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Old 11-27-2007, 02:01 PM   #1
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Just picked up my new coach and while driving home from Arizona to California I experienced a knocking feel in the steering wheel while going straight, I thought first it was related to over inflated tires, but after dropping front pressure to 90# I could still feel the something in the steering banging around, more apparent on rough pavement I think.
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Just picked up my new coach and while driving home from Arizona to California I experienced a knocking feel in the steering wheel while going straight, I thought first it was related to over inflated tires, but after dropping front pressure to 90# I could still feel the something in the steering banging around, more apparent on rough pavement I think.
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Old 11-27-2007, 06:55 PM   #3
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Have you checked to see if your Freightliner Chassis is among those being recalled for the ZF MODEL 8018 STEERING GEARS campaign? Recall campaign notice here. Just a thought.
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Old 11-28-2007, 06:14 AM   #4
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Definitely get it to a Freightliner service center ASAP - don't take a chance on steering. ANy warranty repairs on the steering system will be done by Freightliner anyway, so you can skip the RV dealer.
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Old 11-28-2007, 06:33 AM   #5
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Just a safety thought though, also have someone check the torque on the lug nuts on the front wheels. Also a loose or defective shock absorber will transmit a thunk through the steering linkage. Also easy to check. Just crank the front wheels to the lock right position to check the right shock. Check the mounting bolts for torque and the tubes for fluid leaks. If you can reach them, grab the shock tube and try to move it. It should be rock solid. Repeat the process on the left side.

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Old 11-28-2007, 07:12 AM   #6
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Thanks, I will find out where the nearest service center is and get it in. I appreciated the response.
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Thanks, I will give those all a check.
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Old 03-13-2008, 05:23 AM   #9
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No. In fact I am just leaving this morning to take it to M and M Coach in Chino, CA at the recomendation of both Fleetwood and Freightliner, they are a motor coach only approved Freightliner shop. I will post the results
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Sounds good. Thanks.
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