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Old 08-26-2015, 08:43 PM   #1
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Drive Train Glitch

Just returned from a trip up the coast of Oregon


During the trip I had an intermittent issue with the drive train. Appears to be heat related as it only showed up when ambient temperatures were over 95 degrees.


Problem is a momentary loss of power not sure if it is the engine or transmission burping. It only happens during climbing a grade steep or long enough to kick down to 3rd gear. Checked transmission fluid it is clean level ok and no smell. Transmission temp is in the 180-190 range.


When accelerating from dead stop on level ground all shifting is smooth at same temps. Seems like lt's a transmission problem but not sure trying to isolate.


Got home ok just trying to figure out what to do before next outing. Any ideas out there ?
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If it's a diesel, change the fuel filters.
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X2 on the fuel filters, fastest, easiest, cheapest thing you could try to see if it solves the problem.
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You might want to consider putting your year, make and model of coach in your signature line. In this case, the type of chassis, engine, and transmission would also be useful information. It will help people in recommending solutions to your concerns. Right now all we know is you appear to have a Monaco! Hope you figure out what's going on quickly (and inexpensively!)
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Drive Train Glitch

Responding to my post

My Motorhome is a 2001 Monaco 40 Executive w/ tag axle
Cummins 370ISL Allison 4000 transmission
Towing a Jeep Wrangler
Transmission and Engine had fluids and filters changed 18 months ago
Driven 13000 mi since serviced
Plan on oil and filter change fuel filters as well
Any other ideas and or comments much appreciated
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Have you checked for any transmission trouble codes? You should be able to access that feature from the shift panel.
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One single fill with bad fuel can mess up a new filter. Filters are (relatively) cheap, results of them plugging due to bad fuel aren't.
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Daniel, changing fuel filter(s) is probably the single most important item that any DP owner should know how to do and be prepared to do. It's pretty simple on your Monaco because they are located together in an easy to access place.

Have someone walk you through the procedure and then keep a spare set with you. I always have a spare set and swap them out when I do service and make the new ones my spares.

You're probably more likely to have fuel filters go bad than to have a flat. If you can't replace them, you could be stuck in the middle of nowhere while waiting for help or a facility to open.
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Have you checked for any transmission trouble codes? You should be able to access that feature from the shift panel.
I have heard it is possible to access the codes but don't know how to do it
Do you know the procedure and does it have to be checked before shutting the ignition off?

Thanks Dan
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