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Old 06-29-2014, 07:05 PM   #1
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Freightliner Emergency Response!

Traveling down I-84 out side of Portland,OR all of a sudden warning buzzer comes on saying high coolant temp and shut down engine. Pulled over to side of I-85 the best I could then called the emergency number for Freightliner, had to leave voice mail starting to get concerned when the tech called me back in less than 5 minutes. Had me check the fan belts no problem there. Then he had me start engine and check that fan was turning and it was, he had me drive to next exit and then talked me through where the clutch fuse was located in case I needed to disable it. By now all temps and buzzers were back to normal? He said may havew been a loose wire or just a glitch so I am now watching temp gauge very few minutes all seems to be well.
My hats off to quick and courteous response from Freightliner
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Glad it looks like nothing serious. Those guys are great!

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Old 06-29-2014, 07:23 PM   #3
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The Freightliner folks are Great! Nothing more I can say!
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What had you done before the temp spike?

Had you stopped and left the engine idle?

Mine would over heat when I'd do that. Found out Freightliner fans don't kick on from temp, but from engine load. Had to change my driving style to stop the problem.

More flooring it when leaving from a dead stop.
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The fuse is worth knowing about. Pulling it got me across several states to a preferred Freightliner dealer where I got the fan clutch assembly replaced.
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What had you done before the temp spike?

Had you stopped and left the engine idle?

Mine would over heat when I'd do that. Found out Freightliner fans don't kick on from temp, but from engine load. Had to change my driving style to stop the problem.

More flooring it when leaving from a dead stop.
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We had just left a rest area and the engine had been idling but not for along time. Maybe 5-10 minutes, we did not have anymore problems the rest of the day but you can bet I checked the temp gauge frequently. I did not have to pull fuse but it is good to know where it is if I have more problems.
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That is what would cause mine to over heat.
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You can also unplug the fan, default setting is high.
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