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Old 01-05-2010, 02:25 PM   #1
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Leaking air valve

We have a 2004 40 ft. FDTS. We recently purchased new rear tires and now we have a leaking air valve. In the area of the air leak, it appears there are two air lines coming out of a valve and a metal brake line going to it with brake fluid. There is a little hole on the top of the valve. We are in Palm Desert. Heading for Quartzsite on Jan. 19th. Should we seek service from someone or can someone help us in Quartzsite?

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I think you are referring to the height control valve. This has 3 ports. The lower port connects to the air compressor, the center port connects to the air spring and the top port has a short hose and is the vent port. The hydraulic line does not connect to any of this and is probably routed close to the airlines causing the confusion. It is normal for the vent hose to leak air as the suspension moves so you may need to be more specific. Does the rear suspension deflate rapidly after you turn the engine off? After you dump air, for leveling for example, does the suspension rise quickly after you start the engine? Provided the compressor can keep up with the air loss you can put off having this checked until it is convenient.

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Old 01-06-2010, 02:52 PM   #3
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If you don't find what it is before, I am sure that you will find many owners that will be glad to look at it with you at Quartzsite.
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Old 01-15-2010, 03:36 PM   #4
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Kathy - Pete's Roadside Service is still out in Cochella Valley after the Indio show and are going to Q I think. Tris just took the Apex to the one in Santa Ana and they said most of their guys were out there. We wanted front Michelin tires before we go to Q and Pete said that the crew in Cochella had them all. We had a slow leak that Tris discovered was the valve stem and he had them replace it - $7. He is out now looking where we can get a deal on the tires today or tomorrow! We leave Sunday for Q.

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