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PT & WB (Twin Axle Pusher Unique Issues) If you have a unique issue with your PT or WB model coach and it can't be answered in one of the other forums here, then this is where you can list it....list your PT Parts here too.

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Old 10-03-2013
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What you have not discussed is what caused the break. Normally not from use or lots of mile or even low on oil. its backing up and not coming to a full stop before shifting into drive and going forward. also can cause twisted axels too. Lots of torque against a lot of mass to move.
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Tom-post #6 covered the cause
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Yes I know I see them everyday but this one's different. It's on MY BUS

I've had a tapping sound that one might think was a flat spot on a tire which goes away almost entirely when you take your foot off the "gas".

Shane, Thomas and Barry Grim road in and drove my coach over the weekend and made the tentative diagnosis of a broken tooth on the ring gear.

That's been verified today. NOW question. Just replace parts or do the entire rear end or wait to see what things look like when a part?

This is not one I will attempt obviously so I am also looking for a shop in the Shippensburg area to do the job.

Shane will direct me I am sure.

Mostly posted so you fellows who might hear the same sound could have a heads up. I can't get over how that one missing tooth would make enough enough trouble to transmit that sound into the coach. But the boys felt pretty certain that was the trouble and it has proven to be so.

Looks like the old girl needs some denture work.

Here's a pinion gear out of a Pontiac Firebird.

Count the missing teeth. 1,2,3???

Oh, and he drove it into the shop this way.
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Yep, She is going to need some new choppers. What I need to do is find some one I could trade services for. This will cost me about the price of a set of "store boughts"

I'm just glad that it didn't leave me sitting someplace with a tow bill on top of it all.

I will be changing out bearings ands seals and what ever else is indicated. Fellow said the universal joins are not perfect (forget exactly what term he used but that also will be addressed) New shocks etc etc.

Question would there be a savings or an advantage to doing the shocks and air bags while they are at this project or is there any advantage? She also needs new shoe's on the drive in the relatively near future. I'd like to perhaps push the tires off six months or a year but what do you guys think should be done while this thing is up in the air for the diff? May as well see if I can save a little money on labor if it makes economic sense.
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I would put off the tires if you can but since
the rear end is apart why not do the all the mechanicals brake pots, air lines brakes seals bearings shocks airbags and of course the pumpkin
you have apart anyway and it will be up in the air
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FWIW, I'd be changing wheel bearings too at a minimum. Use to work with a Wright 1820 powered DC-3 years ago. The owner spent big $$$ replacing the left engine 3 times. He couldn't get 30 hours out of one Finally on engine #4 he relented and let the mechanics replace the compromised remote oil cooler too, they pleaded to change it out on the first 3 engines. Contamination has to be dealt with 100% that is for sure

While in Honduras we would transfer fuel from the DC-3 into our Cessna 206 to do in country flying. Those were the days... (I'm the getting fat guy on the left)
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Neat picture. Sorta like a little kid nursing from a big ole momma.
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Neat picture. Sorta like a little kid nursing from a big ole momma.
Not to get off your (very sad) pumpkin project John but we had to be sneaky so the "natives" wouldn't catch on to what we were doing otherwise they would be siphoning big $$$ av gas from either plane. When the pictures were taken back in '96 av gas in Honduras was equivelent to $12.00/gallon here today
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Just a thought, but if I was changing a rear in a 36' coach with a 8V92, I would consider a better ratio, what is it now?
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My 36 is a 6V have no idea what the ratio is but it seems right. Put the bus back in the garage today and next week I guess I'll start to look around for some one to take it on.
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