Engine shuts off

  • 06/09/2017 12:14 PM
    Message # 4889887

    We own a 1988 Tioga Class C built upon an E350 Ford Chassis.  During a recent 5,000 mile trip the engine shut off on its own on 3 different occasions.  This is more than a little disconcerting when in heavy traffic or on a busy interstate highway.  Each time I was able to place the shifter in 'Nuetral' and restart the engine.  Does anyone have an idea why this is occurring?  Other than this problem the vehicle runs very good, there is only 40,000 miles on this motorhome.

    Dennis & Joan, White Bear Lake, MN

    Last modified: 06/09/2017 12:15 PM | dennis sachs
  • 06/12/2017 10:36 AM
    Reply # 4892791 on 4889887

    It sounds like your fuel pump may be going out.  I had a 1997 Bounder that had the same symptoms.  Eventually it failed completely leaving me stranded.  Given the age of your coach, it may be starting to fail.   It may not be an easy/cheap to fix but it is better to take care of it now vs. a breakdown on the side of a road and an expensive tow.

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