Got the truck back from the sealer a month or so ago with rebuilt rear end at
On the first trip out of town (towing our travel trailer) we got about 150 miles
from home with no problems and then made a left turn onto the freeway from a
stop light and got a really load "clanking" sound from the back of the truck..
We were sure that it was rear end problems and pulled over.. nothing leaking,
hot, noisy when creeping forward, etc...
Continued toward rv park (about 130 miles closer than home) with Good Sam ERS
card at the ready... stopped for gas and as we left the station, I had the wife
pull the truck & trailer forward slowly for about 40 feet.. I walked along side
and heard a rhythmic click form the right rear wheel.. she hit the brake and it
stopped making the noise.. brake adjuster hanging up and releasing??
No more noise for the rest of the weekend or on the way back, but about 50 miles
from home, the ABS light went on... pulled over and checked fluid level, it was
ok... brakes on truck and trailer work fine.. continued home..
Took it back to the dealer, explaining the problem and suggesting nicely that it
could have been something wrong on assembly after replacing rear end..
They couldn't find any noise, of course, because it had stopped.. took off both
brake drums and said that everything was fine.. same with rear end..
Since it wasn't (according to them) related to past work, they charged $165 for
diagnoses and said that the code was for speed sensor.. and wanted over $300 to
I guess I'm going to go back into DIY mode here.. from what I've read here it's
not hard OR expensive to change the sensor.... the brakes still work fine,
speedo and cruise are normal.. no idea if ABS is working...
If the speed sensor is bad, shouldn't it effect the cruise, speedo, odometer,
trip computer, or something???
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