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Old 07-16-2015, 06:04 PM   #1
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Clunk...

Bus has developed a clunk when turning quickly to the right. Feels like right under my feet while driving.

Jacked up the left wheel and there's a bit of movement using a 3 ft bar at the wheel, I reach around and can feel movement at the brake drum, the shoes don't move. Nothing at the kingpin.

Assuming I need to snug the bearings. I have oil bath bearings.
Difficult job? DIY tips?

Will check both sides later...Off to town right now.

Thanks for any help.
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Old 07-16-2015, 06:54 PM   #2
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Check out youtube videos, lots of big truck stuff on there

Is steering box tight? How did kingpins feel? How about tre's etc?

Mine had a loud clunk, turned out to be a broken shock mount, the weight would transfer when turning wheel and clunk

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Old 07-16-2015, 07:09 PM   #3
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My clunk was from tre hitting the shock and binding due to broken shock mount, maybe that sounds better
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Old 07-17-2015, 02:48 PM   #4
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OK, with the brake locked there's no movement using the same lever. Un-lock the brake and the wheel/hub/drum moves.
I have an appt with a local truck guy for tomorrow, he feels as I do that it's most likely just a bearing adjustment but he will give it a good looksee.
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Old 07-19-2015, 04:32 PM   #5
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All better. DS bearings were a bit loose. Both side re torqued and new oil.
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Old 07-23-2015, 08:25 PM   #6
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Got more clunking...

Changed into my coveralls, grabbed a pry bar and dove under. AHHA! The lower shock bolt on the DS was loose as a goose!

Leaned on it with a loooong breaker, 1-1/8 socket and took her for a test drive.

Ahhhhhh....Quiet again.

The shocks are Blue Bird branded and probably original. Going to replace them.

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Old 07-23-2015, 10:13 PM   #7
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