Why my truck jerks

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Wajid8705, Aug 31, 2019.

  1. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

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    Test drives and diagnosis is part the job.

    Auto mechanics don't get paid for test drives.
     
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  3. stayinback

    stayinback Road Train Member

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    Unfortunately....in trucking,they don't care, no such thing as a courtesy test drive,diagnosis these days.
    Pitiful.
    Remember,all truckers have billfolds full of cash
     
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  4. booley

    booley Medium Load Member

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    never lift off the gas...a professional driver keeps both feet flat on the floor
     
  5. 77fib77

    77fib77 Road Train Member

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    It depends on the place. Hook up a computer $125. Takes 10 minutes. Smh. The hourly is usually near a $100. Pretty big disparity between hourly rates. Some are 60 to a 185.
     
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  6. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

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    Computer diagnostics is one thing

    I'm just talking test drives for driveability problems.

    No offense to the diesel mechanics on here.

    But those of us that turned wrenches before trucking.

    It's a whole different world between auto and diesel shops.
     
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  7. stillwurkin

    stillwurkin Road Train Member

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    They work for the shop and or own it. All part of the job and service.
     
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  8. x1Heavy

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    I never get a sweet un for that kind of money.. why should I pay Mr loutish whiskers to abuse my truck for a hour after trying to make it work again....

    With luck it'll jerk twice leaving the shop and then be yelled at for not knowing how to drive...

    //snarky. Im one of those moods today. I'll post later tonight when things clear up.
     
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  9. stillwurkin

    stillwurkin Road Train Member

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    Did you get the problem solved? Inquiring minds would like to know for future reference. Thanks in advance.
     
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  10. Wajid8705

    Wajid8705 Light Load Member

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    I took my truck to the mechanic last week for a water leak and when asked him to adjust the fifth wheel while I was there which he did but I went to his place without trailer hooked to the truck.

    He said check if this adjustment fixed the problem which I think that was the only cause of the problem because there is still a little jerk movement but it's not as bad as before.

    I think fifth wheel just need to be adjusted a bit more.
     
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  11. stillwurkin

    stillwurkin Road Train Member

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    Hope it is that simple. Don't know how old your fifth wheel is. Or if you pull the same trailer all the time. Playing with adjustment could be good or bad. All i am saying is make sure you are getting a "sure lock" on the king pin. Old fifth wheels( 5 yrs, give or take) can have rusted springs, and lots of wear, depending on lube intervals. Last thing you need is a dropped wagon. Could be a nightmare if on the road.
     
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