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Old 03-16-2013, 01:21 PM   #1
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Good afternoon,

You have helped me in the past and I hope you can help me again. I had a problem towning my trailer home today with my 2001 Journey pusher. The first thing I noticed was the rpm needle bouncing back and forth. Second, the "Check engine" light came on and I lost power. The needle would stop bouncing, check engine light would go off and the power would come back.
So, I am hoping it isn't anything major as it would go through this process
of losing power and then have it return. Sometimes it seemed as though taking my foot off the gas and let it go to an idle, almost, it would go away.

Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 03-16-2013, 02:03 PM   #2
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I had a similar problem recently and discovered that it was an engine position sensor which the local FL service center replaces. About $75 for the part and 2 hours labor (one diagnostic and one R&R).

Initially I didn't notice a power change but when idling it seemed to surge. The problem got to be more frequent as I drove.

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Old 03-16-2013, 02:03 PM   #3
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first things i would look at would be air n fuel filters next the turbo.
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Old 03-16-2013, 02:57 PM   #4
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Ok, thanks for the replies. I will crawl around tomorrow and see if I can find out what is causing the problem.
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Old 03-16-2013, 09:45 PM   #5
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Some people with similar problems found out it was a dirty connection at the ECM module in the engine bay, accessed from the bedroom. Just unplug connections, spray contact cleaner and shazam!
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Old 03-17-2013, 10:44 AM   #6
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my guess is same as Nick, throttle position sensor, but I would try the other things first just in case it is not the sensor to see if that takes care of it and saves you a few $$'s.

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Old 03-19-2013, 03:59 AM   #7
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Well, I took my RV for a spin yesterday and of course it ran fine. I want to take it to have someone look at the code from the check engine light but I found out the place
I usually take it to does not work on the motors. Anyone know of a place that they trust in the Baltimore area where I could take it.

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Old 03-19-2013, 06:10 AM   #8
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Autozone should be able to pull the codes for you. It has an OBDii port and is similar to a Superduty.
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:36 AM   #9
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I would call Freightliner and they can give you the name of an Oasis dealer near you.

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Old 03-20-2013, 03:55 AM   #10
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I talked to the people at Charlie's Campers and they gave me the name of
a place they send people to if they need engine work. Charlie's doesn't have a diesel mechanic to work on the chassis side of things. Taking it
up tomorrow afternoon, so we will see.

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Old 03-23-2013, 07:11 AM   #11
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Just wanted to update the thread. I got a call from the repair shop and the check engine light was the result of a bad "Crank positioning sensor" I think I have the
term correct but it was something along those lines. Thanks for everyone chiming
in on my question. Hope I can return the favor.....

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Old 04-01-2013, 07:36 AM   #12
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Just wanted to give Cross Roads repair shop in Finksburg md a big thank you for taking care of the problem with my rv. I would not hesitate taking it back to them if I needed any other repairs. Great people to deal with.
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