Please do a close inspection of any of your late model Freightliners for these front suspension issues.

This was found on a LACoFD Crew Carrier last week during their quarterly inspection.  Issue was not there 90 days ago. 

2008 Freightliner Front Steer Axle Suspension
Meritor model number: MFS-12-143A  12,000 lb.
Serial number: ARD00337731



Optimum performance and reliability of heavy-duty automatic transmissions can be noticeably influenced by the type of fluid used and the frequency with which that fluid is changed. Allison Transmission has designed extensive programs including specifications and tests to verify the quality of fluids and consequently have specific fluid and filter change recommendations. Due to field studies, changes in emission requirements, vehicle design, and operating environments, Allison Transmission has realigned recommended fluid and filter change intervals. Heavy-duty Automatic Transmission change intervals have been revised to more closely match today’s operating environments. Allison has also created a new automatic transmission fluid specification, Schedule One TES 389. The new Allison specification gives OEMs and customers another approved fluid choice. Allison C4 fluids and DEXRON® fluids are no longer approved for new Commercial On-Highway products.

Product Change Notification


Please be advised that the following is notice of change to Fire Research pressure sensors.
Products Affected:

All PT1/PT2 pressure sensors used for intake and discharge pressure displays, portable testers, and pressure governors. This includes the following FRC part numbers:

XE-PRO31PT2-Sxx (0 – 300 psi), XE-FP4000PT1-Sxx (0 – 600 psi), XE-IO3100PT2-Sxx (ABS – 600 psi), XE-PRO1000PT1-Sxx (0 – 1000 psi)
Change Description:

The above pressure sensors are being discontinued. New PT3 pressure sensors will be direct replacements in all orders starting on or about 07DEC09. 

Reason For Change:

Part of the ongoing process to improve FRC products.
Replacement Product:

New pressure sensors will be direct replacements. They meet or exceed all electrical and mechanical requirements, use the same 3-Pin Packard connector, and mount in the same size 1/4 inch NPT port. 

Important Note:

The new sensors are slightly smaller than the old ones in height and width (less 0.6 inch in height and 0.7 inch in width). Refer to the referenced drawing for complete dimensions of the new sensors.
The following are FRC part numbers for the new sensors:

XE-PRO31PT3-S0A (0 – 300 psi), XE-FP4000PT3-S0A (0 – 600 psi), XE-IO3100PT3-S0A (ABS – 600 psi), XE-PRO1000PT3-S0A (0 – 1000 psi)

The following drawing is available for the new pressure sensors:

DWG. NO. XE-XXPT3DWG-R0A dated 09NOV09 which can be found in the PDF version of this notice as page 2 of:


No response to this notification is required. Requests for additional information should be directed to an FRC sales representative at 1.800.645.0074

FS 04NOV09

To meet some government regulations and guidelines, it may become necessary to separate the rear
stop and turn/hazard lighting. The 2009 model year E-series uses the Smart Junction Box (SJB)
technology, which combines the stop and turn/hazard into a single signal to the rear lamps.

New Q-176 Bulletin

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