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Old 08-12-2008, 11:08 PM   #1
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Well, my maintenance is just about complete. Only have a question about some of the grease lube points. In the Workhorse Gas Chassis RV Maintenance Schedule noted by DriVer, 10 lube components are mentioned:

Front suspension, Kingpin bushings, steering linkage, automatic trans shift linkage, parking brake cable guides, propshaft splines, universal joints, brake pedal spring, auto park brake cam and linkage, and brake pedal pivot shaft.

Where is the "front suspension" grease component?

How do you get to the "parking brake cable guides"? I did lube the foot operated linkages under the dash and they seem to work easier/smoother.

Where is the brake pedal spring? I assume this relates to the foot brake, not the parking brake. I can't see any spring between the brake peddle and the master cylinder. Is this something not on all W22's.

Help is appreciated. I'd like to mark off the grease lube from my "to do's".
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Well, my maintenance is just about complete. Only have a question about some of the grease lube points. In the Workhorse Gas Chassis RV Maintenance Schedule noted by DriVer, 10 lube components are mentioned:

Front suspension, Kingpin bushings, steering linkage, automatic trans shift linkage, parking brake cable guides, propshaft splines, universal joints, brake pedal spring, auto park brake cam and linkage, and brake pedal pivot shaft.

Where is the "front suspension" grease component?

How do you get to the "parking brake cable guides"? I did lube the foot operated linkages under the dash and they seem to work easier/smoother.

Where is the brake pedal spring? I assume this relates to the foot brake, not the parking brake. I can't see any spring between the brake peddle and the master cylinder. Is this something not on all W22's.

Help is appreciated. I'd like to mark off the grease lube from my "to do's".
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Old 08-13-2008, 02:30 AM   #3
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Rlbow43, go to the Workhorse web site and down load the Workhorse Chassis Guide. You can also order a hard copy. On page 96 it shows all the lubrication points, but I don't see mention of front suspension per se. 15 items mentioned including wheel bearings..This guide is very worth while having. Good Luck and Safe Miles
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Old 08-13-2008, 07:47 AM   #4
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I have 13 grease fittings on mine. As I recall 5 on the drive-line and 8 on the front end.

Regarding the 8 on the front end: 5 on the driver's side and 3 on the passenger's side?

When I add the zerk to the brake bell crank tube I will have 14. (It didn't come stock on 2004s)
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">When I add the zerk to the brake bell crank tube I will have 14. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
And then you will be current. That is all there are-zerk wise.

Rlbow43: there is no spring on the brake bell crank, although some owners have opted to add one. ED
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by rlbow43:
Help is appreciated. I'd like to mark off the grease lube from my "to do's". </div></BLOCKQUOTE>rlbow43, Don't forget to extend your front jacks and take the weight off your kingpins!
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Thanks for all the replies. Looks like I've done it all then. I added the zerk to the brake bell crank. That makes 14 in all. I thought the brake spring might be referring to something that might have been added to the brake bell crank - mine seems to work well without it, especially since I added the zerk and grease.

DriVer: I did lower the jacks - as advised on an earlier post somewhere in the forum.

I can't say enough about the help and encouragement from others on the forum. Would likely have not even attempted what I did without it.

Put new Michelins on Monday, and took the moho to the brake and alignment people today. Just got the bad news (cost wise ) about 60 minutes ago. New rear rotors (cracked to the edges), reface front rotors (only hairline cracks there), new pads all around, lube calipers, new front wheel bearing oil, drain & flush & fill brake fluid. Will be done tomorrow. Will need to start my new job the next day to begin paying for them!

Oh well, it's only money. Wouldn't have felt good traveling without the work. I think that kind of logic can be called "rationalization".
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by ichn2go:
Rlbow43, go to the Workhorse web site and down load the Workhorse Chassis Guide. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
I've printed out that guide. It is really good, and it helped a great deal, but it does not specifically mention the grease lube sites. But if you look at the web site referred to by DriVer in one of the first few topics in this forum - Workhorse Gas Chassis Maintenance Schedule Program - you can see the names of the components that need grease at the bottom of the page. That's where I got list I mentioned earlier.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by DriVer:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by rlbow43:
Help is appreciated. I'd like to mark off the grease lube from my "to do's". </div></BLOCKQUOTE>rlbow43, Don't forget to extend your front jacks and take the weight off your kingpins! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Mike I was told that was only necessary with the independent front suspensions (coil spring) not the leaf spring guys.
Have I been given bad info?
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Clay L:
Mike I was told that was only necessary with the independent front suspensions (coil spring) not the leaf spring guys. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Clay L., I can't say the info you received is bad however some IFS vehicles run ball joints, upper and lower A frames. These vehicles again may require a reduced amount of weight on the ground in order to be ideally lubricated.

A leaf sprung vehicle using king pins will normally require that the weight be relieved off of the axle. This will reduce the weight on the spindle allowing grease to flow through the grease fittings through the king pin and around the spindle joint where grease can be seen coming from the joint. Be aware that grease may have exited the joint from the rear or toward the inside the spindle. I will always try to wipe any excess grease from the joint. This may prevent grease from accidentally coming in contact with the rotor.

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