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Gear issues

Hi All,

Cummins with original gearbox, Driving fine and parked, a few minutes later a bang and a hiss. No gears and light down.

Bus recovered and hose pipe burst and replaced. Now no light but bus wont move when in any gear. It makes a small effort but nothing happening.

Would anyone have any thoughts?

Thanks in advance!

Re: Gear issues

The bus will try to move in neutral because of oil drag if it is on the level. The burst air hose may have taken out some of the wiring to the EP valve or to the handbrake linkage proximity switch.

Re: Gear issues

Thanks Roy

Re: Gear issues

Did you resolve the problem? It would be helpful to others to know what it was.

My bus number (if any): RML2532