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Old 09-19-2018, 08:31 AM   #1
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Feelings I get while driving!

My wife and I started our 1st long trip to souther Utah since we purchase our D last year. Although I put new tires on and had an alignment I noticed while driving sometimes it would pull right then left and then sometimes OK. I thought it was the crown of the road and I checked all the tire pressures as I have a TPMS and verified they're correct. I also notice that when I hit a bump in the road I can feel something resinate through the wheel like somethings loose but cannot find anything. Does anyone else experience this or maybe it's the nature of the beast? Thanks in advance for your input. By the way I do not feel like I'm going to loose control, just wears on me and as we all know we dont need to add to the mix on a long trip.
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It’s certainly not normal and should be attended to, I’d like to be able to help you more but it’s past my ability.
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Old 09-19-2018, 06:04 PM   #3
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Sounds like a possible toe-in problem. Can you safely jack up the front end?
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I had a 2005 Fleetwood Providence the ride was pretty sporty. I had aftermarket Bilsteins, all the wheels were balanced plus it had Centramatics. The ride was great, more like a truck than a bus.
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Thinking about it a little more, you may have a steering shaft joint wearing. Have one of you hold the yoke on top of the steering gear tight. Then try to rock the steering wheel back and forth. There should not be any play at all between the top and bottom.
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Have you checked the wheel bearings by jacking up the front and checking the play in each bearing, and or king pin?
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Have you checked the wheel bearings by jacking up the front and checking the play in each bearing, and or king pin?
X2 Sometimes right then left would seem something is loose at the wheels
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You said you checked all the tire pressures and that they are correct. How have you determined what 'correct' is? Is it possible that the tires are over inflated for the load they are carrying? That can often make things feel a little squirrelly.
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If it is a Freightliner chassis, it might be a worn out steering bell crank.
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