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Old 06-18-2006, 06:46 AM   #1
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Hope someone may have experienced this and can offer some advice....

I have an 06 Southwind with the W22 chassis (less than 2000 miles); we're newbies.

After a recent trip I began hearing a popping noise in front end at low speeds or when turing and braking. Took it to the dealer who informed me this was "normal" and that the best they could do was grease the front end, which did seem to help....but that I would need to grease it again in 2000-3000 miles. This sounds strange to me.

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Old 06-18-2006, 06:46 AM   #2
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Hope someone may have experienced this and can offer some advice....

I have an 06 Southwind with the W22 chassis (less than 2000 miles); we're newbies.

After a recent trip I began hearing a popping noise in front end at low speeds or when turing and braking. Took it to the dealer who informed me this was "normal" and that the best they could do was grease the front end, which did seem to help....but that I would need to grease it again in 2000-3000 miles. This sounds strange to me.

Thoughts?
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Old 06-18-2006, 07:01 AM   #3
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3,000 miles is the current schedule for front end lubrication. If the noise becomes more pronounced take it to the service center.
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Old 06-18-2006, 07:22 AM   #4
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Ok, thanks.

I'm quickly finding out that being mechnically inclined is going to be a major benefit! Our nearest service center is a couple hours away and it seems as if they are more apt to say "that's normal" then to attempt to just fix the problem.
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Old 06-18-2006, 05:24 PM   #5
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I have a 2004 W-22 and have never heard any popping or other noise from the front end. My W-22 has oil lube in the front wheels--cannot grease them. You can ck the oil level by removing the wheel covers. Use 90W oil in it if it is below half full. Are you sure there are no wires or other item around the wheels that hit the tires and make such a a noise? s/Toby
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Old 06-19-2006, 04:16 AM   #6
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Being new to this forum, I discovered the workhorse chassis link this morning and found a thread from 2005 where other folks were having the same problem. The noise is more accurately described as a cluncking sound and it sounds like it could be nylon spaces at the leaf spings...
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by azstarr:
Being new to this forum, I discovered the workhorse chassis link this morning and found a thread from 2005 where other folks were having the same problem.... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

On the main menu go down to the Workhorse Forum and you will find many that had similar problems with solutions. Hopefully yours will be included here.
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Old 06-19-2006, 06:34 AM   #8
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Great. Will do.
Thanks....this site is great.
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Nylon bushings in the front springs was my problem on our 02 adventurer. Workhorse replaced no charge.
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Old 06-27-2006, 09:41 PM   #10
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I have the same problem on an 06 Southwind 32vs. Did you fix your problem?
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