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I can understand the words that must have been spoken, but since I have never done brake chamber replacements before and am considering changing mine due to the age, is there anything we need to be aware of other than insuring the coach is properly supported, all front wheels are well chocked, etc.
It's a straight forward job and wouldn't be bad at all if it weren't for the location of the top mounting bolt. I suggest you go ahead and buy a couple of 15/16" wrenches that you can heat and bend for the purpose. Other than that it's just caging the parking brake and removing the pins from the slack adjuster clevis. There are some really good YouTube videos on air brakes and some of them are dedicated to brake chamber replacement. You'll have to cut the actuator rod to the correct length, but you can easily find a video that address that. I suggest replacing the hoses too. You're there and they are cheap. Just take the old ones to the parts house and match them up.
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It's a straight forward job and wouldn't be bad at all if it weren't for the location of the top mounting bolt. I suggest you go ahead and buy a couple of 15/16" wrenches that you can heat and bend for the purpose. Other than that it's just caging the parking brake and removing the pins from the slack adjuster clevis. There are some really good YouTube videos on air brakes and some of them are dedicated to brake chamber replacement. You'll have to cut the actuator rod to the correct length, but you can easily find a video that address that. I suggest replacing the hoses too. You're there and they are cheap. Just take the old ones to the parts house and match them up.

I have a set of those special wrenches,you need one for each side.
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Got the offending piece of leaking copper out and a piece of pex in.
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Refreshed w/pump idler back in, new belts, installed new GPS powered speedometer, it's 4 mph slow, close enough. Was getting a bad signal from the Allison ECU, took quite while to figure that out, would be OK in 4/direct but in OD ranges would do silly things like the needle would make 360 degree swings, then settle down, it was disturbing at best.
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[QUOTE=Chap;459814]Installed new air bags, Koni shocks, and 3036 brake chambers on the drive axle curb side. Got the duals back on and torqued. Started the same on the highway side but ran out of gas. Back at it tomorrow afternoon.

Road side done. Glad to have that job off my list.
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I never thought I would sell my 2000 LXI SS- she is a great bus and provided some good times for 11 months-
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Matt and I are the modern bird guys in central GA now, I am excited for him!
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Added a new 45 amp alternator, overflow tank and fan belt to my coach generator as well a a new start battery.

A 3/4" x 4" brass nipple and elbow to clear the alternator and output to the battery terminal of the starter.
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Added a new 45 amp alternator, overflow tank and fan belt to my coach generator as well a a new start battery.

A 3/4" x 4" brass nipple and elbow to clear the alternator and output to the battery terminal of the starter.
That's a nice upgrade!
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