Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-26-2018, 10:51 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 22
Sumo Springs and transmission oil level?

Solera R24 with (2014 Sprinter, 5,600 miles). Installed SSR-338-47 and SSF-106-40. On test drive transmission slips, RPM revs and jerks and clunks. Had not driven for a couple months prior to test ride.

Had RV towed to dealership and initial inspection showed transmission about a quart high. Waiting for someone to take a deeper look.

My question is has anyone else had this problem. At first I never considered the possibility that the bump stops could be the cause, but with the fluid level high, now wondering if having the front end higher could be the root cause.

Thanks
__________________

HossHogRV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2018, 03:37 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Rich.M's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Sarasota
Posts: 510
No problems with sumos for us, you may has a different transmission problem .
__________________

__________________
2015 Solera 24r
2017 Jeep Wrangler
Rich.M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2018, 05:27 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
namusmc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Grass Valley, CA
Posts: 337
No problem with rear Sumos here either, but please check back when you get a dx.
namusmc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2018, 08:15 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
raptor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Washington State
Posts: 303
I can't check because there is no dip stick
__________________
raptor
2016 Forester MBS 2401R
America is great
raptor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2018, 06:43 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
halbright's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 161
I have the Sumos front and rear. I've had no problems. It is highly unlikely that they have anything to do with your transmission issue.
halbright is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2018, 03:32 PM   #6
Denver, CO
 
garbonz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 2,101
It's probably a shift in the glove box gasket. Lol

No connection between the two unless some enterprizing mechanic did something Very bery wrong.
__________________
2017 Fuse 23T
garbonz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2018, 04:35 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
mlmay12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Escondido, CA
Posts: 496
Quote:
Originally Posted by HossHogRV View Post
Solera R24 with (2014 Sprinter, 5,600 miles). Installed SSR-338-47 and SSF-106-40. On test drive transmission slips, RPM revs and jerks and clunks. Had not driven for a couple months prior to test ride.

Had RV towed to dealership and initial inspection showed transmission about a quart high. Waiting for someone to take a deeper look.

My question is has anyone else had this problem. At first I never considered the possibility that the bump stops could be the cause, but with the fluid level high, now wondering if having the front end higher could be the root cause.

Thanks
I have Sumos front and back with no problem on my MB Chassis.
__________________
2016 Dynamax Isata 3 24FW
2016 Jeep Willys JK
Yellow Lab Buddy, Mr. Jake (RIP), Casey Girl (RIP)
USN-RET/DOD-RET
mlmay12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2018, 05:15 PM   #8
HDU
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 56
The sump on a transmission is deep enough to counter what you are suspecting, otherwise just climbing a long gradual incline would cause the same transmission issues that you are suspecting due to a higher front end. Doubt that the Sumo's have anything to do with it.
HDU is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2018, 06:27 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Mtnman64's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Middle Tennessee
Posts: 150
No problems 8K miles so far.
Mtnman64 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2018, 01:55 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Bend
Posts: 254
Where did you get Sumos for front? Easy to install? I have them for rear.
__________________
John Craft
dogpa

2016 Solera 24R
dogpa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2018, 02:29 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
namusmc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Grass Valley, CA
Posts: 337
Expanding further with dogpa's question, do the front Sumos demonstrate a significant handling improvement? In what way?

I use the rear Sumos and ideally like them being paired with the Helwig. Do you front SumoSprings owners feel they are cost effective from your driving experience using the Sumos?
I am contemplating installing the fronts, also.
namusmc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2018, 04:49 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
Rich.M's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Sarasota
Posts: 510
Front sumosprings make a significant improvement in handling. I started with the rears then later added fronts. Further sway control but also much more level turning and cornering. Steering improved as the coach tracked better on highways, driving less "tiring ". Ride up front in the cab seems less jarring, the front sumo springs are softer than the rears. I would definitely put them on any sprinter
__________________
2015 Solera 24r
2017 Jeep Wrangler
Rich.M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2018, 03:05 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
namusmc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Grass Valley, CA
Posts: 337
Thanks Rich! This will be my next project.
namusmc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2018, 11:58 AM   #14
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Le Mars, IA
Posts: 23
Good Morning, we just purchased a 24FW and I was wondering which sumo's you have installed. On there website they show two models the 336-47 and 336-54 for the rear. Any help would be appreciated.
Bohi546 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2018, 03:09 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
Rich.M's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Sarasota
Posts: 510
I installed 338-47 rears
__________________
2015 Solera 24r
2017 Jeep Wrangler
Rich.M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2018, 03:12 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
Rich.M's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Sarasota
Posts: 510
To the OP, what was the final diagnosis for the transmission problem
__________________
2015 Solera 24r
2017 Jeep Wrangler
Rich.M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2018, 10:36 AM   #17
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 749
IF your Sprinter does not handle as well as you think it should,,

its time for the scales , then

before tossing parts at it a visit to a truck wheel alignment shop that can do "4 wheel alignments".

Yes they will measure/adjust the rear dual axle first , then do the front end.

The class C style MH is usually not aligned after construction , and the road trip delivery is not an inspection, its just some guy in a Big hurry .

When the chassis is 100% correct (tire pressure too) and it still has problems ,the aftermarket parts sellers are next..

Aftermarket help will be necessary if the unit is overloaded most times.
FFred is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2018, 11:27 AM   #18
Senior Member
 
halbright's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 161
I have a 2016 W on a 2015 MB chassis. I installed the rear Sumo Springs (SSR-338-47) first, then installed the front Sumo Springs (SSF-106-40). Each set provided improvement in the ride and handling. The motor home handles like what it is, a loaded truck. I think the Sumos contributed to a more stable ride with a little less sway. I was interested in preventing the hard bottoming out of the springs when going over dips, etc. They smoothed out all of that too.
halbright is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2018, 02:48 PM   #19
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 22
Update: Still not sure what caused the issue, but the dealership is replacing both transmission and torque converter under warranty (warranty expires 03/14/18). They could not determine what was the cause and opened a support case with Sprinter. During one of the test drives the technician reported that going 30 MPH it simply locked up, luck to have a seat belt. lots of debris in fluid. I never noticed anything until last month, returned from Maine (to Ohio) last fall and other than filling with gas it had not moved since. Very odd. Very glad this did not happen after warranty expired or while on the road.
HossHogRV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2018, 03:57 PM   #20
Senior Member
 
chroniekon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 660
Make sure they flush the transmission cooler and cooling lines.
__________________

chroniekon is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:04 PM.


×