Detroit 60 series won't build air

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  1. Stepbrown75

    Stepbrown75 Bobtail Member

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    I need some help with this problem. I have a 2005 freightliner century class s/t Detroit 60 series. I was on my way to pick up a load, then the back of my truck caught on fire ,burning my air lines( it only burnt some of the air lines on the driver rear side.

    Now that I have the air lines back connected it won't build air, but it was building air as it should before the fire. I had to get it towed,so is it something they disconnect? Please I need to work without taking it to the PIMPS.
    Thanks!!!
     
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  3. lester

    lester Road Train Member

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    I'm sure it's just a line that was missed or maybe one of your air tanks has a valve open or a plug out
     
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  4. Big Road Skateboard

    Big Road Skateboard Road Train Member

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    You need to air it up without the engine running. You'll find it quick
     
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  5. baha

    baha Road Train Member

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    Start with all emergency buttons pulled out, Rev it up to hi idle and look if dash gauges are showing any air pressure, but look at the air pressure reg. to see if it's gone bad, it's a cheap part and can be changed with a tool kit and just look at where the plugs are put in same holes and you should be building air in a few minutes
     
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  6. Stepbrown75

    Stepbrown75 Bobtail Member

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    Thanks for the information, but how do you air it manual?
     
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    Stepbrown75 Bobtail Member

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  9. Big Road Skateboard

    Big Road Skateboard Road Train Member

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    I plumb into the discharge line on the compressor. Do you have an air compressor, like for air tools?
     
  10. Stepbrown75

    Stepbrown75 Bobtail Member

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    No, but I'm going to buy it now.
     
  11. Stepbrown75

    Stepbrown75 Bobtail Member

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    Yes I have an air compressor. sorry for the confusion.
     
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