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Supporting Member of Barthmobile.com 6/17
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When I drive over a bump I can hear and feel a slight rattle in the steering column. The steering does feel solid. Any ideas?


R.P.Muise 1994 Breakaway/Cummins 5.9/Allison transmission/Spartan Chassis
 
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It sounds like a front end suspension component is loose or more likely worn.. Maybe a ball joint?


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The Breakaways have solid front axles. Dick, it could be the tilt mechanism or the spline in the steering column - it should be greased.


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do you have a sway bar?

ours came apart hmm steers much nicer now that we put back together
 
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The telescoping part of the column, if equipped, uses an adjustable tapered lock that, as it wears, becomes loose inside the column. Some are just below the horn button others are down the center of the column and require a 3/16 allen wrench. Simply tighten it a little until you feel a firm resistance in the telescoping motion. That will get rid of 90% of the "knocking".
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Hi,

How do you find that lock?


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I tore an entire steering column down on a Country Coach, only to find out that it was accessible from the top. The adjustment on our '94 Sovereign on the Spartan IC is just under the horn knob. I found it looking for the "Allen" screw like the CC had. When all else fails, read the instructions.
Billy T


Billy & Helen Thibodeaux
Owners of Billy Thibodeaux's Premiere RV, Inc. Scott, LA 70583 I-10 Exit 97
The Farm is near Duson, LA I-10 Exit 92 then N 1 mile on right
Three Full 50 Amp RV Hookups !
www.billyt.com
Data Tag: 9404-3908-36XI-2C
1994 Sovereign 36' Widebody on Spartan IC (Mountain Master Lite) Chassis.
Powered by 8.3CTA 300 Cummins, 12 BTDC Timing, BD Diesel #5 Fuel Plate, Borg Warner SV366 Turbo, K&N Motorhome Air Filter, 4" Resonator i.l.o. muffler, BD Exhaust Brake, Fleetgard "Enviroclean" CCV System (No more oil on the Toad)
Mobileye Forward Collision Avoidance/Lane Departure Warning System
Winegard T4 In-Motion Satellite-Dish Network
Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Winegard Connect WiFi Range Extender
Bose Lifestyle V25 Home Theater
LG 32" 16x9 HD LED Living Room
Nexus 21 TV Lift
Samsung 32" HD SmarTV built into Bedroom Wall
Onan 8,000 Quiet Diesel Genset, 500 Ahr Lifeline AGM Battery Bank, 320 Watt Solar Array, Magnum MS2812 Pure Sine Wave Inverter
Toad: 2018 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Diesel with M&G Car Brake
 
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