Truck starts shaking when fuel tank get half way empty

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  1. Doggpoundtrucking

    Doggpoundtrucking Bobtail Member

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    I have a 2014 freightliner with a DD13 engine and I e noticed that when fuel tank get half way empty the truck starts to shake or vibrate more the the regular, when I fill up the tank again it goes back to Normal any suggestions what it could be ??
     
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  3. 201

    201 Road Train Member

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    :scratch:,,:dontknow:,,by golly, that's a new one. There is no valid reason why a fuel level would make the truck shake. Years ago, all the trucks shook, so maybe that was true,,,we just never noticed. Sounds like a bad U-joint.
     
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  5. SmallPackage

    SmallPackage Road Train Member

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    If the tanks are under the doors and up against the front steer axle springs then check rear steer axle spring hangers. See if bushings are worn out. As tanks empty out the weight on the front springs decreases and the ride height may rise changing the stress and angle on the hangers.
     
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  6. Catmando

    Catmando Road Train Member

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    It shakes because it's a freightliner..
    You nned to give more infor like only when its moving ? Or all the time ? Or only when idling ..
    Its called process of Elimination
    Could be engine related could driveline
    Could be the fact it is a Freightliner and that what their suppouse to do
     
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  7. SmallPackage

    SmallPackage Road Train Member

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    Calmdown. Or men in white coats are gonna kidnap you, straight jacket you, and strap you to a swamper seat in a crapcadia and make you ride 3 coast to coast turn arounds. Lol!
     
  8. Catmando

    Catmando Road Train Member

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    I have standards ..there will be a stand off ... they will not take me alive .. lol..
     
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  9. buddyd157

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    personally, i'd keep the tanks half full.
     
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  10. OLDSKOOLERnWV

    OLDSKOOLERnWV Captain Redbeard

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    Lol!!! I see what you did there….
     
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