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Old 06-22-2014, 11:36 AM   #11
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Tom that's another thing I have never looked at. I think I will now. Thanks for keeping us on our toes. Sorry it came as trouble for you. Hope it's a quick fix.
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Old 06-22-2014, 03:19 PM   #12
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Tom, don't know if this has any relevance, but when I was at Camp FL in April, I had them do the recommended service. I have a '14 also and only had about 3000 miles on it. They changed the front hub oil and rear axle oils. When I asked why so soon, she said that they check for metal shavings to see if there are any problems. I also had them check a coolant leak and they said that they couldn't find anything. It continued to leak and the freightliner dealer in Kalamazoo found and fixed.
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Old 06-23-2014, 09:07 AM   #13
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Tom, so sorry to hear about the problems with the rig. We are having FR do a retrofit of the tires and air bags next month and then having scheduled service done at a truck center that Randy recommended. We will definitely have the wheel bearings checked. Thanks. We will be in Oswego the week of July 13-19. If you are close maybe we can meet up. We have met Craig, Marty, and Ernest form the forum. Good luck. Frank
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Frank,
We are scheduled to leave this Friday Hershey and Association Island for about 10 days, returning on July 7th so unfortunately I don't think that we would be able to make Oswego this trip.
Are you going to Goshen this year? As far as I know, they will all be there as will my wife and I. Hopefully you will be there also and we can all get together then.
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Old 06-23-2014, 11:17 AM   #15
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Going to miss Goshen this year. Just finished planning an 8000 mile 4 month trip. Wife retires July 3rd. 39 yrs serving our Veterans and Son retires 25 yrs in the Air Force. Going to Texas for that party. Couldn't be more proud of them both.
Our roads will cross one day I'm sure. Frank
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Old 06-25-2014, 05:34 PM   #16
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Just got back from Freightliner. They took the front wheels apart and checked the bearings. They changed the outer bearings on both wheels. They said that the right bearing looked ok but showed some wear and replaced it and that the front left outer bearing was bad. Glad I was able to get it done and am now in pretty good shape to leave Friday for my trip.
Thanks to Freightliner for helping to get this done in a timely manner.
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Old 06-25-2014, 05:59 PM   #17
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Never have checked ours, how do you do it?
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Old 06-25-2014, 06:07 PM   #18
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Tom, was it covered under warranty?
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3putt/Dan,
When I saw the amount of metal that was on the magnets on the oil bath cap I decided to contact the Freightliner help desk. I had pictures of the metal shavings on the caps (see my first post in this thread) that I sent the help desk and they said that they wouldn't travel until the bearings were checked out. I then made an appointment at Freightliner and they took the wheels off and checked the bearings. This was a bigger job than I expected. They had to take the brake calipers off took everything on the front hub off. Since it is a '14 with only 5k miles it was covered under warranty.
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Tom, you are a smart cookie.

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