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#1 dba4777

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 02:08 PM

I have a 1995 Safari can not get the transmission to shift into gear either reverse or drive it has a push button shifting panel that also is not lighting up and the engine will not start with the key switch it must be cranked from the rear switch.

 

Any ideals where to start trouble shooting these problems?


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#2 wolfe10

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 02:31 PM

dba4777,

 

Welcome to the FMCA Forum.

 

We need to be sure what chassis/transmission you have, as Safari used several during that time period.

 

If this is a Diesel Pusher with the Allison 6 speed transmission (MD3060), your symptoms sound like either the IGNITION SWITCH or IGNITION SOLENOID is not functioning.

 

So, first question-- what is chassis battery voltage?

Do any "only work with the ignition on" items work-- dash HVAC fan, for example?


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Posted 05 February 2014 - 04:22 PM

It is a 12 volt chassis.

 

With ignition in on position accessories do work but will not start.

 

And yes it is a MD 3060 Allison.


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Posted 05 February 2014 - 05:38 PM

Until the Allison shift pad illuminates, it will not start.  There are two fuses to the Allison-- one for memory, one that turns on with the ignition on.  Check both.


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Posted 05 February 2014 - 06:36 PM

I have checked all the fuses in the front firewall and they were good. Are there any other places I should be looking for besides the fuse panel. 


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#6 DickandLois

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 09:33 PM

dba4777,

 

This information was posted by Brett Wolfe in one of the Chassis threads, Might be helpful.

 

Rich.

 

Posted 06 February 2012 - 09:39 PM

I did a little research and came up with this guy/company that troubleshoots/repairs Allison shift pads and ECM's:

http://www.transmissioninstruments.com 866 439 9779 John Kopalek.


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Posted 08 February 2014 - 10:28 AM

Can anyone advise where I might located the fuses for transmission?

 

Checked the firewall-- all good.


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Posted 08 February 2014 - 10:39 AM

Did you find two fuses labeled Transmission or Allison?

 

Monaco MAY have schematics going back that far:  877-466-6226


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Posted 08 February 2014 - 10:49 AM

Nothing labeled and have no manual for transmission just very frustrated cannot move from yard.


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Posted 08 February 2014 - 10:52 AM

Call Monaco on Monday and ask to speak with someone familiar with your vintage Safari.

 

Have you located your Allison ECM?  You could also check for power there.  Suspect pin schematics for it can be found on-line.


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Posted 08 February 2014 - 11:03 AM

Thanks for the help just frustrated guess will have towed to dealer.


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Posted 08 February 2014 - 11:36 AM

dba,

 

Have you checked to make sure the plug to the shift pad is plugged in all the way?


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Posted 20 April 2014 - 08:04 AM

I am not a mechanic.  I had the same problem.  On my 1999 Safari Zanzibar with an Allison 3060 there is a sealed box with one fuse and 7 relays mounted next to the steering column inside cockpit.  It had about six screws securing the weatherproof box.  Inside I found a 10 Amp. fuse that cost me $1500 to replace, I'm sure yours will only cost 39 cents.  Good luck.

 

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