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Old 01-23-2022, 07:27 PM   #1
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air brake bleed

I own a new to me 2011 Journey Express 34Y. I know that periodically you are supposed to bleed off moisture from the air break system. I just don't know how and where the valve would be on this rig. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 01-24-2022, 05:48 AM   #2
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Hey Mike, although I am not familiar with your unit as an old 18 wheeler driver, locate your air tanks. Look around them you should see a small cable, lanyard, hooked to a valve located on a low point on the tank. Ensure the system is charged, has air indicated by your gauge on the dash.
Pull the lanyard and you should hear and see air and any moisture excape from the tank. Your unit should also have a what we called a spitter, an air dryer/filter, it is a large cannister type unit, and when your air builds to the cutoff point, you will hear it discharge, spit, this also removes moisture from the system.
Hope this helps someone else may chime in that has your unit.
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Old 01-24-2022, 09:23 AM   #3
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Thank you Jim for the information. I will check it out this morning.
Safe travels to you.
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Old 01-24-2022, 02:30 PM   #4
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Jim, I crawled under the rug and found the lanyards you told me about. I will bleed then in the morning prior to leaving on our adventure.
Thanks again for the help
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Old 01-30-2022, 07:38 PM   #5
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Jim told you correctly and the only thing I would add is when you pull on the lanyards if nothing happens that means the previous owners never bled them and the valve is stuck.

You can free them sometimes by pushing or pulling on the valve with your fingers or a LITE tap with a hammer.
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Old 01-30-2022, 09:32 PM   #6
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Thank you "Southern Comfort" I will keep that in mind as I have not yet had a chance to check them.
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