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Old 10-25-2017, 06:33 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by KD4XR View Post
A switch is electrical and does not leak fluid. What kind of fluid is leaking from what you call a switch?
A fluid pressure switch that fails internally can leak fluid. There is diaphragm in them that flexes to activate the electric contacts.

If you have an " Oil light " , you have one.

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Old 10-25-2017, 06:51 AM   #16
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Old bear is the expert on this. My green switch is located behind the tranny on the hyd pump. I had to replace the green switch twice and brown switch once. On mine you have to remove a cover plate to get to the pump and swithes.

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Old 10-25-2017, 09:54 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by twinboat View Post
A fluid pressure switch that fails internally can leak fluid. There is diaphragm in them that flexes to activate the electric contacts.

If you have an " Oil light " , you have one.
I did not know anything about this system so went to the net to do a little digging. After looking at pictures and a video, i'm pretty sure the OP is talking about pressure switches. Hopefully the one he ordered fixes the problem.
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Old 10-25-2017, 11:22 PM   #18
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Yes a presure switch is what leaking from the electric side its transmission fluid from the pump .i have emailed oldbear my one day amazon delivery didn't make it sad to say .
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Old 10-26-2017, 12:05 AM   #19
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Glad you can take a little chiding....We love to help but that help depends on how well you describe the problem. Heck, I get confused if the OP leaves outa comma....
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Old 10-27-2017, 09:32 PM   #20
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How to properly ask a question or need advice

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Glad you can take a little chiding....We love to help but that help depends on how well you describe the problem. Heck, I get confused if the OP leaves outa comma....

This IMO is a text book example of how important it is for any OP coming for advice, to take your time, write carefully and describe your issue in detail—plus if you can—take a pic or 2, then submit. It's also very helpful to always have your signature filled out.

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Old 10-28-2017, 02:47 AM   #21
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This problem should have been posted to the workhorse forum. That auto apply parking brake is on the workhorse chassis There are many threads over there on the auto apply parking brake.
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Old 11-15-2017, 12:29 PM   #22
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Have been off forum for a while and just saw this. Did you get your problem resolved-I assume so.
We had an 04 sightseerer thirty footer and I had same problem. My recollection was the switch was on the pump itself. Fortunately we have a local truck repair shop that was familiar with the autobrake system
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Old 11-15-2017, 01:14 PM   #23
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I'm sure the OP was talking about the Auto Parking Brake System on Workshorse chassis. The switch , "Brown Switch" is the same as the " Rotten Green Switch." They are interchangeable. I'm sure he is thinking the switch failed and locked his system up, and he was talking about removing the cotter pin that connects to the release cable. The "Gray Switch" is for the light indicator, and is known for leaking. If it was leaking,and he lost all his hydraulic fluid used to release the parking brake, thus he was stuck. By removing the cotter pin, this will relive the spring tension used to apply the brake. I think he was confused about the green and brown switch. As stated, they are the same. This switch controls the hydraulic pump, but if he lost all the fluid, it would not make a difference.

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