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Old 10-27-2016
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Starting out this morning headed towards myrtle beach got on i95 was not even up to speed engine died! I noticed the retarder light came on it was set to the apply position while my foot was still on the throttle not the way it's supposed to work. Cruise control was on but not set. All temp guages normal since I just got on fwy. Pulled off to side of fwy took deep breath. Started it again we are on fwy. Everything seems fine. Any suggestions of what might have happened?
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Sounds more like a fuel issue. What does your Racor gauge show for vacuum?
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6lbs which is what it's been reading.
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Hi Brian,

Did you happen to check for engine fault codes?

Here’s the procedure that I use:

Don't start the engine but turn the key to the "run" position - push and hold the "Engine Test" switch and count the two groups of "Check Engine" light flashes to get the 2 digit codes. Write down each two digit code that you see until they start repeating.

Here's a basic Fault Code List:

http://www.wanderlodgeownersgroup.co...DEC-2Codes.bmp
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Brian, have you used your rear start lately? I had our bus shut off a few times years ago I believe it was the rear start switch. Hope. All is well Dennis
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Thanks for the replies guys! Is the vac at 5 to 6 correct? John I get no error codes not sure if that is good or not. Dennis I have never used the rear start.

Talked to George Morris about it and he suggest the circuit breakers protecting the ddec could be the issue and told me they would not generate a code because the computer just thinks the key was shut off. So we will try to find some replacements breakers and change them. These breakers are located next to the racor on my coach. Wish me luck, having a great time on the beach in South Carolina.
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Just a note, you should get a 2-5 code if there are no faults...
If nothing shows up when you hold the sw down there are other problems...


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Those 20 amp breakers are standard and can be purchased at any good auto parts store.
Make sure you get ones with the same tabs and then some battery terminal sealant spray to coat them with when installed.
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You can also get covered breakers... Havent tried them but might help with the breakers back there ;}

https://www.amazon.com/420842-1-Rese...tomotive+cover


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Maybe I am trying to get the codes, incorrectly. Turn key to run hold down engine test switch check engine light does nothing. Am I doing it correctly?
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