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Spencer Hastings's Comment
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I have a fraightliner cascadia dd15 . 2012 i know this is a change in subject but i cant find a answer from anywhere i need a new chuch saftey switch but wasnt sure how to put it in i know u have too take the 4 torx screws out under the hood. But more of when i pop those off how do i do it is it hard any info would help tools needed anything thanks.

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Stevo Reno's Comment
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The clutch switch is a pretty common thing that will act up on Cascadia models. Cavity C of the clutch switch is the common ground. Cavity A is the start enable wire 15k. Just try jumping those 2 next time truck will not start, if truck will start, then that means your clutch switch is bad. If you have to replace clutch switch, you will have to remove the 4 torx screws on the outside firewall and pull clutch pedal thru the exterior hole there, to gain access to replace the clutch switch.

Read more: http://www.justanswer.com/medium-and-heavy-truck/7l29o-possible-clutch-safety-switch-issue-intermittent.html#ixzz41xGjvBcO

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
sgtwilldog's Comment
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Do company drivers have to be mekaniks? I can't even spell it let alone do it. What are we expected to know that isn't covered in training?

C. S.'s Comment
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Do company drivers have to be mekaniks? I can't even spell it let alone do it. What are we expected to know that isn't covered in training?

Technically you don't have to work on the truck at all as a company driver. However, the reality is that simple things like lights, mudflaps, gladhand seals, adding fluid, etc. you can and should do in order to prevent spending tons of time in the shop for little stuff and maximize your availability (and as a result your paycheck).

I'm not mechanically inclined at all and I do all the above on the truck and more. You won't be expected to do any serious work on the truck, so don't worry.

sgtwilldog's Comment
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Good stuff. thanks

Spencer Hastings's Comment
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Hey thanks man i by passed it to see and she starts right up so the switch it is. Thanks for ur help

The clutch switch is a pretty common thing that will act up on Cascadia models. Cavity C of the clutch switch is the common ground. Cavity A is the start enable wire 15k. Just try jumping those 2 next time truck will not start, if truck will start, then that means your clutch switch is bad. If you have to replace clutch switch, you will have to remove the 4 torx screws on the outside firewall and pull clutch pedal thru the exterior hole there, to gain access to replace the clutch switch.

Read more: http://www.justanswer.com/medium-and-heavy-truck/7l29o-possible-clutch-safety-switch-issue-intermittent.html#ixzz41xGjvBcO

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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