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Old 10-15-2009, 03:54 PM   #1
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1979 Excella sitting low at the rear

Just imported a bargin 1979 Excella from ebay and got it back to the UK. Got the engine, brakes etc working well apart from the rear air bags. Both bags are full with air and the compressor is working (I think) but we can't raise the height. At the moment the rear end is on its skids - is there a way to heighten the ride?? Does anyone have any diagrams??

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Old 10-15-2009, 04:02 PM   #2
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Just imported a bargin 1979 Argosy from ebay and got it back to the UK. Got the engine, brakes etc working well apart from the rear air bags. Both bags are full with air and the compressor is working (I think) but we can't raise the height. At the moment the rear end is on its skids - is there a way to heighten the ride?? Does anyone have any diagrams??

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Steve.

There is a linkage adjustment on the leveling valve thats near the rear axle.

It shouild allow you to adjust the rear height, as needed.

The correct dimension is 8 1/2 inches measured from the bottom of the bag metal plate, to the top of the bag.

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Where abouts is the linkage adjustment?? I have followed the pipe from the air bags to a solenoid looking thing to then maybe a value (3 x bits going to it). Do you need the engine running to make it all work??

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Where abouts is the linkage adjustment?? I have followed the pipe from the air bags to a solenoid looking thing to then maybe a value (3 x bits going to it). Do you need the engine running to make it all work??

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The linkage adjustment is an arm that is part of the valve that allows air to enter or leave the bags.

If the air tank is at maximum pressure, you probably would not need the engine running.

Once you locate the valve, the rest will be easy. Follow the rubber hose from one of the bags, and that should lead you to the leveling valve.

It could remotely be possible that the previous owner pinched the air line off, if the air bags need replacing.

I do not have a photo available.

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Many thanks for that, I will have a look today.

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