This is starting to look like the same issue, or very close to the problem on this thread. The difference being the steering arm maybe at issue.
OK, Rich. You once said even a blind squirrel finds a nut and you sure did here.
Well friends, we are still homeless since Aug of last year. Here is the sad update.
The PROBLEM is that the fan drive pump running off the transmission ate itself. That put so much metal into the system that the filter plugged and went into bypass letting the metal into the fluid storage tank shared with the steering gear. That metal then ate the steering gear pump and the steering gear.
For those keeping score, Good Sam;s warranty/insurance calls that a major component failure, well three to be precise and has only authorized replacing one part at a time, Now the bad thing is that every-time they put a new part in the system and flush the fluid, they still get metal and put metal into the new parts they just installed.
After waiting for four months for the magic fan pump on the transmission, today we decided that we need the fan drive motor and all new hoses as they can't get the metal to flush after seven filters and 178 gallons of synthetic hydraulic fluid. Glad that is not my bill. At least I hope not.....
I'm calling Gord at Nova Hydraulics in Indianapolis like RN1953 did last year and hope he has one more of those fan drive motors in stock. If not,...well you know they say three months wait for a new one.
To cry on the forum, this has us looking at houses again after only two great years on the road. Did every thing Monaco put on these come from one of a kind parts? :-)
On the bright side, It looks like all those parts will be new.
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2007 Jeep Liberty in Coach Trailer
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