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For those more interested in Allison problems than spell checkers, here is what the problem was. This "Allison" problem was actually a comedy of errors not directly related to the Allison. Here goes! Took to W.W. Williams in Atlanta GA., and had computer diagnostics run, they determined that codes and initial testing indicated the VP44 injector pump was defective and the lift pump was inoperative, and data link to transmission was not communicating. Apparently when the lift pump dies the V44 will continue to supply the engine by providing a suction on the the fuel line. In doing so it literally destroys itself in the process. If I had replaced the lift pump ($60) when the first code was thrown, I probably would have saved the V44 pump ($2500-4000). I have since installed a electric fuel pressure gauge on the output side of the fuel filter to warn me if lift pump fails. I also replaced cheap OEM lift pump with a Rapter after market lift pump. ($280) The Rapter maintains 15 PSI/ 10psi WOT to injector pump which relies on fuel for lubrication. During the install of the V44 the tech pulled loose the data link cable which was then burned on the manifold, and the same tech apparently used a water hose to clean the pump area after install. Water got into a terminal resister on the end of the data link cable causing the trans light code.
Gypsy1 07/17/17 01:22am Tech Issues
RE: Weather Pro 9100 too high???

The gas struts for 'standard' hardware is 28-3/4" The gas struts for 'basement' hardware is 24-1/4" (4-1/2" shorter) Go back to 'dealer' and have them install CORRECT hardware. Thanks Old Bisqcuit, you answered my question, but I have to eat it because I told them to put "standard hardware" not knowing they were different heights. I can adjust it to be usable. In the future I will consider replacing the gas pistons with the shorter ones.
Gypsy1 07/17/17 12:56am Class A Motorhomes
Weather Pro 9100 too high???

I recently damaged the lower hardware on my Winnebago Journey 02', previously installed was a 9100 "basement" hardware. The new hardware installed by a local rv dealer was "standard" hardware. The height of the roller tube when extended is now significantly higher from the ground. The awning sticks out almost horizontal, and would not shed any water and i am afraid it would collapse in the rain. Is the design of the "standard" vs "basement" different in regard to height. Is there any way i can lower the height of the roller tube to the ground without different hardware? When the adjustment knob is secured in the lowest position it is still too high. Any help you can provide would be appreciated.
Gypsy1 07/07/17 09:22pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: HWH 325 solenoid fuse blew

OP here. I checked the resistance in the coil and it is bad. I am just looking for a place to buy the coil alone. HWH sells the coil and stem in one piece and is very pricey. There are many types where I use to work but not one for this stem. I recently had a fuse blow and burn up the inline fuse housing at the pump. Quite accidentally I saw a flash at the motor terminal when current applied. The terminal was extermly hot, and more importantly loose and corroded. This caused heat, which caused resistance and blew the fuse. Cleaned to terminal at the motor, replaced the fuse with circuit breaker and solved the problem.
Gypsy1 06/29/17 03:50pm Class A Motorhomes
Winny Journey 02 HWH leveler Question

My Journey 32', 02 recently had some transmission work done and the cross bracket linking HWH cylinder mount tubes was removed to allow access to the Allison pan under which it is mounted. Can't seem to get the bracket back on as it appears the holes don't line up. Questions; 1. The tube mounts seem to be welded to the chassis, how could they move? 2. What is this bracket for, is it necessary and why? Any information would be appreciated, I have corresponded with both Winnebago and HWH to no avail.
Gypsy1 03/05/17 10:50am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Lifespan of brakes on large motorhome

No comparison between gasser with hydraulic brakes and air braked pusher. At 82K my brake pads like almost new. In my experience you should expect to get in excess of 250K miles, the only way you would need a brake job earlier is if a slack-adjuster failed and tightened too much. Not a likely scenario on a well maintained coach if the chassis is greased as required.
Gypsy1 03/05/17 10:18am Class A Motorhomes

After having a VP44 pump and lift pump installed on my 02" Journey at Turbo Diesel and Electric in Macon GA. I suddenly had a data link electrical problem which caused my trans check light to come on and the tranny went to "limp" mode. They did not have Allison software and denied that they caused the problem. Spent almost a thousand dollars at Middle GA Freightliner for diagnostics of data link problem that they could not find. (See RV Reveiws.Com) GA for whole story. Check Middle Georgia Freightliner and also Turbo Diesel Electric. AVOID THESE TWO SERVICE SHOPS, in MACON GA.!!! Now for the GOOD part of this story, I called W. W. Williams, Atlanta after getting screwed over by the fore mentioned company's, and they fit me in within three days, called me back almost daily status, provided a detailed cost estimate of not only what I brought the MH there for but also other things the found. They almost immediately found the data link problem, within one hour! Dropped the pan on my Allison found dirt in pan, cleaned/flushed housing, removed and overhauled the valve body, replaced some internal parts and internal harness due to age, replaced pan gasket, internal filter, refilled it with TES-295 and changed external filter. They determined the problem I had with check light and limp mode was due to a part of the data link harness was pulled loose and burned/shorted the cable when it came in contact with hot manifold probably at Turbo Diesel during the pump install. In addition they found a resistor end at another part of the cable had water in it, also probably done at Turbo Diesel Electric when they washed down the engine with water to get fuel they spilled on it. These guys did a great job
Gypsy1 10/13/16 02:18pm Tech Issues

So far W.W. Williams Allison Service Center, Atlanta, has diagnosed a failure in the valve body. I assume they are rebuilding the valve body, it will cost me about three grand. They have indicated the top side of the trans is ok. Only 82k on 02" but they think a previous owner may have let it sit, will get more info next week. At least i am getting answers from these folk, they seem to be top flight.
Gypsy1 09/18/16 06:17pm Tech Issues

Thanks to all that have shown interest in my ALLISON problem. For those that care to hijack the post, I hope you will refrain and get serious about assisting other RVers needing help.
Gypsy1 09/13/16 12:04pm Tech Issues

I run a 02" Winny Journey pushed by Cummins ISB 275, Allison 2000MH tranny. A month ago my VP-44 injector pump started throwing a check engine light and code. I took it to a shop and it turned out that I needed a new lift pump and the VP-44 high pressure pump. Some how the techs managed to do something to my Allison that caused the check trans light to come on and it would not reset when the ignition was recycled. I suppose the Allison was in "LIMP" mode because it would not do more than 45 mph and ran as though the torque converter was not locking up. Waiting for the opportunity to get it in the Allison shop in Atlanta. They said it was not electrical as most of their problems often are. Anyone have a clue what might cause the problem ?????
Gypsy1 09/09/16 03:59pm Tech Issues
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