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Old 01-25-2016, 01:48 PM   #11
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They OP hasn't been back yet, but I am thinking he saw the low voltage warning and then heard the air compressor kick on or off and thinks he has a loose belt. I think he may be hearing something other than a loose belt and is associating that noise with the low voltage warning.

I do not believe anyone could hear an alternator belt slipping on one of these Cummins engines.
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Old 01-27-2016, 01:19 PM   #12
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No3putt, the exact same thing happened to us last month, just outside Houston. Thankfully the dealer was open and had the parts. I was able to put the AC compressor and new belt on myself, and got us back on the road.

There's enough room to stand up in the engine area, and I could reach the idler pulley with my ratchet. It probably took the longest to get the belt around the fan the correct way!


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Old 01-27-2016, 04:46 PM   #13
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Happened to us on the way home from Maine this past summer. A/C compressor froze up and the belt broke. Had to be towed 80 miles to a Freightliner dealer,on a Saturday, was stuck there until Tuesday.
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Old 01-28-2016, 04:14 PM   #14
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Our belt broke as we were going across KS this fall. Just under 50,000 miles, belt was in good condition, but AC froze up and belt broke. If anything else, get a spare belt and carry with since the cumins dealer had to order the new belt.
Just curious what does a new belt cost? I am putting together a spare parts list to have with us when we make the great Alaskan Highway trek in 2018.

(Not to hijack the thread, but advice from other Berk owners on what spare parts they would pack is greatly appreciated!)
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Old 01-28-2016, 04:42 PM   #15
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My replacement from Freightliner was about $54 dollars. I plan to carry a spare myself, though if it breaks because of another pulley component, it's not going to help too much!

I'd be inclined to carry a spare A/C Compressor, and a new belt.

The A/C compressor was $216 I believe.

A water pump wasn't too much money...less than $100.
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I carry a spare belt and a extra filter for everything. This was suggested by Mike at Camp Freight liner.
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Old 01-28-2016, 04:54 PM   #17
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Agree with chesterhull, you won't know what might cause the belt to break, could be any pulley, AC compressor, water pump or belt tensioner that the belt is going around. Odds are you might take a bunch of spare parts and what you might not think of will break. Would be my luck anyway.
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Phil, you don't need to carry anything sitting down in warm FL! LOL
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Just curious what does a new belt cost? I am putting together a spare parts list to have with us when we make the great Alaskan Highway trek in 2018.

(Not to hijack the thread, but advice from other Berk owners on what spare parts they would pack is greatly appreciated!)

A credit card and some cash!! Don't overload yourself with spare parts.
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A credit card and some cash!! Don't overload yourself with spare parts.
Actually. Coach-Net

I have researched this pretty good and Coach-Net offers a roadside assist /repair plan (pretty reasonable too!) The cover Canada and AK fairly well, but it may take a day for them to get to you if you are really "out there" so my spare parts (other than the obligatory flat repair plugs & fuses) kit will be minimal...what do ya'll consider critical?
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