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Old 06-19-2017, 05:28 AM   #1
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Air bags won't inflate

Hello everyone, I need help with my 1999 American Eagle. The rear air bags deflated while we were driving and I cannot get them to come back up and I have looked for anything that might be the cause. We are on a trip across country for a funeral so it it very important than we make it there without delay. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Air bags won't inflate

Can you hear air escaping?
You would have to drive it onto blocks or park over a depression to get a look under there.
Are the front bags remaining inflated?
If you dump the air, does the front come back up again?
Does the rear pressure gauge show zero?
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I was able to find it when I got under it the next morning. The linkage for the lever was broken and I had to quickly do some duct tape engineering t get it up. Now all I have to do is find the replacement part. I can't believe that it was made out of plastic. Anyhow thanks for your input.

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I was able to find it when I got under it the next morning. The linkage for the lever was broken and I had to quickly do some duct tape engineering t get it up. Now all I have to do is find the replacement part. I can't believe that it was made out of plastic. Anyhow thanks for your input.

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Any heavy truck dealer, Mack, Peterbilt, International etc... or truck parts store will have the linkage kit, do a quick Google search in your area....

The part # is 48100225 Midland-Heldex
If you end up replacing the entire linkage, make sure you have the same length as that's your Ride height adjustment.

I bought this same part from Amazon, for my 1999 Eagle, used the original rod and just replaced the ends.
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Glad to hear you found it quickly.
A friend at a rally mentioned his experience that this little piece of plastic could abruptly halt a trip. I stopped by the chassis manufacturer's booth the next day, found they were $3 each, and have carried a couple in my spares kit ever since.
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