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Old 05-22-2011, 06:19 PM   #1
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Windshield popped out when air bag deflated

Hit a good size pothole on the highway today and it knocked the linkage off the air bag suspension level control valve causing the air bag to deflate on that tire (it was the passenger side front). The problem was there were a couple good size bumps in a row and I couldn't get around them...long story short I ended up poppong a corner of the windshield out. Tomorrows first call will have to be to the insurance co then to the glass guy to get it taken care of right away...glass is fine just sticking out. THE REAL PROBLEM was that I was under there not long ago changing the oil and greasing everything up and didn't think to check that linkage. The valve is operated by linkage with rubber bushings/grommets on each end and apparently the rubber dried out and when I hit the pothole it was all it took to pop it loose and everything went downhill from there. I'm going to put a call into Reyco Granning tomorrow to see about getting the replacement grommets for all of the valves...if one was bad the others are probably not far behind...anyone else had this happen to them?
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When I was at Spartan in 2004 getting the front IFS replaced (12,000# to 14,600#) I bought extra linkages, both front and rear. They're under the bed just waiting to be needed.
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