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Old 10-07-2012, 07:52 AM   #15
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I remember replacing the power steering pump on my 79 to be a real pain due to accessibility, replacing the alternator was a walk in the park comparably.
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Peter, there is no doubt that working on any part of the front of these engines is a royal pain. As "cool" as the front of the airstream motorhome looks it sure would have been nice if somehow the idea of making it easier for general maintenance activities could have been built into the design.

I haven't had to replace a ps pump yet and with luck I won't have to for a long time. I haven't had the luxury of finding out but I'm betting replacing ps pumps and alternators etc would go alot faster with two people doing the job, one above and one below. I can tell you right now I'd want to be the one above

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Old 10-28-2012, 10:15 AM   #16
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Peter, there is no doubt that working on any part of the front of these engines is a royal pain. As "cool" as the front of the airstream motorhome looks it sure would have been nice if somehow the idea of making it easier for general maintenance activities could have been built into the design.

I haven't had to replace a ps pump yet and with luck I won't have to for a long time. I haven't had the luxury of finding out but I'm betting replacing ps pumps and alternators etc would go alot faster with two people doing the job, one above and one below. I can tell you right now I'd want to be the one above

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Would that be due to fact that " things seldom fall UP?"
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Would that be due to fact that " things seldom fall UP?"
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:45 PM   #18
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Finally they posted the article online...

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FYI After the rebuild.

If you seem to be having a problem with the brakes you may have gotten air in the line to the hydro boost.

To purge the air with the engine running turn the steering as far right as it will go then back left as far as it will go. Do this several times.
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