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Old 07-31-2017, 06:38 AM   #1
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M2 sway bar alert!!!

I came across this on another forum about the M2 having it's rubber bushings fall apart on the front sway bar. If under warranty it sounds like you can have sway bar mounts replaced with safer ones. If not sounds like parts alone are over $1,000.00.
I wish I would have had this information before our little misshap back in December, although I do not know what the condition of our bushings were at the time of the accident and or if it really would have helped in our situation.

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Old 07-31-2017, 03:59 PM   #3
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Colombo, funny I was reading about this problem last night on the Forest River forum under Dynamax. It seems that this Freightliner Service Bulletin is dated Sept 2010 and Freightliner is still using the older designed parts.
http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...ms-139210.html

Within the Forest River posting some folks have just replaced the bushing and moved on.

I just checked my bayonet bushings, the lower ones look ok, the top ones are dried-out, hardened, like toast. I guess I will be visiting our local Freightliner service center.

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Old 07-31-2017, 10:33 PM   #4
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I have had mine replaced under warranty... they had to get the new parts ordered as the local Freightliner dealer did not have them in stock (they said that there are very few medium duty trucks that have a front sway bar installed from the factory).

I took it in complaining of the suspension noise while on concrete interstate pavement... it was visually obvious that the front stabilizer bar bushings were gone before I took it in. I now think I should have taken pictures of it while it was broke.
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Old 08-01-2017, 06:40 PM   #5
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Everyone Needs To Check!!!

Just got under my 2018 with just over 2000 miles as I was installing the TPMS and found that our bushings are bad as well. Can you imagine if what Columbo said is true, that this flaw had some part of his roll over! We need to be checking this for all our families safety.
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Old 09-17-2017, 10:26 AM   #6
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Just installed third set of bushings at 40000 mi.(including 2 trips to Alaska). $1000 for parts sounded like it must include bar-- no it didn't. Decided 4 bushings at $5 ea and easy to replace was the way I would go.

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Just installed third set of bushings at 40000 mi.(including 2 trips to Alaska). $1000 for parts sounded like it must include bar-- no it didn't. Decided 4 bushings at $5 ea and easy to replace was the way I would go.

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Did you buy bushings based on ID and OD? Polyurethane? Appreciate any part info if you have it. I may just go ahead and replace mine and be done with it, especially if I can find polyurethane bushings. Thanks!
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I could not get a good look at the Columbo's diagram because when I enlarged it, it was too fuzzy. Went and got the actual pdf (attached) and then realized that this is not really a bushing issue, it's a sway bar design flaw that is eating the bayonet bushings. The hardware fix in the Service Bulletin does not just replace existing bushings. It retrofits the upper sway bar to a clevis style bushing.
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Agreed. The fix involves almost $1000 of parts from Freightliner.

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I got the bushings from Freightliner.

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