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Old 07-22-2007, 04:31 PM   #1
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Well, spent saturday doing the tire shuffle. Have a new rim and tire, and new tire mounted on an existing rim. Swapped them around with the help of my dad and took many test drives. Same vibration, no change even moving the tires around. Walking back and forth, laying on the floor, head out the windows watching tires, we were able to determine that the source seems to be in the middle of the coach, maybe somewhat forward. I am now leaning towards driveshaft.

We tried disconnecting the ebrake to make sure it wasn't too tight, no change. So, since it's an '07 with 2400 miles a trip to the Ford dealer is in order. Warranty issue. I dread the aggrivation.

Anyone from the central Mass area know a good dealer who handles larger units? Any info would be appreciated.
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Well, spent saturday doing the tire shuffle. Have a new rim and tire, and new tire mounted on an existing rim. Swapped them around with the help of my dad and took many test drives. Same vibration, no change even moving the tires around. Walking back and forth, laying on the floor, head out the windows watching tires, we were able to determine that the source seems to be in the middle of the coach, maybe somewhat forward. I am now leaning towards driveshaft.

We tried disconnecting the ebrake to make sure it wasn't too tight, no change. So, since it's an '07 with 2400 miles a trip to the Ford dealer is in order. Warranty issue. I dread the aggrivation.

Anyone from the central Mass area know a good dealer who handles larger units? Any info would be appreciated.
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Have you checked the center u-joints and drive line angles?...

If it is a warranty issue with Ford, the first thing they will try is deny the warranty and claim that the chassis was modified by the coach manufacturer. So it will probably take a cal to Damon with a call back to the dealer and Ford.

Had an E-450 SD and went trough this. It was fixed by Ford, after a couple of phone calls.

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Well, I'm back to tires... Spent a good portion of Monday afternoon rotating more tires around. One of the ones I removed definately made a difference. Still have some of the problem but maybe 75% better. I'm going to borrow my Dad's spare and put that into the mix and eliminate some others...

Those things get pretty **** heavy after a while!!!
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