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Old 03-03-2017, 07:08 PM   #21
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What little USB key???????

I'm all over the place trying to get the manual and I should have been given it in the first place?
Oscar, sorry for the delay in getting back with an answer.

I'm not sure what initiated it, but Freightliner sent me a piece of plastic about the size of a credit card that contained a USB key with their manuals on it. Tons of information in one place.

I have been able to find much of the same information in my various tours of the web. The FCC Maintenance Manual is at
https://secure.freightliner.com/newb...e%20manual.pdf

The Operators Manual is at
https://secure.freightliner.com/newb...s%20manual.pdf

–cheers, Gordon
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Old 03-03-2017, 08:27 PM   #22
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Thanks Gordon. I have those. And, they are not shop manuals. The shop manuals are thousands of pages.
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Old 03-04-2017, 05:21 PM   #23
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Manuals and web resources for FCC

While we are on the topic of manuals and documentation,

FCC keeps a lot of up-to-date manuals at
https://www.fcccrv.com/parts-and-ser...s-maintenance/

At https://www.fcccrv.com/wp-content/up...Chassis-v2.pdf there is the newest version of the "Know Your Chassis" slide deck.

On page 23 it provides the first explanation that I have found of how to use the "Mode" button on my Allison transmission. When I press the mode button the light comes on, but it does not tell me what the mode is. According to page 23, the Mode On is for the best fuel economy and the Mode Off is best performance, such as in mountains. I had always thought that it was the other way around and normally drive with the mode off. The difference between the two is very subtle, so it was hard for me to tell.

I agree that these manuals are not full service manuals, but I'm not a licensed mechanic and wouldn't want to do the things that need such a manual. Compared to the service documentation provided by car manufacturers, however, this is quite impressive. I have bought Ford and GM service manuals and they were 2 or 3 volumes, but I never needed that much detail for the things that I would do. The FCC manuals that are readily available are somewhere in between the detail a car owners manual and a full service manual.

In addition, you can register your VIN and get vehiclespecific information at
https://cmspublish-dtna.prd.freightl...h-america.html
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I'm not a licensed mechanic and wouldn't want to do the things that need such a manual.
I don't need a license to work on my own unit.....

I have enough experience to do some of the things that any FL shop charges a fortune for. (They don't really want to do them.....) Now when we get into ECU's and TCM's that need proprietary computers to flash etc.... yup. I'm out. But I haven't found anything on the 6000 style list that goes that deep.
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