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Old 04-04-2013, 08:48 PM   #1
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How to install airbags?

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Old 04-04-2013, 11:53 PM   #2
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Not sure if this will help but here's how we answered someone else that wanted to know:
Changing an airbag, How???

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Old 04-05-2013, 09:26 AM   #3
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Going to try out airbags today. Got a cross over replacement bag the firestone 5311 vice the 5319 which weren't available. Label says to torque the two top 3/8 bolts to 15-20 lb-ft which doesn't seem like a whole lot of torque. When you consider the single bottom 1/2 inch bolt requires a ratchet with a 16 inch pipe extension on it to break it loose, I wonder? The instrucions on the sticker say the "torque noted is net torque (End user must understand and account for the prevailing torque)". Don't know what that means? No bolts came with it. The original bag used studs so no original bolts to use or reference. I have grade 5 bolts for use. I have two torque ratchets. One you screw the handle up to add more torque and the other is just an old Sears with a long arrow rod coming back to the handle that swing across a printed scale listing torque. Any guidance appreciated.
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Old 04-07-2013, 08:06 PM   #4
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Air bag change

Finished the project today. The Firestone w01 358 5311 seems to be able to replace the wo1 358 5319.

Using a hole saw drilled access hole in the storage compartment back of each front tire at the level where the top bolts/studs and air valve located. Thie made it easier. The air bag in front of the passenger side fron wheel was accessible thru the wheel well opening. But they reversed the orientaion on the bag in front of the driver side steering wheel so had to go down under to do it. Enough room there to sit up and do the job. Unfastened them, then lifted the front of the coach with the hydraulic jack. Removed bags and put the others in place. Lowered enough to get the top bolts started and the bottom bolt started while bag was still free to move about. Did one side first than the other side. Thanks for you help.
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:49 AM   #5
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Give us some clues here. What air bags? Workhorse or Chevy P30 motorhome chassis front bags? Or auxiliary rear bags on that or another chassis? Or helper air springs on a truck or SUV?
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Workhorse or Chevy P30 motorhome chassis front bags?

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