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Old 06-11-2011, 05:34 PM   #1
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'89 Southwind Steering

I don't know what this part is called but I know this; the "idler arm" is attached to it, it's semi flat, and it bolts to the frame. There are two, one on each side. Ok, so the driver's side thingy has worn bearings and is creating a bit of play in my steering. It's not serious right now but I'd like to replace it, or the bearings, just to make the steering more solid. Does anyone know what this part is called? More importantly, where I could get one? Junkyards as out, there are none in my state that have MH's. Hopefully I won't have to go to Workhorse for it. Thanks!
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Sounds like a stabilizer but hard to tell w/o a photo.
If you Google P-30 front suspension or P-30 steering there are several websites that blow up your and identify the parts.
All the parts should be available from a Chev Dealer as well as NAPA, JC Whitney, etc.
Workhorse came much later then your model.
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Old 06-11-2011, 06:22 PM   #3
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Looks like the bell crank to me. Chevy should have them, but I'd go aftermarket and get one from Super Steer. Much better bearing design in theirs.

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Yes indeedy, it IS a bellcrank. I thank you very much. I checked out that site you mentioned and they have them. They are about $300 each...with shipping. That's about $200 more than I expected.
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Try Precision Frame & Alignment.
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Super Steer Bell Crank

The standard bell crank from GM is a simple sleeve which is prone to wear. The Henderson Super Steer used a real tapered sealed bearing set that does not wear like the OEM part. You should replace both of the bell cranks and get the alignment reset.

These really make a difference in the way the RV drives and are worth the cost.

I replaced the OEM on our 1989 P30 and loved them.

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