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Old 07-16-2014, 02:38 PM   #1
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Freightliner steering issue

New to this forum although I have read many posts regarding the steering wander on XC chassis. I have replaced the Bell Crank with the Henderson unit and had toe-in corrected. I believe the problem is in the steering box. It is on a 2000 Holiday Rambler Endeavor. I can feel the adjusting nut and screw on the steering box but can't get to it due to the generator unit being in the way. I believe if I attempt to loosen with a socket, I will really mess things up. Anyone have suggestions?
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Old 07-16-2014, 09:17 PM   #2
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Freightliner steering issue

Is yours the XC-S chassis (solid front axle) or the XC-R, XC-M or XC-L chassis, all of which have independent front suspension?


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Glad you're aboard. Enjoy your adventures and be safe.

Just a thought on your steering looseness, If your sector is a TRW, take a minute and watch this video and decide if you want to tackle the adjustment.

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Is yours the XC-S chassis (solid front axle) or the XC-R, XC-M or XC-L chassis, all of which have independent front suspension?


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Nice post, but unfortunately I cannot get to the adjuster nut.
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Nice post, but unfortunately I cannot get to the adjuster nut.
Usually there is a relief hole for the adjusting screw cut into the mounting bracket. Can you get at it from the bottom, under the bus, rather than going through the genny area?? May be difficult, but the next alternative is to take it to a truck alignment shop. IMO
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I have a similar motorhome, and your adjustment nut/screw is on the side of the gear box (been a long time but I think it is on the passenger side of the gear box.

There is a hole in the frame member that allows access to the adjustment nut/screw. I've adjusted mine several times until I got the excess movement out of it.

Note that I have assumed that you have the same 7.5 kw diesel generator that is installed in my motorhome. If your generator is different, you may have an access problem that I cannot visualize.

I think I used a socket with extension to break the nut loose, then adjusted the screw, then held the screw with the screwdriver while tightening the nut with a wrench.

I hope this helps.

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