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1988 itasca phasar

Unread postby bruss777 » Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:54 am

My 88 Itasca sat a lot last year and part of this year due to me being away a lot rehabbing a house in another town. I'm trying to drive the RV more now and it's running good except when I'm using the cruise control there is intermittent hesitation. What could be causing this and what can I do? Thanks anyone.

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Re: 1988 itasca phasar

Unread postby dudedog » Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:27 pm

I have found the cruise on these to be easy to work on. If you have the book it is very detailed on troubleshooting. 90% of the time it is a vacuum issue.

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Re: 1988 itasca phasar

Unread postby scott.edwards » Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:08 pm

I ditto Freds reply!

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Re: 1988 itasca phasar

Unread postby Barbara Russell » Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:49 pm

You know, I'm not a mechanic, but I do have the service manual. Do you think I could figure out how to fix this problem if it's a vacuum leak issue? Or should I leave it to a professional?
Could the problem possibly be due to the gas that's been sitting in the tank in the basically unused RV for quite a while? Or would that show up in mis-firing, which was the case until I had new spark plugs installed recently.

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Re: 1988 itasca phasar

Unread postby scott.edwards » Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:00 pm

Vacuum lines are easy.... look for them, follow them..... make sure there are no holes or the ends are not cracked..... if the ends are cracked, cut the end off a little and put it back where you took it off of.

If the gas was questionable, it would run poorly cruise on or off.

On the Bosch units, the main issue with running is almost always vacuum. It can be ignition, like a bad wire or spark plug, maybe fuel or the filter has water in it, or the valves require adjustment. But all of these will run the way they run, independent of cruise. That said, the cruise does require vacuum, so there are lines that could be bad.....

I doubt it is electrical.

Regards, Scott

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Re: 1988 itasca phasar

Unread postby Barbara Russell » Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:35 pm

Thanks, Scott. I'll read my service manual and try my best to fix the problem. Sounds simple enough.

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Unread postby Leo » Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:54 pm

Don't know if manual says this....not only check hoses for cracks and leaks but hoses will also suck to geather and make the vacuum go up and down, bad check valve on reserve tank must work...

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Re: 1988 itasca phasar

Unread postby mark pullmann » Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:43 am

I have sold my 85 Lesharo and have a good heater that came out of a texas
coach. It has little use ond no corrosion. I also have a good gas tank and
a heater that used the engine coolant for heating the cabin. Let me know if
you are interested. Thanks.

On Thu, Apr 12, 2018 at 12:27 PM, Fred Brann derfnarb@yahoo.com

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Re: 1988 itasca phasar

Unread postby RonOhler » Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:31 am

I may be interested in the heater or parts. Where and how much?

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Re: 1988 itasca phasar

Unread postby LarrySchoppe » Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:59 am

Might be interested if I knew where you are, a phone number or address to send you a letter.

Larry Sr

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