Hey guys. I've read many threads on here describing the need to change the air dryer filter on the brake system. I have a 2000 Journey on a Freightliner chassis. The air dryer was very easy to access behind the rear axel on the drivers side. Last week I bought the air dryer filter from my local Freightliner center ($108) and today I installed it.
It was almost too simple. All the threads I've read on here made me dread this whole week doing this service. It was so easy, I'm wondering if I did it correct. I simply uncrewed the old filter by hand and then screwed on the new filter. I've read some threads describing a 2nd filter inside the unit but I never saw it. I asked the guy at Freightliner and he said that black filter that screws on is the only thing I needed to change. I thought there was a second (desiccant) filter. Is it possible there isn't one on my chassis? I couldn't see down in the unit once I removed the filter but I felt down inside it. There seem to be some plastic piece that spills around freely but I didn't try to pull it out.
Any help is appreciated as always. Did I only do half the job today or is it complete? Is the desiccant filter sold seprately?
I just found this picture in another thread. I changed the black filter in his right hand today. Is the thing in the guys left hand the 2nd filter I am supposed to change? In this thread, the guy stated Cummings said this second filter is only on 2007 and newer models. Is this correct or do I have this small filter as well on my coach? Does anyone know the exact name for it or part #? How is that small filter removed from the unit?