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Author Topic: Brake Clunk?  (Read 1969 times)
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« Reply #15 on: October 13, 2006, 05:22:35 PM »

 Don't feel bad Dave, the only people who don't make mistakes are people who never do nothing and bald faced liar's. About the only thing I have not done yet is drive down the hiway with my awning extended.
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« Reply #16 on: October 13, 2006, 07:10:30 PM »

Sorry Jim!

I was thinking of David too.

As for the awning being extended? Just give it some time!

And it was really great to meet you and Josephine at the rally.

We hope you can stop by again.

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« Reply #17 on: October 13, 2006, 09:30:21 PM »

Ok, sorry to keep you waiting. I had to make chocolate cream puffs and home made chocolate sauce for dinner party tonight. New recipe. I think it's a keeper.

Anyway, about your clunk....  Go out and raise the front bumper, and take a look at that bar that folds up into the spare tire compartment. It's hinged on both sides and might have a fiberglass shield on it to keep the weather and road spray out. There may be a strap attached to it.

I have a feeling you'll find that it's rocking back and forth freely, and when you hit the brakes hard, it rocks forward and smacks the frame where the bumper is attached.  Take a piece of rope and tie it back to the tire or frame and give the bus a brake test at 40 mph.

If this is it, you own me a beer. If it's not, I owe you one  Cool

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« Reply #18 on: October 15, 2006, 05:47:05 AM »

Check the front upper and lower radius rod bushings, mounting hardware too.
Might have some movement when braking.This could cause a similar sound.
Best of luck with your repair.  Cool
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