International Pro Star Backing Problem

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Big T's Comment
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Congrats on going solo Bryan.

Unfortunately the jerking is common among the 14 to 16 automatics and it doesn't really seem to matter what kind of truck it is.

If you can get the truck to go in to creep mode it supposedly will reduce the jerking. I found that when a truck started jerking it would stop if I pulled forward a little reducing the angle of the back.

I am in a 2019 international now and this one has the opposite problem. It wants to jerk when I am turning and pulling forward and low speeds.

One thing to remember is you probably won't have that truck for long because they are already trading in the 2015s.

Diver Driver's Comment
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Congrats on going solo Bryan.

Unfortunately the jerking is common among the 14 to 16 automatics and it doesn't really seem to matter what kind of truck it is.

If you can get the truck to go in to creep mode it supposedly will reduce the jerking. I found that when a truck started jerking it would stop if I pulled forward a little reducing the angle of the back.

I am in a 2019 international now and this one has the opposite problem. It wants to jerk when I am turning and pulling forward and low speeds.

One thing to remember is you probably won't have that truck for long because they are already trading in the 2015s.

I'm got a 17 freightliner. It does the same thing. It gets worse the tighter the angle between tractor and trailer is. Quite frustrating to say the least when your trying to keep your head on a swivel, and watch the space between you and everything else.

Rob S.'s Comment
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Is it possible that the axles or differentials are locked?

Susan D. 's Comment
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I don't know about ALL of them jerking, regardless of the type of truck. At West Side we have Autoshift Volvo's, Internationals, and Freightliners and none of them jerk like that... The Volvos surge a little right at first, if you're not careful with the throttle when backing, but that's it. I've driven all 3 brands from time to time when my manual Cascadia was getting serviced (and first truck was a Volvo). I'd still have it checked out.. are your brakes grabbing? Is it a tranny problem? Is it not set up/programmed correctly (ie does it "gear hunt" during normal driving?). How is it spec'ed out? What gear ratio? Maybe that has something to do with it, but NO, not every 2014-2016 does that. It doesn't sound normal to me.

Big T's Comment
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I didn't say every 14 to 16 does it. All I said was it is a common problem here.

I don't know about ALL of them jerking, regardless of the type of truck. At West Side we have Autoshift Volvo's, Internationals, and Freightliners and none of them jerk like that... The Volvos surge a little right at first, if you're not careful with the throttle when backing, but that's it. I've driven all 3 brands from time to time when my manual Cascadia was getting serviced (and first truck was a Volvo). I'd still have it checked out.. are your brakes grabbing? Is it a tranny problem? Is it not set up/programmed correctly (ie does it "gear hunt" during normal driving?). How is it spec'ed out? What gear ratio? Maybe that has something to do with it, but NO, not every 2014-2016 does that. It doesn't sound normal to me.

Bryan Q.'s Comment
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Yeah it just really sucks when I have a good set up and I can’t even back it up good with out the truck jerking and slinging my stuff everywhere. It’s really annoying. And embarrassing too.

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