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Old 10-01-2013, 02:15 PM   #1
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Brake issue Sabre 32RCTS

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Since our elected officials can't seem to get it together, I'm officially furloughed AGAIN this year. Might as well try and figure out my brake issue.
While returning from our weekend camping trip this past weekend, my built in integrated brake controller on my Ram flashed the SC code and the dash chimmed in to tell me "trailer brakes disconnected". It immediately reset and about 3 miles later did it again. I pulled over, checked the plug in the bed, and didn't "see" anything wrong. Drove home. I was only 15 miles from the house and never got over 50MPH so I figured I'd take a look at it in the yard.
I have checked all of the wires to the best of my ability and can find no obvious cuts or areas where the wires may have chaffed and shorted to ground. All appears to be in order. I crawled under the 5th Wheel and with the power connected to the truck, key turned on aux, controller showing rig connected, heard an audible continuous click, click, click, coming from the front passenger trailer brake area. When I disconnect the 7 pin connector, sound stops. I'm not sure if this click is normal or how long it has been happening. It is faint enough that you wouldn't hear it while the truck is running while doing a walk around. Could this be causing the SC code to pop up on the controller? Is it normal to click? Any suggestions on how to keep the controller from showing "disconnected brakes" every 3-7 miles? Didn't notice the dash alarm on rough terrain, or bumps. I did notice it seemed to do it more in turns. Very intermittent. Any suggestions? Thanks
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Old 10-01-2013, 02:58 PM   #2
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If anyone has any ideas or opinions.....I'm all ears.
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Old 10-01-2013, 03:07 PM   #3
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Okay, since I am also out of a job again as of this afternoon, I'll try to help. When you heard the clicking from the front right, could it be a shirted magnet? There is a Lippert axle manual in the library at the top of the page and in it it will tell you how to do an ohm check on that magnet?

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EDIT, Thanks for the help LYNKAGE. Shorted.
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Old 10-01-2013, 03:09 PM   #4
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Okay, since I am also out of a job again as of this afternoon, I'll try to help. When you heard the clicking from the front right, could it be a shirted magnet? There is a Lippert axle manual in the library at the top of the page and in it it will tell you how to do an ohm check on that magnet?

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Going to look at the Lippert manual now. What is a "shirted magnet"?
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I'm sure he means "Shorted" magnet and that could be the problem.

Try to disconnect the brakes one by one to see which one is the culprit.

Not much to go wrong with them except the magnet or wiring.
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Also be very wary of those silly "Scotch Loks" that they use to connect the wires at the axles.
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Old 10-01-2013, 03:27 PM   #7
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I'm sure he means "Shorted" magnet and that could be the problem.

Try to disconnect the brakes one by one to see which one is the culprit.

Not much to go wrong with them except the magnet or wiring.
Ok. Thanks. How do I "disconnect" each brake separately? Do I disconnect the wires at the "wire nut"? Those "wire nuts" are different than I have seen is there a trick to getting them off the wires or do I need to cut them off?
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Also be very wary of those silly "Scotch Loks" that they use to connect the wires at the axles.
I'm assuming these are what I am referring to as "wire nuts". Any suggestions on what should be used??
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I'm assuming these are what I am referring to as "wire nuts". Any suggestions on what should be used??
Bd I think there twist nuts that are crimped.
I'd have to look at mine when I get home.
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Old 10-01-2013, 04:33 PM   #10
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BD mine were butt connectors but if they look like wire nuts and have a crimp mark in them I would just cut them off and use any number of connectors to re-connect them.

Do they look like these? https://www.google.com/search?q=crim...archBox&ie=&oe=

if so just cut them off. BTW you only need to disconnect 1 wire to determine if that is the culprit.

Maybe a picture so we could help even more?
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