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WestyMan1971
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 3:17 pm    Post subject: Steering "knock"?!? and brake question... Reply with quote

My steering just started making a strange knock or "pop" today. It seems to happen when I turn the wheel 90 degrees to the right only. Sounds like it's coming from under the pan and not the column. Never heard of something like this. Haven't looked at it too closely yet, as it just started doing it.

Also... how often should brakes be bled? I had new Master/Wheel cylinders installed about a year ago, and brakes are starting to feel pretty soft again.

Bus is a '71

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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have someone turn the wheel while you lay underneath and stare at the suspect components.

How much have you driven your bus since the brake job? The rears need to be adjusted every 3000 miles when you change your oil and adjust your valves, they shouldn't need bleeding unless you have opened the system.
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 8:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Steering "knock"?!? and brake question... Reply with quote

WestyMan1971 wrote:
My steering just started making a strange knock or "pop" today.


mine too. kinda a tinny POP. not a klunk. i suspect a tie rod end.
hopefully it's not a ball joint Sad
both are a only a few years old.

haven't had a chance yet to follow BD's advice
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