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  1. bluflame11

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    I know the rear slid....I'm not sure whether it was both axles or just one. The abs light does come on and go out at start up. I hear several series of "clicks" when you first turn on the key that I had always thought was the abs testing itself, but I may be wrong about that. As far as using the transmission to slow down, I do that as much as possible, but being a 2007 truck, it is pre I-shift. I have the Eaton 10 speed ultra shift. Makes it a bit harder.
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    Braking

    I just had the rears adjusted. My brakecontroller sores not use air at all...it is totally electric. How do I check the abs?
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    I have something I wanted to ask about...i have tried searching and I have not found it, or I'm not searching the right terms...i have a 2007 Volvo 730, still tandem. We tow a 42 foot fiver. Yesterday we had a scary situation. We were driving along an interstate with about 4 lanes of travel. I was in the second lane from right. We were probably going 45mph as there was traffic. Suddenly the Lange I was in came to a dead stop. I jumped on the brakes. The tandem locked up but the fronts did not. Thankfully, no one was beside me, so I was able to steer to the slow lane to avoid a collision.
  4. Thanks for the thoughts and replies so far! My truck is 2007 VNL 730 with the d12 and Eaton 10 speed 2 pedal trans. Purchased Jan 2017 with 600k. We have put 7-8k additional on it so far. Trailer is 2013 Sabre 36QBOK, 41 foot, weighing 13-14K. I do hear the fan kicking in and it was verified by the tech that the clutch for the fan is working well. I don't recall hearing it before the fan clutch was replaced, so I thought that would fix my problem. My coolant is orange and I have never had the coolant flushed or changed, and I have not had it pressure tested...I am not sure wher
  5. Hi Everyone! I am looking to see if anyone has any advice or has been through this before. I have noticed that my truck gets warmer than I think it should when pulling hills. I start watching the temperature gauge slowly climb while going up a hill to the point is turns on the "check" light as in the pic below. This only happens when pulling long grades with an outside temp over 75 degrees. Once or twice, it has warmed up as far as to trigger the "stop" light and displayed "engine coolant temp too high". but, mostly it just gets to the warning in the picture and stays there, then when I
  6. Headed a little south and set up camp outside Williamsburg, Virginia
  7. I always thought that is the way it should be, but I am inexperienced.... not necessarily trying to pass everything on the hill, but always thought it should cruise right up with the rv without any issues!
  8. Thanks! I'll check these things.... how much boost should I see?
  9. A.c. was on , coolant level is good, not sure of oil temp
  10. Thanks! What's the best way to check these?
  11. On a normal cruise it runs 170-180 I believe... I hands tried down shifting, ruining in "low", easing off the throttle, nothing seems to change it.... As far as rpm, it is probably around 14-1500, maybe upwards of 2000 if i downshift. I believe the fan is engaging around 210ish
  12. Hi friends! We have a 2007 730 with d12 and 2 pedal Eaton 10 speed. We purchased this in January. My family absolutely loves traveling in the truck! Everyone has been so helpful! We have been having some concerns with overheating while towing grades. While towing up hill, the temp gauge would climb upwards of 215+, then the "check" light would come on and the message center displayed "engine ecu maintenance required". We did not want to mess with overheating, so to the dealer it went. They supposedly checked everything out and said it was the temp sensor, and replaced it.
  13. Depending on the year of your truck, you may get any error....i did on my 07 when I tried to put on the clear led side lights... the original had a standard automobile bulb (1156 maybe? )....had it at the dealer for a few other things, and they looked into clearing the error for the led to work, but couldn't get it to work.... Found an easy enough fix though... wired in a socket to accept the original bulb, i wrapped it with some high heat material and tape just to be sure it did not get too warm, and tucked it in the hole, then mounted the led.... works like a charm and no er
  14. I just installed pioneer 4200 in my 730... solved both issues.... 1. Parking brake.... there is a small adapter that i bought to bypass the parking brake signal. Just search "pioneer parking brake bypass" on Amazon. It's like 8 bucks. 2. Reverse....i did run a wire from the taillights up to the dash. I am sure there is a wire under the dash somewhere, but I thought for the time I would spend looking for it, I could just run a wire to the back as I ran the cables for the back up cams. I did 2 back up cams, one at the fifth wheel hitch and one low at the bumper. Now, after all
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