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    Air leak test on shocks

    I have an air leak and can not find it. Does anyone know a clever way to plug the air line off to test for leaks? Essentially I would like to remove a shock from the system to see if it will hold air. I have tried to spray soapy water and listen and feel for leaks but can't find anything. It is not the air compressor, as it was replaced. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaddyEscalade
    I have an air leak and can not find it. Does anyone know a clever way to plug the air line off to test for leaks? Essentially I would like to remove a shock from the system to see if it will hold air. I have tried to spray soapy water and listen and feel for leaks but can't find anything. It is not the air compressor, as it was replaced. Thanks
    You still have a leak in the shocks somewhere lift the rear end with a jack and see if there is a rear in a bladder

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    Re: Air leak test on shocks

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    You still have a leak in the shocks somewhere lift the rear end with a jack and see if there is a rear in a bladder
    Im not sure I understand, im assuming you mean a tear in the bladder? I've checked and everything seems good, the compressor pumps up both bladders and i ut my hands around them and cant feel or hear anything but the truck slowly starts dropping and 30 seconds or so later the compressor kicks back on and lifts up again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaddyEscalade
    Im not sure I understand, im assuming you mean a tear in the bladder? I've checked and everything seems good, the compressor pumps up both bladders and i ut my hands around them and cant feel or hear anything but the truck slowly starts dropping and 30 seconds or so later the compressor kicks back on and lifts up again.
    I meant a tear(phones auto-check messes up my typing sometimes)

    But the exhaust valve may be sticking in the compressor causing the air to bleed out

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    Re: Air leak test on shocks

    nope, i thought the same thing and bought a new compressor. I have the fuse pulled now so I dont wear it out.

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