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Old 08-23-2016, 11:32 AM   #1
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Transmission Problem

I read a post while browsing the Class A MH General discussions. A fellow member discussed a problem with his transmission shifting intermittently. When he put the MH,(2003 Bounder with a Ford V10), in the shop, the problem was a defective speed sensor over the rear axle. It was replaced but the problem was not resolved until a "Grounding Kit" was installed. I have the same problem with my 1999 Bounder with the Ford V-10. The repair kit is not available and the mechanic is trying to figure out exactly how the "Grounding Kit" was designed and installed. A new sensor was installed on my unit but without the "Kit" it is still not functioning. I would appreciate help from the original poster or anyone else that can describe the "Grounding Kit" so that I can build and install it on my rig. Thanks

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Old 08-23-2016, 11:48 AM   #2
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This post is the first I've heard of the issue , but the grounding of the differential makes sense; because all the springs , bars , etc. in the suspension are bushing mounted, so no existing ground path from the housing to the frame . Although I'd think the sensor wiring would have it's own ground path.
The grounding kit may have been little more than a length of wire bolted to the differential and with enough length to allow for full suspension travel , then properly grounded to the frame.
Might be worth the time to hook a set of jumper cables in place ; from the diff to the frame ; (check for zero ohms resistance) , then a quick road test.

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Old 08-23-2016, 11:52 AM   #3
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Tunez; if the original post isn't too old , you can sent a personal message to the poster and ask directly . To send a PM, click the poster's " user name " in the top left corner of the post and then the "send personal message " drop box will appear.
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Old 08-23-2016, 03:27 PM   #4
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Ok I found it
It is TSB -02-11-03
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Old 08-24-2016, 03:51 AM   #5
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Here is a link to my response to tranny / speedo problem I had. Weird trans shifting and I found the same tsb about the ground issue but determined I didn't need to do it. I found the source of interference and suppressed it.

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