When we left Hammond we headed for Livingston, to visit the Escapees park. We wanted to pick up mail, and have the coach weighed so we can set the correct tire pressures. We kept the drives short as we wanted to get familiar with the coach.
After leaving Livingston, north bound on I-45, we got a “CHECK TRANSMISSION” light. The coach shifted into 5th gear and would not go to any other. Finally we stopped, and found that we were in Neutral but no other gear was available. But, after waiting for 20 minute so, the coach started normally and we continued our drive to Lewisville.
The transmission gave error code twice more before we made it to Lewisville.
After discussions with Spartan and Alison, we took the coach to Stewart and Stevenson, Allison’s main distributor for North Texas. They verified the error code but did not find any actual errors. The error codes indicated an error with the wiring to the solenoids, so they replaced all the solenoids, as well as all the electrical wiring, both internal and internal. In effect, we had a complete transmission rebuild.
This fixed the problem and no more errors were noted.