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Old 05-26-2014, 09:51 PM   #1
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Air Bags deflating- Now fixed

Sometime last year I asked on this forum about issues with my air bags deflating after a few hours while others said theirs would stay up for days. While having work done to fix my genset starter problem, the mechanic heard a slow air leak at the right front ride-height valve, so I had him work on it. My hearing is poor so I likely would have missed it even if I was real close, which I have been many times.

He found a cracked brass fitting on the valve assembly. He replaced it and put teflon tape on every fitting and lo and behold, I went over 24 hours later today and the bags are still up. There also had been a whistling sound when the bags would air up and I think that is gone but can't tell since the bags are staying up for now. I will see how long they will hold air. I used to have to wait about 3-5 minutes for the bags to air up after it had set for more than a few hours- very annoying.

Whoopee....... fixed.

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congratulations, it is good to know what the problem was.
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Old 05-27-2014, 03:16 PM   #3
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congratulations, it is good to know what the problem was.
Thanks. This might help someone along the way. BTW, I went over today (36 hours after fix) and the bags are still fully inflated. Never seen that before. Yea.

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I changed the desiccant filter and now my air bags have sat fully-inflated for a week so far. Turned out it was the original 1999 filter, which I paid to have changed last year. That old filter was so full of oil N water it clogged the pop-off/over-pressure valve enough to hold it open a bit, allowing the air bags to deflate in a day.
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I changed the desiccant filter and now my air bags have sat fully-inflated for a week so far. Turned out it was the original 1999 filter, which I paid to have changed last year. That old filter was so full of oil N water it clogged the pop-off/over-pressure valve enough to hold it open a bit, allowing the air bags to deflate in a day.
So many things to deal with but worth it. Maybe we will have it figured out by the time we are too .... to do this anymore.

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