Thanks im sure this will come in handy later on. I also have a 1999 AmTram with a DT466E, AT545. Im looking to figue out about weather or not to keep trans
alot has to do with what your travel plans are and how heavy you will be. running loaded down and towing a trailer or car over hilly terrain will quiite possibly spell the end of that transmission..
at the very least you'll want to put a nice big cooler on it.. no doubt there are better transmissions out there... however there are a lot of people running 545s in their busses as well.. to me, the biggest successes have been with those not running heavy busses or towing large weight.. and not trying to win speed records by running flat out.. taking it easy will increase the longevity of that transmission..
I have a 2002 international Amtran RE and I had recently added a second stop arm in the rear of the bus. I simply connected the lights and motor directly to the front stop arm and it worked flawlessly. While wiring the back stop arm in a more sturdy and permanent fashion I actually crossed a positive wire with a ground, there was a loud pop in the front of the bus(I'm assuming from the fuse panel) and now the motors for both front and rear stop arms and even the crossing gate now do not engage. They are all electrically operated, not air operated. The lights on the stop arms still work which leads me to believe that when the wires crossed that it blew a fuse. I've looked many spots but I'm not able to find a fuse for the stop arm or crossing gate, or really any fuses at all for that matter.
Can anyone direct me to where those fuses may be located? From reading my issue, could there be any other solution other than a blown fuse? Any other suggestions?