04 Columbia ecu 128

Discussion in 'Freightliner Forum' started by stlwaco, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. stlwaco

    stlwaco Light Load Member

    Messages:
    276
    Thanks Received:
    45
    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2009
    Location:
    St. Louis, MO
    I just got in a 04 Columbia today. On the first trip I am broke down. It has a Detroit with a Lightning 10 speed. Pulling out of a rest area, the rpm would not go past 1500 and the light on the side of the shifter came on. Display reads ecu 128. I'm currently on the side of the road posting from my iPhone. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Edit: another code just popped up- Pld 084
    Edit #2: pld 084 just went away and was replaced by sld 216
     
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2011
  2. Sparkz

    Sparkz Light Load Member

    Messages:
    76
    Thanks Received:
    14
    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2011
    Location:
    New Zealand
    128 is engine.
    PID84 is vehicle overspeed. Flash code 72.
    SID216 ???

    What are the flash codes and which lights are they on? Red =active. Amber = historic.
     
    stlwaco Thanks this.
  3. Sparkz

    Sparkz Light Load Member

    Messages:
    76
    Thanks Received:
    14
    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2011
    Location:
    New Zealand
    Just had a look in another manual. PID84 is also faulty Vehicle Speed Sensor, Code 54.
    When this code is active on a truck with Road Speed Limiting turned on, your engine revs will be limited to what they would be in top gear at the speed limit. This is to prevent drivers disconnecting the VSS to go faster than the RSL.

    SID216 is code 55, missing J1939 data from another ECM. Is the gearbox a straight manual or has it got electronics?
     
    stlwaco Thanks this.
  4. stlwaco

    stlwaco Light Load Member

    Messages:
    276
    Thanks Received:
    45
    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2009
    Location:
    St. Louis, MO
    Ok the speed sensor makes sense. I noticed the speedo dropping a couple times on the trip up. The trans is a lightning series 10 speed.
     
  5. stlwaco

    stlwaco Light Load Member

    Messages:
    276
    Thanks Received:
    45
    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2009
    Location:
    St. Louis, MO
    Think I traced it down to loose battery connections. Got her moved down the road to the dealer. Cleared codes and test drove. No more codes.
     
  6. PackRatTDI

    PackRatTDI Licensed to Ill Staff Member

    Messages:
    10,986
    Thanks Received:
    12,148
    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2006
    Location:
    El Chuco, Tejas
    I had the exact same problem in the 04 Columbia I drive. Since my truck isn't governed I didnt run into the RPM limit but I'd lose cruise control, no speedometer and sometimes wouldn't shift from 6th to 7th or from 9th to 10th since it has the top 2 auto shift. The lightning transmission computer had to be replaced, for some reason it was not getting the speed sensor reading consistently. Later on I lost all power and it was due to a defective battery cable connected to the starter. I have a feeling the voltage fluctuation probably fried the computer. Since the battery cable was fixed I've had none of the electrical gremlins that had popped up from time to time.

    If the problem comes back it may be the transmission computer is defective. The one in my truck was a recent replacement that was swapped under warranty.
     
    stlwaco Thanks this.
  7. PackRatTDI

    PackRatTDI Licensed to Ill Staff Member

    Messages:
    10,986
    Thanks Received:
    12,148
    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2006
    Location:
    El Chuco, Tejas
    FWIW, when my problem came up I got ECU 128 and ECU 130, which means an engine AND transmission code.
     
    stlwaco Thanks this.
  8. Pablo-UA

    Pablo-UA Road Train Member

    Messages:
    7,140
    Thanks Received:
    1,314
    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2010
    Location:
    Borispol, Ukraine
    Plz full codes MID 128 SID PID PSID PPID FMI
     
    stlwaco Thanks this.
  9. stlwaco

    stlwaco Light Load Member

    Messages:
    276
    Thanks Received:
    45
    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2009
    Location:
    St. Louis, MO
    well it didnt last long. problems came back with a solid service light on the shifter. Got it towed in to the dealer. Lightning ECU is getting replaced.
     
Draft saved Draft deleted