How to service submerged commercial-vehicle components

With an eye to the widespread damage inflicted by Hurricane Sandy and the Nor’easter that followed it this week, Meritor has just issued a four-page Technical Bulletin detailing service instructions for commercial-vehicle components that are submerged in contaminated floodwater.

The bulletin is accessible online by clicking here.

To obtain a hard copy, telephone 800-535-5560.

“Heavy vehicle components that are submerged in contaminated floodwater… may have sustained damage that includes, but is not limited to, rust and corrosion,” the bulletin states.

“To help prevent possible product issues from occurring in the future, Meritor advises that you perform the following service procedures before you return a vehicle with submerged components to service. None of the following actions are warrantable.”

The bulletin explains what should be done for numerous components, ranging from axles to tire-inflation systems.

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