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  1. ga traveler
    Subford: you are one of the few guys on IRV2 that are right about 100% of the time. I have a 1999 pace arrow on a f53 chassis. I just drove it for the third time in 15 years with park brake on. As you are aware this can cause severe overheating of the park brake and rear transmission seal. The Brake symble is very small and difficult to see. I am thinking of installing a large red light on the dash to draw attention to the fact that the park brake is on. Can you find a park brake light on circuit diagram so I can tell if the switch goes to ground or does it supply voltage to light the park brake light.
    Thanks for all your help on the forum.
  2. Rymancn
    04-18-2022 01:17 PM
    Just a tad more info....I've bleed the brake lines multiple times, checked all the brake lines and can't see where I'm loosing any fluid that would cause the ABS light to come back on. Is it possible I have a faulty ABS module? Should I check wiring from the rear speed sensor to ensure there is no fraying, etc.?
  3. Rymancn
    04-18-2022 01:14 PM
    Hello Subford, I was referred by another member to reach out to you as you might be able to help me solve an ABS issue. I have a 1999 Damon Challenger on the Ford F53 chassis. Recently I blew a brake line and lost a lot of fluid. After performing the repair and bleeding the lines, everything seems to work fine however ABS light will not stay off. I removed both front left and right ABS/speed sensors and cleaned them up and reinstalled. I also replaced the rear speed sensor over the rear differential. The ABS light continues to kick back on so I bought a code reader that also does ABS. The front wheel sensors are showing identical speed as im driving, however the rear speed sensor is not registering or showing any speed according to my computer. Keep in mind, the rear speed sensor is brand new. The speedo works, RPM's work fine, everything shifts fine, it's just the ABS light will not stay off. Any suggestions where I can go from here?
  4. Dwight
    11-11-2021 04:28 AM
    Thank you again for sharing so much with Ford 460 engine RVers.
    I have photos for the following problem solvers that I can forward to you for posting with your materials if you find them worth while.
    1. Exhaust system stabilizer to help eliminate cracked exhaust manifolds, broken stud bolts, cracked engine heads. (under $10)
    2. Front bumper mount 6" Ram Air Ducts to cool right & left exhaust manifolds and reduce under hood and floor temperatures. (under $30)
    3. (optional) Ram Air Intake for engine air cleaner. (under $20)
  5. jjjj
    10-22-2021 05:21 PM
    Hello subford! You are a senior member for a reason. We have a new to us 1995 Rexhall F53 460 that is just not making sense....drives great then losses all power if you hit the throttle hard after 15-20 min. Have replaced fuel pump, fuel filter, MAP sensor, checked for vacuum leaks, blocked EGR....still trouble any help you could provide would be great. I am a mechanic (jet engine / USAF retired) feeling stumped with this ford! Thank you for any suggestions.
  6. Hindelible
    Yes! VSS. That is what mechanic found. Have had personal delays, but back to repairs as of last month. Found leak at main seal and transmission pan, too. Speedometer loss related to loss of fluid at main seal leak. Should be corrected with seal install.

    Any idea about gas gauge? Does not function... Thanks again!
  7. LeonG
    02-07-2021 07:18 PM
    Hello! I am new to the forum, so let me know if I am going about this wrong... I am having a problem with cruise control on an 2000 F53 MH. I replaced the brake switch at the master cylinder, and it fixed it!. Then I loaded 5 star tuning on to improve the shifting, and it stopped working. Does that make sense? I returned it to factory tune and it worked, re loaded 5 star and it didn't. Now I can't get cc back even with factory tune. X@#&! Let me know what you think. Thanks! Leon
  8. Hindelible
    Hello! Wanted to touch base. We just bought a 1995 Santara QB280 and are looking for kindred owners to share info. We are in Columbia SC and have just rebuilt the brakes, suspension, and redone the roof. Also replaced the transmission lines. On our shakedown cruise, we lost the speedometer and are experiencing minor transmission issues. Will head to shop for chassis work shortly. Any advice? Thanks!
  9. v8steel
    05-01-2020 10:59 PM
    Hello SubFord (Bill)
    I was referred to you from Richard (RLS7201) over at I'm looking for wiring diagram(s) for a 1994 F53 chassis. I'm looking to buy one from a guy who claims he drove it to his home, then 2 weeks later it would not start, but would crank. I'm a decent troubleshooter but have no experience with this particular chassis. Thanks, Bill (v8steel)
  10. kenvohs
    10-12-2019 08:53 PM
    Hi subford,
    Hi subford,
    You helped me when I had the F53 apart. Many thanks. Trouble with my speed control on 1993 460V8 was brake on off switch. Took it apart on dining room table...had a glob of weld attached to one of the copper contacts inside..put it together after chipping weld off...voila! Cruise control !!

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    1995 COACHMEN Santara 350FL on a 1994 Ford F53


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