Freightliner 2016 Issue

Topic 26219 | Page 1

Page 1 of 2 Next Page Go To Page:
Mike B.'s Comment
member avatar

Hey guys so the past couple weeks the solid amber engine light has been on not the check engine the solid one and then I noticed when I go uphill the actual check engine light comes on along with the little blinking DEF amber light the engine then derates to 55 for a bit then the lights go away except the solid amber one I don’t really wanna miss hours waiting in the shop, is this something serious. Thanks

Turtle's Comment
member avatar

Two weeks this has been going on???

Would you rather miss hours in the shop, or hours on the shoulder followed by days in the shop?

The problem could be small, or it could lead to something major. At the very least do an onboard diagnostic. Google Freightliner parked menu Diagnostics. That'll lead you to your fault codes, to find out what's wrong. I highly suggest you find out sooner rather than later.

B_Dawg's Comment
member avatar

If the def light is flashing and the engine is powering down, then you're low on def or the def isn't making it's way to the engine. also, when's the last time you did a regen?

in any case, absolutely get it to the shop asap.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
member avatar

Run a parked regen

Errol V.'s Comment
member avatar

Mike sees some lights, but:

I don’t really wanna miss hours waiting in the shop, ...

Turtle asks a non-rhetorical question:

Two weeks this has been going on???

Would you rather miss hours in the shop, or hours on the shoulder followed by days in the shop?

Mike, those indicator lights come on because your engine is not doing it's best. Get them looked at (only takes a short time) before there's a real breakdown (Now that's "hours - or days - in the shop") Your company's terminal shops might be quicker than a truck stops. Pro tip: if you're under a load, the terminal shop might give you some priority.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Bullitt_VW's Comment
member avatar

Did you take care of that leak you posted about 6 months ago about possibly come from the DEF tank?

Hey guys so the past couple weeks the solid amber engine light has been on not the check engine the solid one and then I noticed when I go uphill the actual check engine light comes on along with the little blinking DEF amber light the engine then derates to 55 for a bit then the lights go away except the solid amber one I don’t really wanna miss hours waiting in the shop, is this something serious. Thanks

Mike B.'s Comment
member avatar

This week so far it hasn’t been doing it tends to only happen with a heavy load, I am taking it to the Petro Thursday

Two weeks this has been going on???

Would you rather miss hours in the shop, or hours on the shoulder followed by days in the shop?

The problem could be small, or it could lead to something major. At the very least do an onboard diagnostic. Google Freightliner parked menu Diagnostics. That'll lead you to your fault codes, to find out what's wrong. I highly suggest you find out sooner rather than later.

Turtle's Comment
member avatar

Like living on the edge, do ya?

PackRat's Comment
member avatar

rofl-3.gif

Thursday, huh? No rush until you're sitting on the shoulder waiting on a tow. Good luck.

Who do you drive for?

Mike B.'s Comment
member avatar

KLLM it hasn’t been doing it this week at all just have the MIL light on, and I have to wait another day to take it to freightliner.

rofl-3.gif

Thursday, huh? No rush until you're sitting on the shoulder waiting on a tow. Good luck.

Who do you drive for?

Page 1 of 2 Next Page Go To Page:

New Reply:

New! Check out our help videos for a better understanding of our forum features

Bold
Italic
Underline
Quote
Photo
Link
Smiley
Links On TruckingTruth


example: TruckingTruth Homepage



example: https://www.truckingtruth.com
Submit
Cancel
Upload New Photo
Please enter a caption of one sentence or less:

Click on any of the buttons below to insert a link to that section of TruckingTruth:

Getting Started In Trucking High Road Training Program Company-Sponsored Training Programs Apply For Company-Sponsored Training Truck Driver's Career Guide Choosing A School Choosing A Company Truck Driving Schools Truck Driving Jobs Apply For Truck Driving Jobs DOT Physical Drug Testing Items To Pack Pre-Hire Letters CDL Practice Tests Trucking Company Reviews Brett's Book Leasing A Truck Pre-Trip Inspection Learn The Logbook Rules Sleep Apnea
Done
Done

0 characters so far - 5,500 maximum allowed.
Submit Preview

Preview:

Submit
Cancel

Join Us!

We have an awesome set of tools that will help you understand the trucking industry and prepare for a great start to your trucking career. Not only that, but everything we offer here at TruckingTruth is 100% free - no strings attached! Sign up now and get instant access to our member's section:
High Road Training Program Logo
  • The High Road Training Program
  • The High Road Article Series
  • The Friendliest Trucker's Forum Ever!
  • Email Updates When New Articles Are Posted

Apply For Paid CDL Training Through TruckingTruth

Did you know you can fill out one quick form here on TruckingTruth and apply to several companies at once for paid CDL training? Seriously! The application only takes one minute. You will speak with recruiters today. There is no obligation whatsoever. Learn more and apply here:

Apply For Paid CDL Training

About Us

TruckingTruth was founded by Brett Aquila (that's me!), a 15 year truck driving veteran, in January 2007. After 15 years on the road I wanted to help people understand the trucking industry and everything that came with the career and lifestyle of an over the road trucker. We'll help you make the right choices and prepare for a great start to your trucking career.

Read More

Becoming A Truck Driver

Becoming A Truck Driver is a dream we've all pondered at some point in our lives. We've all wondered if the adventure and challenges of life on the open road would suit us better than the ordinary day to day lives we've always known. At TruckingTruth we'll help you decide if trucking is right for you and help you get your career off to a great start.

Learn More