks for the feedback. I have been in this area many times over the last week and have not been able to locate a similar box that you mentioned, but I will look again.

I have also tried to inspect the blower and all of the wiring that powers it,but it is located on the inside firewall in front of the passenger foot-well and the area is so tight I almost had to stand on my head to get access to it, and I have discover I can not stay in that position very long.

I may have to remove that seat entirely to give me room to inspect and repair if needed.

The more I work on this motor-home the more I discover that the engineers did not take to consideration how something may have to be accessed, it also seem as if it was design as a joke to see what the owner is willing to endure in order to perform the work themselves. My arms need to be skinny and a few feet longer in most cases, I need to be triple jointed and my head should be not much more than a pinhead, that can swivel like a bobble-head.
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mine is reght beside the i think its called a dryer on high pressure side
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Old 01-20-2011, 10:59 AM   #18
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Does the "slider" on the heat/ac selector on the dash work properly? Quite often the cable to the valve on the firewall will rust up or come off the tang when you force it to move. This could cause the air outlet and/or the heater valve to remain open all the time and thus the hot air coming from under the dash. I had to replace mine and I've seen two others with the same problem. If you want a good afternoon's read of the trial and tribulations of getting a vintage motorhome ready for the road, go to this website and be prepared for an education: The heater problem is address there but you have to go through quite a few pages before you get to it.
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Your experiences bring back some good times for me! I had an '86 Pace Arrow. My wife and I camped much of the East and Mid-West in it during the late 80s and early 90s. Other than replacing tires, I never had any problems with it. It's hard to beat that old 454 V-8. It had great torque for pulling and not bad gas mileage if you kept your cruise around 60 mph. We didn't buy it new, but it had low miles and had been well maintained. We put about 90K miles on it and sold it in great shape. The person who bought it lives close by and still camps with it. I'd rather have that Pace Arrow new or in great shape than the 2010 model I have now. Welcome to the forum. Komac
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WELCOME Jim, Lori and Merlin!!!

You are much braver than I was! I have started off with a 1985 TT and am now on the hunt for a vintage A.

I enjoyed reading your honest post of your first exploits with your 'new addition'. Keep posting and never be afraid to ask a question. This forum has saved me a TON of cash when I went to it first and asked my questions!

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Does the "slider" on the heat/ac selector on the dash work properly? Quite often the cable to the valve on the firewall will rust up or come off the tang when you force it to move. This could cause the air outlet and/or the heater valve to remain open all the time and thus the hot air coming from under the dash. I had to replace mine and I've seen two others with the same problem. If you want a good afternoon's read of the trial and tribulations of getting a vintage motorhome ready for the road, go to this website and be prepared for an education: The heater problem is address there but you have to go through quite a few pages before you get to it.
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Thanks I am also a member of that site

Yes that slider was stuck and I freed it up, when I looked behind the unit I saw no linkage, or hoses or anything much for that mater, tht is what I was looking for.
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Old 02-27-2011, 01:52 PM   #22
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Good Day !!

Hello Jim & Lori ...I thought I was looking at my own coach, when I saw the pics of yours, and the "wallpaper" !!Mine is doing the same in the kitchen. Looks exactly like mine, the hood, faded paint...is your drivers door a bit "rusty" on bottom, by any chance? Anyways, I , too am a new PACE ARROW owner. I have had several motorhomes in past, including a problem filled money pit(that is what I nick named it) "((Money Pit") Winnebago. I am sure it was just a "fluke" I hope, but..I am on my way to a good life, with the 33 footer now. I just wanted to say howdy, and Welcome, as I , too am new the Club !
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