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Unscheduled Maintenance

Date Test Miles Service Activity Downtime Hours
03-04-03 1432 The rear axle is out of alignment. Manufacturer requests two shims (one each bolt) be added to the right side, frame end of the lower radius rod. Axle realigned. 0.5 0.5
08-15-03 11196 The front axle is cracked in numerous places. Front axle replaced. 5.0 5.0
04-07-03 3666 Interior ceiling panel and mounting track bolts have broken at the 1st and 2nd panels on the right side and the 1st, 4th, 5th, and 8th panels on the left side. All broken bolts replaced. 3.0 3.0
05-07-03 5158 The center hoop stabilization guide at the artic joint is worn and damaged. Center hoop replaced. 1.0 1.0
05-08-03 5276 The trolley wheels on the top track of the bellows are loose. Trolley wheels tightened. Corner structure mounting bolts on bellows tightened. 2.0 2.0
05-16-03 5948 Numerous interior light panels throughout the bus are falling out. Ceiling track and light panels reinstalled. 1.0 1.0
06-09-03 7398 Both front windshield panels are cracked. Both front windshield panels replaced. 1.5 1.5
08-27-03 12148 The right front air brake hose is broken. Right front air brake hose replaced. 0.5 0.5
05-13-03 5543 Bus disabled on the Durability Track, no electrical power. Repair broken wire on the voltage converter behind the driver's seat. 0.5 0.5
04-10-03 3833 The bolts are loose on the right side transmission mount brackets. All four transmission mount bolts replaced and torqued to 90 ft. lbs. isolators replaced. 1.0 1.0
03-27-03 2940 The right side transmission mount bracket is loose. Mount and bracket removed to access broken bolt in the transmission case (forward lower bolt). Replace all four bolts. Retorqued the right side engine mount bolt at the front of the engine. Both transmission mount bolts replaced. 1.0 1.0
03-31-03 3025 The right side engine mount bolt is broken. Both left and right side engine mount bolts replaced. Transmission mount bolts replaced. 1.0 1.0
04-03-03 3323 The right side engine mount bolt is broken. Right side engine mount bolt replaced. 0.5 0.5
04-04-03 3539 Manufacturer requests both engine mount bolts, sleeves, washers and nuts be replaced. Both engine mount bolts, sleeves, washers and nuts replaced. 0.5 0.5
04-22-03 4975 The alternator pulley and belt are rubbing against the belt guard, and the A/C belt is loose. Trouble-shooting found the engine shifted due to the transmission mount bolts missing on the right side. The upper most bolt is broken and the others are laying inside the mount. Three bolts installed and bus sent to the Altoona shop. 1.0 1.0
05-07-03 5158 Bolts from frame mount of the transmission housing were unable to stay torqued on the right side. Tranmission housing is cracking. Complete transmission with threaded bolt holes vs. the original thread insert holes was installed with assistance from Allison Transmission representatives. 6.0 6.0
05-30-03 6687 The engine mounts are loose. Left side engine mount bolts replaced and all torqued. Right side transmission mounting bolts replaced and all torqued. 4.0 4.0
06-09-03 7398 Transmission housing is broken up in numerous pieces in the are of the mounting bolt holes. Trouble-shooting found the firs two transmission were not production model transmissions. At this point, Allison Transmission supplied a production model and it was installed. 8.0 8.0
05-16-03 5948 The exhaust flex pipe is cracked and leaking. Exhaust flex pipe replaced. 0.5 0.5
07-10-03 8806 The flex exhaust pipe is broken. Flex exhaust pipe replaced. 0.5 0.5
07-30-03 10525 The exhaust flex pipe is broken. Exhaust flex pipe replaced. 0.5 0.5
09-16-03 13207 The exhaust flex pipe is broken. Exhaust flex pipe replaced. 0.5 0.5
05-07-03 5158 The main artic joint bushings are worn. Artic joint bushings replaced. 2.0 2.0
06-05-03 7398 The artic joint bushings are worn. Artic joint bushings replaced. 4.0 4.0
06-26-03 7611 The top forward part of the artic joint is cracked in numerous places. New artic joint installed. 7.0 7.0
07-10-03 8806 The artic joint bushings are worn. Voided artic joint bushings replaced with solid bushings. 5.0 5.0
