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Jamie's Comment
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Seem to be having more truck problems, decided to merge over to let these people on the interstate more easily without getting cut off, etc. As I merged over, traffic slowed down so I applied my brakes lightly and boom:

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ABS light is on, cruise control not working, hill start assist isn't working, etc.

ABS says something about a wire being shorted to ground or something like that. Really weird. Called it in, they're going to route me to an operating center to have it checked out.

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

Tractor Man's Comment
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Shut down the truck. If it is a freightliner, turn off the main battery switch on the floor by the drivers door. Wait about 30 seconds, turn it back on. Unplug the pigtail to the trailer, pulg it back in. Wiggle it a bit. Clean off the radar thingy on the front of the bumper. Restart truck. Ill bet this works. Let us know!smile.gif

PackRat's Comment
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Hopefully, you just have an electrical Gremlin. Should clear as Tractor Man explained it.

Tractor Man's Comment
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*bump*

How did things work out!

Junkyard Dog's Comment
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I've had several issues with my new Kenworth. A few months back my Dash started bringing and let me know I no longer had cruise control. Then about a month ago did my pre-trip drove to the fuel aisle to get my cup of coffee. And all of a sudden a warning came on with the clutch plates were too hot and shut down immediately. I did that. Started driving again only one about a hundred yards and I'm thinking why do I have no power? All of a sudden the clutch overheating warning came on again. Limped it over to the shop at the loves I was parked at but I know they didn't have anyone that would be qualified for this. The mechanic looked at it put his diagnostic on it and said yep it shows you have burned up your clutch plates. I looked at it when I said but I don't smell anything? And he agreed you burn up a clutch you should smell it. So I called the shop at my terminal and the manager told me to do the same thing he did when the cruise control went out. Turn the key and cycle it 5 times. I'll be damned it reset the computer in both instances and I was off and running.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Jamie's Comment
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Shut down the truck. If it is a freightliner, turn off the main battery switch on the floor by the drivers door. Wait about 30 seconds, turn it back on. Unplug the pigtail to the trailer, pulg it back in. Wiggle it a bit. Clean off the radar thingy on the front of the bumper. Restart truck. Ill bet this works. Let us know!smile.gif

Yeah I tried that before contacting Schneider emergency maintenance. But this time it might be something else, they are routing me to an OC hopefully by tomorrow. I done got spoiled with cruise control as my car didn't have it. rofl-3.gif

Plus a number of other things such as hill start assist, ABS on my tractor, brake assist, I mainly use that when I use the momentum going to down hill so I don't go over a certain speed. And my road traction light is on for some reason.

Jamie's Comment
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Truck finally fixed, it was an actual wiring issue they said and some wires were damaged.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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That’s good news Jamie. I hope all the bugs are worked out now.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Truck finally fixed, it was an actual wiring issue they said and some wires were damaged.

My dad sends many new trucks back to the dealer with damaged wiring straight from the factory. Some times they get lucky and find it when they in service the truck other times it doesnt show up until it had been driven.

Jamie's Comment
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Truck finally fixed, it was an actual wiring issue they said and some wires were damaged.

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My dad sends many new trucks back to the dealer with damaged wiring straight from the factory. Some times they get lucky and find it when they in service the truck other times it doesnt show up until it had been driven.

The guy at the shop here in Carlisle, PA said it's a common problem with new trucks, and mentioned something about a the frame rubbing against the wires or something like that.

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