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Old 05-29-2015, 07:16 PM   #21
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I'd be looking at the vent before anything else. Tank should have no vacuum in it.
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Old 05-29-2015, 08:29 PM   #22
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Fishtail: Tire pressures? Radial tires mixed with bias?
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Old 05-29-2015, 11:16 PM   #23
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Its the small piece the arrow is pointing at.
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Old 05-29-2015, 11:21 PM   #24
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Old 05-30-2015, 12:42 AM   #25
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CHeck the tires- Sometimes tires get swapped, either miss matched or worn tires will cause terrible steering issues. With the International engines there is something called a ROCK CATCHER- its really a small filter that for years I had the Dealer maintain the truck and they NEVER cleaned the Rock filter- It was full of gunk. Simple clean with a pair of waterpump pliers to unscrew and remove the filter- BE attentive to how it comes out- The filter housing is plastic so be gentle.

Once you find the problem you will enjoy driving it again.
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OH and if you put high traction tires- Heavy LUGs like snow tires or mud tires- the lugs will minimize the amount of actual tire comes in contact with the road- leaving it feel squirrly. Good Tires make all the difference in the world.
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Old 05-30-2015, 12:45 AM   #26
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Leave the fuel cap off when driving- Low fuel level only. If there is no venting then the cap off will be the vent. Filters are a wonderful thing when clean.
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Old 05-30-2015, 01:39 AM   #27
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I am really stumped as to what may be causing your squirrely feeling while you are going down the road.

The only thing I can think it might be is the panhard bars that keep the rear end tracking straight might have worn bushings. If the panhard bars don't keep the rear end tracking straight it would show up as a squirrely feeling in the rear end.

I have driven very few IHC or IC buses with rear suspension. All of them that I have driven always drove straight and true.

Our church has a shorter wheelbase Thomas Saf-T-Liner FE that has rear air suspension. It does tend to feel a little squirrely compared to our other buses.
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Old 05-30-2015, 10:09 AM   #28
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Its the small piece the arrow is pointing at.
yup thats the filter.
as for fish tailing , that one has me baffled. maybe have some one follow you as see if they can spot something loose, or moving around when your driving, maybe its the air bags causing the to much weight to be lifted off the suspension, making the body float.
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Old 05-30-2015, 10:07 PM   #29
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Sdwarf36, I gotta say, that is a thorough response! Included image with arrows and detailed description. Dang, this is a great group!
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Old 05-30-2015, 11:12 PM   #30
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Sdwarf36, I gotta say, that is a thorough response! Included image with arrows and detailed description. Dang, this is a great group!
Aww shucks. Actually just good 'google images' finds.
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