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Old 04-04-2017, 07:38 AM   #15
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Air Bags

Thanks. I did the hardest ones first (rear) and when I did the right side bags it went way faster then the left because I learned a couple tricks doing the left side ones. If it weren't for my much smaller wife helping some it would have been very hard on my shoulders and arms.
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Old 04-04-2017, 07:39 AM   #16
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Gdup, Gearwrenches are your friend when it comes to air bags. Don't forget to take note of what position the fitting for the air line was in when you take it off. When you reinstall them It's a little easier if you put the top bolts in first.

When I replaced mine I also put Source Engineering comfort control valves in the air lines. They are like pneumatic sway bars that control sway and rocking, like when entering driveways or pushing when a big rig passes you.

Good luck with your project.
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Thanks Steve. Will check those comfort control valves out right now.
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Old 04-04-2017, 08:50 AM   #17
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Gdup, Gearwrenches are your friend when it comes to air bags. Don't forget to take note of what position the fitting for the air line was in when you take it off. When you reinstall them It's a little easier if you put the top bolts in first.

When I replaced mine I also put Source Engineering comfort control valves in the air lines. They are like pneumatic sway bars that control sway and rocking, like when entering driveways or pushing when a big rig passes you.

Good luck with your project.
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I needed the regular length and stubby gear wrenches. There was very little space to access the air bag in front of the rear wheels on either side.
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Old 04-05-2017, 08:17 AM   #18
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I used a stubby 1/2" drive socket wrench that has a fat rubber grip, using a 12 point socket. Had the wife hold the wrench on the bolt from the right side of the drivers side front rear bag while I wedged a 24" socket wrench extension between the handle of the wrench and fire wall, from the left side. With some leverage I pulled it back enough to break the bolt loose. Did the same on the passenger side front rear bag, except wedging the extension into the right position was harder. Less room for me on that one side. Those were the hardest bolt to take out. All the other bolts on the 4 front air bags were much easier. One person holding the wrench in place on the hard to access bolt head while the other person broke it loose really made the job go faster. Like 20 minutes on those 2 hard bolts. Glad my my wife likes wrenching, and without her help it would have been a PITA for me.
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Old 04-07-2017, 08:27 AM   #19
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There seems to be an issue with the air bags inflating. After replacing all 4 bags, I started the MH up and let it run until my air pressure gauge was at its max. I noticed the MH was leaning to one side. I took a tape measure out and found that the right was 3 inches lower then the left. I also saw that the bags were about half inflated on the left side compared to the right side. What gives?
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How would I go about letting the air pressure out of the air bags? Seeing they would deflate themselves pretty fast, not they are holding all their air. Went in the coach and ran the pressure down using the air brakes until the pressure was about 5lbs. or so. Still the bags didn't loose any pressure. Thinking there must be a bleed valve somewhere underneath the MH. Thanks.
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Is there a switch on the leveling system? There are typically air valves that are used to let air out of the air bags.

One in front and two in rear.

On my 1994 Signature the front one is in the electrical bay under the driver, and the rears are on the driver's side of the engine compartment.
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You should have a dump switch to deflate the air bags. As for the lean, you need to adjust your ride height valves after replacing the bags.
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Thanks guys. Where is the ride adjustment valves located?
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