First Major Repair!

Discussion in 'Trucks [ Eighteen Wheelers ]' started by reelheavy, Jan 28, 2020.

  1. reelheavy

    reelheavy Bobtail Member

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    Attached is a quote from the freightliner dealer just bought the truck in November ony put 10k miles on it and first major repair.
     

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  2. CaptainDaveG

    CaptainDaveG Road Train Member

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    I’d have them clean out the system. See if it holds air then before removing the Trans.

    Be Safe Out There



    Captain Dave
     
  3. wichris

    wichris Road Train Member

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    Remember when floors came out of the truck and you could work on a trans without removing it?
     
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  4. mhyn

    mhyn Road Train Member

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    is this 13 speed eaton fuller ? and what mileage you have?
     
  5. reelheavy

    reelheavy Bobtail Member

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    10 speed just hit 600k miles
     
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  6. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    Tsk. Its a very nice description though. Bill is typical almost 6 grand. And still things to chase.
     
  7. reelheavy

    reelheavy Bobtail Member

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    Yeah when it's cold out it take the truck forever to build air. And it is always stuck on the high side of the transmission. No matter where you have the range selector. But if you have it on the high side you can hear air coming from the shifter itself. But if you drive a while she will finally go to the low side air will start to build normally and shoot off. And the truck drives fine. I changed the air dryer cartridge myself cleaned it real good. It seemed to be the original one the truck was produced with. I drain my tanks daily. I see a small amount of mist when I first open the valves and then that is it.

    The thing that is throwing me is the fact that they are saying it is water on the top plate of the transmission that is freezing But if it was water on the top plate wouldn't water be in the transmission itself?
     
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  8. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    If I remember my temperatures, a transmission and axles operating at 210 or higher when working hard would boil that water away in a hurry.
     
  9. Mike250rs

    Mike250rs Medium Load Member

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    The top plate just houses the air valves for range selection and such. Generally they can just take that off without removing the trans.

    Looks like the previous owner didn't drain the air system that often. If they find rust, have then check the DEF dossing valve as well.
     
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  10. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    WINNER!!!!!

    Who had the truck for the first 600K. That counts for a lot.
     
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