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viet hoang

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Winnebago Adventurer electrical problems
« on: February 11, 2012, 10:45:08 PM »
Hello,
I needed all the help I can get with this problem. I have a 1994 Winnebago Adventurer 34' with only 26000 miles. While driving down the highway 55MPH, the engine stopped and all electrical power ceased. Smoke came out around the engine. There was a strong smell of electrical wire burning. I can not locate the source of the burnt smell. Now there are no power to the ignition or the gauges. The battery is 12.7V. Is anyone have this problem before? Thank you for your help.
Viet

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Re: Winnebago Adventurer electrical problems
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2012, 07:50:41 AM »
Hi Viet - welcome!

Sounds like you need a professional mechanic to have a look, you're lucky you didn't have a fire.
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viet hoang

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Re: Winnebago Adventurer electrical problems
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2012, 08:38:36 AM »
Hello John,
Thank you for the nice welcome.
I found out where the burnt source is but still don't know what's the cause for that.
It's the green wire in the group of 4 wires (red, pink, black, green) ran over the top of the transmission into a steel box mounted onto the frame.
Please see the picture's link:
http://www.use.com/editset.pl?set=d0a2fbb2e432b8a34c88

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Re: Winnebago Adventurer electrical problems
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2012, 08:52:04 AM »
I would check the connections for corrosion and tightness of connections. Resistance can cause wiring to over heat. Green is normally a ground wire.
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Re: Winnebago Adventurer electrical problems
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2012, 09:24:54 AM »
You're going to need your chassis wiring diagram and I'm not sure where you could get that - maybe start with whoever made your chassis (Workhorse?  Ford?)
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Re: Winnebago Adventurer electrical problems
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2012, 10:09:19 AM »
Don't know your exact model, but wiring diagrams are most likely available.  Try here with your exact 34 model:

http://www.winnebagoind.com/diagram/Wiring.htm

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Re: Winnebago Adventurer electrical problems
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2012, 10:55:11 AM »
Dean - the Winnie diagrams probably won't include what he's after, but it wouldn't hurt to look there first.
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