how can i overide the engine shut down on a 2012 cascadia

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  1. jefflouk

    jefflouk Bobtail Member

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    Hello,
    I'm trying to find out how I can keep the engine from shutting down. I have a 2012 Freightliner Cascadia.
     
  2. Bent Wrench

    Bent Wrench Medium Load Member

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    It's easy if you own the truck, however if you don't own the truck there will probably be a password issue.
     
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  3. BigJohn54

    BigJohn54 Gone, but NEVER forgotten

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  4. ironpony

    ironpony Road Train Member

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    We have an "ENG SHDN OVRD" - Engine Shutdown Override switch on ours... you've got 30 seconds after the red engine shutdown lite comes on to hit it. Will run for 3 minutes I think. Its not to run very far, but just enough to get you to a safe place to park and shutdown.

    You're real issue is why the ECM thinks you're killing the engine...
     
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  5. jefflouk

    jefflouk Bobtail Member

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    I am leasing the truck right now.
     
  6. THBatMan8

    THBatMan8 Road Train Member

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    If your truck has a manual, read it. There are a few ways to over ride it:

    1) Press on the OVRD ENG SHDN switch

    2) Rev up the RPM's

    3) Turn on the cruise control to put the truck in smart idle mode.
     
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  7. ironpony

    ironpony Road Train Member

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    And get the #### truck looked at before you do some serious damage to it.
     
  8. jefflouk

    jefflouk Bobtail Member

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    When I'm. Parked at a truck stop where it is hot I would like the engine to stay on instead of shutting down after 5 minutes.
     
  9. Dieseljunkie

    Dieseljunkie Light Load Member

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    Are you meaning to say that when your time is up the engine shuts itself Dow? The company really does that? Or are you talking just a normal engine idle timer? What kind of motor?
     
  10. THBatMan8

    THBatMan8 Road Train Member

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    Turn on the cruise control. It will raise the RPM's by 100 so the truck won't shut itself off.

    :biggrin_2552:
     
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