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Old 02-07-2020, 02:39 PM   #1
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Electronic Steering Dampner Worn Out

My ex spouse must have had an Electronic Steering Dampner put on the Steering wheel after market. The right side is worn out and causing grinding when turning right. This damper has hydraulic fluid in it which may be low and cannot be added to. It's a weird product that when it dies that's it. I Have a mobile mechanic here now. He's going to grease it a bit first. And if that doesn't solve the problem, we are thinking about disengaging it. Any thoughts are welcomed. Thank you.
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Old 02-07-2020, 02:57 PM   #2
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Old 02-07-2020, 04:20 PM   #3
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Electronic? Are there wires going to it?
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Old 02-07-2020, 08:55 PM   #4
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Somewhere I read or saw an add for an electronic steering stabilizer that you could set to compensate for wind or road crown. I wanna say Blue Ox maybe mfgr it. Sounded like more of a sell it to the driver than what it actually was capable of, IMO. Id google around looking for who Made it and see if its worth trying to repair.
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Old 02-07-2020, 08:58 PM   #5
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Somewhere I read or saw an add for an electronic steering stabilizer that you could set to compensate for wind or road crown. I wanna say Blue Ox maybe mfgr it. Sounded like more of a sell it to the driver than what it actually was capable of, IMO. Id google around looking for who Made it and see if its worth trying to repair.



on my ford expedition and the previous F150 with the EPAS steering, it had the damper thingy as part of programming, it would sense the driver holding wheel to counter road conditions and then ASSISTS by relieving some of that effort by the driver


I am sure almost every vehicle that has electronic assist power steering has this feature built in


some class A coaches have it as well, but maybe thor snuck one in
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Old 02-08-2020, 02:34 AM   #6
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"I am sure almost every vehicle that has electronic assist power steering has this feature built in


some class A coaches have it as well, but maybe thor snuck one in"



I googled Blue Ox and they make the aftermarket electronic steering damper I was referring to, TruCenter. It is supposed to work by setting the wheel to the position you want to fight the wind then you click a button to lock that center position in place. It is not an automatic system. It seems to me that unless you are battling a consistent cross wind at exactly the same mph and the road never varies off of straight you would be constantly clicking the system off repositioning the wheel and turning the system back on. I think for the money this thing costs a Safe-T-Plus or a Road master Reflex steering stabilizer would be money better spent. The TruCenter system I have seen advertised on the inner web starts at around $900 for the damper add the brackets and it's over $1000. a Roadmaster Reflex for the F 53 can be had with brackets for around $350
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Old 02-08-2020, 02:50 AM   #7
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My ex spouse must have had an Electronic Steering Dampner put on the Steering wheel after market. The right side is worn out and causing grinding when turning right. This damper has hydraulic fluid in it which may be low and cannot be added to. It's a weird product that when it dies that's it. I Have a mobile mechanic here now. He's going to grease it a bit first. And if that doesn't solve the problem, we are thinking about disengaging it. Any thoughts are welcomed. Thank you.
What model and year coach do you have?
Have you looked through the coach for paper work on the damper? If it is a Blue Ox Tru-Center steering stabilizer it carries a one year warranty
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Old 02-08-2020, 03:36 AM   #8
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yes what year and model or information on the unit
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