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Offline Captpar

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Diagonal Link
« on: May 11, 2018, 07:09:34 AM »
While under my RV (Freightliner chassis) I noticed that the rubber on each end of the diagonal link was deteriorated . Is this rubber just a dust cover or some kind of grommet? . Is this a potential problem? 

Offline ziggyh

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Re: Diagonal Link
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2018, 02:45:44 PM »
Under where, front, back?
Could you post a picture.
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Offline Captpar

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Re: Diagonal Link
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2018, 05:17:41 AM »
Front,a couple of inches forward of the shocks.

Offline Charlie/Susie

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Re: Diagonal Link
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2018, 01:27:05 PM »
Captpar,  I have a 2005 Freightliner chassis and it sounds like it may be the torsion bar( sway bar ) in front. There are two mounting rubber grommets attached to the frame and then two arms on each side that attach to steel rods that also have rubber isolators attached. This is IMO critical to the handling of the steering and front end roll. I replaced all rubber parts and torqued to specs, easy DIY project, and it made a world of difference when it came to body roll. Hope this helps. Charlie.

Offline Brett Wolfe

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Re: Diagonal Link
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2018, 02:51:55 PM »

Again, a picture is worth.................

If sway bar bushings, strong suggestion-- replace with POLYURETHANE bushings. 

Offline Captpar

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Re: Diagonal Link
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2018, 01:25:48 PM »
Truck mech said it was a diagonal link.