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Old 05-07-2016, 09:40 PM   #1
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Steering gear box woes

A hard clunk in the steering started happening a couple of weeks ago. Was pretty sure it was the gear box and thought the input shaft bearings were failing. Took it to an Oasis service center in Ringold Ga. They took about 3 hrs to identify and repair the gear box. Several box bolts that hold the gear box together had backed out and created slop in the shaft. They had to dismount the box in order to access the bolts that were against the frame. Torqued them to spec and that solved the problem. Cost me $500 for labor but was happy to get it repaired. Cornerstone RV extended warranty didn't pay a penny. Not real happy about that.


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Old 05-08-2016, 08:44 AM   #2
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edgewant - You recently reported that your steering greatly improved after you replaced the bell crank. I'm just curious that after the steering gear box was fixed, did they calibrate the gear play and has your steering even improved from what it was. Sorry that you had the breakdown.
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edgewant - Were you just beyond the 3 yr. Freightliner chassis warranty?
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Freightliner did not adjust lash. I didn't see a problem with it. You can watch stick your head out the drivers window and there is little or no free play. And yes I went out of warranty in February.


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Does the warranty start when you take possession?
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Old 05-08-2016, 12:57 PM   #6
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Does the warranty start when you take possession?

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