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  1. Ford 2001. Anyone experience a shudder in overdrive? One mechanic thinks changing the torque-converter would solve this issue. Ford sold me a small tube of, Motorcraft additive friction modifier, which did not work, or maybe I have not given it sufficient time. Any ideas is appreciated.
  2. I have a 2018 motorhome with an Allison transmission and Cummins diesel engine (340HP, 6.7L). The coach has 8,000 miles on it. My last two trips, the transmission light indicator has popped on after I travel 100+ miles. I then lose power. I was using the cruise control and would leave the cruise control on, even when it was not in use. When I removed the cruise control, the transmission and power all seemed ok. Until my last trip, when on the last mile of the trip (this was a 360 mile trip), the transmission indicator light popped back on and I started to lose power again. I also flat tow a 4,400 pound cross over vehicle. My trips have been in the Texas hill country and in Colorado. So there is never many flat surfaces. I typically would use the cruise control for the majority of my travel. I expect I need to take it to an Allison deal for service. There is a fright liner service center near me for this. I assume the warranty may need to be used. I am asking if anyone has had similar experiences or has any suggestions on service. thank you
  3. While on a 988 mile trip to Denver I noticed that our class A DP started vibrating from the rear while under load from either a hill or acceleration at the point that the engine was under load. While climbing the pass at the Eisenhower tunnel the check transmission light came on and threw a "d1 P0796" code on the Allison console when I read it (Solenoid "C" Stuck Off). When this happened the rig was under heavy load in 4th gear on it's way up the hill and shaking/vibrating while trying to climb. We immediately took it into a large service center (Transwest) where I gave them all of the details but they were unable to reproduce the issue and obviously since I cleared the code in order to restore transmission function, their reader saw no diag codes. They said fluid seemed clear and full, the Allison Transmission console says the filter is ok, although it is probably due for a change (we purchased this rig used a year ago). On the way back from Denver to California the exact same issue happened, the vibrating any time there was load at 1500-2000 RPM (changing gears or getting out of that range stops the vibrating). I'm taking her in tomorrow to have a truck/rv service shop take a look tomorrow but would like to get opinions or experience anyone has had with this issue and what the resolution might have been. The shop did not have our jeep attached to it when they looked at the rig so I suspect the weight of the Jeep makes the issue more pronounced/reproducible. Here are the rig's details: 2011 Holiday Rambler 36PFT, 28,800lbs Flat Towing 4000lbs Jeep Wrangler Allison Transmission (3000 I think) MaxxForce 10 Engine Issue Details: - Seems to only vibrate/shake from the rear end at 1500-2000 RPM and only under load and any gear. When not under load she'll run in the 1500-2000 RPM range just fine but the second load is introduced the shake usually will show up and can range from a quick vibration to a pronounced shake that seems to match the engine RPMs in some way. - When the vibration happens it seems like the engine loses some power. - I can be going up a hill just fine in 5th gear and it sounds like the engine has plenty of power to continue then all of a sudden almost like a switch, power seems diminished and the vibration will happen. Letting off on the pedal (usually pedal is at the floor if going up hill and this happens) will get rid of the vibration at the expense of momentum loss. - Changing gears when the vibration to a lower gear like 4 -> 3 puts the RPMs above 2k and stops the vibration. - When changing gears from 4 -> 3 to stop the vibration usually the rig can handle staying between 2000-2500 RPMs up most inclines but I will feel an occasional slow pulse of power loss for split seconds that isn't pronounced at all. It's like the moment you feel when you are just about to go the other direction on a swing, like a slow pause. - Will shake if pedal to floor when trying to pass on relatively flat land if the RPMs are in the above range. - Seems to get worse the longer I drive. Shutting off the engine for 15-30 minutes does nothing for it if I'm on a long trip. Usually within about 2 hours the vibration issue will be far easier to reproduce. - Seems worse or easier to produce when flat towing Jeep. - Transwest inspected the drive line, the fluid, codes and found no faults/issues. Could not reproduce without Jeep connected, or at least the service tech couldn't detect it. I can usually detect the issue without the jeep as well or even in the first legs of the trip when it's not acting up as much but it is faint. I just know what the feel is when it's doing it regardless of intensity. Some of the things I plan to have them look at/change: Transmission fluid to Transynd Trans filter change Oil Change Fuel Filter Change Inspect Injectors Possibly change out whatever solenoid is throwing the DTC Transwest suggested it could be transmission valve body Any ideas or experiences that might match and what to look for to resolve would be such a help. My fear is I won't be able to reproduce it for the place I'm taking it too or they will run wild speculating what it is and I'll have rebuilt both the engine and transmission before the issue is resolved. If you got this far reading, thank you, and please HELP! Greg
  4. I have a 2001 Monaco Dynasty. A couple of times now after driving for a couple of hours, when we come to a complete stop the coach will not go forward. There are no codes showing on the dash. The engine does not rev up when pushing the accelerator and even after pushing the shift buttons, sometime it will go into gear, other times I have to stop the engine and recrank. This seems to "fix" the problem until the next time. Any ideas of what to look for?
  5. We have researched vehicles with the most cargo space that can be towed 4 wheels down and have come up with the Honda Odyssey 2004. What we are learning is that they have had transmission problems. My question is will towing 4 wheels down add to the transmissions wear and tear?
  6. I'm a new member and this is my first post, so please let me know if this belongs in a different category on the forum. I recently acquired a 1984 Liberty Coach Prevost conversion that immediately gave me some big problems. At a minimum, I am looking at a rebuilt transmission. The shifter may also be bad, but they can't tell without first replacing the transmission. A new shifter would involve running a cable along a difficult path with very poor access, because the current shifter isn't mechanical and parts are scarce. A power steering hose also blew, and that repair would involve running a new hose the length of the chassis with similar difficulty. The shop is reluctant to even guess at the cost of these repairs without first digging in. They are also having trouble finding a replacement air bag for the tag axle. Aside from those roadworthiness issues, the OTR air is also in need of attention, and the paint is in poor condition. These were known issues. I live and travel full-time in a travel trailer that suits me well, so I had really only planned on having an adventure or two in this coach before I sold it. This is obviously the low end of the market (both in price and volume of sales), so it's difficult to guess at the value of this coach in working condition. I suspect that putting $15,000 to $20,000 into it will be throwing good money after bad. Frankly, there are enough unknown potential costs that I am considering selling the coach as-is, where-is. I'm definitely in over my head here. Is there anyone I can retain to advise me on this? I'm not emotionally attached, so I'm just looking for the smart solution from a financial standpoint. Fix and sell, or sell as-is or for salvage. The coach is in Greensboro, NC. Recommendations on potential salvage buyers would also be most welcome. Thank you. Chad Speer
  7. After re-reading some older posts about the "Economy Mode" on the Allison transmission control panel, I finally got around to trying it out last week. On a 580 mile round trip to Nevada, I used the economy mode and kept highway speed under 60 mph. The results were dramatic; a 25% improvement in mpg! I usually get about 7.8 mpg, and logged a surprising 9.8 mpg with slower speed and the economy mode. Thanks again to the authors of the earlier posts on this subject (http://community.fmca.com/topic/1149-allison-economy-mode/). You save me some serious cash with that advice. Happy travels, Tim
  8. I am thinking of purchasing a 2014 Jeep Cherokee 4 x 4 to tow behind my Newmar Dutchstar. Is it necessary to get the Jeep transmission Active Drive II option to flat tow the vehicle? and what does that option do?
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