Truck moving at rocket speed in reverse w/o pressing accelerator

Discussion in 'Freightliner Forum' started by expedite_it, Jun 12, 2022.

  1. expedite_it

    expedite_it Heavy Load Member

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    Twelve gears going forward. I don't know how many reverse gears.
     
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  3. Wasted Thyme

    Wasted Thyme Road Train Member

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    Autos usually have R1 and R2. Might want to use manual mode and be sure it's in R1. Also it might be an issue with "urge to go." If your truck is equipped with that.
     
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    expedite_it Heavy Load Member

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    I don't know what you mean by urge to go.
     
  5. Wasted Thyme

    Wasted Thyme Road Train Member

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    Sorry. It's urge to move. It's Eaton transmission.

     
  6. Bozwik

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    This is a characteristic of the freightliner automatics. They're garbage. I'm driving one now and it's either brake or excelerator, nothing in between, no feathering either pedal. You end up slamming into docks and hooking up to a trailer. Where I work, they tell their drivers it's something they're doing wrong and these drivers believe it.
     
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  7. armo

    armo Light Load Member

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    These DT12 equipped trucks are full of surprises . )))) I have heard about thuis issue but never seen it in my life. :)
    Go to dealer
     
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  8. expedite_it

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    I have checked on this. The display monitor does say R1 when the truck moves at rocket speed in reverse.
     
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  9. expedite_it

    expedite_it Heavy Load Member

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    "No feathering either pedal"-----yes, you said a mouthful. I cannot help but slam into loading docks and the kingpins of trailers with this truck.
     
  10. armo

    armo Light Load Member

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    OP if you have DL i can tell you where to go and what to check. DL means diagnosticlink. Its a software
     
  11. expedite_it

    expedite_it Heavy Load Member

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    I don't have DL. I am a company driver anyway.
     
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