03-03-03 1199 Thr right side ride height is too high. The right rear leveling valve has over extended, not allowing the air valve to exhaust. Valve arm repositioned and adjusted. 0.5 0.5
03-10-03 2138 The right rear leveling valve bracket is bent. Right rear leveling valve link and bracket replaced. 1.0 1.0
03-21-03 2760 The right side, drive axle air bag has failed. Right side, drive axle air bag replaced. 2.0 2.0
03-27-03 2940 The right side ride height of the rear section is low. The right side, rear most air bag is leaking at the bottom and the internal bump stop is broken. Right rear most air bag replaced. 1.0 1.0
03-27-03 2940 The right side, lower radius rod on the rear axle is bent. Radius rod replaced. 1.0 1.0
04-10-03 3833 Rear axle; the right side lower radius rod is bent and hitting the H-beam. Both H-beams realigned, u-bolts torqued to 900 ft. lbs. Radius rod replaced. 2.0 2.0
04-17-03 4330 The right rear ride height is too high. The leveling valve link and bracket is broken and the valve arm is bent. Installed new arm, link and fabricated bracket. 1.0 1.0
05-15-03 5898 The front suspension has no air. Replaced broken front leveling valve link. 1.0 1.0
05-16-03 5948 Both rear H-beams on the rear axle are cracked at the lower radius rod mounts, and at the axle mounting area. Cracks welded/repaired. 2.0 2.0
05-16-03 5948 Both rear H-beams on the rear axle are cracked at the lower radius rod mounts, and at the axle mounting area. Both rear H-beams replaced. 6.0 6.0
05-16-03 5948 The right rear, rear most air bag is leaking. Right rear, rear most air bag replaced. 1.0 1.0
05-23-03 6055 The rear ride height is too high. The leveling valve arm is over extended. Arm repositioned and ride height adjusted. 1.0 1.0
05-29-03 6487 The rear H-beam has shifted. Rear H-beam realigned and fasteners torqued. 3.0 3.0
05-29-03 6487 The ride height throughout the bus needs adjusted. Ride height for both sections of the bus adjusted. 1.0 1.0
05-29-03 6487 The rear cross member in the center of the H-beam is cracking around the bolt holes. Rear cross member replaced. 1.0 1.0
05-29-03 6487 Both front air bag bottom plates are loose. Bolts torqued and roll pins replaced on both front air bags. 2.0 2.0
06-05-03 7398 The driveshaft is damaged from hitting the frame due to failed transmission and engine isolators. Driveshaft replaced. 0.75 0.75
06-05-03 7398 The engine and transmission isolators are worn. Engine and transmnission isolators replaced. 2.0 2.0
06-05-03 7398 The right rear, rear most air bag is leaking. Right rear, rear most air bag replaced. 0.75 0.75
06-09-03 7398 The right rear, forward air bag is leaking and the left rear, forward air bag pedestal is broken. Both air bags replaced. 1.0 1.0
07-01-03 7867 The front lateral bar attaching nut, axle end is loose. Nut tightened and torqued. 0.5 0.5
07-10-03 8806 The air conditioning is not functioning. Thermo King rep. replaced high pressur cut out, high pressur sensor and repaired wiring harness. 3.0 3.0
07-15-03 9131 The right rear, upper radius arm retaining ring and snap ring are bent and coming off. Replaced the right rear, upper radius rod. 2.0 2.0
07-18-03 9481 The right rear lower radius rod is broken damaging the left rear most shock and upper mounting bracket and the left rear most air bag. Right rear, lower radius rod, left rear most shock and air bag and upper mounting bracket all replaced. 3.0 3.0
07-22-03 9676 The right rear leveling valve arm is over extended and bent. Right rear leveling valve arm and linkage replaced. Ride height adjusted. 1.5 1.5
09-04-03 12386 Rear axle; the left side suspension beam has an open crack (approx. 12"), starting at the top of the beam and going down the inside of the beam to the radius rod boss. Rear, left side suspension beam replaced. Replaced both lower rear radius arms. 10.0 10.0
09-24-03 13939 The right front air bag is worn and the air line is leaking. Air bag and air line replaced. 2.0 2.0
10-03-03 14793 The right rear ride height is too high. Replaced the broken right rear leveling valve link. 1.0 1.0