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Exclamation Help! Bad Valve?

Help! We are trying to air up the bus to move it in the morning and one side will not air up. The drivers side is down and not airing up. There was a clicking sound heard and we traced it to this square valve? He hit it with a hammer and the clicking eventually stopped but it still didn't air up. What is this part and how can we get it to air up to move it?
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Try dumping the air bags then air back up. Or try doseing the air system with MMO first then work the switch. Easiest thing to try first.
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Thanks, will try and report back.
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That worked. We had to dump it twice and it all came back on the 3rd time. Then we discovered one of our batteries is dry.
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I can't believe hitting the FUEL pump with a hammer did not fix the air problem!
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Wrong size hammer
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Wrong size hammer
but it stopped the clicking!
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So now we are looking for a gallon of distilled water to service our batteries. This is in a town freaking out that they may all dehydrate in the storm. No water to be found. Talk about bad timing.
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So now we are looking for a gallon of distilled water to service our batteries. This is in a town freaking out that they may all dehydrate in the storm. No water to be found. Talk about bad timing.
Check a auto parts store, they might even have battery acid fluid
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Help! We are trying to air up the bus to move it in the morning and one side will not air up. The drivers side is down and not airing up. There was a clicking sound heard and we traced it to this square valve? He hit it with a hammer and the clicking eventually stopped but it still didn't air up. What is this part and how can we get it to air up to move it?
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That looks like a Facet Fuel Pump.
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