Wanderlodge Owners Group  

Go Back   Wanderlodge Owners Group > Mechanic's Corner > Transmission

Transmission Discussion of preventative/corrective maintenance and other technical issues regarding your coach's transmission.

Site Search:
Thread Tools
Old 11-13-2018
Clueless Clueless is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Valparaiso
Posts: 1,993
Default ZF TPS Lubrication

After 250,000 miles and 6000 plus engine hours, those cheap flimsy ZF throttle position sensor linkage arm ends wore out and the linkage fell off the ball. This isn't fun when driving and even less fun if you shift to neutral and try to shift back into gear.

I never knew the linkage arm ends had grease zerks. Some lubrication may have prevented this, so lube up those balls.

New ends are available from McMaster Carr with a part number of 4444T911.

Your arms need to bend backwards to get in there on an SP to change these.
David Styf
82 FC 33 SB SOLD
89 SP 36 Silver Edition SOLD
96 WB
Valparaiso, In./Baldwin, Mi.
Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2018
B.Nyhof B.Nyhof is online now
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Hamilton
Posts: 279

I just noticed the other day that they have grease zerks. Mine look dry, but move freely. Is this the sensor that would cause a delay in shifting from reverse to drive? I have to wait about 30 seconds before I can shift. Going to nuetral in between gears of course. Thanks.
Brian Nyhof
Hamilton, MI
1989 SP 36
1982 FC35 SB-----SOLD.
Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2018
chiplamb chiplamb is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Augusta
Posts: 1,188

I had the problem you were describing, Brian, but only going into reverse from neutral. George Morris sprayed a little contact cleaner/lubricant into the shift buttons - bingo. But if I take the hatch off I'll remember the zerks on the kickdown... thanks Dave...
Chip Lamb
Augusta, Georgia
chip@collectorsco.com / 804-357-4926
2004 M380 98k/22xx hours
Former: 90 SP36, 92 WB40, 85 FC35SB & others
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools

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

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Lubrication issues warbucks13477 Vehicle Issues 10 07-22-2016 12:50 AM
Lubrication Guide Chassis 78bbird Forum Help 1 05-18-2016 05:39 AM
Chassis Lubrication chocolatebird Vehicle Issues 6 04-18-2016 02:03 PM
LXi Slideout Lubrication rrueckwald LX and LXI (Unique Issues) 12 09-03-2014 10:55 PM
Wet Hub Lubrication types Rich Johnson Tires, Wheels, Brakes, Steering and Suspensions 1 07-28-2012 05:43 PM

Web Search:

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:37 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.