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simple questions#2 - emptying air tanks

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I remember this advice from Paul but I didn't, how can I do this? where are located? do I need a special tool? the "parking brake" still working once I drained the tanks?
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The parking brake uses air to release so it should be engaged when the tanks are empty. I can't tell you exactly how to empty them but there are tanks between the front wheels and also the rear.
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Songman wrote:The parking brake uses air to release so it should be engaged when the tanks are empty. I can't tell you exactly how to empty them but there are tanks between the front wheels and also the rear.


For what it is worth. My brake will not release until I make a 100 lb. reduction on the brake pedal, regardless.

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Julio, Are you trying to move the coach and it won't move? What kind of rear brakes do you have, DD-3's or Spring Brakes? The way to tell is if there are three air lines going to the brake can you have DD-3's, only two if you have spring brakes. That will help to determine which method works for you.

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Dreamscape wrote:Julio, Are you trying to move the coach and it won't move? What kind of rear brakes do you have, DD-3's or Spring Brakes? The way to tell is if there are three air lines going to the brake can you have DD-3's, only two if you have spring brakes. That will help to determine which method works for you.

Paul


The bus can be moved without any problem, I just remember this when I asked for advice when I picked up the bus from the PO.

How can I identify the brakes and which one is better? (I remember that you changed the brakes)
Julio & Julieta Pérez

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I had the older style, DD-3's, changed them to Spring Brakes. A much better up to date brake chamber. Which ones do you have?

Check the air lines like I suggested earlier, three for DD-3, two for Spring Brake. This is on the rear axle.
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