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Old 12-29-2014, 07:38 PM   #1
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Rear Leaf Spring or Rear Sway bar Bushings

Hello,
I have a Class A, 2000 Pace Arrow, 35', 6.8 liter, V-10, Ford chassis was built in 1998.
It is squeaking / creaking really bad on the back side, so, I placed the rear shocks (Bilstien), thinking this would eliminate the sound.
But it hasn't, was thinking the Leaf Spring - Bushings or the Sway Bar- Bushing went out.
Any help would be much appreciated.

Thank you in advance.

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Old 12-30-2014, 12:27 AM   #2
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My father had an old RV with noisy leaf springs. I jacked up the frame to take some weight off the leaves and used the grease gun on them. After a while the grease permeated the rust and steel of the leaves. Front and rear anti-sway bars will reduce a lot of of the rocking action of the springs.
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Urethane sway bar bushings are known to make noise if not lubricated. Those are usually aftermarket though. Are your bushings stock/oem?
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Old 12-30-2014, 12:16 PM   #4
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Sounds like you need a 1 1/2 gallon pump up sprayer & a gallon of WD40 & go to spraying the spring, mounting bolts, sway bar mounts. Soon or later it will soak in & stop that noise.

Now if your ride was like mine, with a 5500 Onan blowing oil out from God knows where, then you wouldnt have to greese up but one side of the axle, cause the genset would keep one side of the rear axle pretty well lubed up.
Life would be so much better with a Honda genset in these RVs.
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Old 12-30-2014, 02:42 PM   #5
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Squeaking Coach

Well, I looked into the Sway Bar Bushings and they look to be fine, No cracks or busting rubber.
Ever since I had a Oil change at Camping World, where they drove it up on a ramp to lift it.
It has been squeaking really bad, and of course they are not returning my calls after 4 attempts leaving my name and both phone numbers, cell & home.
I am wondering if the squeak is coming from the motor coach to frame, the sound appears to be in the rear axle area.

Any advise would be much appreciated.

Thank you in advance.

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[QUOTE=Rocky Hayne;2362913]Well, I looked into the Sway Bar Bushings and they look to be fine, No cracks or busting rubber.
Ever since I had a Oil change at Camping World, where they drove it up on a ramp to lift it.
It has been squeaking really bad, and of course they are not returning my calls after 4 attempts leaving my name and both phone numbers, cell & home.
I am wondering if the squeak is coming from the motor coach to frame, the sound appears to be in the rear axle area.

Any advise would be much appreciated.

Thank you in advance.

Rocky[/QUOTE


first off, do not ever spray W D 40 on springs, it takes the spring tension out of the metal and makes them sag...

next... check the exhaust pipe.... might have gotten pushed up going on the lift,,, also check the big sheel metal skirt that hangs off the frame
sometime they drag on the lift...

this is why i poured a concrete ramp going to our motorhome lift in vegas..
hope you find the problem..
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Old 12-31-2014, 03:57 PM   #7
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Those are going to be my next steps to check on


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