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Service Centers & Mobile Mechanics Good Places To Stop For Repairs And Maintenance, Mobile Mechanics, Or Bad Places To Avoid Too -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Please add the names of facilities that you can recommend for service and repairs for a 'Bird, or those places to avoid for the same things. Be sure to give as much information as you can....... NAME OF BUSINESS..... BUSINESS LOCATION..... BUSINESS PHONE NUMBER..... BUSINESS CONTACT PERSON..... YEAR/ MODEL/ENGINE/TRANS OF 'BIRD WORKED ON..... WHAT ARE THEIR HOURLY REPAIR RATES..... SERVICE WAS GOOD, OR BAD..... WHAT KIND OF SERVICE, OR REPAIR WAS DONE..... REASON YOU RECOMMEND, OR AVOID DOING BUSINESS WITH THEM..... YOUR NAME..... Here is a tip about how to post your record and comments. First copy the topics above and then open a "New Thread" with the NAME OF THE BUSINESS and/or the TOWN WHERE THE BUSINESS IS LOCATED, then paste what you just copied there and then fill in the information.

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Old 03-24-2019
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Default Shop in Bakersfield looking for recommendations

Shahin the person who had a blowout in his new to him 91pt40wb has made it to Bakersfield and may have a bad bearing. It had a bad seal when he was in Albuquerque. A shop here looked at it and said the bearing was ok, replaced the seal and sent him on his way. He’s hearing a thump thump on the right side when stopping.
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Man I feel so sorry for him. Being jacked around by useless shops is not fun when you depend on them.
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thump thump when stopping oil leak in the hub because a tire destroyed the cap my bet contaminated break shoes on a out of round drum , are you getting feed back in the stearing ?
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That little voice in my head has been screaming bad/dry/hot bearing since this whole thing started.
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The Loves truck shop did him no favors at all.
Thump,thump sounds like a tire to me,or a bad road.
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So he killed another new tire?
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Try jerry and Keith's. Large truck and trailer repair shop with a good reputation.

https://jerryandkeiths.com/
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Oil and sand = grime. Grime is like a file when it gets between two parts. Could be brake hardware or cracked pads and a out of round centrifuge . Setting the park brake on hubs that get hot from issuse can warp them . I guess holding down the service brake too hard while stopped could do the same to a front drum
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Something is wrong. If you look at his blog you see the old tires from the tag - flatspotted to the cords!
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Two practice often overlooked by people who are new to class8 driving are parking. And wheel turning.

When I park; before I come to rest ,I run the untire rig forwards and back in a straight line 30 feet, 60 feet, 30 feet. This lines up tread, sidewall, springs, bags, tierod ends, kingpin stress, and bearing push. You will see pro truck drivers do this at truck stops. If not, all thos spring metal and rubber parts maintain memory of the twist and thump or never really get back to a true alignment. On 5th wheel camping trailers it is my theory that poor parking practice is the reason the tires seem to all fail at the same time no matter what the age is, the owner parked wrong with a full payload and damaged the the same night

Steering is the other one. The p steering pump is so strong that it could be used to Do stuff like run a 40 hp fan motor. On hot asphalt, i have seen cement truck drivers rip asphalt while making a stationary turn. I fear the stress they have caused to the tire chords tread and sidewall. I dont turn my front wheel unless I am moving like the good days in my dodge 5 ton bobtal with manual steering
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