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Old 09-01-2020, 01:45 PM   #1
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Shifter dead

I have a 1994 bounder 38’ Diesel pusher (5.9 Cummins Allison trans) started it up and pulled up to shop to check tire pressure, ok left it run . Got back in about 30 minutes later shifter was not lit up, so I shut off engine to maybe reset the shifter. It has been dead ever since. Solenoid clicks, but no power to shifter.
Engine jump starts, but still no shifter. What am I missing? Thanks in advance!!!
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Old 09-01-2020, 01:53 PM   #2
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There are several things that can cause that, all difficult to hunt down. There are several relays and a transmission control module (computer) that need to send/receive power and send signals to the tranny and the shifter. A loose or corroded connection on any of them could cause the problem.

What solenoid clicks? Are you talking about turning the ignition key or something else? The engine won't start unless it can verify the shifter is in neutral, so a dead shifter probably prevents normal engine start.
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Old 09-01-2020, 02:19 PM   #3
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Did you do any battery work getting it started ?

Some power wires to the transmission control are connected to the batteries, with a fuse holder hidden in the cables.
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Old 09-01-2020, 03:53 PM   #4
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Shifter dead

Yes ignition switch clicks solenoid Thanks!
Could I have left it in gear? Still have no power to shifter, now no power anywhere!
Is there a reset button on the intelitec board?
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Battery’s all new and fully charged
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Old 09-01-2020, 04:07 PM   #6
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4 speed mechanical Allison OR

6 speed electronic Allison???
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Old 09-01-2020, 07:07 PM   #7
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First thing is to check all the connections at the battery. There should be one dedicated hot wire for the trans.
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Naturally my MH is a different brand, however, I had the same problem a few years ago, turned out to be a 12v positive-side distribution block that supplies power to the ignition switch and transmission panel on the firewall. The cable retaining nuts had worked loose.
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