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Old 12-04-2007, 04:09 AM   #1
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I have read with interest about the banging problem with the XCS front end. I was not aware of the service bullitin (32-04) that supposedly fixed the problem but I solved mine by replacing the stock 90/10 Bilstein shocks with Monroe 50/50 shocks. The 90/10 shocks you can compress by hand very easily but you cannot compress the 50/50 shocks by hand. I only get a bang on extreme bumps now.

My new problem is the polymer bushing on the front stabilizer bar that squeak constantly. I have taken them apart and lubricated them with special grease made for polymer or polyethene products and it will last for one day. Freightliner no longer offers replacement bushings (or the swaybar for that matter) for this application. Does anyone know where I can get replacement bushings for the front swaybar?
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I have read with interest about the banging problem with the XCS front end. I was not aware of the service bullitin (32-04) that supposedly fixed the problem but I solved mine by replacing the stock 90/10 Bilstein shocks with Monroe 50/50 shocks. The 90/10 shocks you can compress by hand very easily but you cannot compress the 50/50 shocks by hand. I only get a bang on extreme bumps now.

My new problem is the polymer bushing on the front stabilizer bar that squeak constantly. I have taken them apart and lubricated them with special grease made for polymer or polyethene products and it will last for one day. Freightliner no longer offers replacement bushings (or the swaybar for that matter) for this application. Does anyone know where I can get replacement bushings for the front swaybar?
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