12 volt cooler=ecu, starter failure?

Discussion in 'Volvo Forum' started by 20340, Mar 5, 2019.

  1. THE ROOKIE

    THE ROOKIE Light Load Member

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    I guess that is why he is a service writer and not a mechanic.
     
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  3. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    Well we do thank you for the heads up on that high quality service center.

    All of us have been to the bad mechanic, and the more we know about them, the less this kind of thing happens.
     
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  4. Newto Trucking

    Newto Trucking Medium Load Member

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    How much is this kind of repair nowadays??
     
  5. 20340

    20340 Bobtail Member

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    A thousand bucks (per my boss). I'm such a selfish guy...replacing my destructive 12-volt cooler with another one and destroying her truck...
     
  6. 20340

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    Jesse, the service writer, explained to me that the batteries and everything else tested out fine, so it had to be my 12-volt cooler again. I guess that 20 amp fuse is...err...well he can't say HOW, but...it had to be the cooler..........
     
  7. 25(2)+2

    25(2)+2 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    To be fair, those coolers are suspected fairly often of causing problems, and as the electrical systems get more complex as in multiplexing, it may cause a resurgence in the blaming. Cascadias have unexplained problems electrical issues from time to time, and have addressed it by removing the battery disconnect in the newer trucks. It was too easy to reset everything by shutting off the power, I guess.

    Check your own connections, sometimes that's the best way, but they don't want you doing anything like that, either. Visually inspect and inform them, I guess, good luck with it.
     
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  8. uncleal13

    uncleal13 Road Train Member

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    So a 12 volt device, plugged into a 12 volt socket provided by the manufacturer for you to run a 12 volt device, is the cause. Rrriiight.
    Need to find a more knowledgeable service person.
     
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