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Old 01-28-2019, 03:05 AM   #1
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Fleetwood Bounder problems

need help on answers, I have a class a mh and when driving 45-55 mh once in a awhile, little more now seems to have a jerk while driving. is this a tranny proplem or spark plugs or ?. any help would be great.

on vacation and in walmart parking lot

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need help on answers, I have a class a mh and when driving 45-55 mh once in a awhile, little more now seems to have a jerk while driving. is this a tranny proplem or spark plugs or ?. any help would be great.

on vacation and in walmart parking lot

thanks
time for a tune up or just drop it down to the next lower gear. Year, make, model, miles?
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time for a tune up or just drop it down to the next lower gear. Year, make, model, miles?
you don't think tranny problems, mh is 01 fleet bounder with 30000 miles
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I'ld look for water in the gas or stale fuel. 18 year old coach and only 30000 miles makes me think fuel contamination. At the very least I'ld replace the fuel filter. Also some gas Bounders have had a problem with water getting into the air filter so I'ld look at that too.
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Old 01-28-2019, 08:05 AM   #5
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Seafoam could be your friend.

Thats where I would start if your out on the road.

Read directions and follow.
Add to gas
Treat your carberator

Make certain you have a new air filter.

While your at Walmart

Check all fluid levels. Including transmission.

As suggested above
New fuel filter. You may have two.?

That rig needs to be driven and worked hard. Thats what your motor and transmission was made to do.

Treat your gas

Fill up fresh.

New filters

And drive the rig
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Old 01-29-2019, 09:51 AM   #7
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bounder problems

drove rv 70 miles yesterday and no jerking, i will check air filter and fuel filter

thanks everyone for input

will update when leave this campground in week
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A 2001 Bounder, What chassis?
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My thoughts :

1) Are there any codes set? You need an inexpensive ODBII scanner. I use a blue tooth one from Amazon ($20) and the "Torque" app on my android. This is an absolute MUST tool for anyone with older engines.

2) Maintenance:

a) Transmission flushed and filter change. You may have a 2000 F53 chassis. See if you have a integral transmission cooler as part of the coolant radiator. Early F53 (1999, 2000) didn't, and had trans overtemp issues under certain circumstances. An external in-line filter was usually added if this was reported to and serviced by Ford (Ford had a TSB on this).

b) Air filter change (verify water ingestion TSB complied with). It may not hurt to remove the air tube from the throttle body and inspect inside the tube and throttle body for debris. When the filter gets wet (water ingestion) it usually comes apart and clogs up inside the throttle body.

c) MAF sensor cleaned. Do this while you have air filter removed. This is hard to get at but is a must.

d) Consider spark plug and COP change. (Look at missfire codes first) The plugs are sensitive to crap (water, dust, rocks, dirt) getting thrown into the plug cavities, then this can cause arcing, missfires. The only cure is to clean the cavities, remove and replace the plugs, and also the COPs. I use Autolite APP-103 plugs and inexpensive COPs from e-bay (10 for $47)

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If you're up to it, consider replacing both the CAM and Crankshaft position sensors. These are reasonably easy to get at, are inexpensive, so what the heck, they are 20 years old .

Your F53 should be similar to my 1999 F53. You may be interested in reviewing my blog site for other maintenance items on the F53 that may pertain to you.

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