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Old 11-21-2013, 01:41 AM   #1
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Heater core cable 83 pace arrow

hello all I am new and do not know where to post this. I just got a 83 Fleetwood Pace Arrow after I got it for a good price un fortunately it had some problems main room a/c unit doesnt work, wire mess under the dash along with it being lose, dead battieries, leaking water pump,dirty as heck, some work on the celing in bathroom, leaking front windsheild, stolen generator, some bad tires and I think the front air bags are gone it leans to the left . it was a good deal its got a chevy engine that runs like a champ tanks all hold and dont leak has headers I think and pipes out the side behind the door and sounds mean. to the point I had the heater core valve replaced and some how they cliped the control cable its atleast 5 feet long I found out the control unit is a early dodge part but that cable I cannot find for the life of me when I tried to connect it, it was snipped so it had no mounting to the lever as well my high fan speed is gone not working I will check the relay later just would like a idea of what to do about the cable because it seems chevy or ford or doge do not have a long enough cable for the fleetwood any thoughts are greatly aappreciated.
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Old 11-21-2013, 08:16 AM   #2
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hello all I am new and do not know where to post this. I just got a 83 Fleetwood Pace Arrow after I got it for a good price un fortunately it had some problems main room a/c unit doesnt work, wire mess under the dash along with it being lose, dead battieries, leaking water pump,dirty as heck, some work on the celing in bathroom, leaking front windsheild, stolen generator, some bad tires and I think the front air bags are gone it leans to the left . it was a good deal its got a chevy engine that runs like a champ tanks all hold and dont leak has headers I think and pipes out the side behind the door and sounds mean. to the point I had the heater core valve replaced and some how they cliped the control cable its atleast 5 feet long I found out the control unit is a early dodge part but that cable I cannot find for the life of me when I tried to connect it, it was snipped so it had no mounting to the lever as well my high fan speed is gone not working I will check the relay later just would like a idea of what to do about the cable because it seems chevy or ford or doge do not have a long enough cable for the fleetwood any thoughts are greatly aappreciated.
we have the 82 model, but not the problems you are having. Ours has the 454 4 bbl Chev engine 49,000 miles. 270 hr's on Gennie ONAN. Bearly have to touch the key and she fires right off
I used a product called Mold Armour EZ House Cleaner sold @ HD Green bottle (safe on Fiberglass) I didn't spray on windows or black window frames. Attach to the end of the hose and spray it on let sit a short time rinse off and the blk junk comes right off. I used a pressure washer (be Careful). Start @ the bottom an work your way up. I then used a rubbing compound and waxed it.
The interior is near mint the PO must of kept the drapes closed all the time, no fading. Tub/shower, stove maybe used 2-3 times. I had the exhaust pipes replaced from the muffles back and behind the rear wheels with stainless. The repair guys wanted me to have them put on headers but I said I wait and see if I am happy the way is and so far I am. Try PPL out of Huston Tx or RV Salvage and Surplus for your cable. I am hunting for a rocker switch for the steps. Do you have the manuel for your steps? I don't and want to find out what brand they are. I would think they are the same as your. Got any pictures? Again Welcome and thanks, Tim
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What is wrong with the switch mine looks generic I put manual steps in
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Old 11-21-2013, 09:31 AM   #4
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Spritz can you show us a picture of the steps and give us a little more info? Might be Kwikee steps and can probably find the manual. I am guessing the switch you are looking for is to power the steps. Should be a contact switch on the door jamb to operate the steps when opening and closing the door. Do the steps power up from the ignition key also?

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I love the sound of my fleetwood when she run's and the sound at the tail pipes is awesome. Well I got the front coleman A/C unit working finaly the fan was stuck. the light covers are pretty much all gone plus I got my windsheild leaking so my dash was covered in water this morning. supprised to find it was not shorting out anything. Just loving that the A/C,Vac,Microwave,Furnace fan,Stereo and speekers, the wireing in a 30 yr old Rv is solid and im lovin it just these batteries and the price of them are killin my pocket. but I did put together a video for you of my 83 she is in progress and my mid day lunch too lol... yeah I just have to find that cable for the hvac its a dodge hvac unit but the holes do not line up with the unit so I wonder if the orignal is a dodge peice?
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CB7Tom, If it has the 454 I believe that it a chev 454 4bbl P30. Fleetwood (Mfgr) (Model) Pace Arrow and on a Workhorse Frame & 30 ft.. This is what my 82 is. I really don't believe its a Dodge. Your interior is way different than mine colors also. I wish we had the bed set up you have with the bedroom in the rear. Do you have the drop down bed above the drivers and the passenger seat?
The other day we dropped the interior shield/ diffuser/controller (not sure what the correct word is) from the AC units to clean the filters and on the front unit (barely ever used) and I noticed that there was 1 out of the 2 bolts that hold the unit in place just hanging there by 1 thread. I wrenched it back up, it looked like it was hanging almost 3 - 4 inches down from the interior of the unit. The other one was not tight but I turned it 5-6 times to tighten it. I had all ready done the rear unit so I took it back off and I had those 2 to tighten and again 5-6 times better check those. Glad it didn't blow off on those windy days driving. Looking @ you video I am looking for the switch just to the left of the gennie start switch. I too am looking for batteries and yes "sticker" shock.
Please be sure to check the "dates" on the rubber they can look fine but go by the date stamped 7-10 years replace even if they look brand new (this is a big debate on this site and others) on the tire again "sticker shock for new rubber.
I am having my interior pictures down loaded today so you can see ours. Tim
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Spritz can you show us a picture of the steps and give us a little more info? Might be Kwikee steps and can probably find the manual. I am guessing the switch you are looking for is to power the steps. Should be a contact switch on the door jamb to operate the steps when opening and closing the door. Do the steps power up from the ignition key also?

John
Yes I will get a picture of the switch today.There is s contact switch on the door we just cleaned it last season gets pretty dirty. The switch kind of disintegrated while taking the wires off the back of the switch while installing the new stereo.
The switch, if you push the rocker switch the steps will go up/down when you open or close the door, then if you move it again the steps will stay down no matter how many times you open and close the door. When you turn them off they go back up until you need them again, for like when your driving down the old Highway.
Got to go, just got the call, my choke pull off has arrived and I have to go get it. Oboy I hope that does it.
More to follow, Tim
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If you search online for 'custom heater cables' there are a lot places that make them.

The chassis doesn't necessarily dictate other parts. Mine is a P30 but the heater control is Chrysler from a minivan, I had to replace it. I also replaced a headlight, IIRC it is from a Pontiac. I think the designers get a rough idea of the look they'd like then walk a parking lot looking for what fits best.
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