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Old 10-05-2012, 06:49 PM   #1
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1993 Magna airbags losing air.

Overnight the rear of the coach drops to the ground. I went under and sprayed soapy water every where I could but saw no leaks. I am wondering where else to check for leaks.

The coach has HWH air levelers. I tried to set the level but it doesn't seem to make much difference.

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Old 10-06-2012, 02:23 PM   #2
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I assume you have performed the air brake pretrip test to determine that the compressor and brake system connections are functioning properly and retaining air pressure?

If so, you can probably focus on the air leveling system only.

Does your electric compressor try to maintain level when the rear bags start to go soft?

Are you able to level the rig with the leveling system?

Can you hear air escaping under the coach once it is leveled, without dumping the air) and just sitting? (I would guess not if you were spraying soapy water under the rig.)

If you cannot level the rig, then I would suspect the leveling air solenoid.

Because two bags deflate, I would think it is not likely leaking bags, but I hear they are cheap to replace.

If the electric compressor (in the front utility compartment) is not working then perhaps it is also a source of the air leak.

If you have sprayed soapy water on all the air line connections and found no leaks, I would focus on the solenoid or the electric compressor.
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Old 10-06-2012, 04:12 PM   #3
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What about the valves?

A slightly out of adjustment will allow air to seep out and not make a sound

We have posted how to adjust on ours, yours may have same valve.

Be sure you have stands
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Old 10-07-2012, 12:17 AM   #4
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No on the brake test. If you can direct me to the thread I will do that.

New bags a couple years ago so they are good.

Air compressor does run but seems ineffectual or nearly so.

The bags deflate whether or not the leveling has been activated. I cannot hear air escaping.

TQ60's post reminded me that I just adjusted the level of the rear bags by more than an inch up. It seemed like the coach was too low to me. Maybe that effected things in a negative way. I should lower it back and see if it holds. Also check the output of the compressor. I'll bet those little compressors are not cheap. Do you know if they are rebuildable? Joe
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I do not know if the compressors are rebuildable you will have to search the web for a replacement.
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