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RE: Intermittent front end banging on the left side

Hi Gjac , the chassis is Oshkosh with leaf springs on front axle. The bracket that I moved to a new positioning pivots slightly from front to back as suspension moves and was hitting the other half of the bracket attached to frame. If I knew how to post a picture I would. Doug I have the coil springs in the front, but at this point I am open to any suggestions of what is causing this banging noise. It is very frustrating after 3000 miles of travel and spending $350 at a chassis shop that noise is still there.
Gjac 07/04/15 09:41am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Intermittent front end banging on the left side

Hi, my 94 Bounder had a banging up front which I finally fixed. The big sway bar is attached to a hanging bracket on each side that swings slightly as the suspension moves up and down. The bracket was hitting the frame. There were some factory holes to mount the brackets one hole lower to clear the frame and barely changed the angle of the sway bar which solved my issue. Probably not your issue but maybe helpful for someone else. Cheers Doug Doug what chassis did you have. When I looked at my P30 chassis the sway bar is attached to the AArm and frame the upper supports are riveted on. Are you saying the upper bracket was loose and banging into the frame?
Gjac 06/29/15 04:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Kohler generator racing

I called parts tech again today and got a hold of of a tech named Dennis. He described the operation as born to travel did earlier He thought the mag pick up was not the problem thought it just would not start if it was bad. Because the steper motor was moving the the governor arm he thought that was good, which leaves the control board. When I took the cover off there were two control boards one in front of the other. Waiting for a call back to see which one.
Gjac 06/26/15 09:07am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Kohler generator racing

Wait a minute. Maybe I'm missing something here, but why would you expect a generator to idle? It needs to run at 1800 RPM to generate 60 Hz of AC. If it were 'idling' it would be a problem.I have used the generator for 10 years I know when the engine is racing it is not being governed to the proper rpm. Then why did you say 'idle'? 1800 RPM is not 'idle'. I think I'm going to stop replying to these "help me" threads.. Maybe not the best wording on my part , it is not being governed I have no way of knowing the rpm, no tach, I just know it is running at max rpm(racing).
Gjac 06/25/15 10:08am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Harbor Freight Batteries

I am using them now, dry camping outside yellow stone with a generator not working and have 4 of these lights and batteries which were all free. Even if they last 1/4 of the time of Duracell from a cost stand point they are better I have been using these batteries for two weeks without replacing them yet.
Gjac 06/24/15 10:54pm Tech Issues
RE: Kohler generator racing

When I had my Kohler, parts for techs were a big help. I called them two days ago and left a message about my problem but have not heard back from them yet. I am in Yellowstone now and the cell service is spotty.
Gjac 06/24/15 10:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Kohler generator racing

I scraped some rust off the fly wheel where the mag pickup is but that did nothing. The shroud has to come off to get to it and I don't have a long 5/16 wrench to get to the back two bolts. Will call tomorrow.
Gjac 06/21/15 10:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Kohler generator racing

The speed sensor measures the rpm at the flywheel and is mounted on a bracket at the flywheel.. If you remove it you must reset the air gap between the flywheel and the sensor.. If you go to the tech article I posted go to where it says magnetic pickup.. That is the sensor.. If you can get to it you may be able to clean it by spraying it with brake cleaner... My internet speed is slow here, and missed your post. I think I remember seeing it when I changed my coil. Getting the shroud off was the most difficult part.
Gjac 06/21/15 09:34am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Kohler generator racing

Yes, The exact same.. I had to put a new starter in mine.. Easy job when it is out... Pain to change when in.. Your problem could be as simple as the speed sensor needs cleaned, But it is hard to say until you look it over... Where is the speed sensor, I can't see it in the link? is it the same thing as the magnetic pick up sensor. I don't think I can get to it without removing the shroud?
Gjac 06/21/15 09:12am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Kohler generator racing

Your gen has an all electrical governor, not mechanical.. Here is who I deal with for Kohler parts for my gen, They are great to deal with and are in eastern Pa. Maybe give them a call and see what they say...http://www.partsfortechs.com/asapcart/page.html?chapter=0&id=6 Thanks for these two links. The first one I don't quite understand how to test it. But I can certainly call on Monday. Do you have the same genset?
Gjac 06/21/15 08:46am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Kohler generator racing

