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Raca-roni 04-16-2007 05:55 PM

Some of the Mountain Master GT Spartan chassis have an issue with the cooolant tank sensor becoming cracked from tension put on it by having the harness from the sensor to the ECM too tight against the frame rail under the rear right side of the engine. It will cause a short and the this will give you a "STOP ENGINE" light on your Driver Information Center. You should stop your coach and turn off the engine as soon as you can or you will start to lose power and your engine will get shutdown.
What happens is the ECM does not get a reading from the coolant sensor thus thinking there is no coolant available which in turn means the engine could over heat. Isn't electronic technology a wonderful thing........LOL !
I had this happen to me in my coach. I was also told, by Spartan, that better than the majority of time that you get a "STOP ENGINE" light on your Driver Information Center it is related to coolant issues.

Bob

Raca-roni 04-16-2007 05:55 PM

Some of the Mountain Master GT Spartan chassis have an issue with the cooolant tank sensor becoming cracked from tension put on it by having the harness from the sensor to the ECM too tight against the frame rail under the rear right side of the engine. It will cause a short and the this will give you a "STOP ENGINE" light on your Driver Information Center. You should stop your coach and turn off the engine as soon as you can or you will start to lose power and your engine will get shutdown.
What happens is the ECM does not get a reading from the coolant sensor thus thinking there is no coolant available which in turn means the engine could over heat. Isn't electronic technology a wonderful thing........LOL !
I had this happen to me in my coach. I was also told, by Spartan, that better than the majority of time that you get a "STOP ENGINE" light on your Driver Information Center it is related to coolant issues.

Bob

rebelsbeach 04-16-2007 06:02 PM

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">I was also told, by Spartan, that better than the majority of time that you get a "STOP ENGINE" light on your Driver Information Center it is related to coolant issues </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Ain't THAT the truth.....My Essex was towed three times for cooling issues,saw that "Stop Engine" and heard that AWFUL beep three times.

"007" 04-16-2007 06:26 PM

I can back Bob on that statement was on # 81 Tenn. heading home from the rally for the first brake down, its now a distant memory. http://irv2.infopop.cc/images/newbluesweatdrop.gif http://irv2.infopop.cc/groupee_commo...on_biggrin.gif

redeldo 04-17-2007 04:20 AM

Ok, cooling issue with "Stop Engine"... so what does one do and how to solve. Call for a tow each time, reset the code, or were repairs made in or out of warranty. I am looking at a MADP and trying to learn of potential issues.

"007" 04-17-2007 05:31 AM

redeldo, here's some info take your pick. The issues were taken care of in must every case.

Cooling issues

Raca-roni 04-17-2007 01:21 PM

redeldo,
When I had the problem I called Spartan on their "800" 24/7 hotline. They were Great taking care of everything.
Most all the manufacturers go to Coach Net. They did a good job also.
The gotcha was the first truck was too small. Make sure you talk to the towing company and give them all the essentials about the weights and length of your coach.
The trucking company that fixed my problem was also very good.

Bob


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