Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-01-2007, 11:18 AM   #1
Winnebago Owner
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: So Cal
Posts: 62
It's an 05 Journey. They worked when new but now nothing. I'm sure someone has had a similiar issue. What should I be looking for?
Mike
__________________
'05 Journey 36G, 350 CAT
Journey On
Mikeso is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2007, 11:18 AM   #2
Winnebago Owner
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: So Cal
Posts: 62
It's an 05 Journey. They worked when new but now nothing. I'm sure someone has had a similiar issue. What should I be looking for?
Mike
__________________
'05 Journey 36G, 350 CAT
Journey On
Mikeso is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2007, 02:11 PM   #3
Winnebago Camper
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 15
The air horns I am familiar with have airline that goes to a 12v relay/air pressure switch that then goes via the same airline which is fed from the air storage tank. The switch on the wheel activates the 12 volt relay releasing the air through the trumpets. Troubleshoot from the easiest side first, check for voltage at the fuse box for the wheel switch, then check the air supply fittings to the relay/air switch then the fittings to the trumpet. Be careful up top... and good luck.
Aux_man - Out.
aux_man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2007, 03:19 PM   #4
Winnebago Master
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Northern Oklahoma
Posts: 871
I have 2004 Meridian that the air horns quit working within the first year while still under warranty. The Winnebago shop said they replaced the solenoid but I don't know what it looks like or exactly where it is. Wish I had insisted they show me but was so aggraveted at them after waiting 3 weeks for 4.5 hrs labor to be done (several small things were supposedly fixed at the same time) I was just glad to get away from them.
Wagonmaster2
wagonmaster2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2007, 04:18 PM   #5
Winnebago Master
 
Pusherman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Rochester NY
Posts: 813
My air horns quit on my new coach. Had the air solenoid changed 3X to get it working (once they shipped the wrong part).

The solenoid is behind the front access panel under the windshield. Easy to identify. Mine's right behind the air pressure dial where the aux air line is for pumping up your tires. Has an air line running from the air system distribution block, and a pair of 12V wires running to the bottom of the solenoid valve.

You can check if you have 12V at the solenoid by having someone press the horn switch (with the air horn switch on) and use a 12V tester or voltmeter to verify you have power.

Not sure how to test if you have air there -- but I think you need to bleed off the air before you release the line to the solenoid.

My bet is it's a bad solenoid.
__________________
Don
'07 Winnebago Journey 34H - CAT C7, Koni's, MCU's, SS Bell Crank, Safe-T-Plus
'07 HHR Toad, SMI AFO, Blue OX
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
Pusherman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2007, 04:45 PM   #6
Winnebago Camper
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Pensacola, Fla.
Posts: 18
You don't have to bleed off the air just to check. You can push down on the air line coming out of the top of the solenoid and then hold down on the collar and pull the air line out. If you try blowing the air horn and get air through the solenoid, then your problem is probably with the horns themselves.
__________________
Charlie

2004 Meridian 34H
Fstop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2007, 05:45 AM   #7
Winnebago Owner
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: So Cal
Posts: 62
Thank you all for the info. Will check out the solenoid this weekend.
__________________
'05 Journey 36G, 350 CAT
Journey On
Mikeso is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2007, 02:48 PM   #8
Winnebago Camper
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Duvall, Wa.
Posts: 48
I have also had continued air horn problems since delivery. The information posted here is all correct. Mine was "fixed" at the dealer, then again "fixed" at the factory, but each fix lasted only a short time. The factory fix failed again the same day. My new local dealer did the last fix. I asked him what was the problem. He said the preasure was high at the solinoid which would sometimes cause it to stick. Sometimes dumping all air or working the brakes to reduce preasure would help. He advised dumping all air from valve, (hook your air hose to the fitting for tire inflation) & opening the valve. When gauge is 0 psi press down on the connector sleeve at to of valve (small air line) then pull the line out. Put a couple of drops of "air tool oil" in the valve then work it by honking the horn. Re attach the line & you are good to go. I have had to do this a number of times, a real PITA. The last time I had a problem I took the valve clear out to test, jumped 12v from batt to opperate. I also tested the HORN by using the onboard air system to shoot air up that small air line, works good. While the valve was out, I recordes the p/n's , it is made by HADLEY same as the horns. unfortunatly I lost that info. Good luck.
__________________
Winnebago Coach Forum Member. 2004 Vectra 40 AD Cummins 350 W/Banks power package, 2004 PT Cruiser, GT, Turbo, 5spd, Good Sam, TT, FMCA
Big Bear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2007, 04:31 AM   #9
Winnebago Camper
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Full Time Traveler!
Posts: 16
I just had mine fixed...by the local dealer. He said a wire had come loose...they work now! Only cost me $90!!!!

But at least the next car that cuts in front of me will KNOW I am directly behind them!
__________________
Craig Thompson

Full-Timer
craigt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2007, 07:21 AM   #10
KIX
Winnebago Master
 
KIX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: St. Augustine, FL
Posts: 587
If the solenoid is the same as the step cover solenoids you can remove the coil and clean the "rod" that goes thru the coil. The ones on the step cover seem to get corroded occassionally and cleaning them fixes the problem.
__________________
KIX
'02 Ultimate Advantage 40J Spartan MM - Cummins ISC
KIX is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Air Horns Quit?? PDB Winnebago General Discussions 8 08-05-2006 02:01 PM
HWH Jacks working, not working and working again? Bob&Pat General Maintenance and Repair 6 06-08-2006 04:22 AM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Winnebago Industries or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:03 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.