Have you looked for any small springs laying around? Just one of them popping off, or breaking, which I have had happen, will allow the linkage to pull the other way and either speed the engine up, or slow it down. Spring are not painted and they will rust and break. You generator has a few years on it so it may very well be a busted spring. That is the first thing I did seeing I could get it to slow down with moving the actuator with my finger. The governor is electronic so I don't think there are any springs. In the link that born to travel posted I did not see any.
Gjac 06/21/15 08:41am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Kohler generator racing

Wait a minute. Maybe I'm missing something here, but why would you expect a generator to idle? It needs to run at 1800 RPM to generate 60 Hz of AC. If it were 'idling' it would be a problem.I have used the generator for 10 years I know when the engine is racing it is not being governed to the proper rpm.
Gjac 06/21/15 07:57am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Intermittent front end banging on the left side

After driving about 300 miles the banging noise is back. This is really discouraging after spending $330 on the front end. I figured they had to drop the lower A arm to reseat the coil spring but I don't see any evidence of that.The grease is still in place around the nuts. So far this trip it started with the front end noise,then the WH went out now I can't get my generator to idle correctly. These things are easier to fix when home than on the road.
Gjac 06/20/15 10:38pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Kohler generator racing

Reading the title made me think of NASCAR of generators....:B. The fact it operated ok after spraying it with WD40 makes me think you've got some gunk etc. where it shouldn't be. Cleaning it thoroughly will most likely get you back up and running correctly. Won't cost you much to do and if you have to take it in, the mechanic will appreciate it....Dennis Unfortunately my spraying turned out to be a red herring. I sprayed it overnight with PB blaster and the Gen set still races. I am wondering if the fuel pump is not getting enough gas to the carb and the governor is overcompensating for it?
Gjac 06/20/15 10:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Kohler generator racing

No just a regular old (1996) generator. This is a first time problem.
Gjac 06/20/15 11:43am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Kohler generator racing

Not familiar with a Kohler generator but: My Onan never does go to idle. It has to rev to meet the load. Just a knee jerk evaluation here but: when your first start it, it will probably be under a load just supplying power to the converter which would be charging your batteries. By idle down, has it always acted this way or is it something new that it has developed? Or is it a new generator experience to you? It just started last night, my GS held the switch in longer than normal to get it to start when started it just started to race. I shut it down sprayed the governer area with WD40 thinking it would loosed it up. Started it the next morning and it seemed fine so I reassembled the air box went to start it again and it was still racing. So I am baffled.
Gjac 06/20/15 09:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Intermittent front end banging on the left side

Took the MH in to Rapid tire in Rapid City SD. Rapid Chevy could not look at it for a week. They said the banging was caused by the HD coil spring not seated in its containment area. I can,t see how this didn't cause a problem before now or how a pot hole could unseat the spring, but after driving several hundred miles the banging has gone away. Don't you hate it when a problem goes away without finding the cause? Some HD springs sit on a plastic isolator pad to minimize noise. Perhaps this pad has shifted or maybe you can compare the right and left sides and see if anything is missing/different. Hopefully the noise will not come back. I learned that cars have this plastic/rubber but the trucks or MH do not , they way it was described to me is that the top part of the spring is suppose to sit in a boss and was not so it would bang when the control arm moved. I thought I was hearing a spring type noise that is why I thought it was the steer safe. Just glad it is gone now on to my next problem my generator.
Gjac 06/20/15 09:03am Class A Motorhomes
Kohler generator racing

I have a Kohler generator 5KCM21 generator that will start but won't idle down once started. The manual says it has an electronic governor so I can't see any springs like on a lawn mower. I can put my finger on it to move it and it will idle down. I have the operators manual but it does not address this problem. Can this be adjusted?
Gjac 06/20/15 08:44am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Intermittent front end banging on the left side

Took the MH in to Rapid tire in Rapid City SD. Rapid Chevy could not look at it for a week. They said the banging was caused by the HD coil spring not seated in its containment area. I can,t see how this didn't cause a problem before now or how a pot hole could unseat the spring, but after driving several hundred miles the banging has gone away.
Gjac 06/20/15 07:52am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Attwood WH switch causing 15 amp fuse to blow

Hope you have a fuse at the battery end of that wire! And, if you measure reasonable amperage, you know you have a wiring issue, not water heater issue. While running a new wire may not be any fun, it will sure be less $$$ than a new water heater or major component. I thought I had it working it started fine and I took a walk around the campground and when I came back it was off. Thinking it came up to temperature and shut off I took a shower and it was only luke warm. So something else is wrong also. It would not go back on even when the hot wire was disconnect and reconnected.
Gjac 06/14/15 09:48pm Class A Motorhomes
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