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LX and LXI (Unique Issues) If you have a unique issue with your LX or LXI model coach and it can't be answered in one of the other forums here, then this is where you can list it, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THOSE ISSUES INVOLVED WITH ANY LAWSUIT.....list your LX and LXI Parts here too.

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Old 02-14-2020
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Default Coach leans after tire change

I suspect that I have a bad leveling valve but would like some confirmations that my symptoms are a broken leveling valve or linkage...

I put 6 new tires on the back end of the bus in my driveway. I have a guy that does on site heavy equipment repair. We jacked up the bus, put it on stands and swapped out the tires. After the job was complete, the passenger side will not air up. The suspension dump light and buzzer comes on. The drivers side airs up fine and all bags inflate. The suspension dump and tag switches are in the correct position and the tag pressure gauge comes up to 70+ lbs.

The problem is that the suspension dump light will not go out now and the passenger side will not rise to the occasion. Drove the coach around the block and she leans toward the curb constantly.

I am thinking that in the process of replacing the tires we used the HWH system to raise the coach off the ground one side at a time using a bottle jack and stands for safety. This being the case would I have over extended the leveling valve and broken or bent the linkage? The suspension dump light remains lit no matter what the setting of the dump switches are.

I hate these projects that are supposed to have a positive outcome just to do more damage in the process...

Thanks for the support

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I'd guess the curb side connection rod is bound up. That happened almost every time I pulled in or out of my storage spot in my 88FC35. May I suggest that you let all air out of the system then try to air up again. It is possible that the rod also got bent, check it out but be careful under there.
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I had a sticky hcv on my FC and it caused intermittent leaning when airing up. New valves , no more problem.
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I have seen loose and defective set screws on the rod adjustments
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I have switched over to the rods with the rubber banjos on each end,they seem to hold up better.
But i suspect he has a bad HCV.
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Thank for the advice. I will start with the HCV and the connecting rod. I saw a thread with the McMaster part number for the connecting rod. Does anyone have the part number or the HCV handy?

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i prefer this type.
https://www.finditparts.com/products...yABEgJ0lvD_BwE


I have had a problem with the balls jumping off the rods on the other style.
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We used to use that type on race cars. Throttle linkage.) If you put a fender washer on the outer side it is impossible for it to pass by the head of the bolt ( or the nut ) and fall completely off if it fails.
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I had the same exact thing happened to my coach two weeks ago after I installed tires. The coach was leaning towards the front right side. I took it for one quick ride around the block, it seems to be a little better but I won't know till I take her out for a good ride up the highway
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I have a great mechanic on wheels that I call in when I need to jack up the coach. He diagnosed my leaning problem to be a simple rod end that slipped out of the ball socket on the HCV. He put his jack under the offending side, reached under the coach and found that the rod end had popped off the ball on the frame rail. I have the recommended new rods from Haldex and 2 new HCV's in a box waiting for a repeat, but for now they are insurance.

Thanks to those who chimed in with their advice.

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