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Old 05-24-2019, 12:35 PM   #1
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99 tradeswind 7371. Started making a noise in rear area underneath when I would have parking brake applied and go from drive to neutral. Not as much from reverse to neutral. I put it in neutral before applying p brake. I happened to do it the other way & noticed noise. Is this maybe because I have p brake on while in gear? Thoughts anyone ?
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Old 05-24-2019, 12:38 PM   #2
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99 tradeswind 7371. Started making a noise in rear area underneath when I would have parking brake applied and go from drive to neutral. Not as much from reverse to neutral. I put it in neutral before applying p brake. I happened to do it the other way & noticed noise. Is this maybe because I have p brake on while in gear? Thoughts anyone ?
It depends on the type noise your hearing is it a clunk that could be a u joint or possibly a bad bushing if it's a creaking or cracking then I could be something totally different. You probably we'll have to describe the sound
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Old 05-24-2019, 12:48 PM   #3
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Best thing to do is climb, or get someone to climb under there, and look for loose parts in the driveshaft area.

You can Google a diesel pusher drive shaft and study how to check it out.

With a little luck, its normal.

If you don't feel comfortable doing that, get a pro to check it out. Worn drive train parts can come apart and do a lot of damage. The suffer heavy wear from lack of lubrication.
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I don’t know if I’m doing these post correctly.
Ok the noise is not a clunk . It doesn’t do it if I put into neutral before I apply p brake. It only has 71k on it. We bought it about 2 years ago with 65k on it. The noise kinda reminds me of something moving or rubbing kinda. For a second or two. It’s not sudden. Maybe I should ck rear brake adjustment? I agree that I should get under there and watch things , listen to find location. I would normally but where I live the HOA doesn’t allow us to do anything to it if I park it I have to move it . And where I keep it is a private party’s place that several people keep their RVs. And he doesn’t allow anything done there and he watches. We have our place up for sale. We are out of here and to a place where I can maintain my vehicles. As far as a friends place. Will we stay to ourselves. My best friend and Queen of my heart is all I have here. We are from Washington state we are trying to head up there in 2 weeks. Once there I can ck it out & work on it . And know people to help me. But 1500 miles I want to know I can make it . I’ll listen to any thoughts. First diesel I have owned. Love it .
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Your rig has a very short driveline but if it is a u-joint or driveline related problem you should have a vibration somewhere through your speed range probably around 45 in your 6000 miles have you noticed any feeling of a vibration? One recommendation would be to have the undercarriage lubed. There are about 26 zerks in all.
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I donít know if Iím doing these post correctly.
Ok the noise is not a clunk . It doesnít do it if I put into neutral before I apply p brake. It only has 71k on it. We bought it about 2 years ago with 65k on it. The noise kinda reminds me of something moving or rubbing kinda. For a second or two. Itís not sudden. Maybe I should ck rear brake adjustment? I agree that I should get under there and watch things , listen to find location. I would normally but where I live the HOA doesnít allow us to do anything to it if I park it I have to move it . And where I keep it is a private partyís place that several people keep their RVs. And he doesnít allow anything done there and he watches. We have our place up for sale. We are out of here and to a place where I can maintain my vehicles. As far as a friends place. Will we stay to ourselves. My best friend and Queen of my heart is all I have here. We are from Washington state we are trying to head up there in 2 weeks. Once there I can ck it out & work on it . And know people to help me. But 1500 miles I want to know I can make it . Iíll listen to any thoughts. First diesel I have owned. Love it .
One important note before you go under your RV using the Jacks I would place jack stands under the axle and a lock the door so no one can release the jacks, there's very little clearance with the airbags empty and the Jack retracted.
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thank you for the advise it never hurts to be reminded of safety factors.
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no vibration. only makes this noise setting still with e/brake on or foot brake depressed as move from drive to neutral. not from neutral to drive. seems that would be poss. a bushing moving but not sure. I got to get under it & watch/listen as someone takes it from drive to neutral a few times. but my wife doesn't wantb to help me with it. and I don't know anyone around here. That I would ask anyways. I greased the whole undercarriage about 6 months ago. one fitting I didn't get was the one on the eng. pulley. stands are good idea and I have a couple 20 ton stands. Thank you for your thoughts>
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Ok another question. I have very little info on this motor home. a little bit here and there. only manual I got was on the motor its self . I would like to find some manuals/info that I could down load & also print so I would have it on disk & hard copy. Its easier for me to read paper than on a computer screen. info on chassis & drive train. I have gotten some of internet but seems to be difficult to find . rear axle differential capacity & type of fluids. any manuals on 99 national tradeswind. model 7371 would be much appreciated.
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