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Jim & Wilma

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On our way through Birmingham today, we stopped at a light on a relatively moderate incline. Light turned green and Ruby surged a bit but didn't budge much. Put her iShift in manual 1st gear and same results. Of course it was a busy intersection and traffic behind us building up. We pusuaded Ruby to back up about a block in three lanes of traffic with Wilma (heroine of the hour) guiding me to the nearest pull off.

 

After a few minutes of rest, we tried driving forward again with success but going downhill instead. Next 20 miles to Hoover were uneventful, but we didn't attempt a start on a hill! When we were stuck, sure felt like the clutch was slipping. Through it all, never lit a code. Looked for codes in the diagnostics when we got to Hoover, but nothing related seemed to jump out at me . . . but I'm still deciphering MIDs, PIDs, FMIs, PSIDs and etc so may have missed something.

 

Welcome any ideas of what this may be. My assumption is we're getting weak clutch pressure being applied for some reason.

 

We'll be telling this story for a few years and Wilma is reminding me it's time for bed and put today to history. Hope to continue to Florida tomorrow so wish us luck but stand by for more adventures.

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I'm having the exact same issue. Even had the clutch replaced in buffalo. It helps in many ways, but was going through blue beacon yesterday for a wash and Rupert was not having any of it. Same issues, no RPMs, Would lurch into gear for a second and go back to nuterial and continue til,I get into the wash bay. Turned the key off and restarted and that seemed to reset the computer. Tried that before with negative results.

 

No DID displayed messages, just some in the messages about communications errors in both the engine and possible the transmission.The truck ran fine for the rest of the trip here to talladega motor speedway. Kinda been going on for a few months.

 

Any ideas would be appreciated.

 

JC

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I'm having the exact same issue. Even had the clutch replaced in buffalo. It helps in many ways, but was going through blue beacon yesterday for a wash and Rupert was not having any of it. Same issues, no RPMs, Would lurch into gear for a second and go back to nuterial and continue til,I get into the wash bay. Turned the key off and restarted and that seemed to reset the computer. Tried that before with negative results.

 

No DID displayed messages, just some in the messages about communications errors in both the engine and possible the transmission.The truck ran fine for the rest of the trip here to talladega motor speedway. Kinda been going on for a few months.

 

Any ideas would be appreciated.

 

JC

Mind sharing how much the clutches being replaced cost you? Im just curious

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Mind sharing how much the clutches being replaced cost you? Im just curious

Got mine done at buffalo volvo. Very nice and helpfull group there. The mechanic is still helping me with my issues. And I paid around 5700.00 dollars. Like I said it helped I ways I didn't know we're there. I was loosing 10-15 miles an hour on hills. Went through TN hills yesterday and had none of those issues.

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Got mine done at buffalo volvo. Very nice and helpfull group there. The mechanic is still helping me with my issues. And I paid around 5700.00 dollars. Like I said it helped I ways I didn't know we're there. I was loosing 10-15 miles an hour on hills. Went through TN hills yesterday and had none of those issues.

 

JC,

 

I was wondering........was the loss of 10-15 mph in the hills due to shift / power management issues .....or......was it due to clutch issues?

 

If the loss of speed was due to clutch issues it seems like one tough but really HOT clutch...........

 

Drive on..........(Be kind to the clutch........)

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Got mine done at buffalo volvo. Very nice and helpfull group there. The mechanic is still helping me with my issues. And I paid around 5700.00 dollars. Like I said it helped I ways I didn't know we're there. I was loosing 10-15 miles an hour on hills. Went through TN hills yesterday and had none of those issues.

JC

Sorry to hear about the problems. I have an I-Shift too.

Just out of curiosity, what did the Volvo dealer do for $5,700?

 

Thanks,

 

Jim

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No more adventures on this trip! Ruby brought us back to Florida without any further acting up. Thanks everybody for the suggestions and bmzero appreciate your offer of help.

 

I dug into the codes and maybe the culprit is loss of air pressure. Besides the comm errors we're getting, we show a MID-130, PID-37, FMI-1, which translates to pressure below 72.5 PSI with symptoms including slow clutch performance. I know we have a fairly aggressive air leak in vicinity of transmission, so we'll start there and see where it takes us.

 

For now Ruby is parked for three months till next planned outing boondocking at the Tampa RV show. Got plenty of time to figure it out and probably a trip to get to know the Orlando Volvo shop.

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No more adventures on this trip! Ruby brought us back to Florida without any further acting up. Thanks everybody for the suggestions and bmzero appreciate your offer of help.

 

I dug into the codes and maybe the culprit is loss of air pressure. Besides the comm errors we're getting, we show a MID-130, PID-37, FMI-1, which translates to pressure below 72.5 PSI with symptoms including slow clutch performance. I know we have a fairly aggressive air leak in vicinity of transmission, so we'll start there and see where it takes us.

 

For now Ruby is parked for three months till next planned outing boondocking at the Tampa RV show. Got plenty of time to figure it out and probably a trip to get to know the Orlando Volvo shop.

Jim-

Glad Ruby got you guys home.

We'll be at the Tampa Show so hopefully we'll see you....we'll be boondocking in the front.

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No more adventures on this trip! which translates to pressure below 72.5 PSI with symptoms including slow clutch performance. I know we have a fairly aggressive air leak in vicinity of transmission, so we'll start there and see where it takes us.

Well, that will be a cheap fix all in all.....good to hear that.

 

 

Rick

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