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Old 08-27-2012
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Gentlemen, Thank you for all your diagnosis. As a "newbie" this forum is an unbelievable blessing.

Just got home from work to find that it rained another 2-inches so I got to crawl under the bus (on driveway) in about 1-inch of water. Good new is the load sensor does move back and forth when the accelerator is depressed so it does return to the idle position.

Tomorrow I will call Mike Casey at Precision Transmission to get his diagnosis too. I do believe it might be the low voltage problem and will test that tomorrow as well.

I appreciate your patience, knowledge and help in resolving this and will keep everyone updated. And thanks Bill for the phone call yesterday with your 3 suggestions.
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Default Check ALL previous repairs!!!

I located the old thread where Tom Warner & Bill P. helped Dave S. resolve some ZF voltage problems. The fix is in Post #32 of the following thread.

http://www.wanderlodgeownersgroup.co...ead.php?t=4620

Also please read posts # 2, 15, 17, 18, 20, 24, 26, 27, and 32 is the kicker!!!

Special THANKS to Tom Warner & Bill Pape for information supplied in the above ZF thread.
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Dick ,

Thanks for finding & posting this link,
either your memory is working great or the new search function is working as planned.
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Old 09-14-2012
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Just traced the problem.....There was a very small leak above the drivers side window. It's been raining buckets where I live in Florida recently, compounded with Tropical Storm Isaac. We still were unable to find any electrical issues, so I had a ZF transmission guy come check out the bus. He decided to remove the ZF Electronic Control Unit from the drivers side wall just to check it. When he turned it upside down, it was half-filled with water!!!!

Thank you John McGinnis for the contact at Precision Transmission in Colmar, PA. They are searching for a new and/or used ZF ECU. The price was $7,000. I about hit the floor, but I have no other option.

So if any of y'all can help with suggestions....I would appreciate it
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Just traced the problem.....There was a very small leak above the drivers side window. It's been raining buckets where I live in Florida recently, compounded with Tropical Storm Isaac. We still were unable to find any electrical issues, so I had a ZF transmission guy come check out the bus. He decided to remove the ZF Electronic Control Unit from the drivers side wall just to check it. When he turned it upside down, it was half-filled with water!!!!

Thank you John McGinnis for the contact at Precision Transmission in Colmar, PA. They are searching for a new and/or used ZF ECU. The price was $7,000. I about hit the floor, but I have no other option.

So if any of y'all can help with suggestions....I would appreciate it
Maybe Woody still has one from his transplant on the SP, I don't know if it is the same but it may be worth asking. Good luck. Once in a while one will pop up on eBay.
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I called Woody,he sold his to mr. goodbuddy or whatever his name is.
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An internet search with the correct part number is recommended.
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Just traced the problem.....There was a very small leak above the drivers side window. It's been raining buckets where I live in Florida recently, compounded with Tropical Storm Isaac. We still were unable to find any electrical issues, so I had a ZF transmission guy come check out the bus. He decided to remove the ZF Electronic Control Unit from the drivers side wall just to check it. When he turned it upside down, it was half-filled with water!!!!

Thank you John McGinnis for the contact at Precision Transmission in Colmar, PA. They are searching for a new and/or used ZF ECU. The price was $7,000. I about hit the floor, but I have no other option.

So if any of y'all can help with suggestions....I would appreciate it
Gulp,

The part number is clearly printed on the outer case,
there are a few spares out there, But I do not know of any for sale.
Try ZF Chicago,
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sorry to hear that Matt, all I have is a spare ZF trans, no spare ECU
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Since the current unit is considered toast, try pouring some denatured alcohol into it, shake it around and pour it out. Let it sit for a day or so to dry out and see if it works. Alcohol is flamable so let it dry out thoroughly. The alcohol will absorb the water and might clean things enough to get it back to working. If not, nothing lost, it was toast anyway.
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