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Old 09-25-2015, 03:26 PM   #15
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Brake fluid leaking from air brakes???

Must be gear oil.
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Old 09-25-2015, 04:07 PM   #16
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Need a Good Chassis Repair Shop Montrose, CO

If you check the fluids maybe one is low, or maybe it is slight and you can drive it.
The differential fluid should be close enough to touch it with a fingertip just below the plug hole.
Brake fluid should be down enough to be quite noticable.
If the fluids are up, how about a test drive after the residue is wiped off? As in, has it been leaking a long time, and at how much volume?
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Brake fluid leaking from air brakes???

Must be gear oil.

Unless it is hydraulic over air.
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My 1st vote is wheel bearing seals.
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The brake system is air over oil, the calipers don't seem to be where the leak is coming from so it leads me to believe that it is more than likely failed axle seals. In the meantime trying to find a reputable truck service to accurately diagnose the true issue is like pulling hens teeth.
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Truck stops often do repair work. Any closeby?
Do you know if the leak is recent?
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Yeah as far as I know the leak has appeared since we arrived here, but that's also hard to say since its the first time in three months that I crawled under the coach.
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Maybe worth a call?
Bear Automotive, Grand Junction, Colorado 81505 - Bear Automotive,1315 Pitkin Avenue,
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Would a blocked or pinched differential vent hose build up enough pressure to push gear oil past the bearing seals?
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I don't know, but that is why I'm looking for a professional to discuss this with.
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I don't know, but that is why I'm looking for a professional to discuss this with.

Understood!
If the diff is full, drive it to the service center of your choice. It got you this far, so probably that next bit of road will be fine too!
Call them and discuss it first to get initial triage. Proceed as you decide!
If you need a tow, make it be on a flatbed.
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If it is gear oil it will have a pungent smell if you rub some on your finger and smell it. Having 2 wheel seals fail would probably be caused by severe overheating of the brakes.
Usually when wheel seals fail they have oil all over the inside of the wheel and make a real mess.
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I don't know, but that is why I'm looking for a professional to discuss this with.
Hi Jeff, sorry that you're having issues. Try calling:

Standard Tire & Service of Gunnison
Gunnison, Colorado
970 641 0202
ask for James, tell him your problem and see if he can recommend anyone in the area. I don't think they do this type of work but they're good folks and will point you in the right direction. They are open on Saturday.

The second recommendation if you need to head south is:

M&M Diesel Repair
Trinidad, Colorado
719 846 8546
In addition to plenty of big rig experience they have RV experience and have been in business over 25 yrs, IIRC. I used them in early September and was very pleased with their service.

Best of luck and keep us informed.

EDIT: I see you're a Jeeper also. Try calling:

Rockworx 4x4
970 240 9955
Montrose, Co
Craig did some emergency work on my friends TJ on our recent trip and is a all around stand up guy. If there's anyone in the area that is qualified to do your work I would think he would know them and be happy to give you a referral... FWIW


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Thank you very much David I'll be on the phone tomorrow !!
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