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Old 03-27-2013, 08:39 PM   #1
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Shaking front end

After 2 sets of tires, Pittman arm changed, shocks changed, and tiers balanced and rebalanced. Now mechanic says it is the steering gearbox causing the vibration, the last shop said it may be a bent rim. RV starts vibration at about 50mph up to 70mph. I have an allegro 35' 2004 on a w22 chassis. Can a steering box cause this shaking? They say the steering box cost $3400.00
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:44 PM   #2
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Wheel bearing or possible a ball joint? Also the suspension is leaf spring I would check all the U bolts at frame to axle. As well as bolts/bushings for the leaf springs where they attach to the frame.
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I meant U bolts at spring to axle.
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:27 PM   #4
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Yes a bad steering box can give you front end vibration but at $3400 theres a lot of other things you might check first.
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Have you had more than one shop or person check it out?
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This is the second shop. His mechanic drove it today. After I went by there and talked with shop manager, he decided he would test drive it also. I will find out more tomorrow maybe.
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I hope they will check for out of round rim, for one thing
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What brand of tires are you running?
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:42 PM   #9
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Michelin RV tires, brought back twice for balancing with no relief
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:48 PM   #10
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A steering box wil not cause your problem sounds like a tire,rim or bearings
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What chassis?
Ford was known to have a problem centering the wheels on the front axle and came out with a shim kit to do it right. Has that been checked (if you have a Ford)?
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A steering box wil not cause your problem sounds like a tire,rim or bearings
Well, it could. But you wouldn't be able to keep it on the road if it was that loose.
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I had the same problem. Bought it to one shop. Said I had a bent rim. I was traveling towards home in FL. so I just kept going. Went to Josam in Orlando. Rims were fine. My new tires were out of round. 2 tires out of 6. They were Goodyear 670.
He shaved them and made them round. Problem was solved.
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I hope I can get them to check rims today. This is the 4 th set of tires on front end .
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