Secondary air completely gone.

Discussion in 'Commercial Truck Forums' started by Yagbt, Jul 12, 2019.

  1. Yagbt

    Yagbt Bobtail Member

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    Hi,
    I'm a 3 year driver just got my truck last year. After fueling at a flying J that has no garage my secondary air went completely to zero psi. Primary holds about
    78 psi. What could be causing this? Help.
    I noticed a small round black tank under my truck that has a filter on it and it spits out some air with a small amount of liquid with it fairly often could this need a new filter?
     
  2. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

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    Get it towed to a shop or call a mobile repair service.
     
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  3. Opendeckin

    Opendeckin Light Load Member

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    How do you not know what an air dryer is after 3 years?
     
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  4. Yagbt

    Yagbt Bobtail Member

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    Do you have a suggestion?
     
  5. Midwest Trucker

    Midwest Trucker Road Train Member

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    What he said. I’d start with mobile repair. It’s likely something simple and you’ll save money and time.

    Let us know what you end up doing.
     
  6. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    Yer OOS then and there.

    Find a shop big enough to deal with your problem.

    I might have a few ideas from my own experience losing both Pri and Sec Air at the same time over dinner. (Air Compressor burned up...)
     
  7. frito bandito

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    What engine manufacturer? If it's a cummins it could simply be the unloader valve is stuck. Mine it doing me like that right now. It's fine on the highway and dry climates but gets persnickety when there's no boost being made. Cummins has a procedure to 'unstick' it and I need to do that again next time I'm home.

    If you notice it going down often while driving check the cabin air bags for holes.
     
  8. Socal Xpress

    Socal Xpress Road Train Member

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    Guessing games are fun. It's a Volvo right!!! I know it's a Volvo!!
     
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  9. buddyd157

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    now, you get 3 guesses as to the color of this alleged Volvo
     
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  10. Opendeckin

    Opendeckin Light Load Member

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    I'm gonna go with white...

    Don't think I'm gonna need the other 2 guesses.